Would you listen to the doctor or not?

@ricki_911 (19029)
Toronto, Ontario
April 28, 2016 6:47pm CST
Now I know my body and yes its not at all normal . I am on a few meds some long term regularly others as needed. I have ulcerative colitis (bowel inflmmation), endometrosis, and inflammation of the bladder. Now if I do not have that monthly friend like most 27 years old get the pain and symptoms are very minimal. Yes, pain still kicking around but nothing like if I stopped the meds. I went to the doctors a few weeks ago, and he insisted to take the medication properly 3 weeks on and a week off. So in that case I'd get that monthly irritating stab my eyes out pain. I went because the medication I could feel wasn't working at 100%. I sat for 25 minutes explaining why would I do this and cause myself pain and flare up other issues then having to take 3 pills rather than switching the 1. I get a call today from the office, and saying I need to follow the medication. Now someone explain to me why?. What is so important about stopping for that week?
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
28 Apr 16
I can't explain why because I do not have a medical degree. Nobody from mylot could, or should, tell you what to do as this is a serious medical issue. If you've a problem with your doctor what you should do is seek a second opinion or get another appointment with your current doc and try to explain your issues. Maybe even go so far as saving up and get a consultation from a private doctor.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
29 Apr 16
@ricki_911 I'm not massively familiar with the Canadian system but I thought it was similar to our NHS? Here we have the NHS where our GP's are totally free. But we also have private paid for medical services along the lines of the US where we have medical insurance and private hospitals outside the NHS. My sis got a poor service from her NHS GP so paid for a consultation with a private GP. Even in the NHS you can change GP's very easily.
@jstory07 (65338)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Apr 16
I do not know. Can you go and see another Doctor?
@ricki_911 (19029)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Apr 16
They wont let us, as we have sucha shortage of doctors. I have been to the walk in but only does basic.
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@jstory07 (65338)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Apr 16
@ricki_911 I hope you get it all figured out.
@ricki_911 (19029)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Apr 16
@jstory07 I think i"m just going to stay on the medication straight through as itseems to be working.
@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
Your doctor should had explained why you should stop it after three weeks, or you should had asked about it.