So I went to see my primary care doctor today, since I am still throwing up, fast heart rate and the list of other problems I have been talking about for months now. I told him how I just went 9 days on hardly any food and most was liquid. How I lay in bed all the time because my heart rate has been so high when I stand up, how I am wore out and can not basically do this anymore. To which he said nothing.
Now when I first saw him, I told him I tested positive for H. Pylori when I was in the ER back in March and he said "Oh a lot of people get H. Pylori and it is not something that we have to treat unless it causes a problem and I don't think you have a stomach ulcer because you would be in more pain." For the record H. Pylori does a lot more than just cause ulcers, it can cause chronic gastritis and stomach cancer. It is also being linked to depression, heart disease and bowel cancer.
So today when I asked him if I could do a bowel sample and test to see if I have an active infection of H. Pylori to confirm it he said "Oh well there is no bowel test for it, just a blood test and a scope for them to look in your stomach." I informed him that there was a bowel test and a breath test and he said "Well there maybe, but I haven't heard of it and they are not accurate." OK first off they are very accurate and they do exist, go to any gastro website and it is what all the gastro doctors use both to diagnose H. Pylori and to confirm that the infection has cleared after treatment.
He then asks me if I have H. Pylori and been treated for it. (note at this point that he was told before that I had it and he saw no need to treat it). I tell him yes I was told I had it in the ER back in March and he says "Oh well if you have H. Pylori we have to treat it." ummmm OK yea.
I tell him about my dark urine that I have been having on and off, so he gave me a urine test which was fine and also normal color urine. So I got him to give me a cup for when it is dark so they can test that.
He then wrote me a script to treat the H. Pylori (which I can't take till my parents are back from a wedding in VT that they are going too. So I will start taking it around the 22nd of July in case I react to it.) He also wrote me a script for an acid blocker since I told him that when I took the TUMS my heart rate sometimes would go down and how it no longer hurt to breathe. He said maybe I have GERD. Well that is all fine and good except if I treat the H. Pylori there is a good chance if I have GERD it will get worse since H. Pylori lowers the stomach acid and killing it will raise my stomach acid back to its old levels. So this is going to be a gamble.
I asked him if H. Pylori could be raising my heart rate and he said "Oh well it could, maybe if you have an ulcer, but it may not be doing it." Then I said "OK I know everyone thinks my fast heart rate is from anxiety, but I am not nervous 24/7 so why is my heart beating so fast?" and he said nothing.
At that point I started to ask where he wanted me to put the urine sample when I was done, but before I finished my sentence his hand went on my shoulder and he started "Dear heavenly father............blah blah.......maybe we are on to something (referring to the H. Pylori and my heart).....blah blah ...AMEN." OK first off where do I put my urine sample and what does he mean "We"? We are not onto anything. I am guessing on my own and the only thing you did was write a script for something two months ago you said didn't need to be treated.
I also have been having this pain when I push on my right side by my kidney area, so I bought that up and he told me "Well there are bones and muscles there." Well you don't say...I never knew...he guys I have bones and muscles...it must be how I have moved around all these years. That was it he never checked...good thing after he told me I have bones and muscles there the pain stopped....NOT!!!!
So I am tried of the praying people (I am not anti-God) and going to find another doctor after I take these massive amounts of pills and hope to God that I don't end up sicker.
I am tired of being sick, it is played out and I am bored with it. I feel like I am going in circles. If he does not remember nor had the information in my chart that I have H. Pylori then how can I trust that he remembers how sick I have been since coming off xanax and how after I fainted on the paxil my heart rate went up and has stayed up??
Finding a new doctor will be a pain, by this point in time my story is 6 months long and has a lot of details, they don't seem to listen or understand any of it.