Very true loosie.. I was going through and still am going through some health issues that are either my heart, lungs, diaphram, or something else. I have crappy county insurance and my symtoms felt like someone hitting me in the chest with a baseball bat, like getting the wind knocked out of you. I went to the ER they did an EKG and did blood and urine tests. Said everything was fine and to see a cardiologist ASAP from my primary. I went to my primary and that took 14 days for an appt. By then the symptoms had getten lighter but more frequent. The dr just said she thought it was severe anxiety and said heres some dope, come back in 2 months. It got better over the next 2 months but it was still happening and I was still worried. I asked to see a cadiologist like they told me in the ER but she said she couldn't because my test results didn't match up to the combo boxes in the dr's software. So the computer over ruled my dr so she could not give me a refferal. That peaved me so I switched to a private dr I pay each month. I've only had to goto the ER one other time about a month ago because I pinched a nerve in my neck and was having the same stress/chest issues while my arm was hurting really bad so I wanted an EKG and blood test to see if anythign changed. But after all this, seeing all these dr's, and all the crap I've realized many dr's are just guessing and many are just going off a call sheet like in a telemarketer. I'm sure there are good drs. Like my current one but she can only do so much with me having no insurance to back it with. Thats my XP on the subject.We need to trade information,a doctor visit don't mean that he is looking for cancer.
There many blood test that you never get,based on your doctors opinion.There are
web sites that show you what cancer looks like. You only see most of it after some
one is dead. I hear young people talking about going to the doctor not feeling good.
They accept do nothing treatment for years,the magic words are standard of care
that doctors agree on to protect them.Intelligent people should share information
on systoms.Gas related problems to eating seems to be a big one,that they settle
for tums and other indigestion problems. Every 3 months for appointments just to say
hi is not good enough.If you are a certain age the doctors start you on the medicine
that every one your age gets.It don't make sense.