Went back to my dr again today

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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Well guess I wasnt as dehydrated(thank you fruit punch and sprite) because my bp was up to normal low bp for me 105/68. the PA asked what was going on and I looked at her like she was an idiot. I'm like nothing has changed and I will not be taking any more anti depressents. I want my pain treated.
She then went through and asked me all of my symptoms AGAIN. typed them in her computer AGAIN and then asked AGAIN if I had had a well woman check i told her last year and she said well i still think you have an std you are showing the symptoms. I told her flat out
"I'm calling yoru bull on that. I've done my reading and no none of my symptoms are of stds. I havent been with anyone but my husband and before that i wasnt stupid enough to sleep around and was celabate(sp?) I'm sick of my kids asking me if i'm dying you have to try something else or put me in the hospital"
Yup thats what I told her. She just looked at me and asked well what else can i do for you? I'm like really try something other then anti deprresents. I told her I was worried about seratonin syndrome and she looked at me again like oh you know what you're talking about. I tell her how i'm upset i wasnt weened off of the cymbalta and she said because of starting the savella she didnt need to wean me and that i should still take the savella and the lexapro. umm ok deary no!
She then asked me if i had had anything that had ever helped me. I told her the pain killers had helped and i dont mind being on them as long as someone is trying to find out what's wrong with me. I also told her that when i had been in the hospital in july they had given me a muscle relaxer that seemed to help. She perked up and told me what a good idea that was....oyyy idiot.
So she writes me a script for vicodin and says i'll see you next week. I'm like umm muscle relaxer? She's like oh yeah thanks for reminding me i forgot. I then ask her if she has any clue what's going on she says no that she still think it's an std or infectious disease. I told her i just need to make it to my nuero apt since he believes in fibro and i have all the signs and symptoms of it. she didnt say a word.
oh and you'll love this. As she's walking out she grabs my knee!!!!!!!! shocked I'm like OWWWW she goes oh does that hurt. I'm like yeah it hurts my whole body hhurts. My husband says if it was him he would've punched her but I told him it hurts too much to hit right now lol. But maybe she would've taken me seriously.
The Savella seems to be helping in some ways and in some ways not but i've still not even been on it for 2 weeks.I think we're onto something though with the muscle relaxers because i took one and feel soooo much better.

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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
YEA!!!  good for you!!!  You did good.  I really hope things start loking upand the pain gets under control

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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I just hope that i can see the nuero more then my regular dr since she's so ignorant and unwilling to learn. I figure though as long as she will keep reffering me i'm ok. I did get reffered to a pain mgmt dr as well today who has come highly recommended by many of my friends so i'm very hopeful

BUT the stated insurance screwed up our paperwork and is giving us the run around....which means I may not have health insurance much longer(like we're talking withing days it could be gone) We've done everything we can on our end and they wont return phonecalls.

So tomorrow off I go to get my supplements as well top of the list?malic acid, vitamin B and vitamin B

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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't wait for you to see the neurologist.  Your doctor sounds like a student.  Keep reading and learning about things that have the same symptoms you are having.  You want to be an informed patient.  It's your body and your health so hopefully you will find a doctor that will work well with you.  This one doesn't seem to fit the bill!
My doctor and I don't always see eye to eye but we do listen to each other and keep an open mind.  Sometimes I'll end up agreeing with him and other times he ends up agreeing with me.  The relationship is more like respect for one another...not god over peon.
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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you. I hate it when the good drs. treat us like we are stupid. I'm glad you spoke up.
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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you are proactive!!! That is one of the first things I tell my doc when
I meet them for the first time...I'm proactive in my healthcare and want you to
know that I will be asking alot of questions and I'll be expecting alot of answers.
Going to each visit prepared helps. Wishing you good luck at the neurologist!
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   Posted 8/30/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Im just wondering what kind of medical school did she go to that she doesnt even know the basics of helping someone with fibro. It always amazes me the stupidity of some drs.
I am so glad you stood up for yourself. I have my appt. Thursday with my new internal medicine dr. and I am very nervous as to whether he will keep me on my meds from my previous dr. that we finally figured out to help me or if he is going to want to change everything. Hoping the muscle relaxers are the answer.
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