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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

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Posted:It's amazing how different 2 doctors can be, and how much one can appear to not care (i started off on a rant, but digressed)

I've had a sore throat for at least a month. My doctor used to just feel my throat, tell me I was fine, and send me on my way. At one stage I was having sinus problems, a shot of prednisolone, and he sent me on my way.

The other day I went in to get an eye-test and was told I was long-sighted with poor focus.

After having trouble swallowing (and therefore eating) for the past week, decided to see another doctor (we've had so many other problems with my doctor in the past)

We saw Prem today and he asked about our families full medical history to find out about the health of our family and stuff (he's never seen us before) before he started examining me.

We told him what had happened with the other doctor, and he didn't seem too happy, until we told him about the injection, then he appeared quite disgusted. He checked temperature, and my throat, he noticed my tonsils were slightly inflamed, but not infected. He did a quick eye-test and told me I had good vision, felt around my sinus passages to see which bits were tender.

Then when he decided what he thinks is wrong, he didn't want to prescribe antibiotics, instead telling me to have a hot drink every half hour, 2 panadol every 6 hours, told me to start drying my hair instead of letting it naturally dry, and 3 times a day I need to breath in steam (with nothing in it). When he was telling us what was wrong he broke it down into parts, getting out pictures for me and not treating me like I'm a moron.

I'm quite happy with this guy, ya know? He appears to actually care about patients, and doesn't want to use drugs as a first option. Am I happy just because the last guy didnt care, or is he actually sounding like a good doctor?

Now, if I can just remember what it is that's wrong, something about post drip something or rather. Some kind of sinus condition where when I lie down I have mucus running down my throat which doesnt always get coughed up, in fact I can be normal, except for the muck in my throat. It can also affect vision and a few other things. It can last anywhere between weeks and months.
Post drip something-or other?

Anyway, I'm done on my speal now, sorry for the waste of your time


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Gidg
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Posted:I know it as "post sinus drip" I've had it a couple of times and you doctor is prescribing the same thing mine did. I was lucky that it only lasted for three weeks once I started on my regiment.

It's nice when a doctor actually takes time to figure out what's going on.


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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

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Posted:Oh i know what you mean! I went to a doctor about a really bad cough i'd been having. He was one of the doctors with a gold plaque on the entrance to the surgery. he did the good old "cough twice" listened to my chest and said "chest infection. heres a script for some antibiotics" and that was that. I barely even remember him looking at me when i was in there. the antibiotics didnt work. cough stayed really really bad. breathing problems. my friend said "probably asthma" went back to a different doctor at the end of the year. he listened to me cough, listened to my chest and went "woah thats bad asthma!" and guess who has barely had a problem since she got her ventilin! and he wasn't even a plaque doctor! only one of the "associates".

Hope your post sinus drip gets better soon! hug


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Oh, post-nasal drip? Not sure what drying your hair has to do with it.

Try guaifenesin 300-400mg every 4-6 hours and see if it helps.


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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:apparently it takes longer to get better if you leave your hair wet, especially in winter (which we're in now) as you're cold.

ah, yep, Post Sinus Drip sounds about right.

We told him Im meant to be going to the snow for a week, he doesn't want me to go, but he ended up prescribing me some antibiotics to see if it helps clear it up a bit sooner (not sure what they are though, mum has the script). I have to see him again on Thursday to see how Im going.


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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Posted:Well there you go! I always thought it was an old wives tale about having wet hair in winter! Maybe my Romanian host family weren't so nuts after all! ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

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Posted:yeah, same... wonder how many wives tales do have truth behind them? (new thread?)

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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Posted:I think there is one, somewhere...out there..beneath the pale moonlight...

/singing.

ubblol


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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GitasGuy


GitasGuy

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Posted:Yay i finally get to tell of my experience with stupid doctors. censored End of story i have a Pacemaker (yes like Krusty the Klown) but this is going back to when it all started showing its signs. I was 14 and was having fainting spells. My mother took me to a head doctor originally, he did sleep deprevation test and all that sort of crap to see if it was a mild case of Epilipsy (excuse the spelling) and once he had no clear evidence either way he decided i should take pills that were to slow my heart rate (thats why at the beginning i told you the end story. Now this doctor "thought" i should take pills to slow my heart. It was my heart that was the problem, that prick could of killed me) Long story short the pills didn't work i kept falling over all the time till my mother took me to the family GP and she sent me to a heart specialist. 4 days after seeing this doctor i was out of hospital with a disc the size of a ice hockey puck sticking out of my left chest keeping me alive. QUESTION - If you have know clear diagnosis why possible make the problem worse by prescribing anything, why not say well i don't know and be done with it.

Ok thats my rant on Doctors *deep breath and put meditation in place* soapbox clap

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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:because patients don't like the words "I dont know"
Except I think we need Doc to answer this question properly


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icklepurklegirl


icklepurklegirl

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Posted:my doctor suggested my facial piercings were giving me a cough...wtf???

-spinnin' to the rhythm of the new world order-

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Posted: Written by: icklepurklegirl


my doctor suggested my facial piercings were giving me a cough...wtf???



Facial piercings = A cough.... ? .... I fail to get the connection.. confused


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Posted:I think it's really important to chose a doctor that you work well with. Some patients don't WANT to know the details, they just want to get better. Some doctors will be underagressive (you're not gonna die, go away) some will be over aggressive (here's 48 pills that will clear up whatever you have and then we'll do a blood test to see if those 48 pills have completely destroyed your kidneys.)

Finding the right doctor is one of the most important decisions we will make and all too often we do not put much effort into that decision.


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GitasGuy


GitasGuy

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Location: Brisbane

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Posted: Written by: Hanz


because patients don't like the words "I dont know"
Except I think we need Doc to answer this question properly


I would rather him said i don't know then here take these pills they may kill you!!!!!


:admires giant wooden aeroplane: Its about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing their like jerks!!! ubblol ubbtickled

Homer rocks!!!! ubblol ubbrollsmile

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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

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Posted:oh, I agree 100%, I'd rather "I dont know" but others just want to be fixed then and there on the spot, as if doctors are Jesus or something (let's not get onto that topic).

Can someone answer my question here? What exactly is Post Nasal Drip? he did explain... but doesn't mean I can remember


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GitasGuy


GitasGuy

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Posted:A common cold or something i can agree with that people want a answer.
But when it comes to specialist they must get the diagnosis right or refer you to someone else that might know not have a stab in the dark at what it might be.


:admires giant wooden aeroplane: Its about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing their like jerks!!! ubblol ubbtickled

Homer rocks!!!! ubblol ubbrollsmile

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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

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Posted:Someone I know has a condition I can't remember the name of, but it's for females and includes starting mentrual cycles later than most people (she was about 16), VERY irregular periods, facial hair, excess weight, and a few other things. The doctor she saw about it wanted to put her straight onto Hormone Replacement Therapy, before he looked into other things to control it or whatever. A 22 year old on HRT??? we think not

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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:Then there is those who diagnose ADD because it's easier to give pills to calm a kid down than it is to tell the mother that she is slack.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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GitasGuy


GitasGuy

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Posted:ADD - Adult Disiplanary Difficientcy ubblol Why has it only come about really in the last ten years. Because parents are to wrapped up in trying to make a fortune. They palm the kids off to day care facilities and nanny's and wonder why the child is being brought up the way they want or expect. DO IT YOURSELF!!! offtopic completely

:admires giant wooden aeroplane: Its about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing their like jerks!!! ubblol ubbtickled

Homer rocks!!!! ubblol ubbrollsmile

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Hanz


Hanz

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Posted:not to mention you used to be able to give the kid a whack on the bum if it misbehaved, now you get sued for abuse by your kids (I am so not having kids!)

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Posted:I think that a lot of people rely on medical science for a lot of things that they can really manage themselves..

For example, its a lot easier to take sleeping pills rather than look at your diet/activity patterns. Lots of people want the symptoms to go away, rather than the underlying condition, cos its easier (in the short term, at any rate).

A good doctor is like a good hairdresser... Hang on to their details at all costs...


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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

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Posted:we used to have a really good doctor.. but then he retired!

I was talking to mum last night, my aunty used to give my cousins a fenergin every night before bed so they would sleep. We used to be told to get to bed, and if it had been a few nights with bad sleep we would have a warm milk with a little bit of Holix (sorry about the spelling) which is a malt drink which has sotthing affects


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GitasGuy


GitasGuy

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Posted: Written by: Hanz


not to mention you used to be able to give the kid a whack on the bum if it misbehaved, now you get sued for abuse by your kids (I am so not having kids!)


Absolutely 100% agree, someone has a lot of explaining to do, whoever it was that gave children more power than their parents. I will be graceing this strange world of ours with mini me's but they will definately see the back of my hand. There is no 2 ways about it. I copped it and turned out ok. *nervous twitch* ubblol ubblol ubblol


:admires giant wooden aeroplane: Its about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing their like jerks!!! ubblol ubbtickled

Homer rocks!!!! ubblol ubbrollsmile

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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Posted:Hey, there IS ADD, and there are a lot of kids for whom it is a real problem!! Just because it's nowadays more fashionable to explain the fact that kids have too much energy by ADD doesn't mean that there are those who do have it, and do need the drugs to stand any chance of completing school and getting a degree!

Some of these things the numbers have only gone up because previously many people didn't recognise it as an actual illness but as most of you seem to do the childrens' or the parents' fault - take Asperger's or dyslexia... I agree with there being too many prescriptions of drugs playing with kids' brains for ADD though, but don't think there aren't some kids that actually need it!


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Patriarch917
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

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Posted:Doctors are indoctrinated by the government/education complex and are unwitting tools of a worldwide authoritarian conspiracy. I suspect you were the victim of a plan to cull some segment of the population. Once they figure out that you switched doctors, it will be on again.

Beware...

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wonderloey


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Posted:ubblol lolsign ubblol

But in all seriousness, I think its tricky for doctors to remain independent when they have so much pressure applied by pharmaceutical companies.

Oh, and people that would prefer to take a pill to relieve symptons rather than actually DO something to make their life better.


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Doc Lightning
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Posted: Written by: Patriarch917


Doctors are indoctrinated by the government/education complex and are unwitting tools of a worldwide authoritarian conspiracy. I suspect you were the victim of a plan to cull some segment of the population. Once they figure out that you switched doctors, it will be on again.

Beware...

eek



Do note that I'm a doctor.

Your unauthorized switch of physicians is noted. The poisoning will be re-instated. wink

Actually, it's not entirely funny. This is what happened in the Tuskeegee experiments.


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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

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Posted:Birgit: I know there is such a thing as ADD, but a lot of the time it is used as a cover up as well.

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Neser
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Neser

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Location: North Queensland, Australia

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Posted:Hmm... For me, I had been going from various doctors to try and figure out why I was continuously getting sick.



One just asked what I was experiencing, gave me some meds, sent me on my way, saying it'll be better in two weeks.



Two weeks passed, nothing improved. Was going to see him again, but he was absent, so went to a different doctor. Was told that the meds werent doing anything at all, so I was gotten off them, put on different meds and sent off for some blood tests.



The meds worked for a while (tests came back saying there was an infection), then I got sick again.



Went to another doctor again (the one before was booked up all day, and I was feeling really ill). This one took me off the meds I was on, then went about asking me how long I've been getting ill, whats been happening in my life at the time, medical history. She didnt want to put me on any other meds until she was sure what it was, but had to give me something to relieve the pain. Did some various tests and what not to try and figure out what was happening, and she scheduled weekly appointments.



Apparently my continued illness was due to the stress I was under at the time, I'd get sick from one thing while under stress, then from there I'd get sick from something else. So she was helping me with my stress and illness, helping me with ways to combat it, de-stress, and at the same time checking that none of the sicknesses were getting worse. She was limiting the amount of meds I was on too, for which Im glad, its rather annoying being on them :S and she was wondering if my body was becoming reliant on the medicine or not.



She wanted to see me until she was sure I was 100% again.



Long story short - I have a permanent doctor now, I dont get sick as often, and I get out a lot more. ^_^



I rather perfered her method compared to the others of "you have this, take this, this and this". But that may be me. wink *dittos NYC*



And hope you're feeling better soon Hanz.



~ Neser


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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:oh, that is definatly the way to go, but sometimes they just aren't all possible.. drinking a hot drink every half hour, steam inhalation 3 times a day... not always possible
But I do prefer that kind of thing over meds


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