Hi, I've been on ESA in support group since 2013, I was originally placed in there due to severe problems with diabetic neuropathy making walking and using my hands difficult - it's like RLS but affects my hands too. Since then I've been diagnosed and treated for colorectal cancer, currently 3 years I. Remission and have had a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and underactuve thyroid.
I had an app out Kent with my GP on Friday and he basically spoke to me and treated me as if I'm being a nuisance. He was going on about a letter he'd received from one of my consultants and when he couldn't access it, as it hadn't been scanned, started saying I didn't need an app on Trent and should have just asked for a phone consultation - before even finding out why I was there - then said 'you've got 4 minutes left, what did you want?'
I went on to try and tell him, I was in shock he'd said that about having 4 minutes left and ended up leaving with a prescription for ranitidine, which I alreadyntake and doesn't help - it's for something completely different to,what I tried describing. I left really upset and have been stressed since especially as I recently sent of the annual ESA review papers to DWP.
I want to change my GP, but know this will create a problem, but I also know I'll get no help regarding ESA from this one. I feel so upset and stressed at how he spoke to me, I'm in remission from bowel cancer and was discussing issues with my bowel yet he was completely dismissive.surely that's not right?