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I am losing faith in our medical "professionals."

Posted by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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I am doomed for the rest of my life to live in misery b/c our "professionals" are only concerned about a pay check and not about helping ppl, which is what their job IS...

I've been to THREE gastrointerologist's now, not a damn one of them listens or cares...first one, back in 06 scoped me said i am fine sent me on my way and told me i didn't need any follow up apts.

Moved to a diff state told my pcp what was going on, she RXed me some pills for IBS, then that pill got recalled, can't even remember the name now whatever, it didnt help anyway!

Moved again, now in cali, and went AGAIN to a gi specialist, scoped me, told me im fine, and told me i need no futher apts. HELLO I DONT FEEL GOOD, MY SYMPOTOMS ARE NOT NORMAL!!!!

Got ANOTHER referal to ANOTHER gi specialst, this douch didn't even LISTEN to me today, blew me off, told me my GALLSTONES weren't a "concern to him at the moment., and that my focus should be on losing weight." WTF!! Thanks...He RXed me Amitiza, read up about it on line...

It said before taking this medication, tell your dr if you have a history of hernia (I do have an 8mm hernia in my abdomen) gallstones (which I have) and some other things I don't have, like Chrons disease and a couple other diseases ive never heard of..and this DOUCHE gave me the meds ANYWAY!!! WHT?!?! What is it going to take to get HEARD and HELPED?!?!? It has been 4 MISERABLE years of my life now and no one gives a damn about me...I want to be better!!!! I want my life back!!!!!!

 

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romanceparty4u
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:15 PM

I WENT through the same bullshit for 10 years---it wound up being crohn's disease. Have you had a colonoscopy and endoscopy with biopsies and have you been checked for celiac sprue?

anikahaynes1
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:22 PM


Quoting romanceparty4u:

I WENT through the same bullshit for 10 years---it wound up being crohn's disease. Have you had a colonoscopy and endoscopy with biopsies and have you been checked for celiac sprue?


Yes Ive had 2 colonoscopy's (sorry for any typos, my dd is whining for mac n cheese and we already has pasta for lunch! NO LOL) and Ive had an endoscopy, ive been tested for celiac, ive had biopsies with the 2nd scopes...ive had my blood tested for my thyroid, like 5 times now, its all "normal." Everything is "normal" I feel like a hypocondriac, but I swear I am not!!!!! wtf?!?!?! Seriously I just want to crawl into a corner right now and just give up.Ive been trying to lose weight for the last 4 years as well, and have only managed 10 pounds (and i had a personal trainer!) i dont feel my body will drop this weight until whatever is attacking me gets undercontroll, i feel they are related some how.

MomTo2Boys2526
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I hear ya! I'm currently losing my faith in any doctor because I'm stuck in an area with idiotic doctors and can't move..

May I ask what kind of symptoms you are having? I suffer from some gastro-intestinal problems but yet doctors don't think a lot of it is high on my problem list..but I also suffer from a bunch of other health problems so eh whatever doctors suck most of the time.. =(

HadleyAzure
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:34 PM

 I promise I am not a douche in training.lol  Sometimes doc's do prescribe pills that have warnings because they benefit outweighs the risk. Amitiza does not really sound like it would be any benefit you though. It is prescribed for abdominal pain but it usually goes along with chronic constipation, hard stools or IBS.  Have you had an ultrasound of your gallbladder ? Have you seen anyone regarding your hernia ? Did he prescribe 8 mcg or 24 mcg ?

anikahaynes1
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:36 PM


Quoting MomTo2Boys2526:

I hear ya! I'm currently losing my faith in any doctor because I'm stuck in an area with idiotic doctors and can't move..

May I ask what kind of symptoms you are having? I suffer from some gastro-intestinal problems but yet doctors don't think a lot of it is high on my problem list..but I also suffer from a bunch of other health problems so eh whatever doctors suck most of the time.. =(

Alright I'll put myself out there, i am so embarassed...ahhhh...

I have abdominal bloating like 24/7

excessive flatulence (yes i fart a lot, lol sooooo embarassing) as well as burping some times.

sometimes (ive noticed it more ofent now) when i burp, its like i vurp instead, lol its not fun tho i hate it!

i get constipated for WEEKS at a time, then my body acts like its own natural laxitive and flushes me out, but i sit on the pot for like over an hr just pooping and pooping, and it is so painful, it feels like my insides are on fire, from head to toe, ive even barfed a few times from the pain!

ive tried changing my diet, several times, none of them have relieved my symptoms

Right shoulder pain on the back side lasting for hrs at a time (its not every day, every few months but still) and that is a symptom of gallstones too!!!

yup, i think that about covers it. :(

anikahaynes1
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:38 PM


Quoting HadleyAzure:

 I promise I am not a douche in training.lol  Sometimes doc's do prescribe pills that have warnings because they benefit outweighs the risk. Amitiza does not really sound like it would be any benefit you though. It is prescribed for abdominal pain but it usually goes along with chronic constipation, hard stools or IBS.  Have you had an ultrasound of your gallbladder ? Have you seen anyone regarding your hernia ? Did he prescribe 8 mcg or 24 mcg ?

LOL i know, but i mean after how many bad drs do you trust any more?

yes just 2 weeks ago i was in the er for uper abdominal pain, they said it was billiary colic, and did an u/s of my gallbladder and confirmed i had gallstones, didnt tell me how sever it was, and if it was bad didnt do surgery b/c i didnt have a ride home, stupid me. the er also about 4 months ago confirmed i had the hernia when i had went in previously for my abdominal/stomach pain, said it wasn't a cause for concern "since it was so small."

And he gave me the 24 mcg samples to try. i am very hesitant about taking them.

i.heart.rachel
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:42 PM

How many lbs overweight are you?

Have you went to the emergency room with pain yet? That's how *I* got mine taken care of. Got my gallbladder out. I still have IBS, that won't go away, but the gallstones about killed me.

RmeWifey01
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Do you have prime or standard???

anikahaynes1
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:46 PM


Quoting i.heart.rachel:

How many lbs overweight are you?

Have you went to the emergency room with pain yet? That's how *I* got mine taken care of. Got my gallbladder out. I still have IBS, that won't go away, but the gallstones about killed me.

yes Ive been to the ER with pain, um...about 4 times in the 2 years we've lived here...and before i blast my weight, lol, why are you asking?

anikahaynes1
by on May. 26, 2010 at 9:48 PM


Quoting RmeWifey01:

Do you have prime or standard???

prime remote, it's our best option for right now, he is on recruiter status, nearest base is over 2 hrs away, and southren california is so expensive we dont want more bills on top of rent/utilities gas (3.05/ga) for 2 cars, groceries, b/c we have no commissary, anyway you get the idea...

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