I went for my follow up appointment with my ear, nose throat doctor.
It started out fantastic with me (and the hubs) arguing with the staff that it was indeed a follow up appointment and that we shouldn’t have to pay a second co pay for the same services I already paid for once before. We lost that battle.
I get brought back into the room, the doctor tells me that all my tests came back normal. It could be a bunch of things, all neurological. Then proceeds to ask if we have a history of strokes, or multiple sclerosis. I tell him that my mom had a history of strokes, but I wasn’t sure what it was caused by. He asked if I still had contact with her, I said of course, but she passed away last Wednesday. He asked her age- which I reply with 48, and he just repeats “wow thats young”. Yea, not what I want to hear.
He tells me 3 different kinds of medicine that he could give me, two being ones that don’t work, and one the kind of works. Gives me a prescription to the one that sort of works, and tells me to see a neurologist, and sends me on my way.
I was informed once I got to Walgreens that the doctor wrote the prescription for the one that I told him didn’t work, the one I told him I didn’t want to take. SO the pharmacy calls him, and he tells them thats what I should take… um no. So I talk to the nurse, and she tries to tell me that its what me and him discussed in the office. So, now Im waiting to see if he’s going to write the correct prescription. Luckily I won’t have to see this doctor again.
So back to what he said… couldn’t he just have said that he couldn’t fix it, go see someone else? And not mention horrible things like strokes, and multiple sclerosis?? Talk about scaring the living crap out of me. Now Im worrying about that.. not like I need something to stress about.
I go to a neurologist October 4th. I hope he has some ideas.