Holistic Doctors who make Pregnancy even more difficult than it needs to be…

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you don’t agree with her more holistic approach, why not find a new doctor? Some people don’t believe that the body needs prescription drugs.  If you happen to believe that, go to a medical professional who can actually help you. 

Post # 4
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

PandasWifey:  Ugh, sorry to hear you’re dealing with this.  I haven’t had to fight my doctor about medication, but getting my insurance to pay for Zofran at the rate I was taking it was miserable.  Hopefully you can request the medicine you need and she’ll listen.  Hope you start feeling better soon!

Post # 6
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wow that’s really annoying! I have severe GERD and took Prilosec and every other drug that I could get my hands on for HG and severe horrible reflux through my pregnancy, and I would have punched my health care provider in the face for taking away my precious drugs over that time period! Plus your health care provider’s opinion makes no sense from even a physiological standpoint with respect to reflux in pregnancy. No one took away my drugs, but there was def a lot of judgey judgey for taking them during pregnancy, but I NEEDED them to even maintain the low level of functioning I managed throughout. 

Post # 7
946 posts
Busy bee

I ran into a somewhat related problem with my anti-epileptic medication.  I’m not pregnant, but my physicians (yes, multiple physicians) kept trying to take me off of the anticonvulsant (which I kind of need, because, um, it prevents me from having seizures) on the off-chance that I might become pregnant.  Pretty much all anti-epileptic drugs are known to cause birth defects, some more likely or more severe than others, so not only is it a case of “this medication is the one that works for me,” but also “it’s not like one of the other options is going to be less of a potential problem.”  All of this despite the fact that I have an IUD.  And yet, they kept pressing the issue.  I told them we weren’t planning on having children.  They said various iterations of, “You never know, plans change.”  Finally, I said, “Hey, I’m infertile, okay? The IUD is just a backup for peace of mind since as I said, we aren’t planning to have kids, so can we drop it?”  That finally shocked them both into leaving me alone about it, but it was very frustrating.

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