Hi everyone, well I have just had the week from hell. Started off last Monday with a really upsetting nuero vist. My nuero is considered one of the top 3 in Ireland a brilliant diagnostician but should never be allowed near patients. I will say that after being misdiagnosed for over 10 years he had all my tests completed and a diagnosis in five months so for that I am very grateful.
My vist was a disaster I cannot lif my legs when they are outstretched while I am in a sitting position, but I can if I am lying flat or sitting on the edge of a bed with my legs dangling. According to my nuero this is impossible the flexor muscle either works or it doesn’t. According to him its anxiety that is stopping this movement when I question this he started shouting at me and said he is rarely wrong and the fact I got upset proves that I am suffering from anxiety.
i feel that maybe I have an impingement in my lower back, but this was rubbished and I left with a prescription for anti depressants that I didn’t want. I cried for two days with anger and upset, he treated me appallingly and I let him.
fast forward two days and on Friday I had awful chest pain, it felt like a nail was been driven from my back through to my chest with pain radiating up my shoulder and up into my jaw. I took all the usual melds and more and nothing touched it. The pain was so bad I thought I was dying. Saturday morning my husband insisted on bringing me to a&e as he was extremely worried so I went, I was seen to straight away and admitted shortly afterwards. All tests came back clear and my heart is perfect, it is either a problem with my upper back or the Ms hug according to the cardiologist who was lovely, he ran lots of tests even after he realised it wasn’t my heart.
He said he was running extra tests just to reassure me in case the pain came back that it was not heart related. That way I could deal with the pain and not panic. While I was there he asked me was I under any stress, I didn’t tell him about the episode on Monday as I knew I would get upset again and would be considered anxious by another doctor.
i don’t know we’re to go with the nuero, I am angry at the way I was treated, he made it sound like I was faking a symptom. I have never sat down under my illness or played the sick card. I am a mother of 5 children one with special needs, I work full time, I am self employed so I wasn’t looking for a sick cert, I do not want attention for my illness but this is how he made me feel. I am also so annoyed with myself for allowing anyone to make me feel this bad.
advice anyone please?