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I had to vent.... My 3rd GI doctor is a dam idiot... Okay ... Yeah I know maybe I am just some "wacked out" person whohas mental issues. This may be true:eek:), but I do have common sense...Anyways I have been having all types of Gastric issues since Mid nov that turned into stomach issues through Dec, then in Jan 2010they turned into BLOATING, gas, & indigestion issues..... Please note I am a 36 yo male who has had anexity issues for few months(the type where i just dont feel good-little shortness of breath).. I have never been medicated though my wife would love for me totak something(I have tried a few XANAX, but only when the anexity feel like a panic).. I have NEVER had any stomach issues in 36years.My whole life I could eat ANYTHING.. So anyways I decided to see my GI today on Fec 1 just to let him know"Hey I still got these darn problems- after every meal or so horrible bloating etc".. While I was talking to him todayI decided to SHOW him my DIET/SYMTOMS LOG I have kept since Dec 8, 2009.. I started this log because from the advise of hisnurse she said "Its a good idea to document all foods that way you can hopefully find out what maybe is a trigger food"..Anyways so on Dec 8 just prior to my FIRST TEST (ENDOSCOPY) I decided to keep this informal log.. Well today when I went to his office I PROUDLY said "Hey doc along with my continuing issues I have my log"...Well he looked at me after I read last weeks issues and he said "Don you are OBSESSIVE COMPLUSIVE and that you need to see someoneto help control it". I calmly stated "Doc you may have a point because I tend to be obsessive compulsive at times and do suffer from anexity every so often, but PLEASEtell me what I did to give you that opinion?" He said "LOOK AT YOUR LOG that is OCD"..WOW!! I ALMOST BLEW IT!! .... I told him.. " Doc with all due respect your nurse told me it would be a good ides to keep trac of my diet!"..He said " well u took it a few steps further "... I said "Doctor COME ON.. Iagree i may have a mild OCD issue (he has all my primart care docs) but ANYONE who is conceren with their health could be that way and your observation of my OCD based on my LOG really conceren me on your ability".He said " Don from the begining you are not taking the medication I wanted u to such as Labrex for you IBS, PROTONIX for your GERD. I said " Oh okay and let me guess u want me to talk something for my OCD too?..He said " If needed.. u may want to take meds for that too...I said " So what about a CAT SCAN is that a waste too"..He said "Yes you dont need it you are OCD"..I said " Doc you wont be seeing me again - good by..I AM GOING TO DO A CHARGE BACK ON MY CO-PAY... My wife and I got into a fight because she agreed with him..ANyways... I feel I am 100% CORRECT! though I can take constructive critisim.. Do u all think I am WRONG?I think the Doc could of emphazisd my mental issues do tend to make this worse and I would agree, but for him to put allhis ammunition that my LOG is whats making me crazy and my mild stomach buring I though was crazy..PLUS what about my POOP.. Semi normal in the mornings and ROCK HARD BALLS at night.. He said u got IBSI said I am NO DOCTOR, but IBS /GERB is a enigma NO ONE can explain.... I am more coneren about something serious..he said well I am not..So what should i do? Get another doctor and get a HIGH RADIATION CAT SCAN for peace of mind or give it another month?Thanks for reading my nutty story:eek:)
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Don from the begining you are not taking the medication I wanted u to such as Labrex for you IBS, PROTONIX for your GERD
He has a point... The meds may help you and you didn't try them???
So what should i do? Get another doctor and get a HIGH RADIATION CAT SCAN for peace of mind or give it another month?
What do I think you should do? 1)Get another GI Doc who is willing to rule out other GI disorders via some testing. And because you obviously have little or no respect for or trust in your current one.2)I do NOT think a CAT scan is necessary from what you told us of your symptoms. (Which, by the way, seem mild.. to me anyway) 3)See some other Dr about your possible OCD.
The very nature of IBS is sometimes is DOES exactly that.. come out of nowhere. One can be fine for a bit and them it can flare up again. That is just part of it. I would take your meds as prescribed as that might help you. And Still... I would see a Dr about your anxiety and get it treated as you are even now afraid of the meds. There is no reason to suffer with the anxiety... and you may find with that (your anxiety) treated, that your gut (and your BP) calm down quite abit.All the best
Hon there are other meds out there to ease anxiety besides "Xanax". No med is perfect.. no treatment for ANYthing is perfect. Yes sure there are other things one can do, but for anxiety.. yeah I think you are right.. changing one's diet doesn't go very far. Serious good therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy maybe.. and some meds for awhile MAY help you. But you won't know til you give it a serious long term try. Please.. do yourself a favor and look into getting some real treatment for your anxiety. It can take road testing a few Dr's before you find the right match for you. But don't give up!
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