This is really a vent so I would not be upset if you stopped reading here
I had an appt with my PCP today, she wanted to check my cholesterol again and I wanted to talk to her about
my chronic sinusitis, rapid heart beat and a few other things. She has always taken an interest in my lupus and thyroid disease. But today I think she crossed the line and I'm not really sure how I am going to deal with this.
She asked about
my thyroid levels and dose, she didn't agree with my Endo and is checking it again and I am sure she will try to change my dose like she has done in the past. She said I looked pale and asked about
my WBC, it is low right now and my rheumy is aware of this, then she said that I was very immune suppressed (she always tells me this, like I don't already know) and asked why my rheumy has me on Imuran, Plaq and Mtx. I explained that lupus attacks my GI tract and Imuran helps that and the Mtx helps my joints because plaq and nsaids doesn't do the job by themselves. She then said lupus can't attack your GI tract, she is totally undermining both of my specialist that I respect very much.
For the past 2 years she has blamed my tachycardia on my thyroid levels, what she doesn't understand is this has been going on for years, even when my thyroid levels were normal, in fact my Endo is the one that brought it to my attention. I even asked him about
it in Oct and he said it wasn't from my thyroid. I've had a stress test which was normal and an Echo which showed my mitral valve was thin. So after she checks my thyroid level again, she may have me wear the halter monitor, I will know more about
my results next week and then I am to go back to see her next Friday.
Then she started in on me about
Celiac and asked me how I was dx. She tried to tell me the ONLY way to be dx was through a biopsy and if that was negative which mine was then I don't have celiac, well I beg to differ. I simply put it to her this way, I was NOT going to eat gluten again just to be tested through the conventional way. I am not sure why she brought this up, she never has in the past not unless it was because of what I said about
the Imuran helping my GI symptoms.
At this point I think I am going to run all the problems I told her about
today to my rheumy on the 9th. I am so frustrated and to top it all off I have another headache that started hours before my appt. I am sure I am forgetting something, I just needed to get this out.
If you've read this far, you're an angel and thanks for listening.
StacieTrust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~ DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac DiseaseRX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)
Post Edited (jhmom) : 1/30/2009 5:46:32 PM (GMT-7)