Mini Me Health Update 3/30/2022

I had an appointment with my Immunologist yesterday and it didn’t go as I thought it would.


A total disappointment this time. He laid out that my Hypogammaglobulinemia isn’t bad enough and insurance will only approve Antibody Infusion Treatments if I have been on antibiotics several times in one year. I didn’t understand that from our last appointment.

He did order a complete set of labs to see how my body is doing but I don’t think that is going to make much difference.

My ear has been bleeding and he found it was infected and prescribed a short-term antibiotic.

I go back in three weeks to see how the antibiotic is working and discuss my lab results.

He did take a look at the physical symptoms overview I shared with him and he encouraged me to see a Neurologist. I have a referral for a Rheumatologist at this time and will go from there. If no diagnosis comes out of the Rheumatologist then I’ll go see a Neurologist.

Melinda

13 comments

  1. Thanks for the update. The requirement of having to be on antibiotics several times in one year sounds absurd. But considering the limitations, you have a good plan. I had a rare ear infection about a month ago. Antibiotics helped, but my doctor said I need to take allergy medicine more regularly to prevent another one.

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  2. I’m sorry to hear your appointment didn’t go as expected Mel. Insurance is a great thing, but sometimes it can also be a pain in the rear. I hope your ear infection clears up soon. That can definitely make you feel terrible. I hope your Rheumatologist is able to give you some answers and provide effective treatment.

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