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LisaK
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I am so upset and angry and hurt and just fed up. I walked home from my dr apt today and I am glad because I needed to time to cool off.

this Dr, an internist, supposedly one of the best (once again, ugh) and he told me
"there are a lot of quacks out there telling people they have lyme and taking all their money"
he said this last time to me too, but I forgot. he essentially told me that I never had lyme, or that I had it but it went away after my initial treatment. and gave

me that blank condescending ego face that says that I am just neurotic. I tried to remain calm but I got a little elevated in my tone. I told him that I had a bullseye!!!....and I was pregnant and they game me 4 days of abx, and that I almost died and couldn't walk to the mailbox, or read, or cook, or etc etc. and that I knew my IQ and it had gone down about 25 points!

to which he turned away and typed on his computer and said " SO, I will send you to the gastroenterologist..."

everything he said I told him my experience with it and it was like he didn't believe me and had some doctorly shut up answer.
i told him I had gastroparesis and he said I couldn't have it because it never goes away. [bonk]


how does anyone get a good GP/PCP???

I had one but he was still too over the top with himself and makes you wait 1-2 hours becasue he likes to come to work late, or he is in a meeting and I could hear him laughing and joking for an hour through the wall...

why oh why didn't I go to med school when I was young!?

I am just so sad right now.... [confused] [shake] [dizzy] [Frown]

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Bartenderbonnie
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Sorry you had to deal with Mr Egomaniac.
You are right to cut that Dr Internist loose, he cannot help you.

It's hard to find a good primary, especially dealing with chronic illnesses.

It took me 6 months to find a new primary.
I was desperate.. I googled doctors close by because I knew traveling would be an issue. He turned out to be the BEST doctor out of 25 that I have seen !!!!!!!! Read patient reviews.

Hope you find the perfect fit LisaK.

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It can be that bad - I've had similar crazy experiences. I think one way to go is if you can contact Lyme patients and Lyme doctors to get referrals to understanding GPs.
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hopingandpraying
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So sorry you had to go through that with an ignorant, condescending "know-it-all"!!!

I would definitely check with your state's Lyme Support Groups and see if they have any recommendations, because they would know better about your particular state.

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Asking lots of questions of the staff when you call for an appointment can be revealing. Besides the usual about insurance etc. Maybe we can come up with a list.

Ask any nurses you know in your area who they think is good.

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LisaK
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thanks everyone. I have been "asking" and trying for years already. I am so so discouraged.

maybe one day my 'prince' will come! haha

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LisaK
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but good idea to ask the locals... I havent done that in a while- maybe someone new has surfaced

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