Allergic To Listening

, , , | Healthy | December 13, 2017

(I have been getting flu like symptoms for a week or so every month for about a year and finally made myself an appointment to see the doctor. I had to switch primary care physicians for insurance reasons. This is my first appointment with a new doctor. When I go to see him, I also happen to have some mild allergy symptoms including a stuffy nose, which I am used to.)

Doctor: “So, what can we do for you today?”

Me: “Well, for the past year or so I have been getting flu like symptoms about a week out of each month.” *my voice is sort of muffled and you can tell I have a stuffy nose*

Doctor: “Seems like you have a cold there.”

Me: “No, it’s just allergies. I’m always like this this time of year.”

Doctor: “There’s really not much I can do for a cold. I can prescribe you some antihistamines.”

Me: “I’m fine, thanks. I already take them, and this is just normal allergies.”

Doctor: “You know, with your asthma, allergies can worsen your breathing.”

Me: “Yeah, I know, that’s why I am on three medications for it. Anyway, for like a week each month I get a mild fever and body aches, sometimes headaches. This has been going on for a year.”

Doctor: “I am going prescribe you a Z-Pak just in case, so your cold doesn’t get worse.”

(Writes out a prescription.)

Me: “No, that’s okay. Like I said, this is allergies, I am not here for that.”

Doctor: “Here you go.” *hands me prescription* “Come back in a week if you’re not better.” *leaves the room*

(Needless to say I left angry and never went back to that practice. Oh, and it turned out I had Lyme disease.)

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No Bald Announcements

, , , | Healthy | December 13, 2017

(I have noticed a small bald spot at the top of my hairline. Concerned, I make an appointment with a dermatologist to get it looked at.)

Nurse: “Okay, what seems to be the problem?”

Me: “I noticed I have a small bald spot on my head and am concerned about it.”

Nurse: *looks at the spot* “Oh, that doesn’t look to bad. Don’t worry about it, hon. I’ll have the doctor come in and help you.”

Me: “Okay, thank you.”

(I then wait about half an hour on the exam table until the doctor finally comes in to the room. He sits down in a chair without acknowledging me and reads my chart. He then stands up and leaves the room. About five minutes later he comes back in and walks towards me without speaking. I see a large syringe in his hand. He reaches up to my head with the syringe and is about to inject me when I back away from him.)

Me: “Okay, wait. What are you doing? What’s the syringe for?”

Doctor: “I need to give you an injection.”

Me: “Why, what’s the problem?”

Doctor: “You have a spot of alopecia. This will help it.”

Me: “What is in the syringe?”

Doctor: “Steroids. It’s fine.”

(The doctor then proceeded to grab my head and injected the area with the huge syringe. He disposed of it, took off his gloves, and left the room giving me no information about the condition, what caused it, or if it would go away. I left there pretty angry and worried. Thank god for the Internet because I was able to do enough research on it to not freak out. It cleared up and hasn’t been a problem since but, Jesus Christ, talk to your patients before stabbing them in the head with a needle.)

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Unfiltered Story #100608

, , | Unfiltered | November 25, 2017

I have noticed a small bald spot at the top of my hairline, concerned I make an appointment with a dermatologist to get it looked at.
Nurse: Ok what seems to be the problem
Me: I noticed I have a small bald spot on my head and was concerned about it.
Nurse: (looks at the spot) Oh that doesn’t look to bad, don’t worry about it hon. I’ll have the doctor come in and help you.
Me: Ok thank you
I then wait about half an hour on the exam table and the doctor finally comes in to the room. He sits down in a chair without acknowledging me and reads my chart. He then stands up and leaves the room. About 5 minutes later he comes back in and walks towards me without speaking. I see a large syringe in his hand. He reaches up to my head with the syringe and is about to inject me when I back away from him.
Me: Ok, wait, what are you doing, what’s the syringe for
Doctor: I need to give you an injection
Me: Ok why, what’s the problem
Doctor: You have a spot of alopecia, this will help it
Me: Ok what is in the syringe
Doctor: Steroids, it’s fine
The doctor then proceeds to grab my head and inject the area with the huge syringe. He disposes of it, takes off his gloves and leaves the room giving me no information about the condition, what caused it or if it would go away. I left there pretty angry and worried. Thank god for the internet because I was able to do enough research on it to not freak out. It cleared up and hasn’t been a problem since but jesus christ, talk to your patients before stabbing them in the head with a needle

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Unfiltered Story #100606

, , | Unfiltered | November 24, 2017

I had been getting flu like symptoms for a week or so every month for about a year and finally made myself an appointment to see the doctor. I had to switch primary care physician’s for insurance reasons. This is my first appointment with a new doctor. (when I go to see him, I also happen to have some mild allergy symptoms including a stuffy nose which I am used to)
Doctor: So what can we do for you today?
Me: Well for the past year or so I have been getting flu like symptoms about a week out of each month (my voice is sort of muffled and you can tell I have a stuffy nose.”
Doctor: Seems like you have a cold there
Me: No it’s just allergies, always like this this time of year
Doctor: There’s really not much I can do for a cold, I can prescribe you some antihistamines
Me: I’m fine thanks I already take them, this is just normal allergies
Doctor: You know with your asthma allergies can worsen your breathing
Me: Yeah I know, that’s why I am on three medications for it. Anyway for like a week each month I get a mild fever and body aches sometimes headaches this has been going on for a year
Doctor: I am going prescribe you a Zpac just in case so your cold doesn’t get worse. (Writes out a prescription)
Me: No that’s ok, like I said, this is allergies, I am not here for that.
Doctor: Here you go (hands me prescription) Come back in a week if you’re not better (leaves the room)
Needless to say I left angry and never went back to that practice. Oh and it turns out I had lyme disease