I'm seriously starting to dislike drs. I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus back
in Dec by a Neurologist. I had been having balance and cognitive issues so I
went to see her. I am supposed to be seeing a Rheumatologist. It has been 7
months now and I have been asking for referrals from her as well as my general
I cannot see any other dr. because my health insurance demands that
I have these referrals. I did manage to get 2 referrals finally but 1 Rhuemy decided she wasn't taking new patients. Argghhhh! And the other 1 hasn't got back to me to say whether or not he'll see me.
Last week I got what I thought was a UTI with bleeding. Went to my
general dr and he tested me for one but it came back negative but he did give me
an antibiotic and it both the pain and the bleeding stopped within 2 days. I
asked him if the bleeding meant my kidneys were infected and he said yes they
were but the antibiotic cleared it up. I then asked him shouldn't I have some
other tests done to check my kidneys like a possible biopsy to make sure my
kidneys weren't failing? He said since I have an apptmt with the Nuero on the
20th that I should be ok and she will do it. Grrr!!!
Now, on top of all
this i'm having skin rashes on different parts of my body that is starting to
look like subcutaneous Lupus. Think red sunburn with the burning skin with
pimple type bumps with whiteheads that pop and itches to the point I feel like
i'm in an ant bed. Sorry if TMI.
Called my nuero to see if I could get
in sooner have been put on cancellation list but told not to get my hopes up.
Explained what was going on and asked what I could do in the meantime. Was told
to take Benadryl and use an OTC Triple Antibiotic ointment.
I would love to bypass my
health insurance and payout of pocket but I don't have the money for the office
visit, tests and meds. We are talking about 700 bucks. I am so miserable I just
want to scream!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, rant over for the moment. Now, if I could
just get this itching to stoooooopppp!! That's why i'm awake, the Benadryl isn't
working toninght or should I say this morning.
Systemic Lupus, Connective Tissue Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Anemia, Anxiety, Depression, Athralgia, Bulging Discs in Neck and lower back, Curved spine between shoulder blades, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Chronic Gastritis