I FIRED ALL MY DOCTORS TODAY..WILLING TO SAY WHY IF SOMEONE WANTS

Posted by WILKINS905 @wilkins905, Dec 3, 2012

I FIRED ALL MY DOCTORS TODAY..WILLING TO SAY WHY IF SOMEONE WANTS TO KNOW !

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Hi wilikins is everything okay

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Yes….I am ok…..I will be going to some new doctors…..i don’t just think i have been jjerked around..I know it ..Ihad to go to the ER because they gave me a drug called LUVOX 100 mg…..I am not depressed.I have a report that says those three drugs will give you serotonin sydrome ..and if you have muscle pasm you better hurry and get to an ER…I did not do that the first time and have been catching hell every since….third time other drugs got mixed up didn’t go that time either….it was bad ..this last time i fought it as long as I could ..but went to the ER …ER doctor still did CYA…I still have the buzz in my head but not as bad…..the doctors know I can not take a lot of medicine so why por it on me anyway….I AM GOING TO BE ALRIGHT…..thank you for your concern

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Hi Glad that your’e okay hope that you find a really good dr maybe try for a specialist. Luvox was the drug that caused all my problems with the clotting. I didn;t need to be on it either. But the damage has been done and unfortunately it took my health. Take care always here Let me know how you get along

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ABOUT THE SAME…….ONE MORE NEW DOCTOR TO SEE…WILL UPDATE YOU LATER

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Hi- I’m new to the group and this may not be the best way to introduce myself, but I totally get you and I’m ready to do the same here in Eastern Tn. I had a pulmonary function test over a month ago and they waited until mid afternoon on Friday to deliver possibly devastating news that it showed restrictive lung disease, which can be terminal depending on what type and what’s causing it. The first nurse didn’t know how to explain it and the second acted like it was nothing. On a Friday after noon my doctor was not there so I could talk to him, so I have to suffer all weekend.
Tomorrow I see a cardiologist to talk about the Amiodarone I’ve been taking which can cause lung injury. I have heart issues as well as anxiety and depression. They know this.
Going to Mayo July 28. Never seen a place that cares and responds like Mayo.
Sorry to hijack your thread but I was trying to explain why I get it and. support what you’re doing.
I hope your new drs are better and know how to treat you.

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@kudzu

Hi- I’m new to the group and this may not be the best way to introduce myself, but I totally get you and I’m ready to do the same here in Eastern Tn. I had a pulmonary function test over a month ago and they waited until mid afternoon on Friday to deliver possibly devastating news that it showed restrictive lung disease, which can be terminal depending on what type and what’s causing it. The first nurse didn’t know how to explain it and the second acted like it was nothing. On a Friday after noon my doctor was not there so I could talk to him, so I have to suffer all weekend.
Tomorrow I see a cardiologist to talk about the Amiodarone I’ve been taking which can cause lung injury. I have heart issues as well as anxiety and depression. They know this.
Going to Mayo July 28. Never seen a place that cares and responds like Mayo.
Sorry to hijack your thread but I was trying to explain why I get it and. support what you’re doing.
I hope your new drs are better and know how to treat you.

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Welcome @kudzu, I know it must be extremely difficult to get devastating news especially on a Friday and then have to wait until Monday to see a cardiologist to talk about it. I'm glad to hear you have an appointment at May July 28th. There is a discussion on Amiodarone that you might find helpful to prepare for your Monday appointment with the cardiologist.

— Has anyone stopped amiodarone and replaced it with a different drug?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/has-anyone-stopped-amiodarone-and-replaced-it-with-a-different-drug/

Is your appointment at Mayo a followup for the results of your pulmonary function test?

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Hi John, thanks for replying.
As of Friday I stopped the amiodarone myself.
I have googled and I know there’s a possibility this could be terminal, but hopefully the Amiodarone stoppage will reverse it.
I’m not even sure the results didn’t get mixed up. The technician doing the test said my results looked “awesome”. Something doesn’t add up here.
Besides my fear and sadness, is rage. They told me it wasn’t an emergency and wasn’t that bad, so why couldn’t it have waited until Monday?
Some people in the medical profession are wonderful and “have the gift”. Others need to consider a different profession.
Yes, the appt. at Mayo is a follow up. I got off the phone and went into action. Called Mayo and explained the situation. It helps that I’ve been seen there before. They even offered me an appointment for tomorrow but I can’t get the records together that fast.
I’ll check out that website.
Thank you.

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I contacted a specialist doctor's solo practice (that I had been seeing) several times leaving messages & even sending a email to request she look (online) at follow up test results this year. I never heard back so just I assumed she had fired me as a patient (my insurance is less than wonderful), or she had gotten COVID. Out of the blue months later her staff called me to schedule a appointment. Even though I had by then seen a Nurse Practitioner for this matter I made a appointment mainly to discuss a medication. When I saw her she said she hadn't received my prior messages. I believed her because she seemed so honestly surprised to be hearing of them. As my condition proved not to be of a life threatening nature, this was forgivable, but in the future if I want a quicker response I will drop off a letter in a large envelope at her office in person.

The diagnostic phase is said to cause the most psychic trauma so your response to being left hanging is quite understandable. I wish you good luck at Mayo.

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I am in this same frustration with doctors and was tempted to post on this subject. In November of 2020, I suffered my 3rd heart attack. I had 5 stents in my heart, which were occluded. They weren’t able to restent, which required triple bypass and now a diagnosis of systolic and diastolic heart failure. They attempted to treat all this blockage with medication and now I’m wondering if they would have moved forward with bypass sooner, maybe I would not be where I am. I finally went to Mayo Clinic also. I was offered a heart cath there but returned home to have it where I live. Same treatment, no communication after test, not stabilized on medication. Can’t get appointments with doctor due to the providers protocol. They don’t seem to be open to addressing your needs. After 2 years of this, I’m considering moving to Rochester. Healthcare should not be like this.

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@kudzu @retirement75 @linh Oh, do I hear you all! I haven't had these experiences in awhile but your posts caused me to recall what happened when I had pneumonia some years ago. I was having trouble breathing during the day time and I tried calling my doctor's office. The receptionist wouldn't give me an appointment. I wound up in the ER in the middle of the night. When I saw my doctor for follow up a few days later he was very annoyed at the front desk people given my symptoms. This caused me to think about how a medical office is organized and the training and response of the first people you encounter on the phone. Sometimes it's not at all the doctor's fault that you didn't get a call back or didn't get seen.

@kudzu. A technician or nurse should never explain a diagnosis – unless the nurse is a nurse practitioner who has the medical license, training and experience to do that. Your experience on a Friday afternoon is just terrible. Like you, I would have worried and been awake all weekend.

Are you feeling better now that you have an appointment at Mayo Clinic at the end of the month?

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Thanks for sharing. That too was a horrible experience. Good that your condition proved not to be life threatening. I pray mine isn’t either, but as you found out, getting straight answers is hard.
Also, the internet can be confusing and scary.
I will be seeing my cardiologist this am. His office is at the same hospital where my pft was done. I know that technicians are not doctors, but they know a lot. The fact that this guy said my results were so good does not add up.
I just relocated to Eastern Tn from Miami, so I don’t have a feel for whether these guys are any good or not.
I want answers and I want them now. I’m scared but also in a very confrontational mood. There is no excuse for the time it took to contact me or the nurses’ behavior and I will deal with it.
BTW, don’t just hand off an envelope to her office-hand it directly to her. I’ve had more than one thing “lost” that way.

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Just wanted to say that I've had my ups and downs with doctors and think it can sometimes be partially my fault too. A few years ago I had the opportunity to meet and listen to a presentation by Dr. Victor Montori, a Mayo Clinic doctor who is the cofounder of The Patient Revolution – https://patientrevolution.org/team-1. They have a lot of good information that is helpful for joining the patient revolution to make healthcare what it should be.

Check it out!
https://issuu.com/patientrevolution/docs/ptrev_hwr_guide_sp

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