So I’ve been wanting to write this post since Wednesday, but I’ve been so angry and sad and confused that i Just haven’t been able to!
Quick overview- I was finally diagnosed, after a good 4 year battle, with endo and PCOS by a private consultant who performed a laparoscopy back in September. I was lucky enough to have my healthcare funded, or I’d still be fighting my GP now.
So skip to know. I was discharged from the consultant about 3 weeks ago and she sent a bitchy letter to my GP stating what had happened, what they did wrong and what to do now. She said now I have the diagnosis my GP can’t argue it and I should go back so I’m not ‘paying’ anymore. Ok get slightly nervous but hopeful.
So Wednesday I was on CD 67, still no period and not pregnant. So I went to see my GP. He was the most awful man I have possibly ever met.
His basic conclusion was that despite him being a obgyn DR he is no longer as a GP allowed to prescribe any kind of fertility drugs. Ok... maybe that’s true.. but he also can’t provide me anything to bring on period, to let me get past this painful horrible trap I’m currently stuck in until my period arrives! He suggested I go on the contraceptive pill for a year to sort my cycles out!
Well a)I can’t as I have such bad side effects of contraceptives there’s a note on my file that I’m not to be prescribed. B) I want to try and get pregnant! So I explained this to him, to which he said well you have a child so just go with that!
I was so shocked I didn’t know what to say or do. So I just moved on to pain management.. apparently he can’t prescribe tramadol or oramorf (sp) for me to take home. But it’s not on my notes that if I rig up and ask for it, it’s to be prescribed straight away. Which is great. But once I’m in that painful place and I’m on the bathroom floor unable to move. I’m not quite sure how I’m supposed to get to my GP to get it but anyway!
Then he reverted back to fertility and suggested we go to the fertility clinic, but we’re looking at a 6+month wait. And even then he said I may not be a candidate for clomid and I’m definitely not a candidate for a free IVF so go home and enjoy what I have...
I think I’ve only just stopped crying.