doctor has annoyed me

@doormouse (4619)
April 28, 2010 5:31pm CST
as i said in yesterdays discussion i was meant to have a cortizone injection today for my tennis elbow,well the doctor who suggested it was completly full this week and on holiday next week,so i got an appointment with another gp,the only gp i don't like,so i went to see him and said what the other doc told me,he said i couldn't have the jab,as my elbow is only a mild inconvenience in my life,and i should use anti inflamatory pain relief gel,i said i'd taken oral anti inflamatories and tried resting it,but it wasn't working,that's why the other gp said to have the jab,,so i said,look i've had this for nearly 3 months,it's getting worse and it's NOT a mild inconvenience it's painfull 24 7,he still said NO,so i complained to my other doc,he was not happy that i wasn't given the jab,and that i was only given gel that wouldn't work anyway,so,he said to wait til he gets back from his hols and he'll give me my jab,bless my lovely gp hiss that other gp,he was going to leave me in pain for up to 10 months,which is apparantly how long it could take to heal,,hiss hiss,boo boo
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13 responses
@jugsjugs (13046)
29 Apr 10
I do know that the drs now aday tend to try all the other treatments there are first before giving anyone a jab and the reasons for this is that it is more cost effective to give out creams aswell as pills that a jab as all the other things are cheaper to the nhs.I find that they will try a low cheap strength first and then build their way up until they have no choice to how much money they spend.Sad but true.
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@doormouse (4619)
30 Apr 10
keeping costs down is all very well and good,but the amount of money he wants to spend on gels and physio and stuff,it'd probably work out cheaper just to give me the jab,even more so as it's obvious that other treatments won't work
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Hi doormouse. I am glad that your original doctor was able to give you what you truly needed that would make you feel better. I don't think that this other doctor really knew what they were doing. I can be skeptical of another doctor too. I would prefer to see my original doctor since they know all about me more. And for my kids doctor, another doctor will give my kids something totally different than what their original doctor would have given them. Sometimes alternative doctors don't give good advice when you need something to make you feel better.
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@doormouse (4619)
29 Apr 10
i think we just clash,i've never liked him,and i can tell by the way he speaks to me he's not that keen on me either,my boyfriend see's him,and he thinks he's great
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 May 10
Dumb doc. sounds like the one I had for shoulder pain well back of shoulder not the joint and doc wanted to do a joint replacement I told him hell no so went to therapy instead they did give me the trigger point shot aqns it work great!
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@doormouse (4619)
6 May 10
i'm glad your shoulderis now fixed,thanks for the reply
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
7 May 10
yup so am I no more pain . Your welcome!
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
17 May 10
thanks for BR
@ElicBxn (60050)
• United States
29 Apr 10
you have to watch those cortisone shots, because when you aren't hurting, you tend to over do but if you know this and then get the shot, then its still up to you to take care of it, even tho it isn't hurting, it is still damaged.
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@doormouse (4619)
29 Apr 10
i hadn't thought about that,i was only thinking about hopefully being pain free,thanks for the reminder
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@ElicBxn (60050)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I've had them in the past, and got told repeatedly to still take care of myself.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
28 Apr 10
HI..........all drs have their priorities and own ideas as far as a patient goes. He didn't know you and wasn't sure about you. Take it easy on him. He just needs time to understand your pain. hugs,quita
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@doormouse (4619)
29 Apr 10
i know what you're saying but i still don't like him,this is the 3rd time i've seen him and he just annoys me more more each time,i won't be seeing him again
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
3 May 10
Ok, you know better than I do. hugs, quita
@tav_8164 (151)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Wow... I'm really sorry to hear about your troubles! That seems very wrong that they would let you endure that kind of pain. I personally have never had a permenent doctor and do not exactly know your woes. Though it is very hard to get ANY kind of medical treatmeent with my circumstances. I've been told over and over again that my issues aren't even serious enough to be seen! How do they know? They can't feel what I feel! Same as they don't know your individual pain! I wish you the best of luck. Maybe if your insurance covers independent clinics you can have it done there. It doesn't hurt to shop around.
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@doormouse (4619)
29 Apr 10
i don't have medical insurance as i'm happy with the NHS,i can't believe the way you were treated,that's terrible
@tav_8164 (151)
• United States
30 Apr 10
I'm in Colorado, so I don't think I'm familiar with 'NHS'? But here there are a few clinics that charge sliding scale, and some are free. It's all based on your circumstance and income. good luck to you.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
1 May 10
doormouse, I am sorry that you are suffering because of some childish and questionable doctors. I just want to add and seek that you look for another doctor to get an injection for your tennis elbow. I find no point torturing yourself unnecessarily. So, take care and I hope that you recover soon.
@doormouse (4619)
1 May 10
thanks for you fab reply,as usual,,i have an appointment in about 10 days to see another doctor
@pumared (515)
• Bulgaria
29 Apr 10
For me doctors are good and bad. I was annoyed when my doctor make a false .He made a very big mistake. This is very mistake and i do not forget it. In my live i have other and very big doctor mistake . He operated my troath and after that it was a mistake.He did not apologise me.
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@doormouse (4619)
29 Apr 10
that's terrible,i would have demanded an apology,i hope you got your throat sorted in the end
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
haha that doctor is so..... nevermind... well, some doctors really are like that, they tend to act as if they knew what you feel... i how wish he will feel what you feel and you were the doctor and then tell him he will just apply wax on it...
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@doormouse (4619)
29 Apr 10
i wish he had my pain aswell,maybe he'd be more understanding
@jap468 (106)
• United States
29 Apr 10
haha wow total controversy glad it will turn out well for u
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@doormouse (4619)
29 Apr 10
i'm glad it has also turned out well,can't wait til i go back to the doctors,at least then i'll see a nice sympathetic doctor,who will hopefully make me pain free
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
28 Apr 10
i know what you mean. i am in need of new knees (long story) but the surgeon that i saw told me my knees were not bad enough to get them done. meanwhile i walk with a cane and have pain most of the time (not to mention i have knees of a 75 year old!)
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@doormouse (4619)
28 Apr 10
oh poor you,people like you that need help don't get it,and hypocondriacs(can't spell)get everything,can you see another doctor
@cmjune76 (274)
• United States
28 Apr 10
How terrible for you! Doctors think they know everything; but they forget about being human!
@doormouse (4619)
28 Apr 10
he's not human he can't be,he's to cold hearted,and he's really ugly,maybe he's an alien
@Hatley (157679)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Apr 10
hidoormouse I can almost feel that elbow pain as I have one in my shoulder where I have an artifical shoulder joint but am seeing my doctor tomorrow so can mention that too.I can see why you dislike the other gp. I am glad your doctor will give you the jab when he gets back. I can hiss that doctor too. hiss hiss hiss.
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@doormouse (4619)
28 Apr 10
good luck tomorrow at the doctors,hope yours is nicer than mine