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We Need To Start A Thread On Stupid Stuff Doctors Say!


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#151 maximoo

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:32 AM

this thread should be copied & sent to every stupid Dr mentioned.
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#152 Mateto

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:17 AM

I have one.

Doctor: "It's probably not coeliacs but it could be coeliacs, don't worry about it"
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:25 AM

this thread should be copied & sent to every stupid Dr mentioned.



The sad thing is....they would not even see WHY their responses are so ridiculous!!! :rolleyes:

I DID say something to several of the practitioners whose behavior I reported to you guys in my long post.

I got silence in return and one half-hearted apology left on voicemail that sounded like a lawyer had written it and he had practiced it. Carefully worded, no specifics and totally insincere. He was worried I was going to sue for malpractice.

The only one who was appalled by these stories was my new doc, who just shook his head sadly, back and forth while he held my hand and then he said: "I am just so sorry."

There ARE good doctors out there. Finding them is the problem.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:26 AM

I have one.

Doctor: "It's probably not coeliacs but it could be coeliacs, don't worry about it"



Did you ask if he flipped a coin for that diagnosis?

What an ass hat.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:28 AM

Alrighty saw my gynecologist yesterday and tried to explain to Celiac to her and why I felt I could go off birth control pills. I told her that Celiac can cause a worsening of symptoms such as cramps (around period). She told me that if the cramping was just happening around my period it was most likely due to hormones and my uterus, but if it happens during other parts of the month it could be IBS. She said that there is no overlap between "GI" and gynecology. :blink:

At that point I just shook my head, said OK and left. Boy did I wish I had the print out of all the various Celiac symptoms! :lol:
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:15 AM

A few of my personal favorites:

(Loud, cackling laughter)... "VITAMINS!?... Vitamins don't do ANYTHING!!!"

"It's an extremely sensitive and accurate blood test! It doesn't matter if you've been Gluten Free for three years..."
(next visit...)
"Well, the blood test came back negative. I'm putting you on omeprazole for your Acid Reflux"
"Just because you don't have the symptoms of Acid Reflux doesn't mean you don't have it!"
(Note: some generic omeprazole uses wheat starch as a dispersant. I found out the hard way)
"Next time, I think we should start treating you for Diabetes..."
(My glucose levels have never been abnormal. That was the last visit, I'm afraid to go back!)
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:21 AM

The sad thing is....they would not even see WHY their responses are so ridiculous!!! :rolleyes:

I DID say something to several of the practitioners whose behavior I reported to you guys in my long post.

I got silence in return and one half-hearted apology left on voicemail that sounded like a lawyer had written it and he had practiced it. Carefully worded, no specifics and totally insincere. He was worried I was going to sue for malpractice.


It strikes me odd that any other business would at least offer to refund their fee, but somehow that doesn't apply to doctors, (not in the USA anyway)
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:32 AM

So did you do the psych test? I would have been tempted to experiment with a psychologist over this.


IME, the best way to deal with a psychologist is to be completely open, honest, and rational with them. It drives them NUTS!
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:26 AM

How is all this possible? As I read through the posts it sounds as though you have been living in a nightmare. Are the doctor duds from all over the world gathered together and shipped to the US?


The unfortunate case here is that many US doctors are basically salesmen for the big pharmaceutical and medical corporations that stand to lose tons of money when all us sick people find out we can effectively treat ourselves through diet and nutrition. You can say that I'm jaded, or that I'm some sort of a conspiracy nut, but all the same I would challenge you to find a single person posting here who hasn't wasted at least hundreds of dollars on specious diagnostic testing and useless medications before stumbling onto the truth. There's simply no profit to be made treating for Celiac, but millions to be had by calling it something else and treating it symptomatically.
That is, of course, until they invent an expensive pill that Celiacs will have to take for the rest of their lives, then EVERYONE will be diagnosed with it!
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:26 AM

I think Doctors SHOULD do a nice Google every now and then. They might learn something :lol:

I know they're educated, but to tell you that it only affects digestion is quite ridiculous. Would it hurt for him to say "We'll check you for _____"?

Then again they probably wouldn't check you for the right thing and you'd have to end up getting re-tested, like myself did :P


Reminds me of the time I took my son with a sore throat to see the doctor. Doc was busy, so we got to see her PA instead. The PA sat in her chair and started rattling off a series of possible problems without so much as looking at my son. After awhile, I interrupted her, and said:
"He's had this sore throat for 4 days, with no fever or other symptoms. Why don't we just run a swab to make sure it isn't something nasty, and put him on an antihistamine like Benedryl?"
Her jaw fairly hit the floor for a second, then she repeated exactly the same thing I said and left the room. The swab came back negative, and they gave him some Claritin. An hour and $70 later, his sore throat was gone.
I don't know what disturbs me more, the fact that the PA was an educated medical professional, or that I'm a maintenance man.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

My GI doctor said "You have celiac. Since your sister has it, ask her what to do next." Of course he doesn't even know my sister or if she's even remotely competent (she IS, luckily!).
Then my family doctor told me that some celiac patients can eat wheat once in awhile and it doesn't bother them; I'd have to play around with it and see how much I can tolerate. Hmmm . . . Think I'll be looking for a new doctor who has a clue! I'm getting WAY better information from this forum than from the medical establishment. Thanks!!! :)
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

A few of my personal favorites:

(Loud, cackling laughter)... "VITAMINS!?... Vitamins don't do ANYTHING!!!"

"It's an extremely sensitive and accurate blood test! It doesn't matter if you've been Gluten Free for three years..."
(next visit...)
"Well, the blood test came back negative. I'm putting you on omeprazole for your Acid Reflux"
"Just because you don't have the symptoms of Acid Reflux doesn't mean you don't have it!"
(Note: some generic omeprazole uses wheat starch as a dispersant. I found out the hard way)
"Next time, I think we should start treating you for Diabetes..."
(My glucose levels have never been abnormal. That was the last visit, I'm afraid to go back!)

I'd be afraid to go back too! You learn more about what's wrong with you from the Shopping Channel than you do doctors, I believe.



Here's something to lighten the thread up a bit. I went to the dentist a few days ago to fill the last of my 9 cavities. This was strange, since I brush my teach out of habit anyways. Before I knew I had coeliac, she just said that some people's teeth are just not that strong, and I wasn't brushing as thoroughly as I should.

Well, when I went back a few days ago for my last filling, she asked me "Did you have any new diagnosis/change in medical history since I saw you last", I told her I had coeliac so was gluten intolerant.

"Ah! There you go, that's why you have so many cavities. Coeliac disease can cause acid reflux, which is deadly for your teeth. Now we know why".

A dentist knows more than a specialist.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

I'd be afraid to go back too! You learn more about what's wrong with you from the Shopping Channel than you do doctors, I believe.



Here's something to lighten the thread up a bit. I went to the dentist a few days ago to fill the last of my 9 cavities. This was strange, since I brush my teach out of habit anyways. Before I knew I had coeliac, she just said that some people's teeth are just not that strong, and I wasn't brushing as thoroughly as I should.

Well, when I went back a few days ago for my last filling, she asked me "Did you have any new diagnosis/change in medical history since I saw you last", I told her I had coeliac so was gluten intolerant.

"Ah! There you go, that's why you have so many cavities. Coeliac disease can cause acid reflux, which is deadly for your teeth. Now we know why".

A dentist knows more than a specialist.



Too bad she didn't tell you that a loooonnng time ago.

I wish my mother's dentist would be so smart...and tell her to get her butt tested.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:16 AM

I called my primary yesterday to request what I assume would be a food allergy test. Her nurse called me back asking what kind of symptoms I was having to want the allergy test and basically why I wanted it. Is that relevant? I have been sick and I want to know what I can and cannot eat. Prior to getting really sick, I was eating a lot of soy, beans, grains, and oats. Now for some reason, all of that bothers me.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:50 AM

Stu,
I swear I would have been in more competant and caring hands if the maintenance man had helped me deliver my first child! Rather than the wretched nurse who went on a 3 hour tour (Gilligan's Island style) so I missed any pain management with a 8lb 5oz. 22inch long baby, sunny side up, who decided halfway out~ he didn't want to come out ~so he held on with all his might. Broke all of his fingernails from holding on! :o
And I had to ask for something to numb me up because I could feel all of the repair stitches after the delivery too.
I swear I would have been happy if someone would have knocked me out with a quick blow to the head! ;)

Reminds me of the time I took my son with a sore throat to see the doctor. Doc was busy, so we got to see her PA instead. The PA sat in her chair and started rattling off a series of possible problems without so much as looking at my son. After awhile, I interrupted her, and said:
"He's had this sore throat for 4 days, with no fever or other symptoms. Why don't we just run a swab to make sure it isn't something nasty, and put him on an antihistamine like Benedryl?"
Her jaw fairly hit the floor for a second, then she repeated exactly the same thing I said and left the room. The swab came back negative, and they gave him some Claritin. An hour and $70 later, his sore throat was gone.
I don't know what disturbs me more, the fact that the PA was an educated medical professional, or that I'm a maintenance man.


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