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I hate it when I'm not listened too

Nov 06, 2015 2:31 PM

Okay so went to the allergist this morning. When discussing my numerous allergies, the doc said that a true allergic reaction to vancomycin is very rare. I thought to myself, "Did he sit there and tell me that I made that up or that I don't know what I'm talking about?" He wasn't even there when I was having that reaction, nor was he with me that weekend when I was throwing up violently all weekend. I wanted to pop him one upside his head but I didn't. I really do need to stay with this allergist already, but I absolutely hate being made to feel that way.

Nov 06, 2015 5:28 PM

Amanda, check with your insurance company if there is another in-network allergist that you can go to. NOBODY should lbe subjected to pain and have suffering. It sucks when a doctor doesn't listen and you're trying to explain what happpened. You have to find another doctor and get this sorted. This reply may not make a lot of sense because I've been studying all day and have been falling asleep now. I'll text again after my test and check up on you. Hoping not to fall asleep on the professor, who's on the way now!! Wish me luck!!😉😜😊

Nov 06, 2015 5:46 PM

Funny, I had the same thing happen to me, only with a urologist, not an allergist. I had a reaction to vancomycin called Red Mans Syndrome, which I guess isn't exactly an allergic reaction, but could lead to me having one if I am administered vancomycin again. I've been told different things by different doctors. Lovely, huh?

Nov 06, 2015 5:54 PM

Yep, totally agree. And now I might have to go to the ER tonight. Bottom incision is not happy. Fixing to call the after hours emergency number right now. Visibly spitting puss at me. This does so not make me happy.

Nov 06, 2015 9:10 PM

I have had this happen so often. You know what, doctors are your employee!! Fire him, find someone who is sympathetic. That's what I've had to do over and over. I finally found the right doctor who listens and is kind and doesn't bat an eyelash when i tell him i can't take certain meds (that list is very very long and varied, due to my chemical sensitivity).

I cannot tell you how many allergists I've come across who are hacks. Please find someone else who will believe go you. Look into doctors who do ALCAT testing, they are more open to the realities of how our bodies really work.

(I accused of having seizures when i had a bad reaction to trazodone. It was so horrific, I fell every day for the 4 days I took it and then was in pain for days afterwards couldn't walk without heavy use of my cane. When i went to the ER they didn't even offer me a wheelchair. They treated me like an idiot and tried to give me medication in ALLERGIC to. And they wouldn't give me anything else, they claimed they didn't have any medicine in the hospital that i WASNT allergic to. Mind you I've been to that hospital a few times and never came across this SOB).

Out of curiosity, Why do you want to stay with this allergist?

Nov 06, 2015 10:06 PM

Kitty, he's the only one in our area that's really competent for anything. My other one was a joke.

Nov 06, 2015 10:23 PM

Well my dear sounds like you live in a similar place like i do. I hate it but I've got to drive 30-60 minutes for a good doctor. But I can barely make t it to the appointments at times without help

Nov 06, 2015 10:25 PM

I'm so sorry that you're going through this. I feel your pain (and even when i did drive 60 mins I got a hack for a doc).

Wish there were am ready answer, Amanda

Nov 06, 2015 11:40 PM

I had one to try telling me that if I still can breathe then having a heart attack due to drugs was not an allergic reaction . Go figure.

Nov 07, 2015 1:13 AM

Amie, they also think the issue with me was also "red man syndrome" but still, It was enough to scare me and the nurse that was in the room with me when it happened. I thought to myself later on, "if it wasn't a true reaction, why did a dose of Benadryl and a fluid challange stop the reaction?"

Nov 07, 2015 6:18 AM

AnAmda Keep strong Drs are a dime a dozan . Drop him find on who hears what you say if not there not doing there first job. Good luck keep your chain up

Nov 08, 2015 5:58 PM

Amanda, I've heard the same thing from doctors. One even said, "Throwing up isn't an allergic reaction.". Yeah right! Even the warnings for the meds say " notify doctor in the event of severe vomiting! " I think one problem is having so many doctors receiving educations in so many different countries or locations in the same country, yet they're teaching methods are not all on the same page. My allergy list is long with symptoms of severe gives to vomiting to hallucinations. If like them to tell my family it wasn't allergic reactions, while I was receiving emergency treatments. 🙏🌼

Nov 08, 2015 6:06 PM

Flappys, yep. I also discussed with him what happened when I had gotten home later that evening after my infusion. Was throwing up violently and with the runs that whole freaking weekend. Was enough to almost send me to the ER. He also said the same thing about Morphine. I thought to myself, "this dude better piss off."

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