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Suffering for years could it have been stopped???

I have back problems. I have issues with my Nerves. I was diagnosed with one illness and now I'm learning it could have been something else. What do we do if we cant trust a doctors diagnosis? We just suffer till someone says wait its not that its something else?
Keep looking forward to the future.


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  • sometimes it is difficult to diagnosis the problem, because disease process rarely affects one part of our bodies. If they are still not sure, investigate the possibilities and do research, try to write down questions to ask that may pinpoint the problem. Talk to as many Drs as you can if you are not satisfied. Be proactive. You don't need to just wait and suffer. Take care of yourself
  • Helen3Helen3 Posts: 205
    edited 10/20/2013 - 12:56 PM
    That's seems to want to listen an help. I am learning to call everytime something happens between spots.

    I was just suffering thru till next app. Sometimes nothing they can do. Most time they help me.
  • My chest pain caused me to have nuclear stress test and heart cath. During recovety from heart cath lying flat on table with head at 30 degree angle for 3 hrs I had most excrutiating mid back pain. Left there went straight to doctors office I worked at and was given vicoden and muscle relaxers. Worked for next 2 weeks in agony until physician I worked for and is now my GP did an xray during lunch one day and immediately sent referral to my neurosurgeon. Then sent for MRI and CT scan . NS sent me to specialist 4hrs away where I had microdiscectomy at T 7-8 5 months later. Chest pain was caused by severe herniation and no heart issues but lots of bills :/ Hindsight is 20/20......maybe a xray would have shown spine problem but when it comes to the heart physicians will not take a chance and I am okay with that :)
  • AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
    edited 10/20/2013 - 4:14 PM
    that was a round about way to find the source of you pain, but and c/o chest pain with start with the heart. Usually EKG and blood work, Cardiac cath usually is after they found a indication of blockage. Glad you GP was so helpful,
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