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    Old 04-25-2018, 10:13 AM   #1
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    what is doctor doing!?

    Hello everyone.

    My doctor had no rheumatologist to refer me to which takes my insurance. So I was told to find one on my own.

    I found one, and he says that I have to give him my medical records first before he chooses to see me. That strikes me odd but I got him my records.

    Then I get a voice mail message saying he can’t see me because “...he doesn’t treat what you[I] have. He is only seeing patients for inflammatory arthritis conditions.” So I call back and ask why, and they respond, “He looked over your records, and doesn’t treat what you have.” Then I ask, “Does the nocturnal lower back pain, red eyes, increasing rib pain, heel pain, and ankle pain not indicative of Ankylosing Spondylitis?” To which he replied, “It may be but the doctor isn’t seeing any more new patients.”

    BS!!!!!

    Why even make me go through all that if he’s not!? Why the ever changing story!?

    I’m just one man trying to live pain free, and now I just want to know why this is happening from someone who might know. Is it my insurance? If so then why accept it? Anyone know why they’re literally playing me?

     
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    Old 04-25-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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    re: what is doctor doing!?

    Hello,

    I'm sorry you had to go through that experience. It never should have happened.

    The form of arthritis you mentioned is a rare form and they say there's no cure. From a medical stand point that means there's no medication that will cure it.

    Inflammatory arthritis is usually caused by lifestyle: Excess body fat will cause inflammation and certain highly processed foods will do the same, even if one does not have excess body fat.

    The worst offenders are sugar and white flour. It's best to avoid all highly processed foods. In other words, the best diet consists of natural whole foods that contain fiber. You need adequate protein but a high protein diet is not recommended.

     
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    Old 04-25-2018, 08:20 PM   #3
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    re: what is doctor doing!?

    I haven’t had sugar in almost 2 years. I eat 7-10 cups of leafy green veggies a day. I put spinach, kale, and parsley in water and blend it. Then I drink it all down.

    From what I understand, biologics can delay or even stop disease progression when taken early enough after onset. That’s IF I even have it... many of my symptoms coincide with Vitamin D Deficiency, and I know I have that.

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    Old 04-25-2018, 09:41 PM   #4
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    Re: what is doctor doing!?

    You may need to take vit D by injection.
    A D deficiency can cause symptoms similar to what you have been experiencing.

    I have all the symptoms and have to self inject vit D twice a week.
    It's very easy to do.
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    Old 04-26-2018, 04:52 AM   #5
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    Re: what is doctor doing!?

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    You may need to take vit D by injection.
    A D deficiency can cause symptoms similar to what you have been experiencing.

    I have all the symptoms and have to self inject vit D twice a week.
    It's very easy to do.
    Thanks for your response.

    So far I’ve found many articles and studies saying that Vitamin D Deficiency can mimick conditions like AS. There was one where a woman living in England was just about to be diagnosed but then went to the Middle East for 6 months. When she returned all her symptoms had completely resolved. I’m talking lower back pain, rib pain, hip pain, heel pain, etc. Then in the winter it started up again. That’s when they discovered the VDD. She was given medication(the injections) and it resolved itself completely.

    Now, I asked my GP if this could all be due to VDD. She said, “No.” I don’t put too much weight on that because a GP will also tell you that you can get HIV via ways that a specialist would say, “Not in a million years.” And this is why I want to speak to a rheumatologist.

     
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    Re: what is doctor doing!?

    Call your insurance company and ask to speak to a manager. Tell them that one of their doctors is refusing to see you and ask since you have that kind of insurance, who they can recommend...

    You need a doctor to check your vitamin D levels and either confirm of rule out what you think it is...and until you see the right kind of doctor, this is all just a guessing game. Do not self dx....it will scare you and its not accurate unless you have a medical degree.

    The doctor has a right not to accept new patients, but your insurance company has a duty to find you a specialist who accepts their insurance. Start there.

    Good luck!
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    Old 04-27-2018, 07:52 AM   #7
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    Re: what is doctor doing!?

    Evidently, a low vitamin D3 blood level may have different effects depending on the individual. Many years ago I went for regular checkups to my GP. I never had any health issues to complain about. I felt totally well. Blood test after blood test and everything was always in a normal range.

    Then I read that older people are often low in D3. So I asked my doctor to add D3 to my next blood test. A blood level of 30 or more would have put me in a normal range. My test result was 8. When I went to the health food store to buy a supplement, the nutritionist told me he had never heard of anyone being that low.

    My doctor wanted me to take a huge dose of 50,000 IU but he forgot to give me a prescription. So I ended up taking 1,000 IU after every meal at the recommendation of the nutritionist. It turned out that I couldn't take that much without getting a feeling of pressure building up in my head. It's a terrible feeling.

    To make a long story short, I eventually settled on 600 IU per day. That is as much as I can tolerate. That brought my blood level up to 28 but I don't feel any different. I'm still enjoying the same good health as before.

    Note: Some people feel better when they take a placebo and taking vitamin D may act as a placebo. But if it is a placebo effect, how long will it last?

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    Old 04-27-2018, 10:49 AM   #8
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    Re: what is doctor doing!?

    I have read that some things are not assimilated well without adequate vitamin B12, plus the symptoms are not fun. I have to take B12 by injection.


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