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Jim1969
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   Posted 12/24/2010 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Last Friday I went to see my PCP for a normal followup on all my health issues and got my scripts for my pain meds. Well by the time I finished with my appointment I was so ticked off that all I wanted to do was go home so I didn't bother stopping by the pharmacy and dropping of my script and now I can't remember what I did with it. rolleyes

In case you are wondering it wasn't over my pain meds or anything pain related that had me so mad when I left there. It was because I had asked for some lab work to be run and to be put on an insulin sensitizer because my diabetes is way out of control and the "standard" protocols are not working and are actually making things worse and I got told it was all a waste of time.

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   Posted 12/24/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Could you have possibly left the prescription in the doctor's office? I know--long shot. Hmmm. I'm sorry that your doctor told you that it was a waste of time to have tests run. As for your scripts, will you run out of medicine soon? Do you think that your doctor will write you new prescriptions if you can't find them? It seems like everyone that I know is having trouble with something!

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 12/24/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   

 

 

 
 
     WHAT?!?!?!?  What the heck? Why the heck not? That isn't a reason, that is a brush off. I would be angry too.  You weren't asking the impossible. You were asking for testing that is very easy to order and can be of tremendous help. ..any chance you could get an endocrinologist to take over your diabetes care?

    Did you check your glove box or in the under cage of the seats? Sometimes papers get caught up under there or up in the rollers?

     I sure hope you have enough meds to make it through the next few days. I am so sorry your doctor was so dismissive.  No wonder you were so frustrated. I would have been too.

 *warm hugg*
         dani


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Jim1969
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   Posted 12/24/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I didn't leave them at the doctor's office. I do remember having them when I got to the car. It is after that I don't know where they went. We searched the car and no sign of them, and no they will not write a new script until next month. Under one of those lovely pain contracts. I should be ok on my pain meds. At worst I may end up going, at most a week, without any at all. I never take all the meds prescribed during the month so I have built up a little stash that should get me through.

Dani, I do also see an endo for my diabetes but he is just as worthless in this as my PCP. His answer to everything is MORE INSULIN, and even with the evidence staring him in the face of that being the wrong answer he refuses to see it.

I don't know what it is with "doctors". I don't know if it is ego, fear of being sued if they deviate from the "book", or if they have their ability to really think surgically removed during med school or a little of all the above, but none of them seem willing to look into other causes or contributing factor beyond what the "book" says it most likely is. I have been having this issue with my blood sugar since pretty much I was diagnosed with diabetes almost 12 years ago. At first I was willing to consider that my sugar problems were my fault. That I wasnt taking things serious enough and hitting the problem head on hard enough and that I didn't understand things well enough. In the past 5 years though I have made it a point to really pay attention and to learn all I can about it, and everything I have learned has confirmed my feelings that more is going on than simply being diabetic.

In the last 5 years alone I have seen 3 endo's, 2 PCP's, a nephrologist, 2 PA's, and an NP, and have told them all the same thing. Increasing my insulin makes my sugar levels worse in the long run and that there is something else going on. At best I have been slightly humored by all of it, but in the end nothing is ever done.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

Vannie
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   Posted 12/24/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Jim,

Why, oh why, don't they do the testing, then? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh. I know this must be driving you crazy. It makes me crazy just reading about it. I know it is frustrating, but I guess your only option is to try another PCP or Endo.

So sorry you are having all these issues. Don't give up, Jim. Keep searching for a doctor who will help you.

Peace,
V
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Vannie
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   Posted 12/24/2010 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Oops! Forgot to ask if you looked under the sun visor in your car for your Rx, or in the pocked of the shirt/pants you were wearing at the doctor's office. Maybe under the floor mat???

V
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Jim1969
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   Posted 12/24/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
We have looked and looked and looked. I think my 5 year old may have thrown them away on accident. A couple of days ago he was being helpful and decided to clean up the living room and threw away a bunch of junk mail, old newspaper ads, etc and it is quite possible in his zeal to make "Santa" proud of him those scripts may have ended up in the cross fire. He is normally really careful, especially considering he is only 5, about tossing anything but it is Christmas time and he is on a Santa high as any kid would and should be this time of year. If he did toss them it really is not his fault. It is mine for not being more careful about where I put them.

Anyway like I said I will be OK and have enough to last. A while back, not really thinking, I had a head and chest cold that would not go away and took some Nyquil for it and got a huge boost in the pain killing effects of my Dilaudid, so if needed I will just "supplement" my pain meds with a small dose of that and make it through.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.
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