Honestly I’m pretty terrified.
I’m already disabled, about 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but it took me 7 years to get that diagnoses after doing the rounds of doctors in my area and trying to get any of them to take me seriously. Eventually it wasn’t really a diagnoses and more ‘We ran so many blood tests ect so we’re just going to say it’s this.’
In the past year my health has been getting majorly worse, I shake for no reason, have limb weakness to the poinbt where there are days I don’t trust myself to walk ect. I could list all the problems here but I’m not asking for someone on the forums to diagnose me. I need advice on getting doctors to take me seriously when I have a complaint. I rarely even go to the doctor now if I’m ill or concerned because I feel so let down by them and so dismissed. Private is not an option for me I’m not working as I’m a full time career for my mother who is severly disabled and dealing with cancer atm. I’m stuck with going to my nhs gp and getting the ‘there’s nothing wrong with you…’ or ‘It’s just lady pains’. (Something I’ve been told.) Everytime I do bring something more serious up the usual responce is ‘it’s the fybro’ even symptoms that are not normally seen in fibro.
Things have gotten so bad for me that the tables have turned and my mum is now taking care of me, especially on days when the vertigo and memory problems are so bad I can’t even remember what I was saying 10 minutes ago. I’m at my wits end, I’ve had friends with ms explain they had similar or same symptoms as me. I don’t want it to be MS, because who does? I just want answers that don’t feel like the doctors are treating me like I’m nuts.