This may come across as a bit of a moan but I am really running round the circles here. So, any advice is really appreciated.
I was not well last week and could not arrange to speak to my GP (this is not a first time this has happened and I am thinking of changing my GP as I should be able to get hold of a doctor when I am unwell), so I went to my local walk-in centre. I told the doctor there that I have been short of breath, wheezy and having chest pains. I was prescribed a course of antibiotics and told to go for an xray should the antibiotics not help. Well, the antibiotics have not been really improving things for for the past 4 days, in fact I started feeling worse!
I contacted my asthma team this morning and was told that yes, I should have an xray and I should go to my local a&e and ask for it. So, off I went to a&e, told them that I have been sent for an xray due to ongoing symptoms and concerns of spreading infection and what did I get? I was examined, put into a cubical, told that I need a steroid injection and nebs but there is no need for an xray because it is only asthma even thought I told them that I do not think it is asthma and I have certainly some infection.. an a&e doctor then told me that a chicken soup is good for me if I have any infection symptoms. Lol, simply no comments.
I got what I did not want and did not get what I wanted. So, I was thinking should I go back to my GP for the xray referral? I really start loosing faith in nhs sometimes.