I saw my first endo (Dr L) 4 weeks ago and he was worse than useless - didn't really listen to my symptoms or concerns, became convinced that it's the sleep aponea that is causing everything and the pill that I'm on to control endometriosis is causing the weight gain (even though I've been on it for years with no issues). He referred me to a sleep clinic and did 4 blood tests just to shut me up! I decided I didn't want to see him again.
Last Saturday, slightly disheartened, I saw Dr E and what a difference! I came out feeling like I was walking on air! He listened, took me seriously and said "the way I work is I test for everything and take it from there, we work together to sort this out"....I could have lept over the desk and kissed him! He is also taking an interest in my PCOS. I now have to wait three weeks for my pill to be out of my system before having 21(!) blood tests, I'm scheduled for a scan of my thyroid and kidneys and having a 24hr blood pressure monitor.
He was really angry that no-one had thought to test Vit D or B12 in the 18 months I've been seeing the GP!
Back to see him on 1 June so fingers crossed!
Names edited out by Admin to protect the 'good' ones and we can't be seen to be naming and shaming the rest!