Feeling frustrated by the NHS 😠

I’ve got lupus and had chronic sciatica since April. In July I was diagnosed with a torn Achilles’ tendon. 6 doctors later, I’m no further forward with any treatment. I’m in excruciating pain but just keep getting fobbed off with co-codamol and at one point oramorph. I’ve been waiting nearly 11 weeks for an ultrasound and even longer for a physio appointment. I’m now considering using my savings to go private as the pain is really affecting my quality of life. I feel I’m at breaking point. I’ve asked for a quote for a private scan and treatment, just hope it’s not too expensive. :-( xx

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So feel for you as have had that myself and

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Is agonising! Apparently if it doesn't heal naturally you can have surgery I would suggest getting another opinion from specialist. I hope it improves.

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sounds like psoriatic arthritis. do you have any family history of psoriasis?

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Hi Kelihunt41,

Have you tried speaking with the PALS team at the hospital to raise your concern and see if they are able to push things along?

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