Firing my doctor(s)
Saturday, June 25, 2016
My thyroid tests came back "normal." The doctor said they were "perfect."
I'm still not feeling well. The Physician's assistant just lectured me about my weight and calories because when doctors and medical professionals can't find anything, that is their scapegoat. I am not saying having extra weight doesn't cause issues. I am saying it is not the cause of every issue. It's not even just overweight people. Sometimes, they will tell people they are too thin.
I feel like this happens to women more often. If I were a man and complained about particular symptoms, I think they would be taken more seriously. Women just get told to lose weight and not to stress.
I mentioned that my PCOS wasn't being treated. (That is an endocrine issue). He asked who told me that I have it. An endocrinologist diagnosed me 5 years ago because I had most of the symptoms and because my androgen levels were high. He said that the PCOS wasn't showing in the blood tests. I have my medical records but the doctors and P.A.'s refuse to look at them. I think it is fine for them to do their own blood tests but I also think it is negligent to ignore medical records and think that only doctors in your hospital or office are worth believing. I bring the medical records. All they have to do is read the first page.
As for my thyroid levels being perfect, they were perfect when I was undiagnosed and told it was just depression too. So, I don't exactly celebrate in joy when I hear that. I'm not upset about it but it is just hard for me to believe that is is one hundred percent true. The P.A. Says they are evidence based but if you only look at a blood test and ignore symptoms, that is really not being a good doctor/medical professional.
Did the doctors I have before not go to medical school? Are their degrees not as meaningful, not as valid?
I would go back to my old endocrinologist but with my insurance, the way they do it is that is all one system, one network of doctors and the doctors only refer within their hospital so even when I asked, it wasn't happening.
It's kind of funny that they believe I have the Hypothyroidism but not the PCOS and they were diagnosed by the same endocriniologist.
I have not been working hard to find diagnoses and to feel half way well for it all to be disregarded and thrown in the trash.
Time for a new doctor. It's going to be a challenge because I am going to be extremely picky.