Hi HTG, Welcome to the family. I am so sorry that you are going through so much to
get all your medical issues resolved. It is frustrating not to be able to get answers.
You shouldn't have to wait a month to obtain your records, your health shouldn't be put
on hold until the doc's office gets their act together to send them to the new doc. Sorry,
I've been through this in the past and it angers me how some of the medical community
doesn't seem to care about
patient needs. It has really changed how I deal with doctors.
First off when you get tests or lab work done, you should be able to get copies of
everything. I always request copies and keep a binder of all my results. I'm very pro-
active in my health care and in the past changed doctors when I felt I wasn't getting
adequate care. Bring a written list of questions to your appointments along with a list
of your symptoms. I will make my rheumy write things down for me. Your doctor should
take the time to go over test results with you.
You can also learn to understand the tests and results by going online, there are a couple
of good websites out there. You do have alot going on so hopefully a doctor will follow
through with doing rountine complete blood counts and comprehensive metabolic panels.
I wish you the very best and hope you can get the wonderful treatment you deserve.
Please keep us posted, come back to ask questions, comments or to vent. We care!
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
Post Edited (crazykitty) : 4/2/2010 10:38:42 PM (GMT-6)