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Frustrated after dr. apt.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Had an appointment with Dr. K today. It didn't go as well as I'd hoped.

My list of concerns were:

1. Depression worse
2. Pain: elbow, hip, back (all unrelated)
3. Dry skin on my face.

1. First she wanted to blame my worsening depression on my thyroid, which I don't believe is very far off, if at all. She did get a clue and just raised my Bupropion dose instead. I guess that's about the end of the good news.

During this conversation re: depression, thyroid, etc. I discovered that it was she and not Dr. T that changed Greg's insulin and that she doesn't want him to see Dr. T any longer. She wants to do it all. Well, I believe that Dr. T who is specializing in diabetes should continue to regulate his diabetes. I'm still very stressed about this... and my appointment was more than 6 hours ago.

2. We did discuss all of my pains, but in the end nothing was done about any of them. I thought she'd either order some tests or send me for PT. But, hope, no closure what-so-ever.

3. No discussion what-so-ever regarding my skin, which is probably just as well anyway since it feels fine today. It hasn't felt too bad the past few days, but it was so dry it felt as rough as a scratch pad that you use to clean pots and pans.

Anyway, my mood pretty low and I could use prayers more than advice.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUCKYDUCK2 2/6/2013 1:46AM

    Dee, check out fibromyalga. I was just diagnoised with it and my sister has it. There are pressure points in the body that react to being pressed. :(

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FISHINGLADY66 1/5/2013 9:50PM

    My prayers go out for you dear friend.

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AYLAZON 1/5/2013 4:40PM

    Well, URGH! I'd be frustrated, too. Vent away, my dear. After years of searching for a doc that will listen, I can sure commiserate. I hope the increase in bupropion helps. Trust in yourself and your know what you guys need. I hope things get better. Lots of prayers going up for always emoticon Hang in there, ok?

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CALENSARIEL 1/4/2013 5:41PM

    Praying for you, girlfriend. Being diabetic, I agree with you about Greg seeing the doc that knows the most about it/him. How's he feel about that? Big hugs, Calen~ emoticon

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AANGEL3 1/4/2013 5:32PM

    We had a PCP like this. Wanted to control everything and didn't listen to us. We changed Dr's and we're much happier. After all...YOU pay THEM...they don't pay you!


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SATCHMO99 1/4/2013 4:10PM


I'd agree that Greg should stick with Dr T for his diabetes - but it's his decision, not yours, not today's doctors.

BTW dry skin is a symptom of an underactive thyroid. Vaseline do a cream for very dry skin that isn't greasy - it comes in a tub rather than a tube, and isn't very expensive.

If your joints are still painful next week, ask for another appt specifically to get help for them. It's worth persevering.

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CHANGINGSAM 1/4/2013 4:07PM

    It's frustrating when you can't get answers! I hope things turn around for you soon. emoticon

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BEBOP4ME 1/4/2013 4:06PM

    I think that is a big red flag that your primary care doctor wants to manage a specialist issue! I would advise changing your primary care doctor. Their job is to treat the day to day stuff. An illness like diabetes needs a specialist that can keep your family up to date on the latest and have detailed knowledge of the disease.

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/4/2013 4:01PM

    Hang in there Dee !! If you feel comfortable with advice you and your hubby receive from Dr T for his diabetes, I would continue to see him. Don't let your doctor badger you into doing something you don't feel comfortable doing.

How long have you been seeing this particular PCP ? maybe it's time for a change if you don't feel your concerns are being properly addressed.

And I'm definitely no expert, but have you been keeping up with your exercise ? If not, some regular exercise might help with your depression. It certainly wouldn't hurt.

Dry skin, have you been using a moisturizer ? My mom swore by Vaseline. She put a thin layer on before bed. I find that does work. but since I don't like feeling slimy at night, I usually just use a moisturizer. I like St Ives products. good price for a good product.


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FIT4MEIN2013 1/4/2013 3:59PM

    Sounds to me like she is a control freak. Can you change doctors? Keep Hubby with the endocrinologist.

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