so yesterday i had an appointment in which i was told i had bacteria overgrowth and walked away with four perscription, two sets of samples (one of which expired two months ago) and a slew of tears. (i had the test at the end of september...)
i have had problems with this doctor, many many problems. he obviously did not read my chart before he came in the room, and he does not care about me. he had the lab results two months ago and "forgot" to tell me and treat me. i have documented a lot of stuff that he has screwed up. i went to my PCP and was denied a second opinion because, "Dr. X was the best and i don't know who else to send you to". then i was given a perscription for an antideppresant, and lomotil.
a huge problem for me is that i am possibly losing my job because i have been sick too much. i have until next week to either resign or get better. when i told my GI about losing my job he started scrambling and asking questions and giving me some answers. he also wants me to go to an allergist on tuesday and see him again on thursday. he perscribed xifaxan for the bacteria and finnally nexium for the gastritis, bently for the cramps and IB-stat (a spray for IBS). he also said he would write a letter to my work, but at this point a letter will not help, and i don't want to see him again. when i got assertive with him he told me i was anxious and angry and needed to see a shrink. i am anxious because i can lose my job, and angry because he forgot to treat me and is not working with me to get better. "it is just IBS" yet he wants me to now do a stool culture for O&P, girardia, c=diff, fecal fat and another culture. why now? shouldn't this have been done four months ago?
this is making me stressed out, i don't like him, i want to feel good, control this ibs, but i feel really stuck. i have called my insurance company to tell them about the second opinion. but i need to talk to work, i am stressed out and angry that someone would be so nonchalant about my poo problems. actually i am furious. i have a lot of people telling me to get a lawyer, i don't know what to do. i haven't written the whole story, but i don't think this guy cares about me, and me saying i was going to lose my job seems to be what lit the fire under his butt--still i don't know what to do, this dr. has made me feel worthless and stupid.
maybe i should not write all of this but i need to vent and validated that i am not crazy, that i have a bad doctor.
thanks, any advice is appreciated
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?