My mother who is bipolar and suffers from hypothyroidism has started having more medical problems. Last year she wen't to the Dr for a recheck and they reduced her thyroid medication. She hasn't been right sense then. I finaly managed to get her to go back to the Dr (she is VERY resistant to being seen). She has been getting pain in her upper right abdomen and has started to have some of the signs of diabetes.
At the checkup the nurse took her weight, temp and bp. Once the Dr came in it became more of a question and answer session, without many answers. They never listened to her heart, her lungs, or checked her abdomen. The Dr told her that she should come back in a month for her yearly pap/mammogram and they would do labs at that time, and sent her on her way.
As her daughter and caregiver am I over reacting or do you feel this Dr is failing to act? She is in so much pain after she eats that she has not been eating right (if I'm lucky I can get her to snack once a day). She's tired, shakey, suffering from hair loss, becoming more and more spacey, and gaining weight around the middle. I don't know if I can get her back into the Dr's after this or if I do how long it will take me.
I feel like the dr is just after her money. She has no insurance and pays cash for her appointments and labs. She has been suffering for months, dealing with a lack of thyroid meds for a year, and has, what I feel are very serious concerns. I don't feel it's humane for a Dr to allow someone to suffer so much pain and not even be willing to talk about it, let alone look into the problem.
Frustrated, upset, and worried about my Mother.