I just wanted to thank all of you nice ladies who have wished me well today when I went to the Dr.
First thing when I walked in I had to explain who I was and that I did have an appointment today, she finally found it, then kind of hateful said take a seat over there.....I had to wait 2 hrs.
When the Nurse took me back she weighted me and shook her head, "you gained 4 lbs since you were here, hummm now when was that?"she said looking at the chart. "4 mos ago in Dec, before Christmas, you know the Holiday that's almost here again" I said under my breath, but smiling said, "I know I just stay so hungry sometimes"... then she preceded to make sweet conversation and I asked how the Dr's wife was? She said, "she's doing much better, the Dr. is thinking about retiring to stay home and take care of her" I said, "that's nice", humm wonder what he's going to do with his patients. She left and I'm waiting for him to coming. Another 37 mins, I timed it.
When he walked in, I knew this wasn't going to go very well, Dr. in a grumpy voice "What is your problem today, why are you here?" Excuse me, I was told in Dec to take 100 MCG of Synthroid a day for 2 mos and then go to the clinic and have test run, and then come back to you the next week, I did....that was 2 mos and 3 cancellations ago, but I said...I am here to find out what my test showed. "Well you test show good your thyroid is normal, pituitary gland shows good. Are you feeling any better since you started taking the meds?"
Some days I do, but some days I don't...I stay tired and then told him all the problems I still had. " Well the symptoms you are telling me could be caused by alot of problems. I don't know what you want me to do, what do you want me to say" Well I guess you told me what I wanted to know, my test showed this wasn't my problem. Dr."Are you depressed?" Well the longer I stay sick and can't do what I want to do, I do tend to feel depressed, but I said no, not really. "Well maybe you need to just lose some weight and try to keep it off." I believe that is one of the problems I told you I had, even if I'm on a diet and follow it to the letter I still gain weight one week and the lose the next. So I don't know. Maybe I'm just nuts and think I'm sick. Dr."Well since you were already on Synthroid when you came to me, I really don't know if your thyroid level was low, normal or high, before the first test" I said, Dr Neil sent you the results he got and that's why he put me on the meds because I needed it, and since I had to wait 4 mos. for my first visit he was trying to help me. Dr, "we could take you off for 2 mos and see, but..." I said I'd be willing to do that. He just laughed for the 100th time since he walked in, he laughed at everything I said and just looked at me, then said "that would be more trouble than it was worth" Excuse me? OK then if I don't have a problem and don't need to take the meds then why didn't my test read too high after taking the meds for 2 months..my Husband has no thyroid at all and he only takes 175 MCG to keep his test showing normal. I don't understand. Do you want me to stop taking the meds since I apparently don't need them? The Dr was standing by now headed to the door, he looked back at me and said "NO Continue to take it. well I don't know what to tell you, again I ask you what do you want from me?
By now I was totally confused, sick and pissed off. I told him, and I am sorry for saying it and should not have, not because of him, but because it was not right, I told him I didn't want him to do a damn thing....and walked out the door he was holding open. When I took my sheet to the front he had already, before asking me what I wanted him to do, had written discharged on my sheet. He needed worry I wasn't coming back.
When I got home I did what I should have done before going to him, I looked him up on the net and it seems I'm not the only patient who has not been pleased with him, his rating is less than fair. Some had even marked him poor.
I will go back to My GP tomorrow and tell him what happened and will stop the meds until it is proven to me I need them. Maybe it's the over dosing that keeps me feeling bad.
Sorry to be so long winded, it's just that I've never been treated so rudely and unprofessional by a Dr before. I should have knew with him putting me & his other patients off as long as he did something was wrong.