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


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#121 stef_the_kicking_cuty

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

I walked into one of those doctor centers for poor people two years ago for a nasty flu. The doc n I got to talk and I asked her, if the medicine was glutenfree. She asked, if I had celiac. I said, yes, and that it was not heal able. She said, yes it is. I said, no it isn't. She said, yes it is, they have things you can take for it. 8-(
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

The migraine story made me recall..a few years ago, hubs took me to the ER for a vicious migraine, complete with vomiting and light flashes. I have on sunglasses (it is night time now ) and I just wish someone would rip my head off so it will stop. She is having trouble finding a vein to put in an IV to hydrate me and ends up butchering my arms, finally deciding to put it in my hand.

I wait and wait and wait; I'm crying it's so bad.
Please, just give me some migraine medication, I beg.
I cannot have NSAIDs ( ulcers) or Tylenol with codeine (allergy). (and this is ALL in my chart already and I filled out yet another five forms when I checked in at triage, even though I cannot see) I tell her: I have a serious stomach issue and NSAIDS make me nauseous and cause stomach pain and terrible bowel issues. I'm already nauseous enough (did not know it was celiac disease yet)

After an HOUR, she comes back, says the doctor is giving me a "special, powerful migraine medication". I notice she was not happy about her exchange with him at the nurse's desk. I am laying there, waiting for it to start working...nothing.

He finally comes over (because he cannot release me without at least looking at me, I guess )and I ask "What did you give me?
The migraine meds usually work right away." He says "I gave you something better." Pets me on the back.

The next day, I am in such stomach distress, I look on the internet to see what miracle drug he gave me: Ketorolac..... NSAID!! :angry:

I had stomach pain, diarrhea and bleeding for a week.

I wrote a letter of complaint and the head of the ER told me in a letter "DR. M....is visiting us from (insert foreign country here). English is his second language. This is a teaching hospital. He has gone on to another hospital, but I will tell him of your adverse reactions to the medication."

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um, thanks?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

My father is peeing blood. So mom takes him to the ER. A doc examines him (sort of) but no X-Rays, no ultrasound -- nothing. The doc tells him they don't know what's wrong with him but they want him to come back the next day for X-Rays of the lungs.Posted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

My father is peeing blood. So mom takes him to the ER. A doc examines him (sort of) but no X-Rays, no ultrasound -- nothing. The doc tells him they don't know what's wrong with him but they want him to come back the next day for X-Rays of the lungs.:blink:Posted Image


Now there's a doc at the top of his game!

Who would have thought of that?? :blink:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

My DH goes to the dr for a bad cough. He had had it for a couple weeks and it was not going away.

Dr examines him, talks to him and leaves the room. Dh calls me on the cell and says "Viagra isn't for coughs, is it??". :rolleyes: I told him to grab his cough Rx and get out of there!

That dr must be getting some kind of kickback because he tried to get him on Viagra, cholesterol meds AND diabetes meds. He does not have high cholesterol. He does not have diabetes. He doesn't need the other stuff either. At least he got his cough medicine.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

That dr must be getting some kind of kickback because he tried to get him on Viagra, cholesterol meds AND diabetes meds.


Think Big Pharma controls the health care profession? <_<

I was never this jaded in my thinking until the last few years when I received the worst medical "care" possible. No help; just a shoebox full of drugs. You can't believe the stuff I was given just to pacify me. :blink:

Doctors push meds --to "symptom-treat" before they even try to think of a CAUSE for the symptoms.

Instead of having someone change their eating habits, for example, they prescribe Lipitor, GERD medicines and blood pressure meds. How about suggesting they step away from the table and get some exercise, doc??? Because that might mean less people in their waiting rooms!!

Xanax and anti-depressants are given out like M and Ms.

ARRGH....And sadly, it will never change.
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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

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

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

My brother was very colicky as a baby, so much so that my mother decided to take him to the doctor. The doctor's advice? Don't bring him on your good carpets. :blink:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:20 AM

So, after I posted my cynical thoughts about the medical profession this AM, I went to the dentist and the Newsweek magazine just fell open to THIS article (honest) and I laughed and thought, O M G! they have to see this. :rolleyes:

Here is one tidbit:

"The average time a patient has to present his concerns before
being interrupted by the doctor?

23 seconds."

<_<

oh, there more....

http://www.thedailyb...to-see-you.html
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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 

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

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I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

So, after I posted my cynical thoughts about the medical profession this AM, I went to the dentist and the Newsweek magazine just fell open to THIS article (honest) and I laughed and thought, O M G! they have to see this. :rolleyes:

Here is one tidbit:

"The average time a patient has to present his concerns before
being interrupted by the doctor?

23 seconds."

<_<

oh, there more....

http://www.thedailyb...to-see-you.html


And that's BEFORE they walk in and ask, "So how are you?" :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

The last time I read the amt. of time you had to voice your symptoms to your doc it said just under a full minute. So ever after that I made sure I was talking fast. Know what happened? Doc offered me anxiety meds & anti depressants. You can't win for losing.Posted Image
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

That's because we are not REALLY sick, honey---we're just anxious and depressed and......wait for it......menopausal..... <_<
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"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 

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

Think Big Pharma controls the health care profession? <_<

I was never this jaded in my thinking until the last few years when I received the worst medical "care" possible. No help; just a shoebox full of drugs. You can't believe the stuff I was given just to pacify me. :blink:

Doctors push meds --to "symptom-treat" before they even try to think of a CAUSE for the symptoms.

Instead of having someone change their eating habits, for example, they prescribe Lipitor, GERD medicines and blood pressure meds. How about suggesting they step away from the table and get some exercise, doc??? Because that might mean less people in their waiting rooms!!

Xanax and anti-depressants are given out like M and Ms.

ARRGH....And sadly, it will never change.

I have to say..my exerience with Dr.s has not been good. They don't listen and insist on putting people on anti-depressants, no matter what their ailment is.
When I kept complaining about my many various symptoms from unDXed Celiac..they kept offering me more med to numb me down! :o
It really is like they get a kick back for some of those meds? :blink:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Which is why I have a list of questions I have to "interview" a doctor I've been told is good before I even get into his "practice". Top of the list is, "Can you listen to a question I have without using that time to think about what you're going to say next?"
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

I haven't been officially diagnosed, as my doctor believes only in celiac disease, not gluten intolerance. I can't get a proper test for either because he believes I am to large to have celiac.

His first solution - I am pregnant.
I think I would know if I was.
Even though I insisted I WASN'T, he still sent me for a pregnancy test.
The result was of course - negative!

Second solution - it's your blood pressure.
I am an 18 year old girl and have had normal blood pressure all my life.
He suggested blood pressure tablets, even though my blood pressure is perfectly fine when I get it taken at chemists and at home.

Third Solution (His current one)
Take some paracetamol.
It's all in my head, nothing to do with my stomach.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

I have to say..my exerience with Dr.s has not been good. They don't listen and insist on putting people on anti-depressants, no matter what their ailment is.
When I kept complaining about my many various symptoms from unDXed Celiac..they kept offering me more med to numb me down! :o
It really is like they get a kick back for some of those meds? :blink:


Yes they do, of a sort. Get kickbacks.

Drug reps romance them, take them out to very expensive dinners....our son's ped's wife was in a Mom's group with me and she'd let some of it slip.

They get them into these coupon things where the doc gives you a coupon with his promo code on it and the first rx is very reduced in price but of course the following aren't...and they track the promo code through the pharmacy. I don't remember exactly what the doc got for that one but I remember wanting to vomit when I figured out why he was pushing.

They don't even have to coupon it - I believe the manufacturers track sales through the pharmacies.

Ooooh yeah, pharma "buys" docs left and right.
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