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Lupus and menopause

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I am still new at this lupus stuff, for years I had all symtoms, then a year and 1/2 ago it showed up in my blood work, I am wondering if it was all the stress I was under, anyway, I just left my Dr whom I had been with for 10 years, in the past few years he has been difficult to talk to, I traveled 2hrs to see him, we talked a bit(5mins) then he left, I waited and waited then finally I got up and they said he was with his next patient, I think I should have left along time ago, I didnt get to ask about my meds,blood wk, and he was very rude, this isnt the first time, the only reason I say that is that I was contacted by a nurse through my insurance company, she said that she was assigned to me, when I told her some of things I was going through, she said that I probly should seek a new doctor, I am so frustrated and scared, and on the verge of crying, I take care of my mom during the week and work fulltime and miss my husband and cat... But my real question does menopause affect Lupus. I am so glad I found this site. Thank you Terri
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If you don't find a way to settle down a little you will through yourself into a flare and than the rest won't really matter any more. You have to figure out what is the most important at the moment and then work on it and then the next one. I would say it is the doctor that is the problem at the moment. To often doctors are now about quanity instead of quality not the way it is to be. If it were me I would be calling the doctors office and telling them that you were in to see the doctor he talked to you for like 5 min. and then left you still had concerns to talk to him about and are calling for a phone conf. (to avoid yet another office visit charge and 2 hours trip) to talk about your blood work and meds. Try to remember that You are not being rude just forceful with your care. I would also talk to their billing manager and let her know that you are contacting your insurance company about the treatment you did not get at your last visit and see what you can do about fighting the charges being billed to the insurance company when it was a 5 min. visit and nothing was done or talked about to help you at all. We have to take charge of our care if we don't no one else will.
It seems that you have a full plate to handle at the moment. Your care is at the top of the list because if you are not healthy then none of the other stuff will matter. I hope you start feeling better soon.
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