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Do you suppose i have a uti

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Do you suppose i have a uti
Possibly--again--but the Cipro would likely cover it.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ok thanks
No problem
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How was the movie
Very good--Forrest Whittaker and Oprah Winfrey. Good period piece
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
What is it about
A White House butler that had been there through four presidents--sort of a civil rights piece
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I see
The swallowing course is today?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It was suppose to be but i rescheduled it. I want to talk to my regular gi dr about it
Why didn't you do that sooner?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Dont be mad at me. Why didnt i do what sooner
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 4 years ago.
I dont know what to tell you. I did what i did
Just commenting. No problem
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
You seem to be upset with me
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 4 years 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
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 4 years ago.
Sorry
You just get so touchy and irritable at times
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Im always touchy
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 4 years ago.
Im sorry
That's OK
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
When i see my gi dr wednesday what things do i need to tell him
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 4 years ago.
Can it really be Crohns with one rectsl ulcer
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 4 years ago.
I guess.
Anyway--write down all your questions so you can get him to answer everything
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How is an ulcer different from erosion
Somewhat the same thing although an ulcer is a deeper erosion
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
an ulcers worse than erosion
Deeper but really the terms are somewhat synonymous.
Customer: replied 4 years 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
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 4 years ago.
What do you think of the increase of the amitryptaline
Since I really don't know why they put you on it in the first place, I've got no idea
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Pain
Come again?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
He put me on it for pain
It's used for irritable bowel syndrome to relax the gut but not specifically for pain
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
He said its a neuromodulator and will help with the pain
Usually Celexa is used for that, not a tricyclic antidepressant
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Im not trying to argue with you. Im just telling you what he said, im not making it up
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Im not trying to argue with you. Im just telling you what he said, im not making it up
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 4 years ago.
Im telling you what he told me why he was rxing it
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 4 years ago.
Im not trying to be crabby at you. Im
Just tired of people throwing medications at me without giving me a diagnosis
I understand--anything else beyond the GI thing?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
If i got pregnant do you think id be more susceptible to post partum depression
definitely.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
you are not in favor of me getting pregnant
Not right now for sure--maybe in time
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just maybe?
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 4 years ago.
Didnt you ever want to have kids
Actually no. Not that I was against having them but never really considered it
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How old are you
63 as of last Tuesday
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Isee
You see?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thats kinda old
I probably thought like that when I was your age, too
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Im glad i found you a year ago.
Do i need to wean of amitryptaline if i want to stop it
Not really but a doctor might suggest weaning off it rather than stopping cold turkey
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Can i just stop thr atenolol?
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 4 years ago.
Your not sure why im
On atenolol?
Well, I know it's to slow down your heart rate but have you ever actually had a specific diagnosis for that?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just idiopathic tachycardia
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 4 years ago.
Howcome
You can get a rebound hypertensive crisis if you stop a beta blocker cold turkey
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Whats rebound hypertensive crisis? My dad figure Is being an ass. He just told me i was a whore and he hated me
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 4 years ago.
I wouldnt gwt him a beer
That's all it takes to set him off like that? Was he drunk?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hes drunkish but not drunk
Does he insult other people like that?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Sometimes but usually.
did you say anything back to him?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i asked him why he said that and he saud because he knows it bothers me
Nice guy--I wouldn't give him a pass on that even if he had been drinking
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I didnt do anything to him for him to be hateful towards me
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 4 years ago.
I just want him to like me
Why?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Cuz i dont have a dad that likes me. He use to like me
What do you think happened?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I dont really know
Well, since it's obviously not your fault he's got a major problem and maybe it isn't just you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Why dont dad figures like me
I think you're just unlucky--accident of birth with one and the other with problems himself.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It makes me feel like im flawed
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 4 years ago.
I dont think any guys like me
Are we talking about anyone besides the ones I know and what do you mean by like?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just the ones you know of. And by like me i mean respect me andtreat me nice
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 4 years ago.
Why do a lot of men make me have sex with them
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 4 years ago.
But why do people want to have sex with me
Stop--we've gone over this more than enough. When it comes to incest it's totally their problem and not yours
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Dont be angry at me
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 4 years ago.
You just dont understand
Of course I do--you just aren't trying to let go of old tapes.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Maybe somewhere deep down i like it because it made me feel loved
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 4 years ago.
I let my dad do so much gross stuff in hopes hecwould love me
I understand but for now let's switch the subject
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Pick one
What's the story with your job?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Idk. I havent beem there for a week. I go
Back tomorrow
Why tomorrow?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Idk. Cuz today i had the day off to go to mayo. And last week i was sick so thats why tomorrow
OK--so you feel up to going tomorrow?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No. But i dont think i have a choice
Well, I think it'll be good for you to get back to a routine
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I know. Id probably feel
Better if id eat.
I hope you have been eating something lately
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Not really. It hurts to eat
Well, anything else for tonight?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thats all your going to say
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 4 years ago.
Sure you can
Well, I'm not there to force the food down your throat
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Why does it hurt so much
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 4 years ago.
Its not in my head that my stomach hurts
Nothing in what I said above said that--read it again. And don't get touchy about this
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Im very touchy on this subject and yoy know it
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 4 years ago.
Everyone thinks its so damn easy to just eat
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 4 years ago.
No not if you are going to be this way
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 4 years ago.
Just forget it
OK--forgotten. Try to get some sleep and have a good day at work tomorrow
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