Hi Sitchy, It is very frustrating when you hear one thing from one doctor and another from
another doctor. Sometimes bloodwork isn't even definative. Because of this I have become
very proactive in my health. I do alot of research, make copies of medical abstracts to bring
with me to appointments, and ask plenty of questions. I study about
my conditions and in one
case helped a hematologist discover something he never looked for, Pseudothrombocyt
caused by platelet clotting due to the chemical EDTA inside the blood collection testube.
Prior to this, I went through two bone marrow biopsies, and a spleen ultra sound, all
unwarranted procedures. Pseudothrombocyt
openia is very rare.
Keep a binder with copies of all your tests and labwork. You can learn to read your tests
by using various websites online. You have a right to obtain copies of any tests taken.
I share information with doctors and they know it. They all work together as a team now.
I have had healthcare in five differant states and have found that healthcare isn't any better
in one state. I have more than one crazy story when, it comes to medical procedures done
in the past.
Good luck to you! Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
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