Hi im just interested to hear how other peoples GP's deal with Infections. I have recently had two different infections the first resulted in me been admitted into hospital and given IV antibotics after been refused antibiotics by the GP. The second has been less serious and was an ear infection which has basically got worse rather then improved again anti-biotics were refused but after going back they have been issued.
On both occasions I have visited the doctor and explained im on immune suppressant medication, anti- inflammatorys and steroids etc and said I feel I have an infection and both times I have been told "you have no temperature therefore no infection" I understand temperature is a sign of infection but the gp doesnt seem to take into account the medication I take which from my understanding can mask signs of infection?
Do other lupus patients have the same problem? The first infection frightened me as I was so poorly so quickly and I believe it could have been avoided if anti-biotics had been given straight away. Should I get my rhuemy to write to my GP and explain the medication im on?