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    Old 04-05-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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    tests how often?

    I am 60+ having grown up and lived life with knowing what hurts and what Dr.s have diagnosed....why does it seem like every few years, my Primary, wants me to see a new doctor who wants to change my medications, get a new opinion, send me for more tests?
    This has gone on most of my life...
    We have paid and lost thousands of dollars to Drs. Hospitals, clinics, tests tests tests. (AND bankruptcy) Always the same results.
    My bone density tests are fine, my mammies are fine, my cholesterol is fine, etc...etc...
    I have idiopathic PAIN! I have a Chiari malformation and scoliosis...so everything hurts. Guess they can't DO anything...but track the brain for changes?
    Wonder what they expect to change? I am now on Medicare and a supplement ins. SO now I can go to ALL their doctors and tests with no out of pocket expense, except premiums.
    Wasting my time and it hurts to walk.
    thanks for listening, m

     
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    Old 04-06-2017, 08:05 AM   #2
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    Re: tests how often?

    Welcome to the board. Perhaps your primary doctor knows you are in pain and periodically hopes there may be something new that could help you. Also, due to the location of the Chiari malformation, it needs to be watched. If it were to enlarge or change in some ways, it could be life-threatening.

    Remember, if you don't want to go through more tests, etc. you can always refuse.

     
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