morgan617 Posted July 20, 2005 Report Share Posted July 20, 2005 Well, as some of you may know, I haven't been posting too much, trying to dig myself out of big ol canyon.Anyway, I went to my primary and asked him to refer me to an endocrinologist. I don't need a referral, but the one I wanted to see, won't see patients without one. He said he didn't care, but didn't know why I wanted to see one, so I said I don't get great big adrenaline rushes anymore, nausea, feel like crap etc and I wanted some adrenal testing done. He said he would do some, so ordered cortisol stimulation test. It was all whacked out. My baseline was normal, but there was no bump with the ACTH. So my doctor said he had to "ponder" this. The test results would indicate someone on steroids already, which I'm not.Well, while he's been pondering, I've been in a marvelous downhill slide. Last week I called and said he'd better do something. So he ordered some basic tests, which were , of course, fine. He then left on vacation without telling me they were okay.Bear with me here, so this week, I called and told his nurse I want to see an endo, so she called and the doctor decided a week ago or so not to see any new patients. Great timing huh.We have have 4 endos in this town. Two are in together, the ones not seeing new patients. So I cried for awhile and said I give up and all that stuff we say to ourselves when no one else will listen to us.Then I looked in the phone book at the other two choices, closed my eyes and picked one. HE answered the phone, which caught me totally off guard. So I of course stumbled around for a bit, and then told him about the test. He said, "the test was done wrong, they didn't give you enough medicine" I said they had a 10 cc syringe full of stuff. He said if baseline is above 17 (mine was 23) there's not a problem. I said okay, but what do you do if the test is done wrong. He thought for a moment and then asked me why I had it done in the first place, so I told him, OI Blah,blah,blah and he said. Okay either they did the test wrong or something is really screwy with you, (do ya think ) what did my urine show. I said I didn't have a urine test. He said why not, I said don't know.Okay at end of story. He said come in tomorrow after 1;30 and bring the lab results, because something is very wrong here. So I have an appt tomorrow. What I will find out of course is that they screwed up the test. At that point, I will definitely give up. See my doc once a year and that's it. But, this was a rather surreal situation. So since all of us are used to surreal, I thought I'd share. Thanks for listening. morgan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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