For some things it’s foolhearty to not see a doctor. For most things it’s foolhearty to see a doctor. I can count on one hand the times the medical community has been of any help to me. I can also name, maybe as many times, they have harmed me.
Seeing doctors is usually the biggest waste of time. I take time off work to see doctor number 1. He doesn’t come up with anything so he sends me to Doc #2. I take time off work to see Doc 2. He sends me for an MRI (or something). I take time off for that and of course the doctor won’t talk to me over the phone to let me know the results so I have to take time off again to find out that they didn’t find anything. They then send me to physical therapy for 8 weeks and it does no good.
This is a scenario that has played out many times in my life. About a year ago I went through this process over some minor knee pain. When I got to the physical therapist he quickly proceeded to fuck up my knee big time. No instead of a minor anoyance I have a boarderline disability. I’ve also had physical therapist make Piriformis Syndrome worse, a pec injury worse and a hip flexor injury worse.
With the hip flexor injury I kept telling the PT I thought the stretching was hurting it. He kept telling me its been prooven to help. When I finally quit going and quit stretching it got better in a couple of weeks. For all those injuries I was refered to PT by Doctors
Doctors mostly just pass the buck. If they know what’s going on they might be able to help, but if they don’t know, they spend no time trying to figure it out. No time researching or consulting on your behalf. They just pass you alongto the next guy.
A Podiatrist helped me get over pain in the arch of my foot and a Chiropractor has been a big help for neck pain. Doctors and PT’s were worthless with the neck pain for a year and a half. Probably if I had seen a Chiro right off my neck wouldn’t be a chronic problem now. No Doctor ever suggested I see a Chiro.
Doctors suck! Physical Therapists suck! If I’m offending any MD’s or PT’s by this I’m really sorry. NO I’M NOT!!!
I would like some feedback on the following.
On a regular basis people post on these boards asking for Medical Diagnosis and or Advice.
I am not only alarmed and amazed at this in and of itself but in that other members often offer Diagnosis and advice.
This is extremely fool Hearty in my opinion because not only are these people in alot of cases wasting valuable time when they could be seeking competant medical attention. But their is no way in hell a proper diagnosis can be given over the internet without seeing the patient, and most certainly not by another member sitting at their computer.
I am not reffering to those that state along the lines of I suffered a dislocated shoulder does anyone have experiance with this and how long were you out of commision? This type of thing is fine for sharing experiances.
But I have seen people post with Kidney problems, symptomology leaning toward abcesses, Head injuries, Discharges from the genitals, severe swelling and bruising etc. etc.
It is absolutely frightening that some one would seek advice on this or any other board it is even more frightening that self described experts answer with anything other than what are you wasting time for get to a doctor now.
Listen if you have concerns about your health get to the ER or the Doctor.
If you did something stupid like screw your self up using roids tell your freakin doctor what you did don’t hide anything he can’t treat what he doesn’t know and by the time he finds out you may be in serious trouble! A Doctor may chastise you for being an idiot if that, they are dedicated and committed to treating you to allow no further harm to come to you, shelve the embarassment its your life.
I am not a doctor never claimed to be but I do have an extensive medical background and I assure you time is immportant I also assure you people do unfortunately listen to dumb advise and make their situation worse.
If I get any indifferance to this post let me just say this, if you argument is that if somebody is dumb enough to ask for advice and take what they get on here then so be it. Let me just say there is a good chance that person has somebody in their life that cares for them and wants them to be whole, so do it for their loved ones and just tell them to see a doctor.
If you argue that this may be the only place they can turn or are comfortable with then tell them to go see a doctor if they turn to this place for answers this is the one they should be getting.
I hope anyone coming here with medical concerns in the future understands that time is of the essance and that they seek proper treatment from a competant medical professional and I wish them well.