Just been to the doctors to ask if they would refer me to a foot doctor. I know I have osteoarthritis (hands, back, knees and feet) so I should know how the pain feels. My left foot has another pain in the top which makes it really really painful to walk (can't even get around a supermarket sometimes as it is just too painful and I often lose my balance, it also makes my knee and back on that side more painful as I am not walking properly. I think I was in there a about 5 minutes. She looked down at my foot and said it's just affecting the tendons, you are on a very high dose of Gabapentin 300 twice daily? (I didn't think that was that high) it certainly isn't helping with the pain. Told there is nothing more they can do for me and to put a second soft insole in my shoe, goodness knows how I'm supposed to get my foot in as well. I really feel as though they consider me just a nuisance. I just don't know what to do now the pain is very bad but she just did not seem interested, I am getting to the stage when I wish I wasn't here anymore it is only knowing my husband and son would be devastated that makes me put up with this, she didn't even look at my knee. When I was in a different county 3 years ago the specialist at the hospital there said my knee was quite bad and to get back to them if it got any worse and I would have to have a replacement. Has anyone else had this type of problem and feel that they are not worthy of any help? Sorry for the ranting but I feel utterly frustrated and worthless
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