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02-03-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Does anyone else have a hard time getting in to speak with a nurse on the phone, or struggle to get an appointment that isn't a month away. I am so sick and so frustrated with being thrown aside like I am not important. I am barely functioning most days. I have been off of prednisone for 2 weeks, and have been miserable ever since. I am ready to go speak with the doctor about biologics, but I can't even make and appointment to discuss until I get a return call from the nurse. I just want to feel better.
02-03-2016, 10:37 AM   #2
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I feel your frustration. My office is good about getting back to me phone call wise but I struggle with appointments like you that are a month out. Does your hospital/office have an online patient chart system? I find that I can get in much quicker if they receive a list of my symptoms written out. Best of luck!
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02-03-2016, 01:13 PM   #3
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I am sorry for what you are going through. It can be frustrating. I have an appointment with s specialist. I wish it was tomorrow instead of the 24th. Let us know how you're.
02-04-2016, 09:22 AM   #4
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I also recently went of pred and im not feeling to well either and my next appointment are only in April ughhhh
02-04-2016, 09:24 AM   #5
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I also recently went of pred and im not feeling to well either and my next appointment are only in April ughhhh
Wish you could get an appointment before that.

02-04-2016, 03:17 PM   #6
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I will have to get in sooner but ill see how it goes still no improvement im so depressed with everything Ron
02-04-2016, 03:42 PM   #7
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Can you maybe get in to see your GI's PA or NP instead? Thats what I do and can get in that week usually.
02-04-2016, 05:16 PM   #8
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I will have to get in sooner but ill see how it goes still no improvement im so depressed with everything Ron
I am sorry , Christi. You have lot of support here.

02-09-2016, 08:53 AM   #9
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Right now my family doctor is looking after me, he said if it gets bad enough to go to the ER. I am hanging in there until Feb 29th. Hoping I can make it until then, I've already lost 15lbs in 3 weeks. I can't keep anything in, drinking lots of gatorade and eating a lot of bland soft foods. Christi I hope you get better soon, or can be seen sooner, April is a long ways away. I feel for you this feeling is not fun.
02-09-2016, 09:40 AM   #10
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Are you able to see another doctor or see if this one can pencil you in if there are any cancellations? I know the feeling.
02-09-2016, 12:43 PM   #11
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Thanks AliGilbreath still going on now have tenderness in my left side also i think im still in flare. Yes i will ask to see them sooner. I also dont know if pressing your tummy that the whole tummy must hurt?
03-05-2016, 02:41 AM   #12
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Right now my family doctor is looking after me, he said if it gets bad enough to go to the ER. I am hanging in there until Feb 29th. Hoping I can make it until then, I've already lost 15lbs in 3 weeks. I can't keep anything in, drinking lots of gatorade and eating a lot of bland soft foods. Christi I hope you get better soon, or can be seen sooner, April is a long ways away. I feel for you this feeling is not fun.

Hi how did your appointment go.. hope you were able to get some help and you are feeling better. Hugs 💕
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