I just want a rant about my GPs and how ridiculous it is getting.
I saw a new doctor recently who even poo poo'd the previous GPs comments and made out that I was a Hypochondriac (hope that's spelled ok). I had been tested for vit D - at my request - and had been told it was "in the red", and really needed sorting out quickly. I was put on those high strength VitD "bombs" for 3 month and then tested again and was in the normal range. I have been worried about my liver Mum died of (what I believe was AMA negative) PBC which has same symptoms as I am getting, which is another long story, but I know really badly low vitD levels are a symptom, but I cannot get a liver biopsy either which is another gripe. I have even talked to someone at the PBC foundation about this, but the GPs won't even listen to me about that.
This new GP told me that it was quite normal to have a VitD deficiency, and he could pull anyone off the street and they would be deficient. I replied that I realised that, but wasn't mine particularly low? So he looked again at the blood result and paused and said,"well, yes a proportion of those people would have it as low as that" and went on to tell me that I was the sort of person who "liked to see results".
So when I next saw the nurse she tells me I have a follow up for Vit D in November, but the next GP I see, who is head of the practice, tells me I have not got a follow-up and that all my previous bloods are in order (from April) and not to worry.
I had gone to see her as I haven't had a period for 9 months and despite having fears about polycystic ovaries (I have had plenty of gynae problems over the years, but have always been looked after on that score by previous practices) the sudden onset of hot flushes is most DEFINITELY the menopause and to go home and sweat it out till January when they can test me for that.
The only blood test I have coming up is for cholesterol. Daft thing is, it is familial hypercholesterolaemia - I have had it all my life, and it is the only test that is certain to come out jumping well off the scale! Yet I know I'll get accused of eating all the wrong things again and I simply don't!. It's mental
I have requested a meet with the sec and a look at my records too. It has taken over a year to sort it out and am still waiting for that, I am going to change GPs when they have done this, as I am sure it is mainly a "purse string thing.
Sorry it is like war and peace, but I hope someone out there can help me refocus and may have some advice on what to say and who I can see.
I did approach a charity who get you in contact with a consultant recently as suggested by someone else on the forum, but they told me it would be quite a while before they could get back to me, as understandably there was quite a bit of a queue, and really would like to be getting somewhere faster whilst I wait.