3 years ago I was seen by a rheumy who diagnosed me as having arthritis of the hands.
I was given medication and have had no problems for over 2 1/2 years.
A few weeks before Christmas I started to feel extremely tired plus my eyes became dry the GP prescribed eye drops, which would sting when I drop them in my eyes.
Then I had the cold. I return fom work on the Friday and stayed in bed until the Monday morning.
Christmas Day started preparing dinner when I noticed my hands were a little stiff and they ached. Went to bed, woke up Boxing Day riddled with pain in every joint. Again, stayed in bed until the, 29/12/14 saw the GP on the 30/12/14.
He was a locum GP and a mean one to boot. I explained everything to him, he said I have RA. I informed him of my appointment with the rheumy, March 2015. So I asked if he could contact my consultant requesting that my appointment be sooner than later.
His response " I am a locum GP I am new to this practice, I don't know how things are done here anyway what you have is long term and not an emergency"
So he prescribed naproxen and I left feeling, confused, belittled, hurt, embarrassed and humiliated.
03/01/15 the pain in my joints was severe felt like nails were being hammered into my joints, I had fever, headaches, confusion-I didn't know where I was, I was scared, had mid to upper back pain, pain just under my sternum, stomach pains which ment frequent visits to the toilet, plus I was exhausted.
My body no longer belonged to me, I couldn't cope so my husband took me to hospital.
The doctor was so kind. He suspected lupus rather RA, he contacted my GP requesting that they contacted my rheumy to bump up my appointment.
Saw a locum GP on the 06/01/15 she was great she contacted my rheumy so I am waiting for an appointment.
Has anyone had these symptoms and had a GP that has made you feel worthless ?