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today i was at the doctor's and he wanted to prescribe some<br>
medicine and i asked if it was ok to take while pregnant.<br>
and then he was like well ARE YOU? and I responded that I don’t know<br>
that I am but I don’t know that I’m not.<br><br>
I explained that if I ovulated when I THOUGHT I did that means I’ve had 23 days of elevated temperature. he asked what my temperature is and I said around 97.3-97.5 (but was totally confused how this would be<br>
useful to him not knowing what it was BEFORE i ovulated).<br><br>
he replied well that is not a fever and I don’t really think that has anything to do with ovulating?!?!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="huh"><br><br>
is that really a scientifically debatable point?! that basal temp rises after ovulation and remains elevated during the luteal phase?!<br><br>
sorry if this is not the right place for this...i just had to unload my frustrations at my doctor!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> phew...feeling much better now
 

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Wait I am confused. He isn't an OBGYN is he? I don't understand really what he was talking about. I guess it would be helpful to know why you were going to be prescribed meds or what you were going in for if that isn't too personal. But of course your elevated temp has something to do with if you Oed. That's why we all take it faithfully every morning.<br><br>
At any rate it doesn't sound like he was too interested in what you were saying to make a comment like that. Even if he isn't an OB I'm sure he would know something about temping and it's relationship with TTC.<br><br>
That is exactly why I really don't go into Docs too much. In my own opinion I know a lot of what they know and if I don't I can find out through research and diagnose myself. Medical help is sometimes over rated in my opinion. Hard to find a doc these days who is genuinly interested in your well being and not just following text book rules like a mindless drone.
 

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yeah, i am beginning to think that steering clear of MDs altogether may be the best option too!<br><br>
he is a GP (internal medicine), and I was going for a rash/bumps on my face...<br><br>
oh, and as part of my venting yesterday, i sent him an email with links to a bunch of fertility awareness articles!! but c'mon he cannot be SO DENSE to not know about it can he?!<br><br>
thanks again for indulging my vent <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
Ok, so Quackers, MD, didn't know what he was talking about. Thank goodness you do!!! You are right, your temps are meaningless without knowing your pre-O temps.<br><br>
There are a lot of meds that say "do not take if you are pg, or if there is a chance you are pg." Most docs kind of get what this means. HAHA! I can't believe you had to e-mail him some articles to get him up to speed.<br><br>
Thank God he isn't your Ob/GYN.<br><br>
Vent here anytime. We can all relate to lame doctors. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
take care,<br>
Stephanie
 

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oh i've got a story for you!<br><br>
not long ago, i was being treated for endo (progesterone, laproscopy, lupron injections). i had finished the lupron injections, but hadn't yet started my period. i had the feeling i was going to start AF soon, since i was pretty sure i had o'd about a week prior.<br><br>
about that time, i had a terrible red itchy rash appear over my whole body, which was symmetrical. saw a replacement for my GP, she prescribed an oral antihistamine. two days later, i couldn't take the itching and went to a dermatologist. i explained EVERYthing to him (endo, progesterone treatments, etc.) since he asked if i was pregnant. he thought it was scabies and wanted to prescribe that horrible chemical bath thing. (cancer in a bottle, if you ask me). no diagnostic actions taken even though one can see scabies under a microscope. just the prescription for a pregnancy blood test and the prescription for the scabies med. his words were that he was certain it was scabies and that was all he could do for me.<br><br>
i left the office in tears. went immediately that morning and got the blood drawn, had the pg test results that afternoon (negative). the rash miraculously started to disappear that evening, and two hours later, AF arrived. the rash completely cleared up over the next two or three days.<br><br>
i suspected a reaction to the progesterone in my body, and did some internet research. it turns out there is a condition called autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, in which women have a kind of allergic reaction to progesterone, esp if they've taken bcps or other progesterone supplements. one paper even said the rash resembles scabies!<br><br>
since then, i explained everything to my GP and he told me the rash likely was just due to stress.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
so you see that i can relate to your rant! and i'm glad you sent those articles to your MD- (i've often thought about writing the dermotologist i saw a letter with some info about the condition i researched.) i'm also actively looking for a new GP.<br><br>
i think good doctors do exist, we just have to search really hard to find them sometimes.
 

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oh! and it just occurred to me that if your condition hasn't been firmly diagnosed (by a trusted medical professional<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ), you might want to research the autoimmune progesterone dermatitis thing. i remember reading that some women get it just on the face, and that it can recur with your cycles (fortunately i've only had that one rash).
 

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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW ... that is really all I can say. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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lulu, wow! i'm sorry about your ordeal. you should totally send the doctor the articles you found. even if he doesn't read them, it will make YOU feel better!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
p.s. AF arrived yesterday for me, after two days of dropping temps to let me know. wish there were a way to email our charts to these docs too!
 

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sorry to hear about <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"><br><br>
but what's all that nonsense about dropping temps? that doesn't have anything to do with AF arriving...(just kidding!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)
 
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