My apologies for posting this anonymously but I wanted to keep this discrete.
Does anyone else have problems with their consultant not taking your symptoms seriously ?
He sometimes get the feeling that he doesn’t believe me when I explain how bad I can get. He kind of scoffed when I mentioned that I sometimes need a wheelchair and often dismisses my symptoms as trivial.
I walk with a stick outside with help from my partner, (we link arms and he keeps me steady.) I manage indoors using furniture and walls for support.
But the strength in my legs doesn’t last for long and realistically if I need to walk any distance , such as shopping or a day out, I need a chair.
He has now hinted that I maybe could do without even a stick !
It’s like he just doesn’t get it or doesn’t believe me. He only sees me for 10 minutes once a year , he doesn’t see me struggling daily.
My MS nurse gets it and my physio understands completely and has encouraged me to use the chair more often ( because I got to the point I wasn’t going out for sometimes weeks at a time ,because I hated being in the chair )
I think that’s why I feel so bad about his attitude…it took so much to finally admit I needed the chair sometimes and only with lots of support and encouragement from my physio and partner did I finally start using it.
Sometimes he makes me feel like a fake