Do some of you find with certain doctors when you say COPD they dismiss it.
I have been struggling for the last 2 months first with a cold and then a chest infection and now this stupid cough that is so exhausting and will not go until the reflux has retched.
I have tried not to waste a doctors appointment , so 2 months ago it was the nurse practitioner, then the next 2 appointments was telephone consultation.
By the other day I had had enough and decided a doctor was needed to be seen.
I walked in and her attitude was awful, let me say a few words, dismissed that I had an underlying illness.
my temperature was fine my oxygen stats were good, so that was it.
I was informed that I was not the only one with this cough and that she had seen at 4 others the same as me, and that I had a viral infection, she spoke to the computer and seemed as though reading off parrot fashion. when we tried to say something she just repeated what she had already said.
Ok if it is a viral infection but there was no bed side manner, there was no talking to me as a person, no acknowledging I had other illnesses so was not in the best of health.
We tried to say about my pain down my side, and if she had read my notes had already been looked at back in February, her answer was well with all the coughing they are going to hurt.
Then her next words were when the weather gets better......... it was a lovely warm day with a slight breeze?
oh well thats one doctor we will not see again......