Nakia Posted October 1, 2012 Share Posted October 1, 2012 I posted this thread yesterday. I'm pretty irritated. Two crappy things happened today. Number one happened when I called my GP first thing this morning. I haven't been there in two years because I'm followed by a psychiatrist for my bipolar disorder and my gyn does my yearly exam and any blood work I need at that time. I just don't go to the doctor otherwise. I'm pretty healthy. So the receptionist told me that I've basically been dismissed from the practice since I haven't been there in more than two years. I have to now apply to be a new patient, and they are very "selective" about their patient population. WTH?? I didn't get a letter or anything, and I had no idea that's their policy. I'm finding a new doctor. So I headed up to the Urgent Care. They did a urinalysis which was negative. They did a chest xray and an abdominal xray that were both "ok" according to the PA. So she is treating me for possible intestinal spasms. FOR REAL??? I'm so confused. I know what intestinal spams feel like, and this is not it. She told me to eat a bland diet and not take any NSAIDs, but then turned around and prescribed an NSAID for the pain. When I asked for clarification, she said it is a different class and has no possibility of causing increased bleeding so it would be fine in case there is an intestinal problem. I know that is untrue because my husband was on the same med and had to quit taking it a week before his recent knee surgery because of the possibility of increase in bleeding. I was so frustrated that I almost started crying. She then asked if I wanted her to do liver function tests. The pain isn't even on the same side as my liver, and I have no indications of liver problems. So I said no. She said there was no need for any other blood work. When I became persistent about needing an answer for the numbness, she said that often people will have superficial nerve pain when they have an underlying problem. I call B.S. on that. IF it happens, it's rare, and I have never heard of it in 15 years of being a nurse. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but if that's what happening, I'd like to know the underlying problem, ya know?? She said it's not shingles or any kind of nerve/disc problem. She didn't even do a basic neuro exam. So she prescribed two medications and said for me to take them and "see if they help." I am not in the business of taking medication to test out possible diagnoses. I'd like to know what's wrong and then get some effective treatment. I am pissed and frustrated and tearful. :( Thanks for listening. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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