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Wow, I guess they don't export all the dumb doctors to the US. At least the one in Japan was decent enough to apologize to you

The dermatologist I've seen for the last three years had his receptionist call me tonight to apologize. She said that they had revamped the method and inserviced everyone in the office on how to route medical records, and proceeded to explain what happened, and how dear Dr. had never seen the biopsy report which diagnosed me with Discoid Lupus.

I was so p.o. I said "Donna, him not seeing the pathology report is not all that relevant to me. What I'm upset about is that I have an AI disease involving the skin with other AI diseases, and it is not an uncommon disease. He was my SKIN specialist!"

The main purpose of posting this, besides venting, is to give the heads up to anybody reading that if you get a spot on your face or earlobes (most common sites) that turns red and sort of white crusty on the edges, you must go to a good dermatologist. (I've got three spots now. Two of them don't itch, one is mind numbingly itchy.)

I was walking into a nephrology practice today and saw someone older than me with a scar on her face. I said hello, and asked how she was doing. She said, "I'm sick, that's why I'm here." She had the red mark smack in the middle of her nose where one of mine is, and it was crusty white on the edges. I asked her if she had Lupus and she said she did. Once you see it, you'll know. That's why I'm so upset with the old derm.

I would have preferred the deep bow. :D But I know I have to let it go to get better. Resentment and anger are never good feelings, it's time for me to move on. :)

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Arrrgh! :ph34r:

In all fairness to Charlie, she is employed by the two docs who own the practice (and more popular than either of them ;) ) and has no control over what procedures they set up. I actually like her and make the system work by knowing its limitations (hence my duplicate file and constant follow-up / taking the initiative :) ) Besides, I would have to drive for an hour to see another doc so it works for me in a crazy kind of way because she will normally order whatever I request (within the limits of the NZ health system :( )

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I both love and hate reading all these. Love, because I see I'm not the only one who visits stupid doctors. And really and truly hate because it angers me so much that there are so many stupid doctors "practicing" out there and there are poor, unfortunate patients who place doctors next to God and believe everything they say.

I haven't been officially diagnosed with celiac and have not yet talked with a doctor about it, but have suffered from severe vertigo attacks for several years and from trying to get a diagnosis for this have come across my share of doctors who have said stupid things.

Last winter I had a bad case of influenza, fever of 102ish for several days, terrible headache, terrible body aches, terrible fatigue, chest cough, sore throat, cold symptoms, could barely get off the couch, etc. This was not a "typical cold," it was definitely worse. On day 5 I had one of my severe vertigo attacks (vertigo so bad I can't move if my life dependeds on it, lasts 4+ hours, etc.). If I can I try to ride these out at home but coupled with my flu symptoms I wanted to get to the ER asap so I could get some valium IV in me. I called 911 and they took me to the ER.

My main reason for being there was my vertigo but went over all my symptoms with the doctor and asked him if he thoguht I had the flu. No, he said, you don't have any symptoms of the flu. Huh?? I asked, I've had a fever of 102 for 5 days, a terrible cough, terrible headache, fatigue like I've never had before, etc. What symptoms of the flu don't I have? He responded, "you aren't vomiting." This same doctor was ready to discharge me half an hour later when I still wasn't able to move an inch without the vertigo increasing 10 fold. He said I was all better and there was no need to keep me there any longer.

Another stupid doctor - I was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago and went to see a new oncologist. I told him I now had a swelling under my right arm (I was diagnosed with bc on the left side). He told me he would not be able to check the right side because I was referred to him for bc on the left side and that is all he was allowed to look at. stupid, stupid!! (fortunately right side turned out to be nothing).

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Another stupid doctor - I was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago and went to see a new oncologist. I told him I now had a swelling under my right arm (I was diagnosed with bc on the left side). He told me he would not be able to check the right side because I was referred to him for bc on the left side and that is all he was allowed to look at. stupid, stupid!! (fortunately right side turned out to be nothing).

O M G!!! --I thought my stories were absurd, but this one calls for the ever-popular WTF???? :blink: "allowed to look at??"....what a bunch of BS.....O M G.....Sorry, Jane. (hug)

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Another stupid doctor - I was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago and went to see a new oncologist. I told him I now had a swelling under my right arm (I was diagnosed with bc on the left side). He told me he would not be able to check the right side because I was referred to him for bc on the left side and that is all he was allowed to look at. stupid, stupid!! (fortunately right side turned out to be nothing).

This is so they can charge for 2 visits...

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I both love and hate reading all these. Love, because I see I'm not the only one who visits stupid doctors. And really and truly hate because it angers me so much that there are so many stupid doctors "practicing" out there and there are poor, unfortunate patients who place doctors next to God and believe everything they say.

I haven't been officially diagnosed with celiac and have not yet talked with a doctor about it, but have suffered from severe vertigo attacks for several years and from trying to get a diagnosis for this have come across my share of doctors who have said stupid things.

Last winter I had a bad case of influenza, fever of 102ish for several days, terrible headache, terrible body aches, terrible fatigue, chest cough, sore throat, cold symptoms, could barely get off the couch, etc. This was not a "typical cold," it was definitely worse. On day 5 I had one of my severe vertigo attacks (vertigo so bad I can't move if my life dependeds on it, lasts 4+ hours, etc.). If I can I try to ride these out at home but coupled with my flu symptoms I wanted to get to the ER asap so I could get some valium IV in me. I called 911 and they took me to the ER.

My main reason for being there was my vertigo but went over all my symptoms with the doctor and asked him if he thoguht I had the flu. No, he said, you don't have any symptoms of the flu. Huh?? I asked, I've had a fever of 102 for 5 days, a terrible cough, terrible headache, fatigue like I've never had before, etc. What symptoms of the flu don't I have? He responded, "you aren't vomiting." This same doctor was ready to discharge me half an hour later when I still wasn't able to move an inch without the vertigo increasing 10 fold. He said I was all better and there was no need to keep me there any longer.

Another stupid doctor - I was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago and went to see a new oncologist. I told him I now had a swelling under my right arm (I was diagnosed with bc on the left side). He told me he would not be able to check the right side because I was referred to him for bc on the left side and that is all he was allowed to look at. stupid, stupid!! (fortunately right side turned out to be nothing).

Shocking! :o

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Some of these are horrible, it's ridiculous.

I think most of my bad doctor stories relate to my youngest daughter, starting when I was pregnant with her. With both my girls I had amniotic leakage and preterm labor (with the first one it was at 27 weeks so they monitored and put me on bed rest) with my youngest it was at 21 weeks the doctor sent me back to work and told me that every woman leaks alot of amniotic fluid every night. The same doctor sent me home when I was having contractions every 3 minutes when I was 28 weeks. The doctors also said that it didn't matter to the baby that I couldn't get my blood sugar under control with diet. News for them...it made a big difference, my daughter had a blood sugar reading of 31 when she was born.

When she was finally brought back to me after the doctors got her sugar stabilized she wouldn't eat, threw up everything. Her first day of life she took in only 6 oz of formula since the nurses told me that I couldn't try and breastfeed her anymore since she wouldn't latch. My favorite part is with all this they still discharged her 30 hours after she was born to free up the beds.

We kept bringing her to the doctor for weight checks because she was still having trouble eating (never could tolerate milk based formula, but they had me keep giving it to her), was anemic (hemoglobin was 7.4) despite being formula fed and not gaining weight. They never looked for a cause or anything. This was her measurements up until we went gluten free.

At birth she was 8 lbs 8 oz, 20 1/2 in long

2 weeks...8 lbs 1 oz, 20 1/2 in long

1 month...8 lbs 7 oz, 20 1/2 in long

2 months...9 lbs 3 oz, 20 1/2 in long

4 months...9 lbs 3 oz, 20 1/2 in long

6 months...9 lbs 5 oz, 20 1/2 in long

9 months...12 lbs 10 oz, 22 in long

12 months...12 lbs 10 oz, 22 in long

15 months...17 lbs 5 oz, 23 in long

At ten months old we called the doctor because she ate a chunk of her wooden crib while I was getting ready for work (a six inch wide, one inch deep chunk) and the doctor didn't even want to see her, said they thought she would be fine. All this time she also had anywhere from 5-9 watery diapers a day (it got worse after eating the crib) and first it was infant D, then it was toddler D but never was it anything to worry about. At a year old we tried to give her fat free milk mixed with formula and she had an explosion in her diaper 15 minutes later so the doctor told us to give her soy milk.

By the time she was 15 months old she was sleeping 21 hours a day and when she was up only ate a tiny bit and wouldn't play. I went looking for answers myself and came across this website so I called the doctor and asked them if Celiac was a possibility and they told me that was most likely the problem and to go gluten free right away, no testing because we had no insurance. She was so incredibly sick that we went gluten free right away and things were going fairly well with no watery diapers until one day her poop looked like coffee grounds, I took her to the hospital and they confirmed that it was intestinal blood, but they sent her home without doing anything because we had no insurance. We figured out by eliminating foods that soy causes intestinal bleeding for her and also other foods that bothered her belly.

Now she is doing well healthwise, she is just an anxious child and is afraid of alot of things.

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Oh forgot about my favorite one for my oldest daughter...whole milk caused her alot of phlegm and she would gag, but it took us awhile to figure that out. We took her to a doctor who asked if we had pets and we told him that we had a dog. He told us she was allergic to the dog and to get rid of it so I said that it was my moms dog and we lived with her so he then proceeded to tell us to move out of her house. Like it would have been that easy!

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Another stupid doctor - I was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago and went to see a new oncologist. I told him I now had a swelling under my right arm (I was diagnosed with bc on the left side). He told me he would not be able to check the right side because I was referred to him for bc on the left side and that is all he was allowed to look at. stupid, stupid!! (fortunately right side turned out to be nothing).

This is so they can charge for 2 visits...

U N B E L I E V A B L E ! ! ! This makes me speechless and furious and so very sad for you. :angry::(

When I see my doctor I take a whole list with me and we go through it carefully. He always asks, "Is there anything else you'd like to know or have questions about?" He really takes his time. In a way it can be annoying because that means very long waits in the waiting room but I would far rather have that.

These stories absolutely sicken me.

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I was seeing an endocrinologist last summer who was determined to DX me with PCOS(this was before I was DX with Celiac). I just knew that's not what it was. She kept asking me if I had hair growth on my chest and I kept telling her "No" and she also said my PCP didn't know what he was doing(and I trust him over her) when he did bloodwork . So, when she examines me, she checks my belly and then listens to my heart, then (how I know she didn't believe me when I told her I didn't have chest hair) she did a quick check of my chest by pulling at my shirt and looking down at my chest! Like I didn't notice that! Guuur I was really upset with her and then when we got the bill, $200 just for us to go talk to her! I called and canceled the following appt and requested my blood work. When I went to the office to get the blood results, the receptionist asked if I wanted the reschedule the canceled appt. I said "No, I'm going to see my PCP about these results."

She gave me the look of death, like I just shot her most beloved pet. That was the last time I went there and I will not be going back.

My PCP worked with me and listened when I suggested Celiac. He didn't find anything else wrong. No PCOS, and no thyroid problems.

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Some of these are horrible, it's ridiculous.

I think most of my bad doctor stories relate to my youngest daughter, starting when I was pregnant with her. With both my girls I had amniotic leakage and preterm labor (with the first one it was at 27 weeks so they monitored and put me on bed rest) with my youngest it was at 21 weeks the doctor sent me back to work and told me that every woman leaks alot of amniotic fluid every night. The same doctor sent me home when I was having contractions every 3 minutes when I was 28 weeks. The doctors also said that it didn't matter to the baby that I couldn't get my blood sugar under control with diet. News for them...it made a big difference, my daughter had a blood sugar reading of 31 when she was born.

When she was finally brought back to me after the doctors got her sugar stabilized she wouldn't eat, threw up everything. Her first day of life she took in only 6 oz of formula since the nurses told me that I couldn't try and breastfeed her anymore since she wouldn't latch. My favorite part is with all this they still discharged her 30 hours after she was born to free up the beds.

We kept bringing her to the doctor for weight checks because she was still having trouble eating (never could tolerate milk based formula, but they had me keep giving it to her), was anemic (hemoglobin was 7.4) despite being formula fed and not gaining weight. They never looked for a cause or anything. This was her measurements up until we went gluten free.

At birth she was 8 lbs 8 oz, 20 1/2 in long

2 weeks...8 lbs 1 oz, 20 1/2 in long

1 month...8 lbs 7 oz, 20 1/2 in long

2 months...9 lbs 3 oz, 20 1/2 in long

4 months...9 lbs 3 oz, 20 1/2 in long

6 months...9 lbs 5 oz, 20 1/2 in long

9 months...12 lbs 10 oz, 22 in long

12 months...12 lbs 10 oz, 22 in long

15 months...17 lbs 5 oz, 23 in long

At ten months old we called the doctor because she ate a chunk of her wooden crib while I was getting ready for work (a six inch wide, one inch deep chunk) and the doctor didn't even want to see her, said they thought she would be fine. All this time she also had anywhere from 5-9 watery diapers a day (it got worse after eating the crib) and first it was infant D, then it was toddler D but never was it anything to worry about. At a year old we tried to give her fat free milk mixed with formula and she had an explosion in her diaper 15 minutes later so the doctor told us to give her soy milk.

By the time she was 15 months old she was sleeping 21 hours a day and when she was up only ate a tiny bit and wouldn't play. I went looking for answers myself and came across this website so I called the doctor and asked them if Celiac was a possibility and they told me that was most likely the problem and to go gluten free right away, no testing because we had no insurance. She was so incredibly sick that we went gluten free right away and things were going fairly well with no watery diapers until one day her poop looked like coffee grounds, I took her to the hospital and they confirmed that it was intestinal blood, but they sent her home without doing anything because we had no insurance. We figured out by eliminating foods that soy causes intestinal bleeding for her and also other foods that bothered her belly.

Now she is doing well healthwise, she is just an anxious child and is afraid of alot of things.

Your daughter's story breaks my heart. :( I don't understand why they didn't look for a reason why she wasn't growing. Isn't that their job...the reason why we take our babies to the Dr.s? Not doing tests because of insurance when a child is bleeding internally is insane!

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I was seeing an endocrinologist last summer who was determined to DX me with PCOS(this was before I was DX with Celiac). I just knew that's not what it was. She kept asking me if I had hair growth on my chest and I kept telling her "No" and she also said my PCP didn't know what he was doing(and I trust him over her) when he did bloodwork . So, when she examines me, she checks my belly and then listens to my heart, then (how I know she didn't believe me when I told her I didn't have chest hair) she did a quick check of my chest by pulling at my shirt and looking down at my chest! Like I didn't notice that! Guuur I was really upset with her and then when we got the bill, $200 just for us to go talk to her! I called and canceled the following appt and requested my blood work. When I went to the office to get the blood results, the receptionist asked if I wanted the reschedule the canceled appt. I said "No, I'm going to see my PCP about these results."

She gave me the look of death, like I just shot her most beloved pet. That was the last time I went there and I will not be going back.

My PCP worked with me and listened when I suggested Celiac. He didn't find anything else wrong. No PCOS, and no thyroid problems.

Errr..what if you had chest hair..but shaved it..or plucked the hairs? LOL It's kind of ridiculous when a Dr. makes up their mind about a DX then tries to manipulate the facts to fit their theory!

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Turns out I also had a couple gallstones and constant gallbladder attacks for years, but at least four doctors kept saying I was "too young for those, so we will run tests for something else". Strange that I had every symptom of gallstones but doctors just waved that idea out the door.

The "you're too young for this" comments drive me crazy. A friend of mine's 15 year old son is sick with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Usually only 60 year old men get this disease. But he still has it. So, what are the doctors going to say to him? "You can't have chemo because you're too young to get this disease." Luckily he has excellent, non-stupid doctors and is getting treatment at St. Jude Children's Hospital.

My stupid doctor story is from before I was diagnosed Celiac. I went through a period in my 20s where I passed out a lot. They couldn't figure out why exactly, so I kept getting shuffled from one specialist to another. One time I was sent to a Neurologist. He walked in the room, took one look at me and said, "You have migraines. That's why you're passing out." I told him, "I have never had a migraine in my life." He kept insisting that I had migraines. Now one of my best friends does suffer from them, so I've seen how bad they can be. I've had headaches, but never one as serious as a migraine. He still wouldn't listen to me. This went on for about 10 minutes. He gave me a prescription for migraine medicine and I went ahead and took it to prove to him that it wouldn't work. Sure enough, I passed out again about a week later. I was never so happy to pass out in my life :D

Another one, again not Celiac related but still stupid, concerns my son. When he was two, he fractured his leg. After he had his cast taken off, he kept complaining about his leg hurting. So I called his orthopedic doctor and made an appointment. They took an x-ray. After the x-ray, he was sitting in my lap while we were waiting for the doctor. Mr. Big Shot Doctor walked in the room, said, "The X-ray looks fine." and walked out. My child never left my lap. The doctor didn't ask to see him walk, ask us any questions about the pain, or lay a hand on him. :angry: We immediately went to another doc, who said his leg was still healing and she promptly send him to physical therapy. Like Irish I wrote a polite, yet very pointed letter to the doctor and never heard a word back. I was so angry. You don't mess with a mama lion's cub B)

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jane, your long suffering unexplained bouts of dizziness reminds me of a Mystery DX episode I recently saw. Look up "disembarkment syndrome" If its not ur condition I hope that you get pointed in the right direction at least. Good Luck!

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Yesterday my doctor said that even though my serologies were positive, we needed to do a biopsy to confirm. Then, if positive, we'd do another biopsy in a few months after being on a gluten-free diet. But most people don't need the 2nd biopsy because their bloodwork comes back negative.

My thoughts: So, we can't trust positive results from the bloodwork but we can trust negative results??? What???? What makes those negative results so much more reliable than the positive ones??

Then, she goes on to say that she doesn't want me going on a gluten-free diet without a positive biopsy because gluten-free diets are "extremely difficult and hard to follow".

My thoughts: So, if the biopsy comes back positive, will a gluten-free diet then be easier to follow and not so difficult?? Doubtful. She pretty much just sent all her negative energy towards me about a gluten-free diet!!! Doomed no matter what is the message I got.

I went on the internet last night and found that many people who test positive to the antibodies and have negative biopsies later develop full-blown celiac, which is probably worse than it might have been had they started a gluten-free diet when the serologies were positive.

UGH.

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Yesterday my doctor said that even though my serologies were positive, we needed to do a biopsy to confirm. Then, if positive, we'd do another biopsy in a few months after being on a gluten-free diet. But most people don't need the 2nd biopsy because their bloodwork comes back negative.

My thoughts: So, we can't trust positive results from the bloodwork but we can trust negative results??? What???? What makes those negative results so much more reliable than the positive ones??

Then, she goes on to say that she doesn't want me going on a gluten-free diet without a positive biopsy because gluten-free diets are "extremely difficult and hard to follow".

My thoughts: So, if the biopsy comes back positive, will a gluten-free diet then be easier to follow and not so difficult?? Doubtful. She pretty much just sent all her negative energy towards me about a gluten-free diet!!! Doomed no matter what is the message I got.

I went on the internet last night and found that many people who test positive to the antibodies and have negative biopsies later develop full-blown celiac, which is probably worse than it might have been had they started a gluten-free diet when the serologies were positive.

UGH.

Typical. :(

False positives aren't very likely with blood work. The endoscope is mainly to confirm..and assess the level of villi damage.

Maybe she meant the REscope wasn't usually needed after starting the diet and redoing the blood tests show that the Celiac levels have gone down(are negative)?

I'm trying to give her the benefit of doubt here. ;)

If you have positive blood work..and no damage when scoped..congratulations! They caught it early. Stay gluten-free...even if it's hard. Doh!

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My doctor situation when I found out I had Celiac.

Background: My initial doctor who requested blood tests for the Celiac got called for duty and shipped overseas. So my mom and I had to go in and see a completely new doctor who clearly had barely read my file.

Doctor, looking at my file: Do you have a problem with wheat?

Me: Yeah...

Doctor: Oh good cause you have Celiac Sprue Disease. :blink: (This is a good thing?)

Me: *facepalm* well what does that mean?

Doctor: You can't eat anything with gluten, but I'm not an expert so you should google.

Me: Okay well am I more susceptible to any allergies or diseases?

Doctor: I just said I'm not an expert, just don't eat gluten okay? If you want to know about your problem, google it. *walks out*

So rude! Luckily, I found this site and a lot of my questions were answered :)

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My doctor situation when I found out I had Celiac.

Background: My initial doctor who requested blood tests for the Celiac got called for duty and shipped overseas. So my mom and I had to go in and see a completely new doctor who clearly had barely read my file.

Doctor, looking at my file: Do you have a problem with wheat?

Me: Yeah...

Doctor: Oh good cause you have Celiac Sprue Disease. :blink: (This is a good thing?)

Me: *facepalm* well what does that mean?

Doctor: You can't eat anything with gluten, but I'm not an expert so you should google.

Me: Okay well am I more susceptible to any allergies or diseases?

Doctor: I just said I'm not an expert, just don't eat gluten okay? If you want to know about your problem, google it. *walks out*

So rude! Luckily, I found this site and a lot of my questions were answered :)

wow. That's pretty close to how I was told about my DX..except the Dr. was nice. She said "you have Celiac. Don't eat gluten. Look it up online." These Dr.s are announcing we have a disease that will change our lives forever and this is the way they deliver that news? :blink:

I'm glad we both found this site! :D

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wow. That's pretty close to how I was told about my DX..except the Dr. was nice. She said "you have Celiac. Don't eat gluten. Look it up online." These Dr.s are announcing we have a disease that will change our lives forever and this is the way they deliver that news? :blink:

I'm glad we both found this site! :D

Well, I have to chine in here -- tjhey know by now that that's what we're going to do anyway :lol: And they know they know nothing about it. So why make themselves look any more foolish???

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Well, I have to chine in here -- tjhey know by now that that's what we're going to do anyway :lol: And they know they know nothing about it. So why make themselves look any more foolish???

:D :D :D

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I have too many stupid dr stories so I will stick with the latest.

I went to the dr for woman issues. He said it was because I'm a little overweight. OK, whatever. We proceeded to discuss my diet -- no wheat, no this, no that. He then puts me on this specialized diet. I tell him it is only 1 ingredient different than what I'm on and I don't think it is going to work. He insists I go on it. OK. After a few weeks I'm not losing like he thinks I should so he starts belittling me for not following his diet. I keep trying to tell him I am following it and there is something else wrong. A few appointments later he dismisses me and tells me I can come back when I can give up the twinkies and ding dongs. :angry::rolleyes: I could NOT get across to him that we do NOT eat twinkies and ding dongs. I now have a thyroid diagnosis that is just days old. If I start losing with this, I'm going to have to at least say something.

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I have too many stupid dr stories so I will stick with the latest.

I went to the dr for woman issues. He said it was because I'm a little overweight. OK, whatever. We proceeded to discuss my diet -- no wheat, no this, no that. He then puts me on this specialized diet. I tell him it is only 1 ingredient different than what I'm on and I don't think it is going to work. He insists I go on it. OK. After a few weeks I'm not losing like he thinks I should so he starts belittling me for not following his diet. I keep trying to tell him I am following it and there is something else wrong. A few appointments later he dismisses me and tells me I can come back when I can give up the twinkies and ding dongs. :angry::rolleyes: I could NOT get across to him that we do NOT eat twinkies and ding dongs. I now have a thyroid diagnosis that is just days old. If I start losing with this, I'm going to have to at least say something.

:angry::o :o

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Went to the doctor for extreme fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands at base of neck. After a 2 minute exam, was prescribed antibiotics for a sinus?!? infection.

Ten days later, I went to a new doctor who immediately ordered thyroid tests and I was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis.

I think we will go with the new doc.

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I have too many stupid dr stories so I will stick with the latest.

I went to the dr for woman issues. He said it was because I'm a little overweight. OK, whatever. We proceeded to discuss my diet -- no wheat, no this, no that. He then puts me on this specialized diet. I tell him it is only 1 ingredient different than what I'm on and I don't think it is going to work. He insists I go on it. OK. After a few weeks I'm not losing like he thinks I should so he starts belittling me for not following his diet. I keep trying to tell him I am following it and there is something else wrong. A few appointments later he dismisses me and tells me I can come back when I can give up the twinkies and ding dongs. :angry::rolleyes: I could NOT get across to him that we do NOT eat twinkies and ding dongs. I now have a thyroid diagnosis that is just days old. If I start losing with this, I'm going to have to at least say something.

Oh geez.

How is that doc not strung up by his heels in a public forum??

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