So I speak to another GP at my practice yesterday after asking for a call in relation to daughters worsening fatigue, possible glossitis and blood results that I have already posted. I explain that my GP hasn't made an appointment and I am concerned about discussing and starting treatment. GP no:2 says 'I can't see anything on here about B12 injections, but your GP has noted that he will discuss a referral to CAMHS'
I actually couldn't speak for a minute. The mental health service? When I first began visiting my GP for symptoms I was 17 years old my daughter is 16. I remember my GP telling me that he thought I should go along to Open Door, the mental health hub in our borough. This "offer" of "treatment" has been a constant through my life along with anti depressants. The realisation that this is the "solution" again according to the GP has been shocking but not surprising. How dare he. My life literally flashed before my eyes and I know it will not be my daughters. No one is going to steal hers from her, and no one is going to steal any more of my sons. I have support and information now and I'm used to running on empty, I'm an expert.
I have two failed marriages, "what the hell is wrong with you?" Visits to GPs convinced both that I was "mad" after listening to doctors explaining that there was nothing in test results to show any problems. And M.E? Well that had a psychological base didn't it?
It's one thing to have messed with my life but it's quite another to try it with my kids. Get ready cos here I come!!