I picked up a copy of the referral letter from GP today, as I am seeing private consultant rheumatology on Tues. To my horror, attached is a detailed medical history going back to 1982, when I took an overdose, another in 2000. I was also misdiagnosed with depression for over 30 years, then with BPD in 2010 and Cyclothymic Personality Dis. in 2004. In 2015 the psychiatrist refuted these diagnosis and correctly diagnosed Bi polar II. Despite requesting the GP erase incorrect diagnosis, as it was on another referral to Haematology last year.
She's just added (Combined with Bipolar affective disorder type II) to them all on my Problem and Significant Past. It has really upset me, it is totally irrelevant to the rheumatology issue, and part of my past that I want to forget, and not to be judged all over again! In the letter itself she omits that I have osteoarthritis in my neck and lumbar region, just that I am finding it difficult to wipe my bottom. I have actually been in constant pain in my side for 7 weeks now.
I am going to exclude the drs medical history. Fortunately, I have all my records copied, including MRI and ultrasound and bloods. I sound like a nut case! I have a degree in Psychology and last yr completed an MA in Fine Art. Its disappointing to say to least. Den Hen