Is it just my GP who is completely unsympathetic and unhelpful? Short story is I've always had horrible periods/PMT and always suspected endo but was fobbed off by every GP I've seen for the last 15 years. Then in February I was suddenly really sick and in lots of pain, was passed about between a and e, GP, locum GP and then various gastro docs who couldn't work it out and ended up with "it's IBS".
I then asked to be referred to gynae and was asked "could this all be in your head?" - those exact words. I insisted on a referral, had lappy on 14th and turns out I did have endo which was treated by diathermy.
Been off work a week and called GP today for a sick note - didn't want to go in and see anyone as I'm feeling really emotional and still so upset about the "in your head" comment. I explained that I was in too much pain to go into work and his response was "really? Most people are ok by now" then just said he'd leave my note at reception. No follow up, no advice, nothing.
I'm so upset and wound up. Is it too much to expect to be treated like a person not a collection or symptoms - which may or may not be "in my head".
I also managed to get an email to the surgeon via his clinic asking lots of questions - mostly about what the hell is wrong with me and how much of it is caused by the endo. He ignored almost all of it but did make an appointment for me to discuss my "minor endo".
Sorry about the rant - I feel really guilty when I know so many people have things much worse than me but I'd really appreciate any advice of how to move forward and get some help!