does anyone else with fibro have stomach problems i have just been diagnosed with ?
saw doctor today and his first comment was about attending hospital.I'd contacted my MP cos of being told by DR not allowed to attend BGH anymore for financial reasons ie NHS England were not going to pay costs of English patients going to Scottish hospitals and vice versa and the MP said he was campaigning to allow patients in north Northumberland to attend the BGH for convenience and accessibility.I told him it wasn't a complaint about the surgery but the fact that I wasn't allowed to go there for financial reasons not because they didnt carry out certain procedures,
apparently the MP had written to the CCG(surgery) and today it was "BGH is a small hospital (serving the whole of southern Scotland and north Northumberland I might add)and they didn't do certain operations there.thats why I had treatment and scans at northumberland hospitals."he
explained I had a gullet problem because when i had the barium meal everything I swallowed was travelling back up and/or getting stuck in my throat.i don't think this is the cause of my abdominal pain pressure swelling and tightness etc.
I asked him to l read an article I had and he took one look at it and thrust it back at me saying if you want to discuss anything stomach related then see one of the other doctors,that isn't the attitude to have .i said it doesnt allay my fears when anything I say is not accepted.
then I said the reason for my appointment was for the xray results but also because I'd been getting headaches and swelling on my scalp and forehead.response was (once again) I cant feel anything -dismissing headaches??
he did then ask why I had concerns IN THE PAST it was ovarian cancer and said because it was assumed I had IBS(in a letter),when had no symptoms,that for the last three years since I saw the rheumatologist that no one has accepted my weight gain is predominantly abdominal or that I barely ate cos felt full straightaway ,had poor appetite and didn't eat cakes biscuits snacks or puddings and only breakfast and a small meal .that I have had persistent pelvic and abdominal pain and distention from the time I get up.repeated urine infections and not a normal flow plus recent swelling.
he is arranging for me to see a consultant re recent diagnosis.