As I am waiting for my tribunal, I am having to send in my sick notes once a month. One of the doctors called me in for a review yesterday morning, and I am miffed that I didn't ask for another doctor.
He came across rude, patronizing, and did not bother to read my notes amongst a few things.
I have had problems with this doctor before, and surprisingly no other doctor at the surgery (one who has been good and a bit more understanding).
He said that the FM was more or less because of my weight. He said that I would be having a work assessment and they would declare me fit for work. (Okay erm, already had that ... ) He would know this if he bothered to ask. And I couldn't get a word in edgeways either. He then went on to say that there would be nothing stopping me getting a part time job as a receptionist or something like that, that is when he said that the sick notes will eventually stop.
He tried to push the meds for weight loss onto me, and when I declined he asked why. He asked why I stopped taking the Citalopram as well. I said it was because I think with all anti depressants that they do make me put on weight.
He moaned about a male coming in to get my sicknotes (me ex who I stay with picks them up if I can't) and I DO phone them in like I was told. But he made out that my ex just walked in and got me one ...
Now for the piece de resistance: Walking FOUR miles a day taking my daughter to nursery is not enough exercise!! What the ... I felt rather, well, rubbish (putting it politely) after hearing that. I can control the pain unless it get's too bad, the fatigue I can't no matter how hard I try.
He made the comment of: 'We have to show that you are doing something.' Yes I am well aware of that, but the female doctor I normally see put me forward for counselling and put me on the Citalopram and said there is not really much else they can do in that sense. Admittedly she is a little more understanding and not so rude and harsh.
I am doing my best concerning my weight as I do have Poly Cystic Ovaries which is not helping the weight loss, but the FM I have had since I was 15 (16 years now). And I was a size 10/12 back then.
My mum is being VERY un-supportive as well. Which puts me down even more. I know I have to lose weight, and I am trying my very hardest without putting myself in more pain and tiredness. Been told now to change my doctor surgery. Tempting to do right now.
I am at a loss, after hearing what I did from the doctor. I feel worse than I did before.