i can not stop thinking about what my doctor said to me , last friday .
he said . i was overweight and needed to ;ose a few pounds . for my height i was a stone over weight and this isnt good for my RA . i was abit shocked as i dont see myself as overweight at all , i never have . i have always being the same weight .
getting abit rattled by this point , because like i have read on here about how GP just fob you off , without doing anything for you . this is what i thought was going on here and was not going to stand for it .. all he was going to do for me was ,, to tell me to go away and loose some weight .. ( not good enough )
so i said .. weight is nothing to do with RA , if i lost weight that will do very little for my pain . what else can be done for my pain doctor ??
he then went on to say , weight and RA go together ,, since the nation is getting bigger so are the cases of RA .
i didnt know that RA was even on the increase ,,
he explain , by saying i have many RA patients in the surgery .. mainly overweight fat woman .. who are basically about 4 dress sizes greater then their should be . all that extra weight on your joints is not a good idea ,, this places stress on joints that can trigger RA flares .. obesity is a big problem for alot of reasons and RA is just one of them , so lay of the turkey abit this christmas ..
i could not believe his mannor and thought ,, if this is how he speaks to his woman patients . he would have them in tears .
i argued my point abit more , but he wasnt going to have any of it .. so in the end all i was prescribed was to loose some weight .. waste of time ..
once i got home i still couldnt believe i had come away with nothing , because i had said to myself before i went ,, do not let him fob you off ..
he did make me think abit ,, the few people i have met with RA over the last few years are all overweight . i just wished i had known somebody with RA who wasnt overweight so i could argue my point better
so the big question .. am i staying off the turkey ?? am i hell ..
will i be , seeing this doctor again ?? NOT A CHANCE .