(Closed) I…just want to cry

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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1325 posts
Bumble bee

The hell?

I’m so sorry! Is it possible that the OB wasn’t trying to be sneaky? Receptionist or fax error. Still…. it always ticks me off when new doctors think they can just screw around with serious conditions that aren’t even in their speciality.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

So sorry you are dealing with that. I would want to cry too. Try not to lose faith in the hospital, I work in a NICU (baby ICU) and we get some crazy stuff from birthing centers…maybe you just need a new OB?

I just mention getting a different OB because I personally wouldn’t deliver anywhere that didn’t have a NICU. Of course, everyone is different and you need to make your own decision.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I recommend you find a new OB. I’ve nearly finished paying mine, and I’m really less of a fan of her with every appointment. She really rushes you in and out, all my appointments have been less than 5 minutes with the doctor. This last time, I requested a pelvic exam (at 16 weeks, haven’t had one since 4 weeks) because I was suspicious I had a yeast infection. She waltzes in, then grills me about why I think I need this pelvic exam. I say I think it’s a yeast infection, because I’m itchy, and sex was so painful (as in, it felt like he slipped on a sandpaper condom and went to town). She asked about smell/discharge, yada yada yada. I said no, becuase honestly, I hadn’t noticed anything. She acts all put out, saying I probably don’t have anything, then takes one look and says “Yep, it’s a yeast infection alright”. Gee, thanks lady! I only had to spend 10 minutes convincing you to take a 2 second look to confirm it. I know my body, mmmkay?

Anyway, it’s too late for me to switch, because I just don’t want to be out of the money. I’m just going to utilize the nurse hotline my insurance provides for free. As soon as she was out of my hoo-ha, she said “Get dressed and I’ll see you up front”. She never showed up at the front, and made me feel like a total moron, by telling me that the discharge was there, and I should have noticed it. Whatevs, biotch. At least she has good reviews for the actual delivery. But I’d recommend switching doctors if it’s an option for you, becuase it just gets worse the further along you get.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I too am on thyroid meds (synthroid), so I wanted to chime in here.  I might be in the minority here, but to be honest, I dont think it sounds like the OB did anything wrong.  In the routine bloodwork, they test your TSH levels, and if they are off, they will either change your meds or suggest changing them, especially if they know you are already on a thyroid med or see an endo. Most importantly, you called your endo only an hour after speaking to your OB-I dont know of a single doctors office that does paperwork like this that quickly or mid-day.  They were likely going to send it, they just hadnt gotten around to it yet.  And also-it could have been the nurse doing all of this based on what the doctor told her as a result of the testing.

If you truly have a bad feeling about this, switch doctors. But I dont think he was acting against your best interests.  Stick with your endo if you are more comfortable with that, but it is the OBs responsibility to check these levels as well because it CAN be dangerous to the baby if theyre off.  And a heads up-your TSH levels will be tested more than once by your OB during the pregnancy. 

That being said-if you want a midwife delivery-absolutely go for it.  I just dont want you to be SO frustrated when it just seems to me to be a miscommunication or something

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

No no, they definitely dont have control over what medicine you take, I never said that.  What I said is that the TSH testing IS standard and his suggestion to up your dosage was based on what he typically does with other patients.  Id ABSOLUTELY 100% double verify with your endocinologist that the dosage needs adjusted (my dosage was increased by my endo, and after some bloodwork my OB said it looked fine with the increased dosage) and take the OBs suggestion in stride.  Work with them both.  But I truly dont think he was going behind anyones back to get you to take the medication from him rather than your endocrinologist.  He doesnt care who prescribes it as long as its being taken and the dosage is correct. 

Matter of fact, my OB told me I need to continue to see my endo every 30 days during the rpegnancy, but he will also check the levels with any standardized bloodwork because its part of the package.  They arent thyroid specialists, no, but he does know what the normal and acceptable range for TSH should be, and if its low, hes going to suggest upping the dosage.  Plus its not necessarily their reponsibility to communicate with your endo.  I do the back and forth with mine.  The fax over to the endo could have been out of courtesy

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I had the most ignorant OB ever. I wish to God I had switched before my daughter was born. If you are AT ALL uncomfortable, I’d find a new one.

If I had it all to do over again, I’d do the mid-wife route.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@firsttimemom: So I dont know if you were hyper or hypothyroid to start, but a TSH number of .5 or lower is considered HYPER, and anything above a 5.5 is considered HYPO (depending on the standard your doc uses.  Some of them use a narrower range like .3 to 3.3.  Mine uses the .5 to 5.5 one).  It looks to me like you are in the hyper range, and your dosage very well could be too high, so they would actually have to decrease your dosage.  I know it sounds counterintuitive and backwards, but the lower the number the more hyper your thyroid is.  It looks like your OB was correct if he wanted to slightly decrease the dosage.  That being said, if he wanted to decrease your dosage and it should have been increased (or vice versa,) that is VERY concerning.  But him wanting to prescribe the PROPER adjusted dosage would not be.  Id definitely go see your endo to confirm though, since you have been seeing her for so many years.  IIm just speaking based on my own experiences here, so confirm with a professional

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