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Anyone here sick of doctors??? Anyone here sick of doctors???

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  #1  
Unread 10-10-2003, 01:06 PM
Anyone here sick of doctors???

Hi everyone,

I just need to vent. I am getting such the "runaround" with doctors. I have left 4 messages for my Psyc. who's dealing with my RX's for depression and I can't seem to get a call back.

I am also leaving messages for my GP who is supposed to be dealing with my medication for my RLS (which developed because of surgeries) and I can't get her to call back.

WHAT is the problem with our medical profession???

I feel like I JUST want to stop all meds and give up on the world of doctors and their "expertise."

ANYway....sorry just real frustrated right now.

Renee
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  #2  
Unread 10-10-2003, 02:33 PM
Anyone here sick of doctors???

(((Renee)))
I am sorry you're not getting the response that you deserve. Keep calling. Be a pest if you have too! Yes, I can relate. I do get sick of doctors.

  #3  
Unread 10-10-2003, 04:43 PM
Oh Renee



I have actually been thinking maybe I should go back to school and get a medical degree, so that I can take care of myself.

I am increasingly frustrated, over years, now, by my various docs waiting -- while I'm in horrible pain -- before trying something(s) or new treatment(s), while I am trying all kinds of other things that don't seem to work, or wear off very quickly, or hear them say "That seems to radical/has too many side effects/you aren't in enough pain" when I couldn't, truly, be closer to the end of my rope than I am. I feel awfully powerless to help myself, and am finding myself with continued pain that I am unable to control without my Dr's intervention. Which just makes me feel powerless, helpless and hopeless that things will ever really get any better.

Sigh. No you really are not alone.
I am with you,
sadly,

With love and light,
Loretta
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  #4  
Unread 10-11-2003, 09:43 AM
It got worse!

Thanks for the support as always. I can always count on you sisters. s

Well the Psyc. called backed....I can't believe what she said to me....

First she says....what do you mean you callled four times and I didn't call you back (I left a message with the desk to hand write her a note to CALL me)....so I guess she was on the defense right away.

I said, well back with our last visit (which was Sept 26th) you prescribed new depression meds. (She felt that the prozac was maybe causing me to worsen my restless leg)....so she gave me an RX for Zolof. I go down to the pharmacy and after waiting 30 min. I walk up to the counter to find out why the RX is taking so long....WELL it's a "special" order. I said fine. I paid for it by credit card and asked them to mail it to me.

PHONE call 1 (with shrink) I leave a message on her machine stating that I didn't have the Zolof and I would continue taking the prozac (had been weaning down to 20mgs for 5 weeks from 40mgs) until I had the Zolof in hand....NO RESPONSE from her...okay no biggy...

About a week goes by and I realize I hadn't rec'd my Zolof by mail....so I call the pharmacy and they said they had (past tense HAD) it there but since I didn't pick it up it 7 days they sent it back)....I said you were supposed to mail it.....they said I have to get the MD to write a new prescription and that I'd have to call her.....

PHONE call 2. I leave a message on her machine and state that I need a new RX for Zolof and I would continue the Prozac. (NEVER HEARD BACK)

PHONE call 3. I leave another message stating that I need her to call me. NO CALL BACK.

PHONE call yesterday after leaving ANOTHER message to call me she finally calls. I GUESS (DUH) I put her on the defense because right off she starts questioning me about the calls and that she didn't receive them....okay....then she says what can I do for you.

I tell her about the pharmacy mess up. She says "she doesn't deal with the pharmacy and that I should call them and order the RX again." I said I DID THAT and they said I had to call YOU since it was a new perscription....<sigh>

THIS woman (who KNOWS WHAT I've been going thru) has the audacity to say "SO WHAT THEY MADE A MISTAKE"

SO WHAT THEY MADE A MISTAKE!!!! I nearly died when she said that to me. I told her that I didn't think we were hitting it off and to refer me to another shrink. GUESS WHAT...she HUNG UP ON ME!!!!! How professional!

HOW DARE SHE SAY to me (SUFFERING from PTSD) that THEY MADE a MISTAKE....HOW DARE she say that....she DIDN'T get her bladder stitched from a routine hyst. SHE didn't have THRUSH in her mouth for 2 months before I finally had a doctor RX me medication for it. SHE didn't have a cath for FOUR months being poked and prodded....I COULD GO ON....but most of you know what I've been through.

Sorry this is so long. I ended up calling and leaving a message to the head of Psyc. to "complain"....is that all I ever do now is COMPLAIN???

I feel like getting of all meds...staying the heck away from doctors.
I ended up crying for hours. My hubby came home and told me to "let it go" .....I'm so sick of letting THINGS go....

Thanks so much for listening to me....I just can't believe a shrink with a MEDICAL DEGREE can be so cold.

Renee
  #5  
Unread 10-11-2003, 11:05 AM
Anyone here sick of doctors???

(((Renee)))
Oh my gosh! Her comments were totally uncalled for. Good for you for calling the head of the department to complain. If we don't complain, how will anyone know. I wish that some of these docs could walk in our shoes for just one day.

I am so sorry that you're being treated so poorly Renee. I don't think I would be able to let it go, I would be on the phone also. Perhaps by complaining you will help someone else not to receive that kind of treatment and maybe you will get treated the way you deserve to be treated. I am sending s
  #6  
Unread 10-11-2003, 10:48 PM
Same problems and MORE!

I haven't posted for a long time ... almost too many problems to even write about! I too am in California, and have been fighting with doctors and my insurance company. After trying to get help with my hormones and anxiety .... I was told that I needed a Psychiatrist. I had been through all of the same things as you have, Renee, and feel like I have been fighting for my life. My individual POS plan was terminated and I was offered an HMO, ONLY. I fought to get on a PPO ... since I was paying for the PPO option for over 6 years. I applied to every ins company, including my own, and was denied coverage ... due to the meds that were prescribed by the Psych. I later found out that I had been diagnosed with a "Severe Mental Illness" ... which is the ONLY way insurance will pay for ANY psychiatric care. I never even felt that I needed it, but I was unable to find anyone who would listen or help with my hormone problems. Long story short ... I am now on the ONLY plan that I could get, which is a high deductable, no prescription benefits, and the montly rate was increased by 50% .... because of my mental health records. I am also a victim of violent crime ... stalking and rape, and have been in and out of PTSD for over 20 years. I have always been able to get therapy, without having to go through my insurance. When I asked my GP for some Xanax for anxiety .... I was sure it was due to my hormone changes ... he forced me to see the Psych.

I have written to everyone from our no longer Governor to our Senators, Congress, attorneys, and Department of Managed Health Care. My records are tarnished for 10 years now and I am uninsurable, unless I get insurance through a job. I cannot work, due to being stalked .... and have no doctor who will help me get Medi Cal .... I am completely lost in the system. Last month, I was unable to even see my doctor to refill my Estrogen ... since my new insurance policy was lost in the company computer. I went almost 2 weeks with NO hormones and had such bad hot flashes that I was ready to go postal. When I was finally able to BEG my GP to refill my Estrace, the dose was cut in half. My Xanax was cut off completely and I have a low dose addicition. I have been feeling so sick from trying to adjust to the new dose of Estrogen that I can hardly function. I have been written off by all government agencies and all insurance companies ... and cannot find an attorney to help. Has anyone ever been through this kind of treatment ... or lack of?? I am terrified to even use my crummy new PPO, as anything I am treated for will be used against me when I try to apply for new insurance again. Is there any hope? I am having horrible hot flashes all day ... every day. I'm not depressed ... I'm scared!

Nancy
  #7  
Unread 10-12-2003, 06:08 AM
Anyone here sick of doctors???

Oh Renee!!

I have been there too, just not to that extent becasue I usually resort to calling the dept head after 2 strikes!! I usually get treated like a quees then, although I know I am being called names behind my back!
Whatever gets the job done though!!

I am so sorry your going through all of this! It is just not fair! I am also on zoloft, in fact they just raised my dosage last week as I was a complete and utter mess!! It works very well for me.

I pray you can find another Dr that will listen to your needs and not questions your calls and give you the attitude! You Really do not need that after all you have been through!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and I have been thinking about you since I have been gone so long!! HUGS sweetie and take care my friend!!
  #8  
Unread 10-12-2003, 08:15 AM
Anyone here sick of doctors???

Oh my gosh you guys....

LET ME AT THEM!!!!!! :::swingin fists::::: I have lots of moods and emotions to get outta my system!!!!!!!!!!!

I dont tolerate that kind of stuff for ANYTHING!! I dont get my name ""FEISTY"" for nothing!!!!!! Its 2003 and I dont let anyone treat me badly. Some people these days need to have their parents punished for raising them the way they did. What is it with the lack of respect and concern for human beings???? Most especially in a physician or pharmaceutical profession??? It baffles me. Its come down to the world of leased high end cars and snobbery with the "I GOT MINE- F you" mentality.

I agree.....complain to someone....anyone....do what you have to do to make a positive difference...if not for you....for the next poor soul whos suffering!!! Id print your posts with all the details and send them a copy to let them know youre passing on your opinion. If I were upset enough I might intentionally show up after hours and post it to their door.....(oops-sorry I couldnt make it during business hours).

See.....this is one reason I CHOOSE to not have children. I think of how humanity is now...and whats it will become. Its not getting any better...it will only get worse. There is no more PLEASANTVILLE in 2003.

Well.......then again.....there is Hystersisters!!! LOL!! =)~
I love you guys!!!! LOLOLOL
  #9  
Unread 10-12-2003, 11:49 AM
(((Renee)))

I'm so sorry that you are going through this mess too. I would also be outraged at the Psych.'s comments and good for you for calling someone above her.

I too am so fed up with Dr's that I have LITERALLY just given up and quit going. I have been to approx 7 (lost count) Dr's regarding my botched hernia repair and they all agree that something is wrong but the only thing that anyone wants to offer up is an RX!!! GIVE ME A BREAK! I have all the rx's I can handle what I NEED is a good Dr to find out WHAT is wrong and fix it. I keep getting the "nerve damage" song and dance...honestly I think this is something that they tell you when they either A. Don't know what the HE** the problem is or B. don't want to go behiind another Dr's work or C. don't care enough about their patients to put in any serious effort. I get told constantly that I need to go back to the Dr. who did the surgery...DUH! HE'S the one who screwed it up to begin with, I'm not going back to him. I think many of these Dr's have a chip on their shoulder because you didn't come to them to begin with.

Okay, enough about that......but as you can see, you are certainly not the only one that is sick and tired of these so called professionals.

I hope you got your rx mix up straightened out and that you will be seeing a different psych. Keep in touch.'s
Dawn
  #10  
Unread 10-17-2003, 02:25 PM
Anyone here sick of doctors???

Well,

I talked to the head guy in the Psyc. dept. He set me up with new Psychiatrist and Psycologist.....Now that I have the appointments I really JUST WANT TO QUIT going to ALL doctors.

I don't trust doctors....I never rec'd an apology....For her to tell me "THEY MADE A MISTAKE." SO WHAT!!!!

I have a teeth cleaning apt. today that I'm freaked about....NO MORE procedures on ME.

I think I'll give up on the world of the "specialist"

Renee
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