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I don't trust doctors anymore

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  • Posted By: Jenniferajr
  • March 29, 2011
  • 03:08 PM

My son was diagnosed with ASD on Feb. 24th at Kennedy Kreiger. He is 2 1/2. He missed every milestone that most kids reach, and I told his old dr. this-and he insisted to me nothing was wrong, that he was developing at his own pace. We switched drs. when he was 19 mths old, and got him the help he needs.
Now I need to see a doctor (my pcp is the dr. that my son saw up until he was 19 months, he is a family practitioner). In the last 4-5 days I have noticed a change in how I am feeling. I am very tired, my chest feels weird-it doesn't hurt, but feels somewhat tight-and I am urinating sooo much that it wakes me up 3-4 times a night, and I go at least 10x a day. I want to go to a dr, but I don't trust my dr. anymore. Should I maybe just wait it out, see if it's a phase, or maybe just a mental issue since my son was diagnosed? Any thoughts?

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders can be hard to pick up and experts are often needed eg Autism specialists not just a general practioner, to diagnose issues like that. I personally think you are being quite harsh on your family doctor esp since your son is so young and in fact some babies/children are a lot slower then others to met the milestones and Autism.. family doctors dont specialise in. In the country I live in (Australia).. for a proper offical diagnoses to be made one has to be assessed by TWO different experts which are in agreeance of ASD not just one. So take care that your son hasnt been falsely diagnosed just due to be being a bit slow at things... at his age it is very hard to know!! (I only got a ASD diagnoses at age of 39 years old and my daughter who is worst then me and now an adult herself.. still hasnt been diagnosed yet thou she's a lot worst then I are and had learning issues, cant organise etc etc). Tight chest, feeling tired.. yes could well just be due to stress esp with the timing of it but waking up that many times a night DUE TO needing to pee, sounds like it may be more then just stress and could well be something like diabetes. Diabetes can make one feel tired. You do need to go and see a doctor about that as soon as possible and diabetes can be dangerous if you do have it. Diabetes etc are things family practioners are much better at diagnoses and do have a lot of training in other then more specialised stuff such as ASD. best luck
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