Oct 28, 2011
When I was at the MS dinner the other day, I stopped and spoke with the drug reps who were there. First, I stopped by the Pfizer table and talked to the nurse about Rebif. She asked me what I'm on... nothing. She asked if my neurologist doesn't think I need anything. I told her that it's not that, my neurologist just switched practices and is kind of busy (treating patients at her new pain clinic, I did not say), that she is maybe more focused on herself than on treating patients. (She's always advertising her lectures--she invites me to them after I have just gotten through telling her I am frustrated that I cannot go anywhere or do anything because I am too sick.)
I said it kind of ruefully, jokingly, like "oh well," but I was obviously was not joking. I said that it is okay, because I will see an MS specialist next week. She asked who, and she said he is a good doctor. She was kind of blase. She ask who I have now, and I told her.
She eyes narrowed, and her mouth twisted with annoyance. She physically took a step back. Maybe in revulsion, haha. She said that she is very familiar with that neuro, and that it is good that I am switching. She said that she has worked with her on many patients... Then she bit her tongue.
Well... I know that neuro is erratic and unethical, but now I have had three medical professionals tell me that switching from her is a good idea. Of course I want to! Too bad I had to wait TWO MONTHS to get into the MS Center. Better be worth it!