Frustrating To Deal With Docs
The family doc that is technically mine, is close to retirement and is not helpful for anything ever. Especially concussion related.
So I started seeing another doc at our clinic regarding my rash (has occurred since my concussion and I think it is related somehow, I just don't know how... that's what I expect my doc to help with!!)
Saw him today, and spoke to him about the possibility of hormone levels being out of whack since my fall and he doesn't believe that a concussion could cause any change to hormone levels. He didn't laugh when I said it, but he was certainly poo pooing the idea.
I was planning to go get some routine blood work done after my appointment and asked if he would add some tests to check hormone levels and he said no, there was no reason to test anything. That he wasn't just going to shoot around in the dark and hope to come up with something.
He did question why I did not have a cat scan or mri when I was at the ER after my accident and I told him I did not know why. The ER doc sent me home once I could remember my birthday, that was his only requirement.
And I did end up reading it off my hospital bracelet, cheating, not true remembering, because I did not want to be there. (I don't remember much of the hospital visit, I have some very foggy, vague memories of leaving, but still not really understanding why we were there in the first place.)
But he did not order any imaging... probably ok, from what I've seen, they rarely show anything.
I told him I was having a hard time recovering from the concussion. He was very focused on me being depressed. I've been depressed in the past and I would not say this is the same. Frustrated that I can't do the things I want to do when I want to do them, yes.
Tired and miserable when I don't get enough sleep, for sure. Impatient with myself and the world around me, definitely. But at the same time, I feel I am moving forward and getting stuff done.
He is going to refer me to a dermatologist re: my rash, but that will take 5-6 months, unless there's a cancellation. Until then, his idea is to just keep prescribing prednisone on and off until the appointment. (Prednisone makes me feel more energetic, but increases the headaches.)
I don't really understand what to do next. Do I try to pursue the hormone imbalance thing? Do I just sit tight and wait this out? Do I just try to keep on and pretend I was not injured?
I guess I am just venting... having a frustrated day. Hard to navigate the system... heck, it took me more than 8 weeks to figure out how to register for THIS site (finally had to get admin to do it for me, as the captchas snagged me up) ... navigating doctors feels impossible.
Will take my own advice and go to sleep now.