hi everyone well i felt i had to tell someone about my day, i had a endo appointent today and im shaking like a leaf! to cut a long story short i saw this endo last december and took genova salvia tests to show i was suffering adrenal fatigue and he physically chucked it back across the table and would not even look at them(i understand to a point as there not standard nhs tests so took with pinch of salt)
he said at the time that i had to try sort identify my other problems out and he would be intrested in testing my adrenals if i was still having problems.
7 months later finally had a dsyfunctioning gallbladder out which has not helped with my exhaustion. Booked a another appointment for the endo as suggested which took a month and saw a really nice lady today working under the endo she totally understood what i was saying regarding my exhaustion issues my concerns and thought further testing probaly would be the way hormones adrenal test that was all i wanted really for someone to listen and realize im suffering.
SHE then had to refer to this endo and i my heart sank as i did not really want to deal with him if this lady could and he came into the room and basically said "so whats diffrent from your last appointment like i was was fit and well when i saw him last time . i explained i was suffering from some sort of exhaustion still and had been for over a year and was concerned about my health,and that iv never had any energy being on the t4 since it started last august i reminded him of why i had come back regarding the further tests he suggested I could not see a problem with this as is that not how we find things out with this horrid condition?.
he basically laughed and smiled( not kindly) and said yes i think you are suffering some kind of chronic exhaustion but you will not like the answer that there is nothing we could do to help you get better. my friends jaw dropped open at this point.He was so unkind i burst into tears i really tried not to but he simply quite cruel and did not want to help. my friend supported me at this point saying that how i was struggling looking after my children and said well how do you know there is not problems with hormones or exhaustion if you dont do the revelant tests to rule them out,
i had a feeling when i went today he was going to be unhelpful again but my goodness what a strange slightly evil man. in the the end he has agreed to do the adrenal nhs test after making me feel very small and pointless an said that hydrocortisone should not really be a option as i might be on it for life i told him i understood this but needed answers to try help get well and i would prefer not to be on the stuff if i knew what i was dealing with. I really hope i dont see him again im jut in disbelief at such a unkind unhelpful doctor my friend who is very level headed and dealt with many doctors and 20 years older than me said she had had never dealt with such a horrible strange man, aplogies for the rant but im feeling so very upset and rock bottom
I am seeing dr p on sunday im hoping he will be a bit nicer. i know from other peoples posts this is one of the most talked about subjects but my goodness i felt i had to share my awful morning with someone i know if this test comes back ok i will not be going back to that endo ever again, my partner is beginning to see what im dealing with and im losing hope someone will help me im praying dr p will give me some hope thanks for reading and i now know what a lot of people have had to go through and my heart goes out to you all