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Getting back on the horse

Monday, October 07, 2013

After seeing my Dr and not getting the response from her that I felt I deserved...........I became stressed. I have been working hard to avoid stress. Suddenly I panicked, I fell off the horse, and I did not want to get back on.

I want more control over my health. I don't want more cholesterol medication. I want to get off of it. I want to get off some of my blood pressure medication. I know I have health issues that need medication. But I want to take as little medication as possible!

I thought she'd give me 6 months to show her I was serious. No, she wants me to do it in 3 months. I started feeling even more stressed. 3 months is just not enough time. This is not a contest, it's my life!

She skipped several blood tests that I felt were important, and it had been a year since they were last done. She even forgot to do my A1C and was more than eager to let me know my fasting blood sugar was too high that morning. I was relieved she agreed to do the A1C the next day, because it was 5.6, it had improved a lot!! So now I don't have to "try" a diabetes drug.

I was feeling so confident going to see her. I had been doing so well. With SP I was finding what works and feeling the benefits. I expected she would be impressed and work with me. Maybe even encourage me. Not set rules and guidelines that feel like an ultimatum.

I'm now seriously looking for a new Dr.

My horse is happy to see me!
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    emoticon Eliz! I am sorry that you had a bad experience with the doctor. Some doctors just don't have good matters and are just in a hurry to take your money. Yes you do need to find a caring, and supportive doctor. Kudo's to you I think you are doing an emoticon job so keep up the good work. emoticon Cathe
    1720 days ago
  • JLKL1980
    Eliz - I'm doing the happy dance for you! Your results are phenomenal to me - it gives me hope for my next doctor appointment. I just knew it had to be better because most of your other stats have improved. This is all in just four months, right? Give yourself time even if the doctor doesn't want to give you more time. I'm going to find another doctor, too. Why go back if you just don't feel right about him or her?

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    1721 days ago
    I totally agree with you - a doctor who isn't responsive to a patient doing all the things doctors are always nagging them to do, well, just doesn't make any sense. I'd look for a new doctor and then have the new doctor send copies of your tests six months from now to the old one. Mwahahahaha!
    1721 days ago
    I had a downer doctor as well and replaced her with a new doctor that doesn't always agree with me but gives me the space to try things for myself. She tells me the consequences and lets me make the choices. So far things are going according to my plans. If she thinks I am in danger she speaks up and informs me right away....... It took me almost 2 years to get brave enough to leave the old doctor and that was hurting me..... not her

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    1721 days ago
  • ADZY86
    Some doctors are just too drug-happy! Drives me crazy. My mum's doctor does the exact same thing! I wish they would allow us at least a little say into what goes into our bodies. I know they are the experts but we know how we feel, right?

    You can definitely make leaps and bounds in 3 months. Liek you said, it's not a contest. Do your best and please don't feel under pressure to 'prove' yourself to this doctor!

    1722 days ago
    Woohoo & good for you!!!! You know you're on the right track & yes, you should look for a new doctor. You definitely need someone who realizes what you're doing and is encouraging, not demanding. Keep up the good work - it will pay off! Have a great day!
    1722 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    I so agree with the advice you have gotten here. It is your life and they are to help you, not add issues.
    I hate that, when a doctor looks down upon you and makes you feel less then a human and your vulnerable to their authority, holding your health in their capable hands. But hostile environment keeps them from accomplish the best for your over all health...
    I am so sorry this has happened to you Eliz.
    I have had to deal with stress too, differently but it is still stress. Stress causes me to run to food for comfort, it is who I became, but not who I am. I am battling ahead, and we can do this together.
    1722 days ago
    Sorry you had such a bad visit with the Doc. It is so important to be on the same wavelength with your doctor so I think it's a great idea to being shopping for a new one. Ask for a copy of all your records and recent tests. Maybe when you do that they will want to know why you are going somewhere else and it will help to open up a dialog about your feelings of not being heard. Some doctors just get busy and are rushing through and will stop and pay attention if they become aware of it...others just have a God complex and you'll do it their way or hit the highway. Either way, it's YOUR body and you need to stick up for it!
    1722 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    Eliz I'm sorry your Doc was so unhelpful. Some of them are so much less than
    sensitive to individual situations. You are doing so well and were so excited and pleased with what was happening.

    Looking for a new Doc is a good plan perhaps you can find one who is familiar with
    the difficulties associated with losing weight and following a diabetes health plan. I am so pleased you do not have to go on the meds for that. That is my 1st priority as well.

    Stress is a big trigger for those of us who are emotional eaters.
    I've got your back my friend and am here for you whatever you need.

    Hugs Wispy
    1722 days ago
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