GP : used to think he was a good dr...now I have changed my mind!!!

I phoned to get a Drs apt as I feel so unwell. Had a UTI diagnosed, taken anti biotics, no symptoms, however I have extreme back pain. I think I have a kidney infection. I feel sick, can't eat, the thought of food makes me feel sick. I have the shakes and am really weak!! obviously as I have no food in me.

I have lost so much weight and I am actually worried about myself for the first time ever. Pain i can manage, a diagnosis I can manage, however not knowing what is wrong when I drop to 7.5 stone and my bones are sticking out of my body and I look unhealthy I can't manage!!!

So I ask him what he can do, he said Oh I don't know what is wrong with you, come see me next week!!! bring in a urine sample again, even though I am telling him I have blood and protein in my urine from a dipstick test.......BUT the best bit was the fact he told me I was depressed which is why i couldn;t eat etc. i told him I wasn't. i now what depression is. He told me he wasn't going to argue with me on the phone but in his opinion i was!!!!! How supportive is that!!..not!!!!

I have no faith in the NHS, he has put my back pain down to neuropathic pain and to go to the pain clinic. My work Dr told me I need to see a back specialist as I have never had an MRI and I think I need to see a urologist and have my kidneys looked at!!!!!!

Sorry rant over!!! xx

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  • I think these walk in centres are good outside your gp's hours it might be worth popping in for a check up regarding your kidneys. Regarding your back sometimes paying for a private consultation speeds you through the nhs for an MRI scan. Its wrong but worth it if he's not hearing you.

    I did this because everything gets blamed on my FM. MRI scan revealed otherwise. I have a bulging disc in the neck and a disc which slips lower down. I kinow theres not much they can do for me but at least I now know its not FM and I can deal with what I can do and what I cant do now to help my back.

    Sending soft hugs

  • Get a second opinion. You are more than entitled to do this.

  • Thanks guys for your warm comments.....Lindsey....would you be around to speak later as I think your great scientific knowledge would help me xx

  • " did this because everything gets blamed on my FM. MRI scan revealed otherwise. I have a bulging disc in the neck and a disc which slips lower down. I kinow theres not much they can do for me but at least I now know its not FM and I can deal with what I can do and what I cant do now to help my back.

    "

    But I thought Dr Andrew Holman said the neck problems could be the cause of the FM!!

    I quote

    ".... 70% of FM patients also have positional spinal cord compression (PC3). "

    He talks about it in the last 10 minutes of this video (sorry to keep using the same video (there are plenty of others)

    Why does nobody in the country? Or not even to the extent I would expect even in this forum (sorry) not highlight Dr Holman's ground breaking findings here?!!

    Surely the first thing doctors should do is give an immediate MRI scan to all those with Chronic pain???

  • btw.

    I want to get a MRI. Does any one know how I can be sure to get one.

    I asked my GP and they said see a specialist. But who?

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