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'Dismissed' by Gp

Postby Katblack » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi,

I went to the Doctors today as I was running low on meds and also to advise them about my diagnosis, I belong to a huge surgery with about 10 different doctors and the guy I had been seeing doesn't work on a Friday, apparently (I can't keep up with who works when :shock: ), so I saw a Dr I'd never seen before, I told him about the FM diagnosis and although he printed out a leaflet and went through it with me he pretty much dismissed FM as a nothing illness, 'You are not ill, you will feel fine most of the time, this will not disable you, blah, blah, blah' then told me I should not be taking Codiene with Tramacet because they are both opoids, I asked if I could take Celebrex as I had some at home, he looked it up and said yes, but he was reluctant to give me anymore codiene, but then when I asked what he was going to give me instead, he said nothing, you don't need them, I told him I am in pain all the time as what I am taking currently do not work and my pain is not under control but he wouldn't give me anything else, just told me to exercise more :(
I won't be going to see him again, tbh I have the hump about it, getting an appointment is a pain there, there are so many patients you can't build up a rapport with anyone, but all the surgeries in my town are oversubscribed so moving would not do me any good, I'll just have to keep trying different Drs until I find one who is not such a *beep*

I did manage to get the codiene in the end, but don't know whether to take it now or not :-?
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Re: 'Dismissed' by Gp

Postby shazq » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:08 pm

Hi Kat

Hate docs like that :twisted: so glad you have other GP`S you can see, hope you get a more understanding one next time, it does make a big difference.
You should print out a copy of the NHS web page on fibro and if your next GP dismisses it pass them the print out and ask them why do they dismiss it when the NHS clearly dont. :mrgreen: :clap: :clap: :clap:

If you have found that the Codiene has been working for you then carry on taking them.
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Re: 'Dismissed' by Gp

Postby denys » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:44 pm

:shock: They make you growl no wonder we get fed up :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: 'Dismissed' by Gp

Postby shelleydwales » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:12 am

Thats awfull!! I hope you managed to remember his name so that you can request not to see him when you go again!!
Some of them are flippin useless!!
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Re: 'Dismissed' by Gp

Postby Katblack » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:29 pm

shelleydwales wrote:Thats awfull!! I hope you managed to remember his name so that you can request not to see him when you go again!!
Some of them are flippin useless!!
Good you got your tabs though xx

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Oh Yes, I won't forget his name for quite some time :lol:

I belong to another forum for my back and have some buddies on there who have recommended me some meds so I am going to make an appointment with another Dr and try again :-)
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Re: 'Dismissed' by Gp

Postby sjc » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:28 am

I hope you can find another gp that maybe more understanding to your needs.....I have the exact same problem with some of the GP's and specialists that I see - they are not very understanding either......It is bad enough being ill, but when you have ignorant people in your life, it does not help your recovery......Sadly, I think hidden disabilities like fibromyalgia are sometimes dismissed by the medical profession.....because people do not see our pain and disabilities, people automatically assume that there is nothing wrong with you.....which is ashame, to be honest...... :yikes:

If I was you, I would perhap speak to the service/practice manager of the doctor who you saw, and explain that you did not find this particular doctor to be helpful....I understand that you perhaps do not want the fuss of making a complaint, but in order for that doctor to learn from his lessons, he must be made aware of his actions towards people with hidden disabilities....I at one time did not speak up about the crap I went through with the NHS system, but now I have make my concerns aware to the nhs, social services and even my GP practice - how can a service improve if they do not recieve feedback from their patients.....Take care and all the best.......I hope you will find a good doctor one day...... :-D
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