I have a Dr in.Fort worth ...Originally Posted by 66stang
The problem is Drs are doing what they are told in medical school. The blame should not be put on Drs, but rather where the source of information comes from. Drs do not have the time or some times the desire to spend hours keeping up with the latest information. In a way they are settling and become "old" school. As a medical advocate, I am hired to sit in on peoples appointment who may not be so cognitive to what is going on wanting a second pair of eyes and ears. These is prearranged with the Dr who is open to new ways to view things. The moral of the story is modern medicine is taught treat symptoms rarely the cause. When going into these meeting with the Dr they only issue a few test then have the person come back in 3 months for a check up. In the mean while you are getting worse and QOL sucks. When proper testing is suggested to open minded Dr, it opens up the door to create a good working relationship which is a win win situation for the dr and their patient.
You need to find a person who is going to get in there and DIG to find out why levels are off because it could be masking something potentially more life threatening. The problem is when the testing results come back, the common response "your results where normal". I have learned not to except that answer as if one was normal they would not feeling like crap all the time. Proper evaluation of labs is crucial other wise you are going to slip through the cracks ending up spending upt o 100K +, 10 years of more feeling like crap and wasting time going to Drs appointments when it could have been avoided in the first place.
1. Find out where levels are now
10 -14 days post antibiotics suggest blood work- which destroy your already compromised GI tract (another
2. Depends on WTF is wrong with you in the first place. Any where from few weeks to 2-3 years depends on pathology of the issue