Three weeks ago I gave my experience with my GP when I asked to be referred to a Rheumatologist. He said no and to return in 6 months. However, after reading all your comments I decided to do as Kate suggested and printed a copy of the British Society of Rheumatologists guidelines and made a further appointment. I told him that I was very concerned that he refused not to refer me to a Rheumatologist and gave him a copy of the guidelines. He said he was aware of them and would read them later. By this time I was getting very upset and said to him because of a misdiagnoses by his predecessor I was blind in one eye, I didn't want the same to happen again. He said because he was new to the practice he wanted to read my notes and know a little more about my background. He then looked at his watch and told me that time was up and that his next patient was waiting. If I had any further questions to make another appointment. What my next move is I'm not sure, but I will definitely not be seeing him again. I am managing the reduction of prednisolone myself and so far it's going ok.
Last edited by hwigston
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.