GP complain or not?

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GP complain or not?

Postby zakibear » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:08 am

I saw my GP today. I was given another appointment for blood tests (again!) and told to my face 'theres probably nothing wrong with you though' and 'Do you think your just obsessing and causing it yourself?'

I fully intend to find a new GP now.

I have also been told by GP that i am not to worry about FM or CFS and they are not interested in finding out if i have them. This is despite this being the recommendation of hospital doctors ive seen and other healthcare workers.

My question is do i log a complaint about this?
How do i ask a doctor to at least conscider something, i am scared i change doctors and find myself in the same problem.

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Re: GP complain or not?

Postby *Lisa* » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:31 am

Maybe contact or write to the practice manager about your concerns.

You need help and support not to come away feeling bad and let down

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Re: GP complain or not?

Postby shazq » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:23 pm

The trouble with fibro is that is does not show up in any blood tests, most docs will do the blood tests to rule out other things before diagnosing fibro.

Do the hospital docs think you have fibro and have they asked your gp to look into this?

Have you other gp`s in your surgery who you could see? if not write to the practice manager like Lisa said, complain the gp is not complying with what the hospital has asked him to do. :goodluck1:
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Re: GP complain or not?

Postby painprincess1 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:11 pm

i have some dr in my practice who dont even know what fibro is :!: but there are a few who are great with it. so ask to see another dr.and yes complain there there to do a job of looking after us .xxxxhugxxx
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Re: GP complain or not?

Postby charley » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:54 pm

It took nearly 4 years of constantly seeing specialists at the RNHRD in Bath before they finally said I had fibro! They really did rule out every other possibility first....including just normal pain!

If you're not happy with the way your GP has been treating you, then you should definitely do something about it! Their job is to help, not make things worse. Are there other GP's within the practice you could ask to see instead? It could be that when they see your notes they think differently! I have found in my (relatively) short experience that some Dr.'s treat Fibro differently to others :(

Hope it all gets sorted out for you!! hugs
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