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ANOTHER REASON I'M CHANGING DOCTORS

Thursday, August 08, 2013

My doctor saw me and told me to come back in two weeks.
They told me he would not be there then so I had to wait over three weeks.

Sometime ago I had a couple of episodes of gout in my big toe.
The doctor put me on Allopurinol, 100 mg a day. Since I did not have any returning episodes I asked if I could discontinue taking it. He said I could try so hadn't taken it for a long time.

The last time I saw him he tripled my dosage THEN THE TROUBLE BEGAN

My fingers started peeling as well as my hands. They turned red and shiny. I tried putting cream on them but it did not help.

Today I had to get a refill so I read the side effects peeling, swelling of fingers and extreme tiredness and weakness. I have been so weak and can sleep 14 hours a day. I see him Monday but I am stopping the medication. After surgery I AM CHANGING DOCTORS. I left a message with the office for the doctor but that is another whole story.

I AM AN OVERCOMER. I WILL OVERCOME. EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT.

Irene
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  • v IMEMINE1
    emoticon Sometimes you wonder if they really know what they are doing. emoticon
    1069 days ago
  • v HEALTHYSLIM2
    UGH! Hang in there, Irene!!
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    1075 days ago
  • v LAINYC
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    1078 days ago
  • v SUNSHINEGB
    Oh Irene, such a bad experience! It seems wise to look for another doctor, one who is readily available and will sit and really talk with you!
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    1080 days ago
  • v DJ4HEALTH
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    1080 days ago
  • v TUTUNAN
    Don't burn your bridges until you have a new Dr. Getting one to accept us Senior Citizens is getting harder and harder. We are finding that we have to rely on the ERs a great deal of the time. In some places we are finding that some Drs are dumping their patients at age 65. Good luck to you.
    1080 days ago
  • v MOM2GEO_JR
    I don't blame you Irene. Brooks and I changed a couple times before we found one that we could really talk to, and was available. So far the lady doctor I have is very good.
    Hugs
    Marsha

    1080 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Good afternoon Irene,
    I'm so sad to read about your medicine doing that to you.
    Praying for you to feel more like yourself soon.
    Hugs & Love you,
    Debbie
    1080 days ago
  • v BAMAJAM
    Dear Irene--

    I just read this blog, and I sincerely wish you the very best of care...
    With your amazing faith in the Great Healer, I am sure that He will protect and comfort you. May you gain renewed health and renewed strength.
    God bless you.
    1081 days ago
  • v SEWINGMAMACDS
    I so understand the frustration with doctors - I am thinking of switching mine too.
    1081 days ago
  • v SADIEDOLORES
    IRENE, YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU, LATELY I KEEP HEARING HOW DRS ARE NOT DOING A GOOD JOB SEEMS THEY ARE IN IT FOR THE MONEY ANYMORE.
    SADIE
    1081 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    before you switch make sure you have another who will take his place.........
    where i live there is a shortage of dr's.........
    praying it all works out well....
    blessings and hugs............lita
    1081 days ago
  • v MOM4407
    Which doctor is this? Is he the one in Mission?



    1081 days ago
  • v MAMISHELI53
    Sometimes one gets the impression a doctor is more interested in kickbacks from pharmaceutics than the patient's actual well-being.
    Sometimes it is just a matter of an individual's sensitivity - one size does not fit all. My Mom experienced some reactions to a medication, sounds similar to what you went through.
    I hope and trust God will lead you in the right direction. Shel
    1081 days ago
  • v SANDRALEET
    Medicine can cure or do more harm Each one gets us in more side effects then take something fore the side effects That is life nowadays
    1081 days ago
  • v LKWQUILTER
    Sure can't blame you for not taking any more of that medication. God gave us a mind to use and sometimes we have to do things that the medical folks don't agree with. Sometimes, the medicine does not like us. Hope you get to feeling better soon. ((HUGS))
    1081 days ago
  • v ANJAYS-JOURNEY
    wow Irene, you are doing the right thing and yes by the power and grace of God we can overcome the impossible as long as we hold on tight to his hand, have a blessed day my friend
    1081 days ago
  • v PURPLELVR7
    we are overcomers and Jesus can and will help you, just as he always does
    will continue to pray for you
    1081 days ago
  • v KOPSBABY
    Changing doctors seems the right thing to do, and I agree with not telling him until after your surgery.

    You will come out the winner.
    1081 days ago
  • v OAKASHANDTHORN
    I do understand your problem with an awful doctor! I had one of those, and ditched her. Now I have "the best doctor in the world."

    Try asking around among your friends and family to see might be good, and who has recommendations based on personal experience.

    Best of luck in finding just the right doctor!

    Yes, you will overcome the present difficulties, and will go on to be healthy, happy, and content!


    1081 days ago
  • v YJNANA
    Irene
    I have realllly become vocal about How I feel on meds
    any side effects I am calling the office and speaking to the nurse.
    Sorry your going through so much.
    Your right they just don't keep up with patients.

    1081 days ago
  • v CAROLYN0107
    Yes, it seems wise to change doctors. Ask some of your friends for ideas of those who are caring, and often present. But... wait to change doctors until after your surgery and rehab.
    1081 days ago
  • v LMMIMI
    Probably one of the best decisions is to change doctors. Is he the only one calling the shots on your surgery? Whatever you do, Irene, remember you are a strong person. You need to be your own advocate when it comes to who cares for you and how they administer that care. Sometimes some doctors just don't want to be bother with us old folks, but fortunately there are many more who do care. I am truly blessed because I do have very caring ones. Prayers for you.
    1081 days ago
  • v MNNSAIDE
    *Don't tell your doctor that you changing until after the surgery!

    Hang in there....do you need anything? Groceries? etc
    1081 days ago
  • v RAINBOWMF
    Strong Irene!!!!

    Yes, I think a change of Doctors is in order.
    I have a Dr. like that, he wants a follow up in two weeks, then wants to know why you are there?

    You are an overcomer and with God by your side you will get through this.

    Love Mary
    1081 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    I would certainly wonder why he tripled the dose. The Pharmacist should have questioned it too!! So sorry you are having such difficulty. Hoping you do find a Dr. you can trust as it sounds like this is not the one. i know mom went through a few before finding one that we both like and he is very good with her. My prayers are with you through your surgery and healing!!
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    1081 days ago
  • v AVANELL
    You are an overcomer, Irene! God is right there with you. He will not leave you to go through this alone. He has made you more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ! I pray that you find the right doctor that will be more conscientious towards your needs.

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    1081 days ago
  • v CVRONEK
    Yes, you are an over comer and smart enough to know when it is time for a change.
    Good call, Irene.
    Yes, everything will be alright. emoticon
    1081 days ago
  • v BLPRETTYGIRL1
    emoticon We all are here for you. You are a fighter !
    1081 days ago
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