I feel like I am banging my head off a brick wall where my daughter and her gp is concerned. She's 17 and has suspected endometriosis. She has been on her period now almost constantly for the past year so has seen her gp a lot. Last straw was last week, they are chasing up a gynaecologist appointment for her but finally saw a gp who agreed to b12, foliate and iron blood tests.
She had a phone call the following day informing her that her iron and foliate results are very low and her b12 is low but within range. She has to wait a month then have all the tests again, I fail to see what waiting a month will achieve as someone who has had pa for the past 20 years I can see ALL the symptoms in my daughter and have tried to say this to her gp but it just seems as usual to fall on deaf ears.
I've seen my daughters personality change over the past year from being a fun loving, active teen always out with her friends to being a near recluse and if it wasn't for school I'm pretty sure she would just lock herself away in her room and sleep.
They won't treat her for depression as she's (and I quote) too young but have referred her for counselling but there's a 12 month wait and I can't afford to pay for private treatment as I can't work due to my disabilities. She has the contraceptive implant to try and regulate her periods but it's just made it worse and now they have given her the pill as well to try and "calm things down".
She's due to go on a school trip to France this weekend and I'm petrified that she will end up having to stay in her hotel room the entire time or end up in hospital as she's in so much pain this morning that she's doubled up and the strongest dose of cocodamol isn't even taking the edge off the pain for her. So it's back off to the doc we go.
Wish me luck I think I'm going to need it. Will update once we've seen the doc.