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My doctor may in fact be trying to kill me...

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posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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You sound like you have what I have. I have ulcerative collits.
It causes ALL those symptoms. Because of the blood, you NEED to goto the hospital to rule out diverticulitis. It took three colonoscopies for my diagnosis.
They take tissue samples. I also had a pill endoscopy done, where you swallow a camera and it takes pictures of the bowel as it goes down.Also have you had antibiotics recently? They can cause something call c difficile , and that is also dangerous.

I would get a new GI. A new GI will redo the procedure . I would get a new GI and not even tell him you saw one already. Get the tests redone, but goto a hospital. IF you have blood in your stool, they WILL do tests and not throw you out. If they do, you have a lawsuit. If you were in Arizona , I would recommend mine, he is wonderful and will not stop until he finds the problem.




posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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I was actually thinking diverticulitus made sense considering everything I had been experiencing. I'm curious, what tests did they run? Because according to them the CAT scan that they did twice. Once in 2008 and another in 2009 would show it if it was there.

Does anyone know any foods that will stop diarrea?



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by Fat Azn
Thanks. I was joking about the race thing. I know racism is stupid and that a doctor would really never begrudge someone for that especially not to the point of warranting death. I am mixed race or rather ethnicity myself. So I'm not a racist person by any means.


I getcha and glad to hear it, sometimes hard to tell when reading a thread. I know how it feels though when you're wondering why someone doesn't seem to be helping, "is it my clothes? do not like the way I look?" when in fact it could be that they simply don't know the answer or have other issues plaguing them. For example if the doctor just signed divorce papers that morning, it's likely to ruin one's day. My mother is the only person I know who would go to a doctor's office and ask the doc, "you okay? you seem to be a little down". I've gotta take more lessons about people from her.

[edit on 26-1-2009 by saint4God]



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to him. I almost cried reading that. So why do you think they wouldn't notice this if I have it during a colonoscopy?

[edit on 26-1-2009 by Fat Azn]



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Fat Azn
Does anyone know any foods that will stop diarrea?


Pepto Bismol liquid, not tablets, helped me a number of times but I don't know if it's a good call for more severe cases (which is why I mentioned milk, it's usually safe). The only side-effect I'd had from it is a darkened stool. Please keep hydrated, maybe Gatorade not just water to restore lost electrolytes and salt.

[edit on 26-1-2009 by saint4God]



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:09 AM
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I agree you must get to another doctor for a second opinion.

For what it's worth, a few years ago my son who was your age had the exact same condition and it lasted off and on for about two years. He had tests run, and they never could find the cause of it. He had a prescription for diarrhea which he took when he felt an episode coming on, and after a couple of years the condition just cleared up.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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What you need to do is do some research for a doctor that specializes in lets say the bowels colon part of the body.

An uncle of mine had Fibromyalgia which was reletively unknown at the time. He went to the local doctors and hospitals who did all their tests and found nothing. The doctors told him it was all in his head. He went to one of the local hospitals that could not diagnose him but insisted that he needed a spinal injection that caused him to lose all control of his bowels and bladder in the hospital and left him unable to walk and the hospital said he was ok and said they did not think he needed to be admitted for observation. I myself have run into the arrogant know-it-all doctors and refuse to go to one unless I slice an artery.


Find a specialist! No matter where the specialist is, find one and talk to him/her and go see him/her if needed! And dont tell them about your doctor. The first thing they will do is contact your doctor.

[edit on 26-1-2009 by A NeWorlDisorder]



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:12 AM
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Originally posted by Fat AznApparently everyone talks like he is the best of the best. The problem is is that if you meet him you'll notice a type of over confidence that is also reflective in his bedside manner.


Yeah well that is extremely common. The best docs/vets I have ever met were usually not the warm and fuzzy type. It seems to be a very common personality thing.

Honestly I suspect he probably knows what he is talking about, but he doesn't take the time to explain things. Though if he is so knowledgeable I don't see why he isn't suggesting other drugs/treatments if you are asking him too. Unless he is saying "it's not cancer" and you are hung up on the cancer thing, therefore he just doesn't bother discussing other treatments.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:15 AM
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Yeah good call. I'm going to take some pepto and gatorade right now, but I mean what about "food-food". I'm dying of hunger over here. It's been like 4 hours since I've eaten and the fat azn within is needing more power.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by A NeWorlDisorder
The doctors told him it was all in his head.


If a medical doctor todl me it was all in my head, I'd ask to see their psychology degree. Otherwise, I'd politely tell them that I'm not envisioning these symptoms and ask them to fix what's wrong with my body. I don't go to my dentist to have my car fixed for good reason.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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That could be a possibility. I was very concerned about cancer at the time and asked him if it was cancer. I honestly don't think it is cancer like I did a year and a half ago, but the fact remains that there is something wrong here and hearing people's stories it does seem like multiple doctors are needed to make a sure diagnosis if one is still experiencing symptoms.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by Fat Azn
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
 


I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to him. I almost cried reading that. So why do you think they wouldn't notice this if I have it during a colonoscopy?

[edit on 26-1-2009 by Fat Azn]


Like I said above it took three colonoscopies to diagnose. The biopsies kept coming back inconclusive. That is why I would get a new one that is persistent.
This was my second GI that diagnosed me. I have done a lot of doctor firing in my time. I had one tell me I was to young foe heart problems, then crashed my car and almost died when my heart arrythmia caused me to black out when driving. I do not take that crap from any doctors anymore.
IF I do not like my doctor, I find another . I also could care less about bed side manner. I want one that knows what he is doing and does his job.

When I was paralized from Gullian barre, the fist neurologist said I had the flu, and later I found out when I got the records he though I was deluginal! I ended up in ICU for three months! So I have been there, and been through the ringer a few times!

You have to be proactive in your health care these days. If you do not, it can kill you. Please take your OWN stool sample, and goto the Er . That is what I would do, and do not take no for an answer.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:32 AM
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If I may, I want to direct yo to a website that I guarantee will help you!

I suffered with many of the symptoms you are describing and ordered these all natural pills and will guarantee you , today, all the misery that once plagued me, ( the bleeding, the cramping, the knife in the gut sydrome, etc.) has gone.

Digestinol

I hope this helps!



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:41 AM
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You should be on a MEDICAL FORUM not on this crazy ppl forum about problems u have ...



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by Fat Azn
Yeah good call. I'm going to take some pepto and gatorade right now, but I mean what about "food-food". I'm dying of hunger over here. It's been like 4 hours since I've eaten and the fat azn within is needing more power.


Gotcha. I'd say go with high protein for power (tuna, turkey, chicken, lean roast beef), medium carb (bread, corn, cornbread, baked potato, honey wheat bread), simple sugars (bananas, red apples, other starchy fruits).

Conversely, stuff to avoid may be saturated fats (mostly in fried and fast foods like burgers. Grilled chicken sandwich is a better choice), hot/spicy foods (jalapenos, pepperoni, a lot of black pepper, bell peppers, etc), acidic foods (vinegar, orange juice, lemon juice), and carbonated beverages (soda, beer). These things are known to upset any person's stomach beyond the teenage years.

[edit on 26-1-2009 by saint4God]



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by jdposey
If I may, I want to direct yo to a website that I guarantee will help you!

I suffered with many of the symptoms you are describing and ordered these all natural pills and will guarantee you , today, all the misery that once plagued me, ( the bleeding, the cramping, the knife in the gut sydrome, etc.) has gone.

Digestinol

I hope this helps!




1 Bottle orders, choose your bottle and shipping combination below and you will be transferred to our Secure Order Form

Description Type L (L-Glutamine)

$159.00
Type S (Soy Lecithin)

$159.00


When I see this, I think "no". Sounds like it's a sugar soy-milk product...so soy milk may be worth a try - it goes for about $2 at your local grocery store. I like Silk - Vanilla Soy Milk, the rest tastes nasty.



Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides (AMP)


Catchy, but AMP stands for Adenosine Mono-Phosphate in the biology world. You can try some aloe with sugar if you like. Aloe tea (just add sugar) is available online and a hundred and fifty dollars less. I know someone in the office from China who says Aloe tea it's an ancient remedy in her homeland. The more I learn about Chinese tea, the more validity there seems to be. The ancient Chinese knew tea was good for you thousands of years before anyone elsewhere picked up on it. Five years ago here in America we've started putting Green Tea in just about everything. They were right about soy being healthy too (it's high protein and fat free) and we're finally catching on.

[edit on 26-1-2009 by saint4God]



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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Did you ever consider his attitude might be motivated by him not wanting to fight with your insurance company for doing more testing or another examination?



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 10:21 AM
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Yes, they are indeed expensive, but well worth it IF you need something immediate that will take effect.

I was in so much pain and up to 8 hydrocodone pills a night just to sleep, bleeding profusely, in agonizing pain and once I got on these pills, within nine days, I was off pain medication, bleeding had ceased and everything in relation to my bowel system began to heal.

Just the week before, the doctor wanted to remove half of my colon!

This was four years ago.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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I dunno, that really doesn't sound like a fissure to me. That wouldn't cause diarrhea, as far as I know...but 22 sounds awfully young to be developing colon cancer.
It kinda sounds like inflammatory bowel disease (not to be confused with irritable bowel syndrome).
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was 16, and the symptoms were pretty similar to what you describe.

I can't believe he said it was probably all in your head...I mean, seriously, how would that cause bleeding?!?

You should definitely be finding yourself another doctor, someone who can refer you to a different gastroenterologist.


As far as food...I always stuck to a modified BRAT diet when the symptoms were really bad.
Bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, yogurt, potatoes, pasta, tea...ya know, boring and bland stuff. I seem to recall eating a lot of mac n cheese too.

I'd avoid milk, sodas, stuff with a lot of fiber or seeds, & raw veggies.
There aren't any hard and fast rules though...it's different for everyone.


Hope you feel better soon, and find a doctor that actually listens to you, and can give you some real answers.

Good luck!

-cat =^.^=



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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Doctors, like any other profession, come in two categories. Good ones and bad ones. If the OP's story is true, the prick he is seeing is a bad one.

Solution: Change doctor, ASAP, stop funding incompetant and possibly homicidal imbecils, no matter how good their qualifications seem on paper.

Alternate solution: Move to europe, both England and France, despite all the problems, have waaaaaay better healthcare than stateside, for now.

[edit on 26-1-2009 by Zepherian]



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