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    A recent conversation with my internist

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    Doctor: Are you taking the statin like I suggested?

    Me: No. I'm not feeling that....

    Doctor: We don't want you walking around with these numbers!

    Me: OK. You know I'm Paleo?

    Doctor: Thats good. You still want to address these numbers and your cardiac risk. We should check your cholesterol profile again-I'm gonna put together the paperwork for labs.

    Me: You gonna order a Vap Test?

    Doctor: No, thats just academic stuff-we don't really need that; a basic lipid profile will work.

    ~He smiles. "It's just academic".
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    No one would ever want to let science get in the way of Lipitor.

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    The last time that happened to me, I just smiled and asked for the strongest possible dose of statins he could prescribe. He had me on Simvistatin and Gemfibrozil. I threw them all in the trash and never called in for a refill. The reason for those strong pills: Triglycerides were 31, HDL 80, and LDL 110. He said my HDL was way too high, afterall, it had a little (H) next to the number. This was a Physicians Assistant, not a real doctor. This same PA also said Vit D doesn't matter and his has been less than 10 for years and he feels fine. I wrote up a critique on the PA and sent it in, never heard back--I guess he was just spouting hospital policy.

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    i wouldn't talk back to the doctors or write critiques. they will diagnose you with cancer in retaliation.

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    You must watch 'House'

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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    You must watch 'House'
    never. not much tv outside of a soccer game here and there.

    it's just that we all know most doctors don't have your best interest in mind, and we also know they have a tremendous amount of power, so it follows that, if you threaten their power, they will act to secure it.

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    Hm. I read the title as "A recent conversation with my internets".
    Guess its time for some fresh air today...
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    Why do you people even bother going to the doctor, when you don't have any faith in them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kharnath View Post
    Why do you people even bother going to the doctor, when you don't have any faith in them?
    many people in this land enjoy going to the doctor because this gives them something to talk about and live for. often, people will hope and pray for a chance to have a surgery, so that they can miss work. this is the culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kharnath View Post
    Why do you people even bother going to the doctor, when you don't have any faith in them?
    I have some faith in them, but I usually go because I get a lot of concussions and lacerations.

    I'm not so good at the self-stitching.
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