women's medical issues

Discussion in 'Women's Issues' started by dolfette, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. dolfette

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    ladies, how easy have the medical profession found it to fix your health problems? i'm talking women's problems, everything from boob ache to hormone imbalance or birth control.
     
  2. D_Hey Sailor

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    I've had the stupid luck of recovering from most of my ailments on my own before the doctor's could fulyl diagnose and ameliorate the problem. At the beginning of this year I was experiencing severe abdominal pain, and by time I had all the requisite scans and met with the right specialists, my body had already done the brunt of work. Two months of agony AND doctors for not :dead:

    My worst luck has to be with birth control though. I am almost at my wits end and am contemplating the need to get a referral to someone else. Right now I am back on the BCP and it's seriously messing with me. My doc, on the other hand, doesn't seem to share my concern or want for an expedient solution. :angryfire2:

    In other words; mixed results, generally negative.
     
  3. dolfette

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    my major issue has been birth control.
    hormonal birth control.
    i've tried dozens of different varieties of birth control pills. almost all just killed my sex drive dead. some made me depressed. one made me psychotically angry all the time i was on it. all symptoms stopped within a day or two of not taking them.
    i tried injections, and they made me find men repulsive. it got worse with each injection, then wore off as the last injection did. my cycle remained messed up for the next year.
    morning after pills... gosh... i threw up non-stop for the next 24 hours.

    i've not had much luck with hormonal birth control!
     
  4. dolfette

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    LOL, i was typing my reply when you replied.
    some doctors really don't seem to give a shit that you have break through bleeding, agonising breast pain, and no desire any longer for the sex you needed the pill for in the first place.
    finding a sympathetic doc is a godsend! fortunately my practise has a lady doc who makes women's issues her speciality. she's the shizzle.
     
  5. D_Hey Sailor

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    The pills I am on give me vicious mood swings, to the point where I sometimes even experience anxiety as a result. It's not pleasant at all, and that's why I really need to seek out a professional who's better versed on the subject.

    EDIT: nothing more depressing than getting the impression your doctor doesn't give a shit. Nothing.
     
  6. dolfette

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    i've had that too.
    fortunately my ex was really good in that sense.
    sometimes he was the one who realised first that my weird mood was the latest pill i was popping. bless him, because he happily rubbered up instead.
     
  7. D_Hey Sailor

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    I wish that was a reality or concrete possibility for me. :12:

    I guess today is as good as any to get up-to speed on IUD's, since that seems to be the most attractive route from what I've heard.
     
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    After having some terrible encounters with BC causing my past flames to go bonkers, I realized that condoms aren't that bad.
     
  9. D_Hey Sailor

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    They certainly aren't, but the extra peace of mind allowed by two forms of contraceptive is nice. Especially if you're not in a long-term relationship and just looking for fun.
     
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    You can use multiple contraceptives without one of them being birth control pills.
     
  11. D_Hey Sailor

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    o rly <- sarcasm
     
    #11 D_Hey Sailor, Jul 21, 2011
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    yarly <- complete BC-induced-moodswing seriousface
     
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    From my point of view, I haven't noticed any "cutting edge" research being done in the past 10 years to improve women's health or reproductive health other than the Gardisil and HPV Vaccines.

    I have problems with endometriosis and occasional ovarian cycts that cause severe pain every month. My only solution I've now been told is to opt for a hysterectomy. This is because I've hit 40 and no longer want to have more children. This was the same cop out solution my grandmother and my mom had to endure. I really don't feel like going through major surgery and losing my uterus and ovaries and go on hormone replacement therapy. You'd think that in 60 some-odd years the medical community would have come up with a safer, easier alternative than a hysterectomy for something that affects millions of women every year.

    Ok ranting over...for now.
     
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    My doctor isn't listening to me. She's new. I had to fire the last one because she laughed when she diagnosed me with diabetes, but couldn't ever smile at the little jokes I'd crack to break the tension in the room. She was frigid at the warmest. The new doctor, however, is convinced I'm an alcoholic for some reason.

    I take a medicine that says right on the label that it is not to be mixed with alcohol. I drink anyway, once a week, sometimes twice a week. It works out to 1-4 mixed drinks a week, or 1-2 beers a week. BUT. The reason I'm not meant to drink with the medicine is the potential for liver damage. Add to that I recently got her to give me a referral to the gynecologist because I was having so much menstrual pain I was taking triple and quadruple doses of NSAIDs like Ibuprofen. This also leads to liver damage. I told her all of this, so why is she asking me over and over and over about my non-existent history of alcohol abuse? Are doctors just assholes?
     
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    I'll drink to that!
     
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    I'm lucky. My squeeze of 10 years had a vasectomy ages ago. No birth control necessary.

    And any time we play with others, we health screen them, use condoms and schedule it around my cycle.
     
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    As far as general health, I've had my share of medical nightmares. When it comes to my gynecological issues I am fortunate to have the doctor I do. He is absolutely amazing and has done a great job in advising and taking care of me. With his help my cancer was caught early and my prognosis is excellent. I've had some bad doctors but I really lucked out with him.
     
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    I just called my doctor's office the other day to see if the order for a liver enzyme test she wanted me to take could be sent to my house or emailed to me. She works for a hospital affiliated with a medical school. Neither the school nor the hospital can find my current records. They have me listed under a different last name, at my old address. No orders are in that file. Nothing but a scrip for some pain killers I got two years ago is in that file. What the fuck?

    EDIT: The different last name is still MY last name. I have three.
     
  19. D_Hey Sailor

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    I was pretty fortunate today; I went in to see my doctor about what I had mentioned earlier in this thread, and to my luck she was off somewhere in the tropics on vacationing!

    I ended up getting a fill-in doctor who was super sweet and a million times more helpful than my regular one. She was way more knowledgeable, got me off the stuff I am on, and put me on the right track.

    Now if only "the replacement" was my real doctor. :mad:
     
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    Switch. That's what I do. Of course, I'm pretty sure that's why my files are lost right now, but at least when I go see my doctor, she is awesome. Not like that last frigid bitch.
     
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