Why Does Everything Come Up Negative?
Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:24 AM
P.S. How can all of my doctors in California say it's the Scleroderma doing these things to my body, but these doctors in Washington think I'm crazy, at least that's what I think there thinking. My rheumatologist in Seattle is the only one who goes with most of what my rheumatologist in L.a. told him, but he thinks this is more MCTD, so I don't know.
Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:40 AM
I'm really sorry. I hope that your doctors in CA can convince or help the ones in WA see there is something going on here!
Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:07 PM
Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:11 PM
You live in Bellingham! I went to University there! I miss it!
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:20 PM
Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:27 PM
Posted 02 May 2007 - 04:46 PM
Congratulations on the normal ultrasound! It's good that it didn't identify any problems, but I'm sorry that it didn't help to determine what's causing some of your problems. I know how frustrating that can be. I'm 53 also and to have a doctor blame my symptoms on "age" is infruiating. That happened with my primary care physician prior to diagnosis. Never went back.
Have you asked your GI doctor for a recommendation on a rheumatologist? Since he treats other sclero patients he might know some doctors that could be more knowledgeable and helpful.
Sorry you're having all this problems. I hope you get some satisfaction very soon.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:01 AM
I am so sorry to hear of your frustrations in trying to figure out the pain! I hate when I have something going on and the tests all come back normal.....it is so frustrating! I wish I did have some advice on what to do. Just know that you are in my thoughts.
Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:41 AM