Need to vent..sorry

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angrry
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Need to vent..sorry

Postby angrry » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:09 pm

Hi everyone,,haven't posted here in quite a while. I had c diff last May and it seemed to be gone after 2 rounds of flagyl. Anyway, 2 weeks ago the D started, no B but lots of M....I called my Dr last Monday and can see him this coming Tuesday. Today I figured it would be a good idea to see my GI too as the D hasn't let up, some days 2 or 3 times, other days 6. So I called my GI's office. I explained what was happening, and they were nice enough to say they could give me an appt in SEPTEMBER!!! Seriously, after describing what was going on symptom-wise and knowing my history, September??? I was not impressed. I ended up going to a walk-in and the dr there gave me a test kit, of course by the time I was able to get a sample the lab was closed, so I have to wait until Monday to get the sample in. I just love Canadian health care.
I will keep my appt with my family dr and let him know what's going on with me and will definitely request a referral to a different GI. Sorry for the vent, but C Diff is bad enough without having to deal with dr's who just don't seem to care. I'll post again when i get my test results back. Have a great weekend everyone.

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Re: Need to vent..sorry

Postby beth22 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:11 am

So sorry to hear you are not well again. When they test, ask them to test for other bacteria as well. I got campylobacter after c difficile and I had pretty much the same symptoms as with c difficile. I hope you get some answers soon. If things get worse, go to an ER.

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Re: Need to vent..sorry

Postby angrry » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:37 am

ty Beth...I'm keeping an eye on things right now..hoping the symptoms don't worsen, not feeling very hopeful tho...but trying to stay strong

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Re: Need to vent..sorry

Postby AllisS » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:04 am

That's one awful GI dr that you have. Wonder if they'd have given you a different answer about an appointment if you'd asked to have the request conveyed directly to the dr. But you're probably better off with another dr.
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