So I have finally got in a bit sooner to see the GP - I have an appointment on Thursday morning, this will be the sixth doctor I have seen about my condition. I have asked to see someone that is related to Gyno, so they may have more of a clue.
As you know, I haven't yet been diagnosed with Endo however I have all the symptoms and even thought I had it about 2 years ago. I have spoken to my sis in law who's had it and a friend who told me on a personal AND professional level (she is a nurse) that she thinks I have Endo.
Basically, I want to tell the GP everything - I have my symptoms diary at the ready to show her how long I have been living with this UFO inside me.
But what do I say to really push them to do something about it this time. In the past 4 years when I have mentioned Endo I have had the following replies: (please note, none of these excuses have been exaggerated)
'No, you haven't got that' after no checks, no asking of my symptoms
'Your too underweight, that's why you have these symptoms - eat more' - I have started taking my husband into the room with me so he can back me up on the fact I am underweight but eat 5/ 6 meals a day.
'Some women just have to live with the pain and bleeding'
'If you have had it for as long as you say then it can't be that bad'
'It's the contraceptive injection, maybe try to the coil' - then being told by another doctor to not go on the coil because it would make my bleeding worse
I am sick to the back teeth with all these pathetic and unprofessional excuses not to look further into my symptoms.
How can I push this GP on Thursday to refer me to a Gyno because this is really starting to ruin my lifestyle, love-life with my husband and every day life.
I thank you in advance.