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Enough is Enough

As the list of my illnesses continue to grow, I question the motivation behind all of these test, I am a very compliant patient, but there comes time when you say Enough is Enough, After having the smart pill test and diagnosed with gastroporesis. My pain continues to hurt so bad on my rib cage due to the gastritis and esophagitis and the pain is radiating through my ribs so bad I thought I was having a heart attack. So I go get checked. No Heart attack thank god, But the ER Doctor said to me you keep coming in and we can’t help you why isn’t anybody getting down to the bottom of this. So with that being said, still no food, continuous heart burn and rib pain and I had to even take pain meds which I don’t do. I tried heating pads, everything, So the GI Doctor says he wants to order two more invasive tests, So I asked why am I doing another radioactive test on my digest system when the first test was fine and I would have to go off my meds again the only thing allowing me to even eat a little shake, then have a tube down my nose into my stomach to measure the ph balance. Going off my meds again. I thought about it and I decided no more tests, every test makes me worse. So If Stanford can’t go by the past tests then I will attempt the test but I have had enough.  I know Dr’s offices make money off of test being done in their offices and I know that’s a huge influence, but, it’s making me worse.  I called my ENT and told him I am going to come see him to check in to be compliant but no hearing tests.  Going into the little box for the testing causes so much pressure in my head it throws my vertigo beyond and ear pain.   Enough is Enough and for each patient that will be different.  For me 10 years and it’s enough, I continue my meds but cut some in half for less effects.  I won’t tell the Dr’s because then you are non compliant but I am extremely sensitive, so I have to do what is right for me.  If your feeling that same feeling, Stand up for yourself, listen to your gut and follow it.  Just remember you can always reschedule the test if you change your mind or increase your meds to original prescription, you have to listen to your self.

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