So for a while I've had terrible earache. I've been told it's a virus and/or labrynthitis (sp).
It's progressively got worse and I managed to get an appointment today with a GP.
Now the GP I saw was a trainee and she was in with one of the partners wo was assessing her.
She asked a load of questions, had a look and was perplexed so referred me to an ENT specialist... Then the partner says he wants to ask a few follow on questions; which he does.
1. Are your teeth okay? Any toothache? - No.
2. Have you got any problems with your neck? Why YES! I do as it happens...
And then he says... "well we can prescribe you Amatriptaline to help you sleep at night or an antihistamine to act as a sedative so you can sleep. Are you at all anxious or stressed?"
I mean WTF?! I hadn't mentioned being unable to sleep - i sleep very well considering and yet here I am, thinking I'm onto something here with the neck pain question ONLY to be prescribed a flippin' antidepressant (albeit a multi-use one) and something to sedate me.
Then she kept going on aboutme having a smear. At this point, I admit, I felt a little stroppy and pointed out that I'm over forty and still fat and symptomatic with my Hashi's and that was a more pressing matter given every, single knock-on effect that being poorly treated and symptomatic can have on your health. I'm not knocking smear tests but today was a perfect example of the emphasis being on Bikini Diseases and doling out sedating meds.
I despair!!! I really do.