I too feel as if I am coming across as being a hypochondriac, I have a lot of health problems quite apart from MS
and so have to prioritise what I say at a GP app because my GP only like to deal with one thing at a time…not really helpful as how do I know if they are related things or all different.
What I do these days is write down the things I want to say about and hand him the list when I go in and then
he SOMETIMES allows me the luxury of discussing more than one issue
Sometimes I come out with the list still in my pocket as I either get the feeling its a bad day to produce a list…or brain fog forget !!!
At the moment I need a re-referal to ENT…they told me to come back when I had a flare of ear probs then when I did they said get a new referal and wouldn,t see me.
I need to get a referal for a breast ultrasound ( saw doctor a couple months ago and she said she thought it was cysts she could feel and not to worry…but I have had breast cancer and want to be sure. Going private £250 for the scan but still need referal. Only going private cause I feel like a drain on my GP surgery.
Also need some changes to leg braces I have, prescribed by NHS hospital orthotics but because I have not actually seen them for over a year got to be re refered for that by GP too. Last week told our OT hand spling dept is closing so no more help there…they have been making me bespoke hand splints and differend ones for night time wear for 5 yrs but can not do it anymore…luckily I was just in time to get new day splints made, one last month and the other next week.
I have been told I need a knee joint asap but also told it might be 2 yrs. Other knee on the way out but will not do that yet anyway due to being 62 not 65 ! If they put me on the list now I will be 65 when my name comes up
I have already gone private to get my PA B12 injections increased as my GP won,t budge on every 10 weeks. I get a prescription and inject every week. My GP was informed by the private doctor but I think…hope he has chosen to ignore it.
I could go on even more but am sure I have put you to sleep by now.
Point is we DO have multiple issues, some MS some not. When will they listen ???
After they walk in our shoes for a week.