Fed Up with Ignorant Doctors
I am so furious I can hardly contain myself. I've been having migraines for at least 2 months now and decided to go to the Drs. to get some relief. She was unavailable so I saw the nurse practitioner What a joke!! She questioned me about everything. She tried telling me the chest pain I had been experiencing was more likely coming from an ulcer. I told her I have not had any problems with my ulcer for almost a year now. She proceeded to tell me that I probably did but just was not aware of it. Okay, for the sake of argument I let that remark go.
I told her the only reason I was there was to get something for my migraines. She told me that it was possible I needed a CT scan. I LOST IT!! I told her that was crazy! I reminded her that I had Lupus. I also told her that I have no past complaints listed in my records for migraines and that right now I was in a flare and I believed that is where they were coming from. She said "Well all your test results came out normal except for your thyroid, it is too low. I want you to take another thyroid test. I told her the one I had done was from a few weeks ago why on earth was I being told to take yet another!! In the past my doctors would up the medication and have me come back in 8 weeks for retesting. Not come back in 2 weeks and lets test again and again!!
OMG I am so mad!! For the migraine she said she would give me a sample pack which contained 2 pills of which 3 per day could be taken. I handed her a pamphlet that would give me up to 42 tablets for free from the company (Topamax). She said "No see if your insurance will cover these ones and that is what I am writing the prescription for." She said they may be pricey if not covered. I said then why won't you just give me a prescription for the ones I can get for free to try them. She said she didnít want to and I needed to do what she said. She stated that I try to play doctor and self diagnose. At this point I think I do a better job.
I cannot remember a time when I have been more outraged!! She completely dismissed my Lupus, said that the pain in my chest was from a non-existing ulcer and when I brought up the documented fluid on the heart and lungs she dismissed that too. My own internist never even prescribed anything for the fluid. I started to take Naproxen on my own.
Please, please is it me?? I really think I need to find a new doctor!
It is not possible to be worried while fully trusting in God.