I have had 3 chest infections now in the past 4/5 weeks! I have been to the doctors and 3 gps have told me that 'it's just one of those things.'
I have had to go to Minor Injuries twice now as my chest has played up in the evening, I was greeted by a receptionist who told me 'we are not a gp service', so that was nice, I can't breath and this is what I get!
The nurse I saw the 2nd time at Minor Injuries was brilliant, she said that I could do with a chest X ray and maybe some blood work, she wrote all this down for me to show my GP. She also checked my oxygen, my blood pressure and my chest. When I showed my GP her findings and thoughts he really couldn't care less. He said I didn't need an x ray and that getting chest infections all the time 'is just one of those things'. I was fuming! I insisted I have an X Ray and after about 10 mins of arguing with him he let me have one! I am going to get the results next Monday.
I have been asked to be referred to a private specialist in Surrey who is a Professor who is a specialist in chests and asthma, but no they won't refer me!
I am banging my head against a wall now because I am taking so much time off work and feeling ill all the time Please can I have any thoughts xxx