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RE: Please pray for me - 6/7/2017 10:57:48 AM   


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As Shirley said, what is happening? Did you get any help, any relief?



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RE: Please pray for me - 6/7/2017 9:29:58 PM   


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Sorry to say the answer is no. The different doctor just glossed over the side effects I'm experiencing and said I should go to a Rheumatologist about my knee. There was no point in arguing with him, he just didn't listen. Now it's back to my GP in a month, but I'm not hopeful he has any solution he hasn't already tried. Are there doctors who specialize in medications?


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RE: Please pray for me - 6/7/2017 9:49:28 PM   

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Oh Carol, how awful. So very, very frustrating! Have you tried talking to your pharmacist? I realize it may be different in your area, but here a pharmacist might be really helpful. They generally know more about many aspects of medications and side effects than the doctors do. And as a big plus, if the pharmacist sees anything concerning, then they will be the ones talking to the doctor. And sad but true, the doctor is more likely to listen to them, another health professional, rather than a patient. If that isn't helpful, I think an internist might be the right doctor... and don't take offence at this, but maybe a gerontologist? It is often when we get older (don't worry, including myself here!) and are taking multiple medications that we run into these issues. If you qualify on the age part, this kind of doctor may be more helpful...take your concerns more seriously, etc. I know my aunt (nearly 80) was being prescribed the wrong meds and wrong amounts of medications, and in her case it was either an internist or a cardiologist who helped. Her family doctor was useless, and she sees both of the other specialists, and I know one of them made adjustments and she saw big improvements. I hope in there is some idea that might help. I hate to think of you suffering like this, and on top of that your health issues that aren't being looked after properly, and having to deal with side effects.


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RE: Please pray for me - 6/8/2017 1:11:30 PM   

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When we were growing up there was a drug store at the corner of our street - brother was pharmacist and other brother was on his way to being doctor... was in resident stage when he decided that he just was not ever going to be able to handle the unforeseen and everything goes well but patient dies aspect of medicine so he too became pharmacist. Believe me he was more than a life saver during the post war times according to my grand mother and my own mother - he was best friends with my mother's younger brother (my godfather) and this friendship lasted till my godfather passed away in his 80s. Because of the closeness to our family we got exceptional care at the drug store.... not every incident needs a trip to the doctor... but he also would advise my mother when we needed a trip to doctor or to call the doctor because back then the doctor lived around the corner as well... or at least his office was there 2 minute walk to our place... sometimes the pharmacist would call the doctor and tell him what he believed was wrong --- not what I ever wanted to hear... So if you can ever unearth a pharmacist who had been training as a doctor you have found the key to good health.... Living in the same area for decades really has its perks...


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RE: Please pray for me - 7/13/2017 12:54:18 PM   


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I second the idea of speaking with a pharmacist; I took all my medications in a bag to my local pharmacist and she went over everything to make sure everything was okay. It is so easy to have side effects, especially when one is taking multiple medications from different doctors. I did have to make an appointment to make sure she had time to spend with me but I was very happy with the results. Praying for you to find an answer that works for your blood pressure without all the side effects.

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RE: Please pray for me - 7/13/2017 10:15:50 PM   


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I saw my family practice doc again last week and was shocked at the change in his attitude towards this problem. I finally realized that he just doesn't know what else to do, he got a little testy and told me none of his other patients have these problems with their BP meds. I gave up trying to reason with him because he was past the point of listening. I have a mail away pharmacy but they have a phone number to call to speak to a pharmacist so will do that in the next few days. I did get a cortisone shot in my knee so that has helped a lot in getting around and down the 2 steps to get outside. Thanks for your suggestions and concern.


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RE: Please pray for me - 7/14/2017 10:55:10 AM   

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I hope things are better for you this morning.


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RE: Please pray for me - 7/14/2017 12:47:08 PM   


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I pray the knee is responding to the cortisone, and that the Lord would lead you to someone who can sort out the BP problem.

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RE: Please pray for me - 7/14/2017 4:07:16 PM   


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Praying for all of your medical issues to be resolved. It is really frustrating when our doctors don't talk to us.


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RE: Please pray for me - 7/16/2017 11:35:01 AM   
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Carol, I just got back into town, so I am a little late responding to your most recent post. What happens with your doctor's other patients is not the issue. His concern needs to be what is happening with you. I would try to find another doctor and an accessible pharmacist. Living with pain over the long term is very trying on the soul. Always in my prayers, my friend.

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RE: Please pray for me - 7/16/2017 3:43:52 PM   

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I know a pharmacist who mostly retired from the drug store that he owned, mainly because he could not in good conscience continue to dole out the scripts doctors are writing these days. I think that says a lot about what's going on in the healthcare industry.

By choice, I take almost nothing (Just Say No to Drugs ;-)), but I do have sleep apnea that has not been resolved with any of the standard treatments. Although, my BP is low-normal.

I'm interested in hearing more about the newer CPAP machines.


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