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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Update

First of all, I feel okay and didn't have any problems with my heart. I'm still a bit more tired than usual, but that's all. I'm taking my rest and Ron is pampering me. The pets never go far from my side. I feel blessed with all the well wishes I get from the people around me and from my internet buddies.
I've visited a lot of blogs, but didn't feel like posting myself. I'm taking a break from the memes this week. I know I'll be back, because I like it so much!

This morning I had to go to the internist. He didn't even know what had happened last week! When I told him he waved it away as if it was nothing. He doesn't take my chronic fatigue seriously either. I was so disappointed. At first I felt a bit down. Later I decided to make an appointment with my GP a.s.a.p. and ask for another specialist who will take me serious. I know I have a lot of different symptoms, conditions, illnesses; some clear and treatable, some vague and strange but not less difficult or annoying. I need someone who sees the big picture and hopefully will be able to find the connections and/or answers. My life is too precious to me to let an ignorant internist treat it lightly!

16 comments:

  1. Hmm, I wonder why he didn't take it seriously. Good thing you are getting another opinion. That episode sure isn't normal!

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  2. I'm so glad you are resting and being pampered with the animals at your side. I'm glad you're feeling better too. I hope you find a doctor who will listen to you. That's so important.

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  3. I've been reading your posts, and what jumps out at me is your fatigue and your discontent. I hear a lot of complaining about little things. Now, before you get upset, I think that these things are tied in to your physical health! You are tired and cranky and feeling sluggish. Did they check your thyroid? I had symptoms like yours--and this is important--including the chest pain and overnight hospitalization! And many of my health problems were due to a thyroid condition that has now been diagnosed, and I feel SO much better! So, just a thought on what might be causing all this.

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  4. Hi Viv,

    Discontent? Yes.
    Complaining? If that's what you want to call it: yes.
    Little things? Disputable; they aren't that little to me.

    I have hypothyroidism. My thyroid values are okay thanks to Thyrax (levothyroxine), which I'm taking for quite some years now.

    Thanks for thinking along with me though! Thoughts and tips are always welcome.

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  5. I am sorry to hear about your troubles, and am glad things are better with the symptoms! I pray total healing for your heart, and peace for your spirit, soul and body:) Blessings!!

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  6. I’m glad you’re resting and getting ‘pampered’ … taking it easy and letting yourself relax & enjoy the company of your pets. Sounds like it’s definitely time to seek out a new doctor and I hope you find someone supportive and helpful.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  7. Best wishes with finding someone who will take your symptoms seriously. We pets are very important when humans aren't feeling so well!

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  8. I'd mention what viv said about your thyroid to your doctor, you medication for hyperthyroidism may need to be adjusted.

    Doctor's are just like people in all other professions... some of them are idiots. Unfortunately, I've met a few of that kind of doctor. Fortunately, my doctor's have been just wonderful. That's because I would never have an idiot for my doctor though! hahaha!

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  9. It is always good to get a second opinion. Hope everything will turn out well for you.

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  10. Posting or not - you know we are all thinking of you and good to hear you feel okay now!

    Wishing you a nice and relaxing end to your week :-)

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  11. Well, reading your previous entry there is some cause for concern.
    So you're taking the right step to pressure for a second opinion.

    I hope things turn out well for you.

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  12. I'm glad that you are taking it easy,I hadf a scre reciently when I was having chest pains and the pain had traveled to my neck. So I have to go for a stress test and we go from there.
    I want to take care of myself the best thatI can. I do not want to end up like mt Late Father did. passing away at 58 years young.

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  13. Trust me I have been dealing with one type of specialist or doctor for years and still have no clear answers as to why I have chronic pain and fatigue.
    I have had the doctors who treat me as if I am insane and do not know what I am talking about.
    One thing I would like to suggest that has helped me....have your GP test your Vitamin D level, we found I was severly deficient in it, and with a heavy treatment of the vitamin it has made a huge difference.
    Good luck and know you are not alone.

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  14. If your looking for another doctor, it sounds like it might be to your benefit to look into an alternative doctor, as in a medical and holistic doctor combined. They do wonders for chronic fatigue patients, for example. They will run tests that the average medical doctors don't usually bother with. And their treatments are cutting edge. Good doctors will not dismiss your symptoms.

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  15. Good on you, girl. Get another doctor. As a side thought: my experience is that Westerner doctors often treat lots of seemingly separate symptoms, while Eastern ones magically seem to see the big picture and all of a sudden all is related (and treated accordingly). Might be an idea to explore for a diagnosis, without setting aside the conservative treatment options. Maybe you can find a specialist who is educated in both traditions?

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  16. Woow, good there is nothing really wrong. I can imagine how scary it must be, but better be scary and not having a serious heart disease, than being used to having a heart disease... Take care, this body is the only one you've got...

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