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    shirley1642 posted:
    I WENT TO A NEW DOCTOR CLOSER TO HOME. HE LOOKED AT ME AND TOLD ME BECAUSE OF MY AGE I DID NOT HAVE MS. I WAS DIAGNOIS WITH MS AND ON CAPAXONE MED. I WAITED SO LONG TO GET A NAME FOR WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME. I'M 68 AND HE MADE ME FEEL VERY OLD. IF YOU WERE ME WOULD YOU GO BACK TO THAT DOCTOR OR KNOT? I'M SO CONFUSSED AGAIN. I'VE HAD TWO STROKES AND MY NUEROLOGY SAID IT WAS FROM MS. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
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    swampster1952 responded:
    Hello Shirley,

    Dump that dope of a doctor and find yourself another. He is too old himself if he believes hogwash like that!

    Dave
     
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    LadeeEmpress responded:
    Oh that is ridiculous!! Get rid of him/her!!
     
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    Muzzkat responded:
    As I have found, there are definitely reasons to fire your doctor. This sounds like a good one! With the frustrations of an illness, you don't need the added stress.

    A MS specialist, with a great nurse practitioner is the best. I have found NP's have a bit more bedside manner. Listening & taking the time to hear what you're saying, instead of already knowing the answers before you speak.

    Hope it works out for you, Matt
    They say: MS, you don't get it unless you got it. Well...I still don't get it! ;^)
     
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    rikilynn1982 responded:
    Oh, I would definitely fire him. You've already been diagnosed and it's not something you're going to "grow out of." Geez, I can't believe there are still physicians out there that are such quacks. Where do these guys go to medical school?

    I went to a neurologist as a teenager about some symptoms I was having and he did a basic motor function/strength exam and said I had tourette syndrome.

    I never went back to him because my symptoms did not fit into the description of tourettes. If he had done some actual diagnostic testing, they might have figured out then that I had MS.
     
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    shirley1642 responded:
    Thanks for all your replys. I'm firing that doctor,and staying with my older doctor. I have a 21/2 hour drive to my doctor,but she is worth it. Thanks again. You have helped me a lot


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