View Full Version : I think the rheum. was a quack

06-22-2009, 11:56 AM
It seems that the rheum. I went to for my 2nd opinion was a quack. I've now talked to 4 people that went to him, all for different things, and they all got the same diagnosis. We are all "preoccupied with bodily functions" and "anxious" according to him. He prescribed all of us Zoloft and Xanax.
He told one woman that she was making up her symptoms and to stop reading about them, it would only make them worse. She ended up going to a neurologist nearly a year later (after recovering from thinking she was a hypochondriac), convinced she had a back problem. Ends up, she has MS.
I'm not sure if I should trust him about the Lupus diagnosis now or not. The first doctor was on some strange trip to give me chemotherapy drugs right way and then I got a quack. Crazy.
I'm seeing and endocrinologist Thursday to get my thyroid straightened out. I know I need to get that done.
After that, I may go see a rheum. at Baylor or UT. Hopefully they will know what they are talking about.
Thanks for all your help with these doctors. You all called it right away, I should have listened. . .

06-22-2009, 01:51 PM
a rheumy at baylor or UT sounds like a great plan....keep up the good work. You know what is happening to your body, and there is a doctor out there who will help you....i will keep my fingers crossed.

06-22-2009, 02:04 PM
It sound like you must be in Texas. I live in San Antonio, and I finally found a good rheumy. Where are you - near Austin (UT), or Baylor Medical in Houston, or perhaps Dallas? I saw an excellent movement specialist at Baylor in Houston.

06-22-2009, 07:20 PM
Oh wow! At least now you know he was just a stupid doctor, and the 'preoccupied with bodily function' diagnosis wasnt special for you!! What kind of doctor does that?
I hope that the endocrinologist goes well, and you can find a decent rheumy...

06-22-2009, 07:29 PM
I'm in Houston. I'd LOVE a referral to a great rheum. It's one of those things that I feel like I'm taking shots in the dark right now. I'm looking at this list on my insurance website and have no clue how to choose one.
Very frustrating.

06-22-2009, 09:21 PM
don't you just love our health system of selecting a doctor based on some list with absolutely no personal background referral? so frustrating! It sounds like Dr. Quack is in need of retirement if he thinks his patients are all "preoccupied with bodily functions" and "anxious". Perhaps he is a little antiquated in his thoughts? (Sort of like the 1950's doctors who would lock up girls with mild situational depression in places with schizophrenics and other serious disorders). Does he not think that you should be preoccupied with your body if it is not functioning the way it should? crazy talk! it sounds like you need a 3rd opinion. Have you looked at the LFA website to see which doctors they refer in your area? I found my rheumy on that site. (I like her a lot but I am going for a second opinion because I just won't start taking heavy drugs without a 2nd or 3rd opinion. Especially when she thinks she MIGHT know what I have. Then again, she might not!) Their website will probably help you since you live in a major urban area.
Best of luck to you!

06-23-2009, 03:50 PM
Oh my goodnes Shepherdgirl, that sounds like a couple i have been to as well!!!!! :no: They are the ones who need to take the Zoloft!! Shoot, they can just go ahead and od on it as far as im concerned!! LOL:laugh: Ok, just kidding, i dont condone killing the God like drs, just maybe injuring them a bit! LOL

06-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Yeah, that dr. totally needs some Zoloft of his own. . .

06-24-2009, 10:31 AM
LOL Yeah, i think MOST drs DO NEED it from what im experiencing with them these days!!!! :wacko: