I feel as if my doctor is pushing me aside because of my age. I feel as if he thinks I am some dumb, common young female. I had a doctor's app. about 3 days ago and was told I gained 15 lbs, my blood pressure was much higher than last time, and there was sugar in my urine (this was at 9am). To me, that sounds like there is a problem. He thinks that I have a poor diet and that I am eating too much. Uh, think again. I have an extremely healthy diet (no sugar, no salt, and small portions), I exercise, and drink ONLY water. I have horrible edema (started at 20 weeks) so I can't handle eating unhealthy. Plus my mom is a health nut and won't let me consume anything unhealthy. I have had concerns with how much gain I have been gaining since I was about 16 weeks, and he blames me (my eating habits/ lifestyle). I have told him time and time again that it can't be me, but something else. He just rolls his eyes at. Am I really to blame??
are you sure it was sugar in your urine and not protein? and in what time frame did you gain the 15lbs.? because the swelling and bp sound like pre-eclampsia especially if you gained the 15lbs. in a short while (like 1 week). when i started getting pre-eclampsia the dr. accused me of eating canned soup and pretzels all day....said i was eating too much salt which was totally not true. i told him that i would like to see one of his colleagues and i did switch drs.
Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:07 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by rhianna1708 at 10:03 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 10:27 PM on Oct. 20, 2010