I have fibromyalgia since 1998 tho officially diagnosed in 2005 It took that long!! oct 2011 I went to my GP with painful protruding ribs and in april nasal infection followed by -in june 2012-hard pea sized lumps in my mid abdomen which were very sore and painful esp at night when in bed.since then things have got worse and lumps have spread to my pelvic groin region,
i have all the symptons of ovarian cancer -pressure on ribs-weight loss swollen and ever increasing abdomen,cough (since oct) loss of appetite being only able to eat breakfast and a small amount at midday and lower back pain..one dr I saw said "its all in my imagination' WITHOUT HIM KNOWING ME or even saying anything to him and I walked out in disgust.
I since feel my own DR is not listening to me as he does not acknowledge my symptons and when I got a copy of a referral letter he sent to rheumy it did not list details of appts between sep' 09 and apr '12.so there is probably no record of onset of my symptons my rheumy said as I had gained 11 kg in 7 years I should see a dietician .my reply was I have recently lost weight and any weight I have gained is all abdominal.i told him I never ate cakes biscuits puddings or much fried food therefore dieting(cutting out the above which i dont eat)would make no difference.
I was to have a meeting with the practice manager and my Dr last week but the P M was sick.so am waiting fro her to call me to arrange another appt.i still saw my DR who said my back pain was muscular. no one has arranged any x-rays or more scans.he refused to do scans as I had some a year ago which were normal regardless of the fact that things worsened since them
because the details of appts were not included in the referral letter is there no proof that I had these appts and why were they not included in the letter.
no one has given me a reason fro protruding ribs and the pressure on them and rheumy said there is no need for x-rays.i have been told that 'I CAN'T" wheni asked dr to do more scans.and the rheumy wrote in his letter to my DR that " SHE FEELS SHE HAS FATTY LUMPS" when I told him I have hard painful lumps spreading around my abdomen.they don't say " SHE HAS ....." Which proves no one is listening to me.
my only option now is to go private as I am really concerned I do have cancer and no one is recognizing the symptons.
does anyone else have these issues or the same happen to them.