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Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help! Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

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Unread 12-21-2007, 05:17 PM
HRT Help!

Today is Friday December 21st, my exam took less than 6 minutes, usually it takes 20-30 minutes. I am six months post-op full hystorectomy no ovaries. I have been extremely fatigued for the last six months. I work full time, on the weekends I sleep until 9 or 10 and then nap again because of my fatigue. My surgeon who is a gyno/oncologist told me to come back in six months to discuss if I need HRT. Today was my appointment. When I told him how tired I was he told me that my experience was extreme and he didn't think it was hormone related. First he thought it was my thyroid, anemic, anxiety. I had just been to my internist and he took test ruling out the first two. Isn't it normal to be fatigued after surgury and no hormones? I do take a medication for anxiety and it is in check.
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Unread 12-21-2007, 07:11 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

I was given my script for HRT before I left the hospital. It was the only way he would remove both overies. I wouled get another DR very soon.
Unread 12-21-2007, 07:21 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

My dr. also gave me a script in the hospital. I have no ovaries also, and after the first week and a half I have had no problems with hormones!
I can't believe he wouldn't discuss that with you. I would call and talk to the nurse, or as emt2005 said, you may want to look into another dr. I'm not sure if Family drs. treat that.?
Hope you feel better and get some help soon. 6 months is a long time to feel that way!
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Unread 12-21-2007, 07:31 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

i wish you hadnt left his office without discussing it with him and getting a prescription. you can reschedule with him or find a new dr and make sure that when you talk to him/her, they listen. dont word your fatique as a question...tell the dr that your fatigue is worse since your surgery and what kind of hrt do you need to help with it. make a list of all your symptoms and bring it with you. is it possible for your gp to help? i hope you feel better really soon.
Unread 12-21-2007, 10:30 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

Hi, My doctor is exactly the same way. I did leave the hospital with an estrogen patch and a prescription but it has needed "tweaked" a couple of times. I am also hypothyroid so that is playing into all of this. I can tell she has no interest in working with me on this and has even admitted that her knowledge of hormones is limited. I think most gynecologists are mostly interested in delivering babies and doing surgery (and mine is a great surgeon). I will be working with my family doctor on the hormonal issues from now on.
Unread 12-22-2007, 05:53 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help! you use an endocrinologist for your thyroid? a lot of times they can really help with hrt.
Unread 12-22-2007, 08:32 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

I have in the past but not right now. I'm thinking that I really should at this point, though. I'm very sensitive to hormones and when I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism I was started on too high a dose of Synthroid and it wreaked havoc on my body (still does sometimes!). Thanks for your concern.
Unread 12-22-2007, 09:07 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

any dr. who's too busy to LISTEN to your conerns is not a good dr........find one who will LISTEN to you
Unread 12-22-2007, 09:14 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

I have to agree with everyone who suggested that you find a new doctor. You're the one that's paying them for their services, it's their job to listen and provide you with the care that you're paying them for.

My doctor is wonderful and I wouldn't trade her for the world. She listens to everything I have to say... I've even had her ask me if I have a few moments that I can wait, and she has me wait for her in her office while she sees another patient... and then she comes back to me to fully hear me out. She's never not returned a phone call. On the weekends, when she's on-call for Saturday & Sunday, I even have her cellphone number!
Unread 12-22-2007, 09:24 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

You need to speak up when a doctor does that to you. Tell them just one minute you did not answer my concerns, you are the employer in that room, he is the employee. Take charge. At the castle the anestologist said a hyster was routine surgery, and I told him as long as they were not doing it to you. He apologized for his attitude and we continued on.
I believe everybody who is about to become a dr. should have an IV put in, and have an abdormal incision open it up and stitch it back and let them heal. Then they can talk and tell us how we feel. No book can proper educate them on how we feel. I want a dr. who has also been on the table.
My surgeon had a hyster. she was perfect.

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