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    I thought I posted this yesterday, but I guess I never clicked “submit.” I have found that being a little bit dramatic when calling to request an appointment can result in an earlier appointment. If your resting heart rate is above 100, or if you’re losing a lot of weight, having loose bowels, etc., tell the receptionist this. He or she may freak out and tell the physician they need to get you in soon. I’m not suggesting you be dishonest, but when I could tell I was either hyper or hypo but had no lab slips or upcoming appointments, I would call and exaggerate a little because I KNEW I needed a med adjustment but the gatekeepers were making that extremely difficult.

    Worst case scenario, please go to the ER if your heart rate is above 120 resting or if you start to feel seriously ill.