Hey guys, so I've been a silent follower of this site for a few months now, and my first post isn't going to be a good one unfortunately.
In August my consultant put me on a 6 month Decapeptyl treatment for stage 3 endometriosis, I took the first Jab at the hospital and had to take the remaining 5 at my Doctors. Just before my second jab i had an argument with my Dr as he wanted to give me two 3 month jabs and had already ordered the first. I insisted that I don't want the treatment to be over 6 months even though he said it wont make a difference. My gynie consultant had said 6 months and the medication clearly stated not to exceed 6 months, this was my first time on such a strong medication and I wanted to take the safe option. I told him i would take the 3 month jab but then have 2 single 1 month jabs to make 6 months instead of 7, he finally agreed after a lot of persuasion, did I make a big deal over nothing? The injection takes less then a minute and i'm out straight after! In December I went back for the fifth months injection, it was already ready and i had the jab, before taking it i did confirm that it was for a month, and after the doctor told me to go and make an appointment for January, in January i rang up to confirm the jab had been ordered, it hadn't, so i had them order a 1 month jab. On monday I
went to take the injection and the receptionist handed it to me,for some odd reason I opened the pack and saw a 3 month box, the doctors were informed and reviewed my notes, and I was then informed that the previous month when i was clearly told I was being given a one month jab I had actually been given a 3 month jab. I told the Dr that it means i'm going over my treatment time and she said "it's only by a couple of weeks" I replied saying it's actually a month over, she apologised about it, passed the blame on to a colleague when she had administered the jabs under my usual doctors instructions, they both knew what had happened and had lied to me. She then asked me if i needed to take the 3 month jab, i got annoyed and asked her if she was actually asking me, an 18 year old patient, whether i should be given a 3 month injection 1 month into the previous 3 month injection? I want to report them because I dread to think what would have happened if i didn't open the box or it had been given straight to the doctor. This medication has taken a lot out of me and i've been extremely weak and ill while on it, the accompanying pill that should have been given to me in the second to third month was given to me 5 months in. I've lost all faith in my doctors, after years of being in pain they still don't take anything seriously. Sorry for the huge rant, I just don't kmow whether to complain or if i'm being oversensitive?