Doctor Playing Russian Roulette


I am majorly peeved over my last Doc appointment and I could choke him out.

Unfortunately, I do not have health insurance and am a self pay patient… this causes alot of financial distress as you can imagine because I must pay a small fortune each month for Doctor visits and the meds prescribed.

Well, recently, my family Doc retired and  I found myself in a predicament of sorts and needed to find a new Doc. Since I pay out of pocket, I only see a regular Physician to refill my Psych and pain meds. I decided on a new Doctor, and to my dismay, he has taken the liberty of lowering the dosages of all my medications simply because they are too high in his opinion and he feels I should not be on the dosage amounts prescribed to me by my previous specialists.

I was floored to say the least, but because I could not afford another visit, I was at his mercy.

So. Next month I am off to, yet again, look for a new Doctor who will listen and not try to turn my world upside down.

Not only will I be going through some sort of withdrawal for the Psych meds, but also for my pain medication prescribed to me by a specialist.

I am beyond frustrated and plan to never return to this Doc again.

I am already feeling the affects and having withdrawal symptoms… I will keep you posted.

12 thoughts on “Doctor Playing Russian Roulette”

  1. Now that is absolutely CRAZY — my Doc would never change more than one–max two–meds at a time! How the hell are you, him, or anyone else going to match side effects with which med reduction? Seriously, I agree to continue looking, this guy is an IDIOT. And I also agree — how dare he? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! I hope you get a greater Doc soon — very soon for your sake.

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    1. I am so disheartened with this doc, he didn’t listen to a word I said. Luckily, while put eating, the bartender was telling me about her nurse practitioner. She gave me all her info and I made an appointment for April first. In the meantime, I am doing my best with these withdrawals and keep reminding myself that there is an end in sight.
      Thank you for the suggestion. ♥

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  2. Thank god for the NHS is all I can say. I really feel for you, that’s an absolutely disgusting situation to find yourself in, at this guy’s whim.

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  3. I feel for you. I fell in the same hole, and the longer it when on the deeper the hole got. It is a time not to cut yourself off from people and to surround your self with friends. I made the mistake of thinking I could do it alone. I was very wrong. I wish you well and hope you find the right doctor.

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