Mad at my doctor

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california lady
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   Posted 4/27/2007 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
When I first got sick with a horrible ear infection, and a swollen lymph node I went to my GP and told her I was sure something else was wrong. I never felt so sick in my life and felt tightness in my stomach and burning in my chest. She assured me it was from the ear infection, gave me some antibiotics and told me in 10 days I would be much better, that the tightness in my stomach and chest was from nerves. I started taking the antibiotics but had a terrible feeling of dread that would overcome me at night, and I kept feeling worse. I made another appointment, by then my stomach was feeling like a balloon and like a tight band pushing up against my rib cage. I had a lump in my throat and alot of mucous that wouldn't come up when I coughed. She gave me an EKG right there in her office, it came back normal--then she asked if I wanted to go have a chest x-ray. I was so darn sick I refused because I felt it would be a waste of time. The problem was in my throat and stomach and she kept saying "don't worry, this is from the ear infection and will go away." The next morning I was drinking my morning glass of orange juice and I started choking, really bad until I thought I would pass out. That's when I took matters in my own hand and got myself immediately into a ENT doctor, diagnosis nasal polyps, GERD and laryngitis. Never let your doctor convince your its all in your head. You have to be proactive, and persistant. Jan

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   Posted 4/30/2007 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't agree more with your post. It's certainly not in our heads, although the disease and the medicines can certainly mess with our heads. Most doctors have absolutely no idea what we are going through.

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   Posted 4/30/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Sorry for what happened to you but you are so right about doctors. It's really hard to find one who will listen to you. Many of the ones I've encountered act as if they are doing you a favor by treating you. When are they going to realize that we are paying for their service?

Hang in there. Tummytuck

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   Posted 6/15/2012 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I know how you all feel!  I have had rectal pain for over 3 long years now, seems like longer though!  All they kept doing is putting me on pain meds and none of those doctors had any common sense to try to evauluate what was going on.  To make a long story short I found out by taking matters into my hands, that it may be severe IBS.  And asked the GI doctor if I could take Bentyl, non-narcotic and safe.  He did give it to me, and I have to try to convince him to up it by 10MG to get me comfortable.  I am so sick of doctors.  They think they know it all, and don't. And,they think they can't make mistakes and they do.  Instead of saying to me, let's put our heads together and you and I will work together idea  .    Gee that would be swell, wouldn't it?  Your dam straight it would.  I get so mad, that's an understatement  mad   when I think back over all that time I was in pain and living on pain meds of all things!!  And now I have to get myself off......SLOWLY.....they are so stupid. I guess "Common Sense 101" was NOT a course in medical school.  You know I might just write Dr. Phil and see if I can get something going, you just never know yeah .

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   Posted 6/15/2012 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Good for you for being your own best advocate.  Everyone should have a Dr. they have a trust relationship with but that does not mean when things go south we should not look out for ourselves and seek those second opinions.
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