posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 05:53 PM
I'm another who has my life back thanks to a good doctor and a good neurologist.
But I went to another one of the docs in my regular GP's practice with what I suspected was a massive sinus infection, and the man asked one or two
questions, felt my neck, never once used a stethoscope, wrote me an antibiotics scrip and sent me on my way with a diagnosis of acute bronchitis.
Since I thought I had a sinus infection, I didn't protest much, but I thought it was really odd you could diagnose bronchitis without listening to
lung sounds at all.
My GP is the sort who will tell you it's a virus and he can't give you an antibiotic for it, only maybe suggest some things to help with symptoms.
He might give you a decongestant. He will me since he knows I have a penchant for sinus infections.
There are noted in my file warning against certain medications, and both my GP and my neuro are diligent in steering clear of them.
When I was pregnant, I got into a fight with my OB/GYN over my migraine care. She wanted me to go on a narcotic and got upset when I tried to tell her
why that was a bad idea for someone with diagnosed chronic migraine to do. She wouldn't even call my neurologist to consult like I asked her to do,
and she dumped me off on another OB in the practice I'd never seen at 8 months along right after I fought her suggestion. I never saw her again.
You have to find good doctors and you can't be afraid to stand up for yourself and don't be intimidated if they don't like it when you do stand up