Remember my first post about The Doc?

I loved him when I first met him. He was so nice and he put me through all the tests right away and I was so excited that he was so proactive. And then he found the Crohn's and that was it. Done. You've got Crohn's, nothing you can do about it but take this medication and hope for the best. What's that? You think you might have food intolerances/allergies? Well, I don't know about that, do you need another refill on your prescription??

Yeah, that pretty much sums up my experience with The Doc over the past year. Today's visit was no different. How are you feeling? How's everything going? Well I'm feeling pretty good except I've had this dairy thing, and remember that rash? blah blah blah, told him the whole story and I flat out asked him if he thought my issues could at all be related to an allergy or intolerance and you know what his answer was? "I honestly don't know. Lactose and milk protein issues are typically childhood issues, you've been exposed to dairy for so long..." trails off... HELLOOOOO, HAVE YOU PAID ANY ATTENTION TO WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD TODAY??? Allergies and intolerances are like an epidemic and most definitely NOT just in children! Good God, what do I have to do to get through to this guy? He absolutely does not have any concept of dietary issues what-so-ever. I didn't even bother asking him to order me some tests or refer me to an allergist. I have my appointment with the new doc in a month. I will seek her advice!

Being dairy free is great. I still feel great and am even 87% sure I'm going to get back to kickboxing sooner than I'd thought. A month ago I wasn't sure if I'd ever go back. Today I have thoughts in my head of going back... tomorrow. We'll see if I do, I'm intimidated, I'm afraid it's going to be like starting all over again. But if Diana can do it, then so can I! { :-) }

I'm glad I got through this appointment with The Doc and now I'm looking forward to the appointment with the NEW DOC on May 14th.


Liz said…
Ack. I have no faith in conventional medicine.

Yay for your new doc! I'm crossing my fingers that he/she knows about allergies and intolerances.
Jennifer said…
YAY for new doc! Sometimes you just gotta keep tryin' till you find one you like.
sallybranwyn said…
That's so frustrating! I've found a decent balance with my medical doctors and my nutritionist. The nutritionist takes all of my food issues seriously and gives me so many helpful tips and workout ideas. The medical doctors do the tests, seem to do a lot of research to come up with new avenues to try, etc. It's just a matter of finding the right people. I hope this new doc is it for you!

It sure sounds like your kickboxing class is filled with friends, so I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. Just get in the car and get in there! :)
Jen said…
Thanks everyone! The funny thing is, I work at the Y from 6-7 so I really don't even have an excuse for not going, I'm already there!
nikki8 said…
What a quack of a doc. That's ridiculous. Yeah, he's obviously not up on modern medicine. I'm glad you're going to a new doc soon.
M said…
My son just did a science experiment about Casein. I never thought about people being allergic to it.

He used milk and added vinegar. It made curds that hardened into plastic sorta substance. YIKES! Hope that wasn't happening to your insides.

Take care and take it easy.

xo M
Jen said…
wow... perhaps that's why I live in a perpetual state of constipation... not since going casein free though!!
Unknown said…
Constipation is COMPLETELY related to dairy--or gut flora. My son had pebbly like stools on dairy but the GI doctor said no dairy I hate doctors let me count the ways. He was so wrong--and later was diagnosed with "allergy syndrome" by a developmental pediatrician. I almost lost my son because of the mainstream doctors telling me he was fine and didn't have any allergies. good for you for becoming your own is the best way to heal and very empowering. It takes a while to believe you can heal yourself but once you get the hang of it, you will become an expert and never go back.

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