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The hard part about finding a doctor (sorry for the rant)

May 27, 2019 4:58 AM

My doctor can't stand the fact that I do research on my own. I do double and triple check the facts I find and the sources I find them in and rely on the essays of big universities and professors rather than Google search, so it's not like I'm talking complete nonsense. I even figured out the basics of neuroendocrinology (if that's translated correctly, not a native English speaker) in order to understand what is going on with me.

I know the main components of all my meds, what group the belong in, what they are prescribed for, the possible side effects, half-life duration, maximum daily doses and interactions with my other meds. I take my meds only as a last resort and try every other trick up my sleeve, like yoga, first. Still, every time I need a prescription, she treats me like I'm an addict and I practically have to beg for it.

I double and triple check all the facts I find about my conditions and use reliable resources like studies from big universities. I don't 'google search' for 2 minutes and think I'm a doctor. I take that research to my doctor to ask her about it (not to say I know better, but to verify or deny the information I found) and she completely ignores anything I find.

I want a doctor who's open minded enough to think along with me instead of that "I'm the professional so I'll think for you"-attitude. It's like she thinks that being chronically ill makes me stupid. And it's not just me; my roommate has a very rare and painful condition and she gets treated even worse.

Tonight, I'm going to see a new doctor. His website hints that he is experienced in dealing with chronic conditions and very open to new information. It is really the last doctor within reach that I haven't met yet, so fingers crossed it is a good one...

May 27, 2019 6:51 AM

Hi nirah I’m Shore hug gently btw I feel the same like I’m just going through medication and therapy and it’s annoying me . But sometimes I think my back injection might work then the next nope.
I get a catch on my left side when I go to reach something , I have Siatica in both sides .
I hope that your getting your answers soon. I also have ear trouble at times to .
Have a nice holiday today Memorial.❤️❤️🙏🙏🌈🌈🌹🌹Shore

May 28, 2019 9:26 AM

Nirah, I hope you have good luck with the new doctor. If not you may want to consider traveling a little further. Many in the community have had to/do travel for medical care; me included. Extra travel isn't ideal for the pain, but the answers and possible treatment, and finding a doctor you feel confident in are very worth the effort. Hugs love & prayers this doctor works out! 🙂❤🙏🌼

May 29, 2019 2:13 PM

Good luck with the new doctor. I think most of us have done extensive research on our diagnoses. A doctor should appreciate that we educate ourselves. Sadly some doctors don’t realize that we need to know what is going on (I have a rare disorder -CRPS), and in my case, i really needed to know what treatments were available.
I know traveling stinks but I drive to Pittsburgh-an hour away- just to deal with some of the best doctors. I don’t like it but it’s necessary at times.
Take care

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