I just wanted to vent about a new doctor I met this week. Bleh! I hate "specialists" who don't specialize in lupus! I went to see this doctor on the advice of my GP and my rheumy for a specific symptom I have. Anyway, he doesn't know what he is talking about, hasn't read my file from the redundant questions he is asking me and has the nerve to tell me I should try to go off my meds as my "lupus isn't that bad". He based this on the fact that my biggest complaints (while on plaquenil and prednisone) are fatigue, lethargy, headaches, nausea, malaise and right now to a mild degree joint pain. Okay, so I know I am lucky compared to many but I have had other symptoms and am quite happy to be keeping them in check with my current meds. I see my rheumy again in 4 weeks, just saw my gp for a review of meds Oct 1st....whatever! He said that and about 4 other things that just got under my skin and that I haven't been able to let go of yet...anyway, I may not have to see him again and I truly hope this is the case.
Just wanted to vent here as there is no where else I can complain about this and I know you understand. Feel free to share your own lame doctor comments....
OR better yet, lame people comments.
This morning...I was telling a co-worker that this was bad day (long week in education field with Halloween and special events). Just the kind of week where I get run down and symptomatic...so she was asking how I felt, and of course...being in my late 30s...she has to jump to..."Oh it's probably not lupus, you are probably pregnant." Nope, I am telling you what it is but thanks Dr.
Okay, enough crabbiness....very out of character for me. I feel better now. Off to work!