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Re: Went to a GI specialist....
      03/09/04 03:27 PM
hslib

Reged: 11/23/03
Posts: 55
Loc: VA

I've been avoiding a specialist for years just to avoid the tests, but this year when things got worse, I decided it was time. I had several people recommend a doctor to me so I went. I described how many years (20) I had battled the symptoms on and off, and how it had recently acted up again. He put me back on the medication I had taken years ago that actually helped at that time. Other gen. pract. were hesitant b/c it contains a small amount of a sedative. He said he hadn't known too many "Librax" addicts and wasn't worried. I had to laugh b/c that really is the truth. It treats the stress issue as well as the bowel problem. He said if it worked, he wanted me to be on something that helped. Recently, I came down with stomach flu which was a major setback. I called him and went in. He took blood, ran a stool test, and sent me for an upper GI of the small bowel. He said if all of that checked out ok but I was still having the D, he would set up a colonoscopy right away. He did not want to miss anything that might be brewing. I feel almost the opposite of many who have replied. I really feel like he cares about what is happening, and he wants to eliminate everything else if it is IBS. We discussed diet, and yes, I will agree doctors are not as knowledgeable as they should be, but he only recommended fiber if I got constipated. I'm very happy with my doctor so far, and feel like I might be on the mend (I hope). Good luck.

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fishnets
03/09/04 12:06 PM
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03/10/04 08:13 AM
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03/10/04 12:34 AM
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03/09/04 04:55 PM
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hslib
03/09/04 03:27 PM
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03/09/04 01:44 PM
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03/09/04 01:36 PM
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03/09/04 01:20 PM
* There's got to be some way to get doctors to GET A CLUE!
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03/09/04 12:51 PM
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03/09/04 05:23 PM
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Kree
03/09/04 06:17 PM
* A Doctor Who Listens
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03/09/04 06:35 PM
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03/09/04 12:54 PM
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Heather Fraser
03/09/04 01:57 PM
* Well, I saw my "expert" today, too.
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03/09/04 12:39 PM

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