Had a telephone appointment with my doctor today. Told her about increasing pain, weakness and muscle loss. I suggested that i wanted to check if my problems could be connected to inflamation of my muscles or blood vessels. I was told my symptoms did not fit these conditions or any other patucular condition and she could only suggest sending me back to the chronic fatigue clinic, which i refused as i have already been given this pointless dignosis. She said she could run lots of tests and eventually they would show something wrong but maybe not was causing my symtoms..however she wasnt going to run these tests...what aload of rubbish.
She asked me if i had any suggestions and i said thought a rheumatologist might provide some answers. Finally she agreed to this. I want to look for a understanding and knowlegable rheumatologist as often referrals i have had in the past to specialists have not been prepaired to look further than their nose.
I then started to tell her about my endo appointment which was not very productive as the endo was only going to act upon blood results. At this point the doctor said she had another patient waiting.
Why oh why do i believe that they are going to listen... surely if you have symptoms that dont fit neatly into a condition thats why we visit the doctor to explore and find some answers.
Too many times i read that doctors are scientists..if that is true surely my symptoms can be explained through science, they have just not worked out what formula to use..in other words they are not running the correct tests.
Another frustrated and tearful doctors appointment.