posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 01:53 PM
All I can chime in is: Be very vocal in your care. I went through a health nightmare last year and it was amazing how much noise this shy, quiet girl
had to make. Nearly two weeks in hospital just to get a diagnosis, I literally had to chase a doctor through the hospital with my nurse in tow after
threatening to pack up and leave. If it wasn't so serious and expensive it would have been comical.
I am extremely vocal (far from quiet and shy) lol to the point my last doctor dropped me with no warning. Fine with me, shows they don't care nor do
they like when someone questions them. I felt like he thought I was there to get nothing but meds from him and I wasn't. It is annoying because so
many doctors assume you are just pill shopping esp here in FL because sooooo many people are addicted to pain pills. I have told every doctor I see I
do not want any narcotic. I don't like them. If I am given something and it doesnt work I do not take. I don't see the point in taking something if
it isn't working. I have a medicine cabinet full of meds that I was given that do not work.
The doctor I am seeing now so far seems alright. She listens and knows I will ask questions and will question what she says. I have an appointment
with another doctor next month that I will keep to get another opinion on things because I feel like the MRI results really are related to my
headaches esp since none of the migraine meds work.
Let's just say the more pain you are in, the easier it is to make an ugly fuss. Make one. Nail your doctor down point blank with how the money
you spend is going to get you results and relief. Demand an answer or options. It's their job. I hope you manage the healthcare gauntlet and are
enjoying life again soon so you can focus on your baby!
It sure is a gauntlet! I so don't remember this much trouble the last time i Had insurance. It is really weird now. If you ask questions hey seem to
look at you funny. My sons doctor gives me a hard time too when I question them on vaccines and other things. It seems they are not use to people
If you even raise your voice while demanding something they get all huffy and say "don't yell at me," UM since when does voice tone equal yelling?
I was like if you want me to yell at you I will. I will not kiss anyones rear. I PAY YOU (not you) the doctor so I want answers. We have shelled out
so much money since August and I am in no better shape than I was then.
I hope this doctor I am seeing now does something more than what I have experienced. I will stick with the other appointment I have with the other
doctor for a more opinions and I will see a neurologist as soon as we can work out the $400 out of pocket cost up front.