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My February Visit to the Dr.s Office

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I went to the dr.s office on February 15 for my first OB visit. My dr went over my health with me and told me the only physical ailment is my weight, and told me not to gain any, but i told him I want to lose some, he told me it was ok, and then I told him about my compulsive overeating, instead of him referring me to someone that specializes in food issues, he told me, "We all have that problem."
This really hurt me to hear this and made me wonder if the doctor really gives a s**t about me. Three days later, I lwas laying in bed with my lover and I cried in his arms over this. People, not everybody has this problem. That's where he was wrong in saying this and am thinking about changing doctors because of this. I even told this to the WIC lady at the health department, and she scheduled me an appointment with their nutritionist. Why do doctor's think that compulsive overeating is 'no big deal'? They want us to be thin, but will not help us get there. If, after 23 years, you've tried cutting back on your eating, exercising, and wind up binge eating again and again, the problem is mental. I admit, I need to give OA another shot. There, I said it. Also, I need a nutritionist that is very good and specializes in eating disorders. There, I said that one too.
Doctors, if you read this, your calorie restriction diets and snaping your fingers did not help me. You people need to start listening to your patients' needs because they are paying you good money for the work you "do". If you care about your patients', then LISTEN TO THEM, DA**IT! We cannot do this on our own, and we need your HELP!!! And I am speaking for everyone here at Sparkpeople. Thank you!

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    I really feel for you. I understand how much it hurts to have something so serious just dismissed by a physician. I wish you all the best. You're not alone.
    3513 days ago
    That is such an insensitive thing for your doctor to say. Are you able to change doctors? I'm sure many doctors are overwhelmed with patients, but that is seriously an inappropriate thing to say to a patient. Overeating can be a serious problem for some of us and it's sad to think a physician would dismiss it so quickly.

    I'm proud of you for getting an appointment with a nutritionist. You have identified a problem with your eating habits and are working towards a resolution. I also have problems with binge eating and I agree, it's not something you can just stop doing because the doctor says so. It takes hard work to stop.

    Great work taking the steps to address the problem your doctor was not willing to help you with. I hope your appointment with the nutritionist goes well.
    3517 days ago
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