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What do Doctors really know?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hello all. I had a doctor's appointment last week to see a dermatologist for the sudden outbreak of rashes (yes, many different ones) on my skin. I was told that I have big thighs and they rub, so the rash on my upper thighs is contact dermatitis aggravated by rubbing and heat (hot flashes don't help). So, I have to sit with my big thighs spread apart. Then the doctor, with no bedside manners, said that I have psoriasis on my lower legs and on my hands which is aggravated by friction. So, I have to stop shaving until it is under control. Now I have big, hairy legs. :( Next he looks at other parts (not trying to get too personal) and says that it is eczema but can turn into psoriasis if not treated.

Great, I take my itchy, hairy, big thighs and walk out feeling lower than dirt. Can't he tell that I have lost weight...almost 20 pounds! I'm super proud of myself, but he made me feel crappy. He did suggest that I get my thyroid checked. Apparently it is swollen and could contribute to my stalled weight. I think the water retention is killing my weight, but what do I know? Stop eating raw spinach, he says. Drink more water, he says. Take luke warm showers and stop using your body wash, use this one instead...lotion everything! ARG, I cannot seem to win.

I have an appointment to see another doctor at the end of this month. He will check my thyroid and hopefully my itchy skin will be better. Until then, I walk around the house in my skibbies hoping the bumps go away with luke warm showers, new body wash and lots of lotion.

I am still exercising. I just love my new Insanity Work-Out videos my hubby got me for Valentine's Day. All the jumping around makes me hope the fat will just fall off on one big jump, but that hasn't happened yet. I'm still hoping... emoticon

I hope you have a great day and thanks for listening. emoticon

Blessing to all! :-)
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    A friend had a talk with her doctor about how his comments affected her. He changed his attitude! I told my friend she was very brave! I don't think I would have ever done that. Chris
    1867 days ago
    emoticon Just hate rashes! Husband has lost forty pounds and the inner thigh rashes are gone! His legs are much thinner and his pants are not wearing from rubbing. He used to wake up at night from the itching and go take another shower. Glad he is working so hard to lose the weight. Sounds like you are on the right track. You have lost almost twenty pounds in what I consider a very short time. Congratulations on your hard work. You are doing great! I hope the rashes go away soon as I know they are not fun.
    You mentioned your husband needs to lose some weight also. Since you are the cook i imagine, you can begin to make meals that are healthier for your whole family. Work in plenty of low cal soups and salads to help him feel full and see if you can surprise him with a healthier weight for him, too.
    I would be looking for a doctor that is more in tune with me. I have a woman doctor and she is great!
    1875 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/5/2013 7:12:51 PM
    Perhaps it is time to find a female physician?

    Why continue to see a doctor with no bedside manner, when there are others that have that necessary skill?

    God bless you with speedy healing from the rashes!
    1875 days ago
    Maybe it's just me but... lol I think I might be inclined to imagine parts of that insensitive doctor falling off when you are doing your insanity workout! Suddenly, your workout will have much more oomph to it! lol

    Have a good day!

    1875 days ago
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