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Kinda Late Call Doc…

Monday, October 28, 2013

Well, my doctors nurse called me (early) this morning, and told me that the doc told her to tell me NOT to take either of those meds again - that figuring out which med caused my reaction was NOT worth the risk. Geez! A little late doc!

My doctor was out on Friday when I called, so his nurse had conferred with a couple other doctors, who had told me, “to try the meds again but take them at separate times”, which was insane anyway because both meds are long acting meds and would end up being in my system at the same time anyway. So, I (disobeyed) those orders “to try again” and I didn’t take either med cause I just didn’t want to risk (dying)!

And, now my main doc calls (a few days late) all concerned about whether I was still taking either of those meds, and if I was to tell me “NOT to ever take either one of them again”. No problem. I told them, “I wasn’t taking them, cause I had no intention of committing suicide, and I considered trying either of those drugs again would be tantamount to that.”

So, then the nurse wants to discuss with me about the discussion my doctor had with me on Wednesday October 23 about my stopping eating the foods I know I am allergic to, and I have in fact felt the dairy had a lot to do with my allergic bronchitis and my inability to get over it. I told THAT to my doctor on September 2nd, but he didn’t believe me… (so yeah, like the addict I am, I continued eating dairy…) So, today I told the nurse, “I quit the dairy after I seen the doctor on Wednesday.” And, then the nurse let me know that they also expect me to get off gluten also.

Apparently the docs are now doing a ‘pushing contest‘. I think since they really don’t want to take responsibility for giving me meds that were totally contraindicated for my health conditions, now they want to turn the focus (on me) for my non-compliance with foods. And, as far as dairy goes, I totally agree with them. Since it IS having a major factor in my allergic bronchitis, it is absolutely correct that I should be expected to stop eating dairy. But, for them to go forward and start demanding that I also get off gluten, when my gluten sensitivity has nothing to do with my asthma… well, I just think they are focusing (on me) and labeling me as a ‘problem patient’ rather than focusing (on them) giving a patient meds that almost killed a patient (namely me).

But oh well, it is what it is. I (am) doing so much better with my lungs since I quit dairy. The gluten I do want to get off of, because it negatively effects my neurological MS symptoms. But, apparently NOW these docs are going to hyper-focus on my being an absolutely perfectly compliant patient on ALL my food issues too - or will start denying even the MINIMAL medical care I do get (like antibiotics, asthma inhalers etc).

Doctors are pretty much like scorpions; it doesn’t take much to tick them off, and when the slightest little thing bugs them they sting! But, they pretty much NEVER take any responsibility for damaging a patient.

But, I am going forward. I (am) determined to do the best I can taking care of my own health, mostly by using food as medicine and using Ayurvedic medicine.

I really gotta start doing MUCH better taking care of my own health, and making every effort to stay away from doctors (except for my most basic care) or these guys will end up doing me in! Actually, I plan on even avoiding the annual medical checkups/blood tests, cause they use those as a way to start harassing me about taking more of their dangerous and deadly medicines. And, after I have had blood work, then they harass me every 3 months to come in and do more, and try to DEMAND I take statin anti-cholesterol meds etc - even though it plainly shows in my chart that statins almost killed me years ago! Go figure! Trying to force meds on a patient when it is in the chart that those exact meds almost killed a patient before! The absolute insanity and asininity (asinine behavior) of doctors!

I gotta save myself. Cause these guys will absolutely be the death of me!

Ironically, several years ago one of NP’s told me, “that the only way you’re going to stay alive is to refuse to take the doctors meds. If you do that you could live to maybe 70.” AND SHORTLY AFTER THAT I LEARNED THAT THE OTHER DOCTORS HAD DRIVEN HIM OUT OF THAT CLINIC!

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/2/2013 8:36PM

    Everything seems so complicated and confusing.
I'm happy you're sorting everything out.
I do have to admit that doing daily shots for 14 years is getting a bit tiresome, but I'm afraid to try one of the MS pills.
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AWESOMECHELZ 10/29/2013 7:37PM

    Wow, that's incredible!! I am glad you are proactive. Keep it up! emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 10/29/2013 12:09PM

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 10/28/2013 11:40PM

    There's a book I am going to be checking out to see if I want to buy it. It's called, "Kill as Few Patients as Possible: And Fifty-Six Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor, by Oscar London". It looks rather interesting. Though it's written by a doctor and we all know how they cover their arse! (dress it up, play it down, say the patients died of something else etc. etc.)

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CHANTENAY 10/28/2013 10:21PM

    It's funny how doctors can be like little kids. I was chuckling in several places in your blog. I don't take statins. My doctor tried me on a new one about 15 years ago. It sent my HDL so low, he said, "Let's get you off that stuff immediately!" He never brought up statins again.

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PLATINUM755 10/28/2013 9:42PM

    It's a shame what has become the norm for physicians today. I feel even worse for patients that following their advice to the letter without tempering it with what they already know about their body and health issues...that oath doesn't carry the kind of weight we are asked to believe. emoticon

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TLG71567 10/28/2013 9:04PM

    I came to the conclusion years ago that I would have to take care of myself. There seem to be very few doctors anymore who are willing to actually figure out what is wrong and what is really causing it. Medicine is truly in a sad state.

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MADEIT3 10/28/2013 7:20PM

    There's also a book called "Overmedicated" although I forget the author's name. As you know, I refuse categorically to take statins. They are worse for me than the five to ten points over 200 of cholesterol that I test. Sheesh.

Good luck to you convincing your MD that you do not need statins!!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 10/28/2013 6:56PM

    Thanks for the book recommendations. I thought I had the book "Worst Pills, Best Pills" but can't find it (I have a LOT of books...). I am going to check out those books though.

I experienced the same thing from the naturopathic I went to. She became more interested in selling me a whole LOT of very expensive supplements than in taking care of my health. She became quite uninterested in keeping me as a patient when I let her know I couldn't buy her expensive supplements and that the ones I was taking I had to get from a less expensive source. I still go to her, but the 'chill' is there.

It seems that whether it is a doctor, or a naturopath, each becomes solely interested in 'pushing' their own thing, and no longer really seeing the patient. That is why we must be constantly looking for taking care of ourselves.

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PHOENIX1949 10/28/2013 5:54PM

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You may be familiar with - "Worst Pills, Best Pills: A Consumer's Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Death or Illness" by Sid M. Wolfe. I purchased the first edition when I was assisting my elderly parents and then subscribed to the Newsletter for up-to-date information. Information in these helped me articulate my Mom's concerns over the multiple medications she was on.

The above book led me to - "Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements" by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC. I enlisted the assistance of a Naturopath to help me with utilizing this information. Sadly, the Naturopath became more interested in selling me more and more supplements than determining what was in my best interest.

After having my Naturopath's regimen analyzed by a General Practitioner/Internist with a Pharmaceutical PhD, and a Chiropractor, I stopped all of the supplements and began working with a Registered Nutritionist/Dietician that did more than hand out conflicting literature (my experience with first two Nutritionists).

We each must advocate for ourselves which is not simple in the medical care system. Hypervigilance is a must.

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 10/28/2013 2:46PM

    Great blog :)

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