Fist consult with new doc today - WISH ME LUCK!!

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Rockabilly Chicadee
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   Posted 8/6/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Meeting with the new doctor today at 3pm. I'm a nervous wreck!! Barely slept last night, and I can't stop thinking about all the horrible tests I know they're going to order on me. I'm trying SO hard not to panic and I keep telling myself that this time it will be different. That it's been 6 years and the medical field accepts and recognizes IBS as a REAL disorder now...there's better medicine and better care options now.

But I'm still scared and wishing I didn't have to go alone. :(

It was so much easier to go to the doctor the first time - before I knew how much the tests could hurt, and before I was told repeatedly that there was nothing anyone could do. This time I'm scared and no matter what I tell myself, that doesn't seem to be going away or getting better.

I dunno... keep those fingers crossed for me, I guess. Hopefully this guy will be able to help.
27yo Female, diagnosed with IBS in 2002.  Taken lots of meds, but never got relief from any of them.  Been subjected to too many tests to list, but never had a colonoscopy.  I think that's the only one I'm missing. :p
GOOD NEWS!!!  I found a new GI doctor and I'm seeing them for the first consultation on August 6, 2008!  WISH ME LUCK!!

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   Posted 8/6/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Mae, you'll be fine... Just have faith. =)
You might want to make a list of all the question you have and take it with you. I know all too well about being scared and nervous and then forgetting what you wanted to ask or discuss. Not to mention, most of the time I feel like I'm being rushed out the door, so that makes it even harder to remember to cover everything you wanted to. Make sure you leave there satisfied with all your concerns addressed.
about the testing... Just look at it like it's a means to an end. 1 of the tests just might give them the answers they need to treat you. I'd do it all over again (EGD, colonoscopy, endless needle pokes, barium swallow, x-rays, ultrasounds, etc.) if any of the tests would actually show something treatable.
I'm sorry you don't have anyone to go with you. Sometimes it's hard to find a friend or family member available during office hours.
Wishing you all the best,

P.S. Please let us know how the appt goes!
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