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Just now, littletedwest said:

Feeling a bit better, not great. Started a new job in the public sector 5 weeks ago, shit money but Brilliant pension . plus back at the gym as well. 

 

As for doctors mine is shocking. Rang him for something to help as I felt shit , he tried get me off the tablets i was on

The gym will help. If the tablets aren't helping then get off them pronto 

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Just now, littletedwest said:

Feeling a bit better, not great. Started a new job in the public sector 5 weeks ago, shit money but Brilliant pension . plus back at the gym as well. 

 

As for doctors mine is shocking. Rang him for something to help as I felt shit , he tried get me off the tablets i was on

A former gp of mine told me to go for a walk when I felt low. Belting, cheers mate. 

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9 minutes ago, littletedwest said:

They do, think they've stopped me having panic attacks over last few years

Tell him to piss off then. GP's shouldn't be acting like that. 

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12 minutes ago, Redder Lurtz said:

A former gp of mine told me to go for a walk when I felt low. Belting, cheers mate. 

One  GP actually said to me once, and this is an exact quote: "don't tell me about it, tell a counsellor about it."

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40 minutes ago, littletedwest said:

Feeling a bit better, not great. Started a new job in the public sector 5 weeks ago, shit money but Brilliant pension . plus back at the gym as well. 

 

As for doctors mine is shocking. Rang him for something to help as I felt shit , he tried get me off the tablets i was on

Repped for you feeling a bit better, not for your knobhead doctor.

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It's a tough one really, as GPs are the quintessential jack of all trades, master of none. Their job is increasingly leaning towards the care of a physically ageing population, so when it comes to an otherwise fit person's mental health they're just poking about in the dark.

 

If you're on tablets and you feel shit, they see their arse and assume it's a side effect, so look to correct course. If you're lucky, there's a decent specialist mental health service they can refer you to. 

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The problem is I have had swollen lymph nodes in multiple places in my body for about two years. This is a real symptom that requires actual evaluation. There are multiple medical studies which say, "yeah, swollen nodes in multiple places in the body should be throughly checked for signs of systemic illness" . And all I've gotten thus far is some felt by hand two years ago and a blood test last November, through a phone call, during which my Doctor was doing everything to not get me to come in person for a check up.

 

I'm no doubt a hypochodriac and blow health stuff out of proportion, and there are symptoms I can pretty clearly point to psychosomatic causes, but when you feel like there is also something actually real going on, it makes things almost unbearable.

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2 hours ago, Redder Lurtz said:

A former gp of mine told me to go for a walk when I felt low. Belting, cheers mate. 


I saw my regular GP a couple of weeks before I was diagnosed with MS and her advice to me was to take up jogging. Absolutely mental. It’s hard to take them seriously after something like that and I’m lucky that I’ve got specialists waiting on the end of the phone if I’ve got questions or anything. 
 

@3 Stacks You’re a cool dude. I genuinely hope you find some solution to your problems but I’d appreciate it if you keep playing your game on here in the meantime. It doesn’t go unnoticed. 

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8 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

The problem is I have had swollen lymph nodes in multiple places in my body for about two years. This is a real symptom that requires actual evaluation. There are multiple medical studies which say, "yeah, swollen nodes in multiple places in the body should be throughly checked for signs of systemic illness" . And all I've gotten thus far is some felt by hand two years ago and a blood test last November, through a phone call, during which my Doctor was doing everything to not get me to come in person for a check up.

 

I'm no doubt a hypochodriac and blow health stuff out of proportion, and there are symptoms I can pretty clearly point to psychosomatic causes, but when you feel like there is also something actually real going on, it makes things almost unbearable.

I don't know what Canadian healthcare is like but can't you call and ask for a chat with a GP and insist on being properly referred? 

 

Don't google asking what this lump is, go and see someone then insist and insist and so on. 

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1 minute ago, Captain Turdseye said:


I saw my regular GP a couple of weeks before I was diagnosed with MS and her advice to me was to take up jogging. Absolutely mental. It’s hard to take them seriously after something like that and I’m lucky that I’ve got specialists waiting on the end of the phone if I’ve got questions or anything. 
 

@3 Stacks You’re a cool dude. I genuinely hope you find some solution to your problems but I’d appreciate it if you keep playing your game on here in the meantime. It doesn’t go unnoticed. 

Thanks, brother. You're alright as well.

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4 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

I don't know what Canadian healthcare is like but can't you call and ask for a chat with a GP and insist on being properly referred? 

 

Don't google asking what this lump is, go and see someone then insist and insist and so on. 

I have a family physician, so essentially I always see the same Doctor. I don't know if it's like that as well in the UK, but it's quite hard to get second opinions from other GP's where I am because everyone of them have their own regular patients and they basically just treat those people. I could switch Doctors but it's a whole process. What I have to do is essentially convince the Doctor I already have to get me a test, and I've failed in doing that.

 

And I've googled everything under the sun in the past 4 years, man, it's too late for that.

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7 minutes ago, Captain Turdseye said:

 

@3 Stacks You’re a cunt dude. I genuinely hope you find some solution to your problems but I’d appreciate it if you keep playing your game on here in the meantime. It doesn’t go unnoticed. 

 

6 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

Thanks, brother. You're a cunt as well.

I respect you guys honesty.

 

Love and peace.

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13 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

I have a family physician, so essentially I always see the same Doctor. I don't know if it's like that as well in the UK, but it's quite hard to get second opinions from other GP's where I am because everyone of them have their own regular patients and they basically just treat those people. I could switch Doctors but it's a whole process. What I have to do is essentially convince the Doctor I already have to get me a test, and I've failed in doing that.

 

And I've googled everything under the sun in the past 4 years, man, it's too late for that.

Come on fella, surely you have other options. What town do you live in? I'm sure I can find you 5 numbers with a quick google search who will listen and work with you. 

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25 minutes ago, Captain Turdseye said:


I saw my regular GP a couple of weeks before I was diagnosed with MS and her advice to me was to take up jogging. Absolutely mental. It’s hard to take them seriously after something like that and I’m lucky that I’ve got specialists waiting on the end of the phone if I’ve got questions or anything. 
 

@3 Stacks You’re a cool dude. I genuinely hope you find some solution to your problems but I’d appreciate it if you keep playing your game on here in the meantime. It doesn’t go unnoticed. 

Lazy pig, bit of Jogging could have shaken it off and here you are crying the blues

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1 hour ago, Babb'sBurstNad said:

In my experience, you just have to make yourself such a pain in the arse that they're forced to try and pass you onto someone else who may stop you coming back to them.

100% this.

 

I have Psoriasis, and it took me ages to get referred to an actual Dermatologist.  

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9 hours ago, MegadriveMan said:

100% this.

 

I have Psoriasis, and it took me ages to get referred to an actual Dermatologist.  

Yeah, you just have to keep mithering and asking for tests, eventually they'll relent but you need to be assertive and look the fuckers dead in the eye. 

 

"I want my MRI, bitch!"

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1 hour ago, Elite said:

Yeah, you just have to keep mithering and asking for tests, eventually they'll relent but you need to be assertive and look the fuckers dead in the eye. 

 

"I want my MRI, bitch!"

It took almost 3 years of getting fucked about and passed from pillar to post before I paid to see a Neurologist privately to get my diagnosis. 

He then made me an appointment at the Walton Centre to see him on the NHS a week later and bumped me up the list for an MRI.

 

3 fucking years.

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I’ve been on and off anti depressants for many years, tried most other recommended treatments/therapies at one time or another. I’m basically a fuck up, some of it genetic, much of it due to poor lifestyle choices (which if I was looking for excuses may still be down to genetics).

 

Anyway, I went swimming in a lake on Friday. Being out in the water, with the coldish water covering my head, was the single best thing I’ve done for my own self care in a long time. 
 

Exercise, peace and quiet, nice surroundings and this alien feeling, I believe they call contentment. 
 

Be kind to your mind. 

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To be fair you cant expect GP's to be knowledgeable on all aspects of health, but you should expect them to know where to refer you to.

 

As others have said, keep on at them and they will eventually, hopefully, relent. 

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39 minutes ago, A Red said:

To be fair you cant expect GP's to be knowledgeable on all aspects of health, but you should expect them to know where to refer you to.

 

As others have said, keep on at them and they will eventually, hopefully, relent. 

No you can't, and to be fair I couldn't fault my GP at the time. The waiting times to see Consultants really were ridiculous and have only got worse since. He wasn't to blame for that.

 

My symptoms were very varied and while very bad at first point of contact, they had the habit of easing off and then something else would happen and that would eventually ease off over weeks/months and so on, so a difficult thing to diagnose if it wasn't specifically their field.

 

 

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Dr's are people at the end of the day. They're highly trained and generally highly intelligent but it's a stressful fucking intense job that they do.

Some are very good, some not so good and quite a few burnt out. They suffer from the same things that the rest of us do and they have good days and bad days like we all do.

As others have said, if you're not happy with your service you make a nuisance of yourself until you get what you're after

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