My GP left me in tears

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My GP left me in tears

Postby tintagel » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:11 am

HI, My fibro is worsening considerably and I went to see my GP last Friday, as my son is getting married in 3 weeks and I just don't want to be dizzy ,or unable to talk/eat due to the TMD. I took my husband with me because my GP is often dismissive and short with me and I wanted my husband to see it first hand, as I'm not sure he really believed me.

We went in and I told my Dr that I had a couple of new problems. He immediately remarked he was 'mindful of time'. He never felt my jaw or anything and then told me 'you are the most challenging patient I have and that's out of fifteen thousand!' I was devastated and burst into tears. He said take 3 more gaberpentine a day, he knows they don't work for me at all, and showed me the door. I just sobbed all the way home.

I still can't get his words out of my head, I might be a challenge but it doesn't mean I don't need his care!
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Re: My GP left me in tears

Postby cdcrossy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:59 pm

i know how you feel my gp is as useless as tits on a bull i usually have to tell him what to do, i can only discuss 1 issue at a time with him as there is a 10 min per patient rule and if you want to discuss anything else u have to book a double appointment. but now i have to have a telephone consultation then if the dr wants me to come in then i come in. and getting anything done with him is a nightmare i just write a letter to the surgery now as i think my dr just got taught how to treat colds and fevers.
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Re: My GP left me in tears

Postby Patsb » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:39 pm

Hence the reason I haven't been to my Drs for 2 years! I gave up trying to explain how I felt after 3 yrs of being fobbed off with anti depressants and pain killers. :evil:
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Re: My GP left me in tears

Postby Clifford » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:43 am

mine's not so rude and uncaring as that, but he is useless! To be fair though, how can anyone really be expected to "care" for 15,000 people?
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Re: My GP left me in tears

Postby fibro-lu » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:56 pm


my advice

see someone else
don't waste your time

best wishes
all the best :cow-wave: Lu
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Re: My GP left me in tears

Postby cdcrossy » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:20 am

mine always says i can only go threw 1 thing at a time if there is more than 1 thing make a double appointment hahahah. and now u have to ring up which takes ages to get threw then u have to speak to a dr then the dr decides if you need to come in or not. its a complete joke.
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Re: My GP left me in tears

Postby laura.dorans » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:22 pm

I must be lucky, I have a really nice doctor who lets discuss as many things as you like in the 10 minute time frame, I have stuck with the same doctor for many years and I feel as if I can talk to her about anything and open up to her and I usually see once a month
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Re: My GP left me in tears

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:34 pm

I changed doctor recently and my new doctor could not be more understanding. Please change doctor, you don't have to put up with him!
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