I go to see a doctor (or nurse practitioner) once a year, just to renew my Requip prescription (for Restless Leg Syndrome). That's it.
I went to see a young new doctor today. He and his wife are both physicians and new to the local clinic. B has seen his wife before and really liked her. Actually, I had no intention of going to see any doctor. They all ganged up on me around here, though. Mike, B, and Tyler, all threatened to take me to the ER. So, I agreed to an office visit.
I have been coughing my head off. It started a couple weeks ago, I suppose. It just keeps getting worse. If I dare to lay down, I have fits of coughing lasting forever. Last night I did get a few hours rest though. I took some NyQuil and slept in the recliner. I know my lungs are full of gunk. I can feel it.
So, I go to the doctor wanting some dang cough syrup..... that's all, just give me some cough syrup!
He doesn't like cough syrup! WHAT????? I want some cough syrup!
He proceeds to tell me that this gunk I have - started with a sinus infection that drained into my lungs and caused bronchitis. Bull-crap! I have never ever in my life had a sinus infection. NEVER! My ears started hurting today, too. Well now, I had suffered with earaches alot as a child, and a few times as an adult. He says my ears look fine. Well, then, why do they hurt? Yes, I had a headache (and I rarely ever have a headache). BUT, not a sinus headache. I know why I had a headache..... FROM COUGHING!
I also told him that the antibiotic I took in Iowa was Ceclor (as I am allergic to penicillin), and it was effective. "What?" he says. "That is not an antibiotic. It is a decongestant." No, sir, it is the antibiotic I took in the past. He looked it up. It wasn't on his cute little electronic gadget. So, he pulled out another thing a-ma-gig. "Oh, well, yes, it is in the cephalosporin family." YES, it is! "Oh well, the one I am prescribing is even better than that one."
So, here I am, at home, whining and complaining, with prescriptions for Prednisone, an antibiotic, and an inhaler.... AND NO COUGH SYRUP!
WTH!!!!! What a dumb rear end! I bet you won't be going back to him!
Get better soon.