- 3 years ago
This is just a vent, but feel free to comment or offer suggestions as you see fit.
Yesterday I went to my gyno appointment for my usual check up. Because I had some issues with BC a couple of years ago, I now go every 6 months for a refill. ( The issue I had was related to me taking BC for acne and for Accutane, nothing related to my cycle, PCOS or anything like that)
ANYWAYS, my appointment yesterday was scheduled for 2:20 in the afternoon. I get off work early, grab lunch, drive to the doctor’s office and get there around 2:15 to sign in and take care of my co-pay. I am one of two women in the waiting area when I get there, and the office seems relatively “quiet”, for lack of a better term. So, they take me back—get my blood pressure, go over medications, and weigh me.
The nurse leaves, tells me to grab a magazine and the doctor will be in shortly. 70 MINUTES LATER, yes, one hour and ten minutes later, the doctor comes in. She does a quick series of questions.. checks my chart and then notices that I have gained “some weight” and that it is “concerning”… and also she thinks she is going to “change my BC to something less hormonal” . Before I could pull my jaw up off the floor she was out of the room—like, no follow up questions or anything. She was typing on her laptop and walking out! I get my stuff and go to the front of the office and they tell me no need to schedule anything, they will call me later and out I go. I get a voicemail about an hour later from my local pharmacy telling me my script has been refilled, so what’s done is done. I thought she might meet me back up front and discuss my new BC or give me some sample packs… but nope. She was done for the day!
This is when I almost LOST. MY. SHIT.
I gained five pounds. Five. I had just eaten lunch, was coming off of my period and fully dressed in “winter” clothes ( I.e. thick layers and boots)
I left so pissed off, and pretty mad that she made we wait that long only to tell me I needed to change BC because of 5 measly pounds?? Has this happened to anyone else? I really couldn’t believe it.. I am still wondering if this is something I am blowing out of proportion.
Ugh…. It has made me mad all day long and I’m pretty seriously considering calling the office this afternoon to speak with her about this.
What do you think you would do in this situation?