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Is your GP frustrated and angry ? That's a diagnosis of Somatic Symptom Disorder for you then ! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ͺ

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Somatic is the new term for 'oh I can't be bothered with this feckless female* again' aka somatisation disorder, hypochondriasis, pain disorder,

and undifferentiated.....

from 2017:

"The general practitioner's emotional response to a patient can serve as an early cue to pursue a somatisation diagnosis:

A feeling of frustration or anger at the number and complexity of symptoms and the time required to evaluate them in an apparently well person.

A sense of being overwhelmed by a patient who has had numerous evaluations by other physicians."

You've got to laugh! xxx

*or male. Hope you're making progress with the medics DanDuan πŸ’ͺ

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eekt in reply to Barnclown

Can't wait to see my GP again, boy will he be angry...and I'll be getting a SSD dx again!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ xxx

Barnclown in reply to eekt


The link doesn't work - is it the 2017 at the end?

eekt in reply to PMRpro

It will be...πŸ˜•...working on it...took me a month to figure how to link members....πŸ™ƒ xxx

PMRpro in reply to eekt

It'll probably be because there isn't a space before 2017??????

eekt in reply to PMRpro

Might have got there, thanks 😳xxx

Hi eekt


Here in the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ our doctors call it Somatic dysfunction which means it’s all in your head. It’s shortened from Psychosymatic....nuts.

Had several doctors use that on me before I actually got confirmation of diagnoses.

H & L K

EJ πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈπŸŒΏπŸ¦‹πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ˜˜

eekt in reply to honeybug

Hey honeybug, I like the straight-talking of US medics! πŸ€ͺI'm going to put it to my GP that he's the one who needs his head seeing to the next time I see him, because I have a long, long list in my notes - over eight years pre-diagnosis - of very tangible symptoms....not least a deformed nose! 'It's as plain as the nose on my face, doctor!' 😁

Lovely to hear from you! Be well! 😘🀩🌻🌸 🌼 xxx

honeybug in reply to eekt

Hiya eekt

Boy would I love to be with you when you tell that to your GP


Great chatting with you.

Take care.


eekt in reply to honeybug

I'm going to record it (thanks Melba1) so I could PM you with an audio ! πŸ˜‹πŸ€— 🀩 Big hugs mo xxx

honeybug in reply to eekt


Hi eekt

Very interesting read, I'm sure if my GPs got together and discussed this I would surely be the one to get the first diagnosis of this at our surgery, I can hear it now. Even more worrying is the fact that I can actually understand this as a diagnosis, it makes sense to me, I'm stressed, I'm in a loveless marriage, I have previously had breast cancer, I am certain I have some as yet undiagnosed disease or illness and won't give up pestering my GP for referrals until I get the diagnosis of such an illness, be it autoimmune or other related to my many and varied symptoms which I really do have.

Very interesting article thank you

eekt in reply to Krawlins

There was an interview on BBC Breakfast this morning with the doctor running the clinical trial featuring on tonight's Horizon - placebo and how the brain responds to pain. Should be an interesting watch!

This humongous thread has many thoughts on the organic-'somatic' link:

Hope you make progress with the medics! xxx

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