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Doctor blues

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Had my Dr appt yesterday. I had thought she implied this before but then thought I was being oversensitive, but this time she actually said it. "I really think all your issues will resolve once you lose this weight." My issues? Chronic sinusitis, sweating for no reason alternating with flushing/hot face with no sweating, and dizziness/balance problems. How in the holy hell does my weight have anything to do with my sinuses? She spent five minutes in the room with me, had her back to me, typing on her laptop most of the time, only talked to me about the sinus stuff and then said, "We can do your A1C test too, but it wasn't bad last time." WHAT?!?!?!?!?! All that lecturing she did about it last time about how I have to cut carbs and get my glucose down because I'm prediabetic and blah blah scary scary things will happen, and she put me on medication for it! Oh speaking of the medication, she also attributed my weight loss to the medication. Really? So if this weight loss is all because of the medication, then I do have a serious problem, because I've been working my ASS OFF, lady! I was so mad, as I sat there waiting for the lab to call me for my blood draw, I was trembling and I almost started crying but I held it together.

So yeah, getting a new doctor.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FAERY_FACE 1/16/2013 4:33AM

    Good for you on getting a new doctor. It's the best thing you can do for yourself at this time!

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BLUE42DOWN 11/13/2012 2:03PM

    Very smart response - to decide to look for a new general doctor.

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SANDYBREIT 11/13/2012 10:09AM

    Oh boy, where do I start? I really hope this isn't some kind of trend with doctors -- I had started going to a different doctor because my previous one (who I loved) moved away, and basically all she did during my visits was input stuff on her iphone and try to figure out what to do for my high blood pressure, send me for expensive tests that seemed to me to be highly unlikely to be helpful, and finally wanted to send me to a cardiologist to "read my renal scan," which didn't make much sense to me but I finally caved and went to see him, and although he didn't read the scan himself, believing the radiologist who said it was normal, he turned out to be the best thing that could have happened and switched my meds and immediately got the BP under control. Sorry for rambling -- I guess my point here is, they really aren't all like that so find one you are comfortable with and then go to your visits prepared with your questions and concerns (try to edit the list to the most important ones, because they really do get crunched for time, most are no longer in control of their own scheduling) and don't be afraid to remind them that you wanted to talk about something else if they start rushing out of the room before you're at least more or less satisfied! Okay, good advice -- now I just need to find one like that myself!

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VINVARA 11/13/2012 9:08AM

    Some people should not be doctors. I had to move city because all the doctors that were in my hometown were all like the doctor you described. In fact, the doctor who told me I was diabetic, ignored everything I said and just kept saying the same thing, mhmm, mhmm you have diabetes and it could have been avoidable. I ended up crying because she basically said it was all my fault. It was frustrating that I couldnt just strangle her for being a rude cow because I needed her help lol. Because of this experience, I was in denial for 4 years up until I met my current G.P a year ago, who has helped me so much in understanding everything I have ie: Diabetes, HBP, Sinusitis, PCOS etc and how to control it with diet while giving me medication to help with it. A doctor that actually does his job. Very rare in my hometown lol. This is the reason why I really want to become a clinician specializing in diabetes, because I dont want anyone to go through what I did.

I know how it feels & Im so sorry this happened to you. No one deserves this sort of treatment, especially from a doctor. Someone that we are supposed to trust. I hope you find a good GP. Shouldnt be hard to find a good one compared to that poor excuse of a human huh? lol. Anyway, keep your head up xox

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RYDERB 11/13/2012 9:01AM

    emoticon I'm sorry. I'm glad you're going to take control and find a new doctor. Good luck finding the right one.

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1935MARY 11/13/2012 8:59AM

    Yeah, You have to make some doctors talk. Make a list of questions ask and keep asking until they give you the answers you seek.I have good doctors if I don't ask them anything they will asked me if I have anything to ask. I also think they over book,and don't have time to spend with you. But you are paying them and it is your time too. I am on meds.that can put weight on you,and it is hard to get it off . It is a slow process,but don't give up keep going. Years ago I had a doctor like that. I went to him for diabetes, but all he talked about was my smoking kept me on the same meds for 5yrs, never done blood work except the first time. Just talked about smoking.{it was because of my insurance I had to go to him} After I changed insurance and went to another doctor, they done blood work and changed meds, said what I was on wasn't helping.Make a list of questions. Don't go to another doctor without one. Good Luck.

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JSMC10 11/13/2012 8:47AM

    oh my gosh! good on you getting a new doctor! some people just don't know how bad things can hurt us and just how hard it can be to lose weight. You have my full support emoticon

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