Had Fibrin & Cortisol levels done, but. . .

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jadibeler, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. jadibeler

    jadibeler New Member

    The nurse messed up. Everything seemed to be going well and after the blood was drawn, Liz took me to an exam room to await Dr. N. and gave me a cup of coffee, which I was dying for. Real coffee, but that's all they had. As he came into the exam room he said he was going to go find my results - what? Turns out he thought he had brought me back again for the tests last week. When I told him I just had them, he went and checked. Mistake. Liz had drawn blood for "regular" blood tests! I had to have more blood drawn for the fibrin and cortisol - something about the wrong color tube plugs. And I had had that cup of coffee and it was by now 9:00.

    So, is the fasting cortisol test going to be any good???

    Despite that, my opinion of my doctor is raising notch by notch. I explained about the ASI test, how I'm going to get it, from Dr. Poesnecker who will treat the patient on the phone, by e-mail or work with the patient's dr. At that he raised his head quickly and said "Oh, really?" So I know he's interested. What a relief. My previous impressions of Dr. N. were that he was pretty sure of himself and I really expected him to brush me off. He had certainly shrugged off my FM before all this, probably because he didn't know what to do. Thank goodness some dr's are willing to learn.

    So now to order the ASI. I go back in two weeks for the results of my tests.

    JoAnn
  2. jadibeler

    jadibeler New Member

    Someone please tell me if they think I need to redo the test.

    JoAnn
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

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  4. hope-floats

    hope-floats New Member

    Am I remembering correctly? I thought I read this on another thread.