Hi SaraTG & Teri16...
You know I think we all should have gone to medical school. Talk about
naive...I really thought doctors "actually" looked out for your best interests.
That was something I believed growing up, and still thought so, until the high Bp and stay at the hospital.
Sad, I will not be able to tell my kids the same thing. (Call them kids....but, adults).
You can better believe I will be telling my children and everyone else I know, or come into contact with....do the research yourself.
You know looking back I would like to tell you I thought just one doctor cared and was so concerned he actually asked me questions. But, I can't. The shock just took total control, and I couldn't function.
When I went back for the 2 week check-up with the cardiologist...I could hear him in the next room with a patient. By the time he reached me...he had about
10 minutes to spare before needing to be in the cardio ward. Asked about
changing my med's...he actually refused. Told me to talk to clinic doctor about
a anti-depressant. Is that to keep me shut up or what? Refuse to be pushed to the corner. Maybe, that's why I couldn't get past the first week on any of those med's. Give you a anti-depressant but, don't take soy, vit. E or anything else. What's really scary is you have to check the interaction with everthing you take...I use a site on-line to do that. Hubby has a friend at work...who two weeks ago checked into the local er. His clinic doctor have given him a cough syrup that didn't react well with his BP med's. He stayed 3 days in the cardio ward of a local hospital, to see if any damage had been done to his heart.
Why are doctors not sharing their medical knowledge concering your health? Don't know about
you... but, I get 30 minutes max at the clinic, if they have spent too much time with another patient...then much less than that. Any talks with the cardologist needs a referral, from the clinic. Try and get that.
You are only taking Lipitor for your cholesterol...not heart med's?
How long ago since your heart attack?
Actually, thought a couple of times, before controlling my BP...that I might have been headed for a stroke.
Did they check your BP? If, not ....get back in there and have them check it. Probably better to check yourself....do both arms.
Nothing to be messing around with.
Thanks, for letting me vent...again.
Looking forward to sharing more!
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.