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Do you suppose i have a uti

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Do you suppose i have a uti
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Possibly--again--but the Cipro would likely cover it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How was the movie
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Very good--Forrest Whittaker and Oprah Winfrey. Good period piece
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is it about
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
A White House butler that had been there through four presidents--sort of a civil rights piece
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I see
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
The swallowing course is today?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was suppose to be but i rescheduled it. I want to talk to my regular gi dr about it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why didn't you do that sooner?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dont be mad at me. Why didnt i do what sooner
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Talk to your GI--not mad but it isn't proper to reschedule a test on the day it's scheduled rather than a week or more before
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont know what to tell you. I did what i did
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Just commenting. No problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You seem to be upset with me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I still don't know how you think you can read my mind. I'm not upset, especially since I really don't think the session will do much for you, but I'm just pointing out something about common courtesy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesnt have anything to do with common courtesy. I was going to go to the session but i dont think i need it. And its suppose to be 90 degrees out today and i dont have ac in my car and my car has been overheating. And there is no way it would make it on a 4.5 hour drive. Not the i have to explain my reasoning to you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, you didn't tell me all that to start with so there's no reason for you to be snitty with me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You just get so touchy and irritable at times
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im always touchy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, at least in a format like this, you can take a deep breath and cool off a bit before you respond to me.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's OK
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When i see my gi dr wednesday what things do i need to tell him
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I think more important is for you to ask him questions and see if he can answer all of them--why the antibiotics, why the continued bleeding, what about Crohn's with the new rectal ulcer and the elevated gastrin level, etc
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can it really be Crohns with one rectsl ulcer
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Something's obviously going on that hasn't been diagnosed as yet. Even one rectal ulcer with the other ulcers you have makes me think of Crohn's
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I guess.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Anyway--write down all your questions so you can get him to answer everything
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How is an ulcer different from erosion
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Somewhat the same thing although an ulcer is a deeper erosion
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So an ulcers worse than erosion
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Deeper but really the terms are somewhat synonymous.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im just trying to figure out why my stomach hurts when i only had one ulcer. Fyi the Mayo dr is increasing the amitryptaline to 75 mg daily
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not all the pain may be just from your stomach and--not saying you have it--Crohn's can cause pain without affecting the stomach itself
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you think of the increase of the amitryptaline
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Since I really don't know why they put you on it in the first place, I've got no idea
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pain
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Come again?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He put me on it for pain
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It's used for irritable bowel syndrome to relax the gut but not specifically for pain
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He said its a neuromodulator and will help with the pain
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Usually Celexa is used for that, not a tricyclic antidepressant
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im not trying to argue with you. Im just telling you what he said, im not making it up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im not trying to argue with you. Im just telling you what he said, im not making it up
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sorry--the site was down. Where did that come from? I'm just saying I can't be sure why he chose the amitriptylene
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im telling you what he told me why he was rxing it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I know but I'm still saying that if that's what he was using it for--just the pain--it wouldn't be my selection
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im not trying to be crabby at you. Im
Just tired of people throwing medications at me without giving me a diagnosis
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I understand--anything else beyond the GI thing?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If i got pregnant do you think id be more susceptible to post partum depression
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes, definitely.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So you are not in favor of me getting pregnant
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not right now for sure--maybe in time
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just maybe?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I think once you get the right treatment and once the GI thing is resolved then probably you'll be ready--but at least not for a year from now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Didnt you ever want to have kids
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Actually no. Not that I was against having them but never really considered it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How old are you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
63 as of last Tuesday
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Isee
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You see?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thats kinda old
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I probably thought like that when I was your age, too
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im glad i found you a year ago.
Do i need to wean of amitryptaline if i want to stop it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not really but a doctor might suggest weaning off it rather than stopping cold turkey
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can i just stop thr atenolol?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I can't tell you what to do or not to do exactly since I'm not your doctor. As I told you before, I'm not really sure why your on it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Your not sure why im
On atenolol?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I know it's to slow down your heart rate but have you ever actually had a specific diagnosis for that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just idiopathic tachycardia
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, it isn't really dangerous so you don't absolutely need to be on the atenolol but you shouldn't stop it cold turkey
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Howcome
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You can get a rebound hypertensive crisis if you stop a beta blocker cold turkey
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whats rebound hypertensive crisis? My dad figure Is being an ass. He just told me i was a whore and he hated me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
As in your blood pressure suddenly goes off the charts--180's over 120's sometimes. What were the circumstances where he said that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I wouldnt gwt him a beer
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's all it takes to set him off like that? Was he drunk?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hes drunkish but not drunk
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Does he insult other people like that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sometimes but usually.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And did you say anything back to him?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i asked him why he said that and he saud because he knows it bothers me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Nice guy--I wouldn't give him a pass on that even if he had been drinking
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didnt do anything to him for him to be hateful towards me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I know you did it--I'm saying he's a general ass and to say something to somebody purposely to hurt them is just the act of a shallow spiteful and disgusting person in my opinion
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just want him to like me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cuz i dont have a dad that likes me. He use to like me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What do you think happened?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont really know
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, since it's obviously not your fault he's got a major problem and maybe it isn't just you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why dont dad figures like me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I think you're just unlucky--accident of birth with one and the other with problems himself.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It makes me feel like im flawed
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes I know and we've talked about that before--no both men have major problems of their own and it has nothing to do with you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont think any guys like me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Are we talking about anyone besides the ones I know and what do you mean by like?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just the ones you know of. And by like me i mean respect me andtreat me nice
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, again, from what you've told me about all three, I don't think you should conclude that other males wouldn't like you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why do a lot of men make me have sex with them
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Let's stop with this thread--you still want to think it's all your fault and I've told you time and time again it isn't. And, at least now, you have a choice with Marty
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But why do people want to have sex with me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Stop--we've gone over this more than enough. When it comes to incest it's totally their problem and not yours
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dont be angry at me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm not but you don't need to go over all this old ground and get stuck in the same hole. And at least you've made a start with getting out of that hole by starting to share with your therapist
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You just dont understand
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Of course I do--you just aren't trying to let go of old tapes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe somewhere deep down i like it because it made me feel loved
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not really like it but hoping it meant love I guess. It's the same reason you put up with all of Marty's asshole behavior. It's good that you recognize that, though--it's a step in getting over all this
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I let my dad do so much gross stuff in hopes hecwould love me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I understand but for now let's switch the subject
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pick one
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What's the story with your job?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Idk. I havent beem there for a week. I go
Back tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why tomorrow?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Idk. Cuz today i had the day off to go to mayo. And last week i was sick so thats why tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--so you feel up to going tomorrow?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. But i dont think i have a choice
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I think it'll be good for you to get back to a routine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know. Id probably feel
Better if id eat.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I hope you have been eating something lately
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not really. It hurts to eat
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, anything else for tonight?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thats all your going to say
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I really don't have anything to say about the eating--up to you as to whether you tolerate the pain and at least eat something or you don't. I can't be your keeper
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sure you can
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I'm not there to force the food down your throat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why does it hurt so much
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Here we go again. I know this bugs the hell out of you but please don't keep asking me the same question over and over again. My thoughts are that even if eating does hurt it isn't so bad that you couldn't still eat. Part of the problem here is that your subconscious is constantly looking for a reason for you not to eat.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its not in my head that my stomach hurts
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Nothing in what I said above said that--read it again. And don't get touchy about this
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im very touchy on this subject and yoy know it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's why I was very careful with what I said and I always have to be when you bring up the subject of eating. I'm just saying that even if eating hurts you should still try your best to eat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Everyone thinks its so damn easy to just eat
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Stop with the editorials here--just saying what I think and it's entirely up to you whether or not you eat. Anything else for tonight?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No not if you are going to be this way
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Be what way? We seem to always get to this point when you bring up the eating thing so, knowing my thoughts about all that, why do you insiste on bringing it up?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just forget it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--forgotten. Try to get some sleep and have a good day at work tomorrow
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