I just had a horrible ER visit - the nurses were great, but the doctor was horrible. He came in and took one look at me and had his diagnosis without listening to me. The first words out of his mouth were " so I hear you're suffering from dizziness". As soon as I started speaking, he spoke over me, and wouldn't listen. I was trying to tell him I was having vision problems and weakness and tingling in my limbs that would come on for a brief time, and then go away, but he wasn't at all interested in listening to me. He tells me my blood pressure is too high, and I should get that checked. I try to tell him I've had my blood pressure monitored regularly lately, and that I've never been considered hypertensive, but once again it's in one ear and out the other. Then he asks if I'm menopausal, and when I said no, he says that I may be starting! He then orders an EKG and blood work, and when they come back OK, he tells me to go follow-up with my family doctor. Meanwhile the symptoms have continued. I saw my family doctor, who sent me to another hospital right away, as she felt I could be having TIA's. They check me out much more thouroughly, but still no diagnosis. I'm going to be seen by a cardiologist, and wear a holter monitor, but I'm scared. The symptoms feel exactly like when I had a severe allergic reaction to a med while in hospital a few months ago -the tingling, heavy limbs, and near blackout and then shaking afterwords, and then a spike in my blood pressure. I was reading that remicade can cause neurological symptoms. Could it be the remicade? I'm only taking it and nexium right now. I also have incredible heartburn, but apparently the two EKG's done have been normal. If this has happened to other people, please let me know.
I'm scared as it keeps happening
P.S. Sorry about the long winded post, but I wanted to vent about my mistreatment by the doctor at the ER too.