Hi hun, well from wat you said I can give you my perspective on it. Your biggest problem will be finding a good rheumy and keeping some type of insurance. His response to your nausea doesn't even make sense. taking half as much twice as often seems reasonible to me if it helps your tummy or give you some thing forthe nasea. I certainly wouldn't be to concerned if he is upset about you seeing some one else. Even dr. suggest you get second opinions. Besides with all the other health issues you have it doesn't sound like he was taking very good care of you. Dr. seem to go for the easiest most common problems first. which of course would make sense but with things would have already been diagnosed with that need attention and you aren't getting it well then it's time to find another dr. I wouldn't nessesarily go in an tell the new rheumy that your old one was a jerk but you could tell them that you were left with a lot of unanswered questions. You also need to get all your papers together hopfully you kept copies. If you havn't then from now on you need to tell your dr. you need copies of everything. write down all your questions. all you latest xrays and stuff. bring paper and pen and write down everything. Don't plan on keeping it in your head.
As far as your old rheumy goes don't lose any sleep over him. I'm sure he hasn't lost a bit over you. There are several people in this group that could tell you some horror stories about their drs. the most important thing is to find one that you can talk to. You don't have to like them just have a mutual respect. and bottom line is ask yourself is this dr doing everything he can to help me?
let us know how the next appt goes.
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