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Doctors' responsibilities

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by cathy, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. cathy

    cathy Member

    Has anyone out there had an experience with a doctor in which he wouldn't continue prescribing something helpful and you felt judged but didn't understand what he thought or suspected?
    Years ago I was on Phentermine, a schedule 4 diet Med. I took more per day than allowed because I didn't want to be hungry, not because I was seeking a high. I discontinued it abruptly and became highly depressed and anxious. It was hell. Now, looking back, I realize, he must have thought I increased the dosage to be high. I wish he had had the decency to just share his concern/suspicions honestly. How many of you have been treated this way?
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  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @cathy... I haven't personally had something like that happen to me, but I know many people who have. I think a lot of doctors stop prescribing some medications for people without thinking about the consequences/withdrawal issues. And I know many doctors prescribe stuff for people without discussing issues like addiction/withdrawal. Doctors need to be more responsible when it comes to RXs.
  3. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    You can probably Google Dr. Richies pill mill in Georgia. That was my Dr.
    So I was on oxycontin, ativan, klonopin, morphadone, and something else. When he went to prison all my new person(I refuse to call him a dr) would give me is something for blood pressure. He said if would have high blood pressure coming down.
    Actually I ripped up the prescription in his office and never saw him again. (I was not right back then, and had some choice words for him as well).
    Actually turns out good thing i left it in little pieces on his floor because my plops pressure dripped so low I passed the hospital I got a methadone shot and the nurse told me that high blood pressure meds might have killed me. My blood pressure was so low I fainted and my pulse was just under 280.
    I came in by ambulance.
    Yeah I've been done wrong by stupid people that shouldn't even be able to prescribe lotion.
    In gonna end my post here before I get angry.
  4. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    I think most of us have been there with a Dr at some point.The true gateway drug's (Prescription+Alcohol)
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  5. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    We need that double like button!
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    True concern Moderator

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  7. Pluto888

    Pluto888 Active Contributor

    I faced a similar situation. I had a skin condition called dermatomycosis, which is a whole group of fungal skin infections. I went to different doctors, and they prescribed different ointments that didn't help me. The reason was that they thought I was allergic to something. And so I walked around with these spots for ten years, what a horror. After meeting with my friend, she told me the exact diagnosis and prescribed the exact medication. It went away, and I never had those spots on my body again. I don't want to tell you how much time and money I spent over those ten years. I was also grateful for this encounter, for the help of someone I knew. I was very curious, and when asked where she got such precise knowledge of medicine, she said that she had studied medicine in the Caribbean. Suppose someone is interested and wants to read about Caribbean medical school rankings to make the right choice. Some schools have certain advantages here.
  8. duremars

    duremars Member

    Unfortunately, lately, I often meet unqualified doctors who do not cope with their duties. It upsets me! An angola pediatrician consults my younger brother, helps him control emotions and stress, and monitors his physical health. Pediatricians begin seeing a child regularly from birth. However, the frequency of well-child visits will decrease as they grow older. It is well known that pediatricians play an important role in the health and well-being of children.
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