Had a major episode of anxiety in January and was having a lot of breast pain but was told it was the medication (Mirtazipine) that was causing it so waited another 6 weeks and came off the Mirtazipine in that time but still the pain was there so went back again and had pretty much had to beg for a referral to the breast clinic. Had to wait for another two weeks for an appointment and ended up having a mammogram and ultrasound at the clinic (the doctor doing the ultrasound didn't utter a word whilst going over the same spot for what seemed like ages) Anyway when I finally saw the consultant he said 'so your GP found a lump'? The GP had reassured me there wasn't anything to worry about that he couldn't feel anything! I can appreciate that maybe he didn't want to worry me but I feel lied to by the GP and feel I could never trust him again! The lump they found is a cyst (which when you're anxious of course turns straight into Breast Cancer) so I phoned the GP for advice as I got little information from the clinic but when I spoke to the GP all he said to me was'pain is good it's only a cyst and not Breast Cancer as that is what we were looking for and just be happy it is not Breast Cancer.' Mention the word Cancer to someone who is already anxious is not the kind of thing I would expect from someone treating you for anxiety but maybe I am asking too much? I just feel really let down and always that nagging doubt at the back of mind 'is it really only a cyst'? I'm sure all my fellow health worriers will understand Just had to get this off my chest (no pun intended )
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