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    Ok, tell me this: Why is it when I went to the cardiologist yesterday, he acted as if I was lying to him? He asked me some questions pertaining to my recent heart episode and he also asked about my past (distant past). I told him about the stroke in 1996 and the TIA's. I told him about the aneurysms and the A-Fib. I also, of course, told him about the Lupus and fibromyalgia. He said, "well, all of your test results look great. You say you had all these problems but your tests don't reveal anything. I have to investigate your other medical records before I make a decision".
    I wanted to punch him in his face.
    Then today, I go to my pcp and she tells me my ana is negative but that my test for inflammation is higher than it should be and that's probably causing the problems with my heart. Oh yeah, my pcp tells me that I am pre-diabetic and my cardiologist SHOULD HAVE ordered me a heart monitor to wear so he can see what I am talking about when I have these heart episodes.

    Ok, I have just decided that I AM NOT SICK. I DON'T HAVE LUPUS, FIBROMYALGIA, A-FIB, TIA'S, INFLAMMATION, PRE-DIABETES, OR ANYTHING ELSE. i DIDN'T HAVE A STROKE. I DON'T HAVE ANEURYSMS. I MADE IT ALL UP. IT'S ALL IN MY DARN HEAD AND I JUST WANT THE ATTENTION OF DOCTORS. YES, THAT'S IT. I AM A LIAR AND MY "EPISODES" ARE SOMETHING I AM MAKING UP EVEN THOUGH WHEN I AM HAVING AN EPISODE, THE DOCTORS SEE IT HAPPENING. BUT NO!!! THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME. I AM JUST A FAKER. I JUST WANT TO BE SICK!!!
    I AM SO DONE RIGHT NOW.
    WTHECK IS GOING ON???????????? WHAT IS THE POINT?????? I GIVE UP!!!!!!!!

    OK. That felt good to get out, but I'm serious. My cardiologist is a nut job. My heart is hurting right now. He is saying that the inflammation n the heart sack is probably causing the "episodes".
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    Oh yeah, the entire time I was in the hospital (2 1/2 days), I was wearing a heart monitor and EVERY TIME I GOT UP TO GO TO THE BATHROOM, MY HEART RATE JUMPED FROM THE 80's TO OVER 130. That's just from walking from the bed to the bathroom (the bed was right next to the bathroom). I guess I was making that up, too.
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    OMG do I understand what you mean! I feel for you because I went through that for so long! My question is this: If they found inflammation in the heart sack then why don't they deal with that? IT seems to me that inflammation around the heart sack is proof of something wrong but what do I know.

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    Hi mrstjscott, I am shaking my head as I read this. Ehen I felt like a 400lb man was sitting on my chest and an icepick was was being blamed into my heart I had various doctors give their opinions over time. Here they are.
    "I think it is MENAPAUSE."
    "You have DEPRESSION."
    "Well there is nothing wrong with your heart"
    "Well I can't help you."

    There is more humiliating than docs who think you are making thing up. One doctor even commented on my divorced statis. I became so angry that I said, " Did it ever dawn on you that getting the divorce has HELPED ME?" Later that week I received a letter from that doc (not a call) stating that he discovered Hoshimotos thyroiditis and to set up an appointment.

    I wanted to scream at each doctor at that center. To this day, if I go to that center am treated CONDESCENDINGLY! I don't go there anymore and I am treated so much better. There are good docs out there they just have to be uncovered(sarcasm here).

    Hey that was a really good vent you had there. I feel much better myself (giggle).

    Don't you give up fight like crazy!

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    Tgal, I don't know what the problem is. If I die due to the lack of concern, I already told my husband to change the name of the hospital to MOORE-SCOTT HOSPITAL. They irk me so bad. The cardiologist told me to call him on Tuesday. I will "know" then what he decides. DUH.
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    LovedbyHim, I did feel so much better after I ranted. I mean, how can doctors be so thoughtless? He, the cardiologist did say that if he couldn't "find" anything after his "research of my other medical records", he may have to do a heart cath. As inept as they are, do you REALLY THINK I WOULD LET THEM DO A HEART CATH? How bout this? TREAT THE INFLAMMATION around my heart. I am self medicating with steroids. My pcp said she doesn't want me to take steroids because of the long-term affects, but they are the only thing that make me feel somewhat better. So, until they find me an answer, I am going to take the steroids. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!! LOL.
    Oh yeah, the doctor commented on your divorce status?!!!!!!!!!!!!!? Oh, so he's a social worker, too? Condescending? Oh yeah, I know about THAT, TOO. What is wrong with the doctors today? Hippocratic Oath, anyone?
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    Amazing isn't it? I hope it will all come to good for you. So sorry for your suffering. Please keep me posted on all of this. I'm glad you have a husband to walk beside you, otherwise we would have to blame your symptoms on a divorce (giggling).

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    Hello mrstjscott,

    I know you've had a rough day of it mate but what you put in caps as gave me the best laugh i've had all day mate and cheers for that.

    We've all been where you are one way or another down the line and they can really P you off mate and that's where your issue is the sack and why dow he solve it, when he knows that's where your problems coming from, i ah a kidding you these quacks are idiots at times and they think we're the ones who are dum "Oh no we're having the symptoms".

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    Hahahahaha lovedbyHim. I am surprised my husband HASN'T divorced me with all these mood swings and temper tantrums. I was wondering how I could divorce myself!!! LOL LOL LOL
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    Yes, Peridot. After I read it again, I had to laugh myself. I was trippin but I surely felt better after that. I'm still firing my cardiologist. Well, if he acts like he has some sense on Tuesday, he may have a stay of execution. Here's hoping. Glad to make some people laugh today. Sometimes we just need to laugh. Laughing has kept many people from going crazy!!! I hope I can think to laugh when the next doctor implies that I am lying about my symptoms.
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