I read your post and had to go back to see if you have already been diagnosed which it sounds like you have been.
Your gp said this for what reason? A flare?
Do you not go see the rhemo for that?
Either way, your gp sounds like he just dismisses everything.
I have found that some gps just have no clue about illnesses, etc. they are good only for a flu, cold, visible things that we usually know we already have when we go there. Other than that, most of them are undereducated especially when it comes to Lupus !
I hope that if you are feeling unwell, you can go and see your rhemo or if no rhemo, change gps?
I've been told much the same thing when my lupus returned in full force
a few years ago. I think they thought I was suffering from late onset
post partum issues or something instead of lupus especially since more than a few doctors believed that since the SED rate was normal... that it couldn't possibly be lupus. How wrong they all were!
I am so sorry you've got such a naff GP. As Paula said some GP's are ok at the "general" colds and stuff, but when it comes to the more "specialised" stuff some of them are a little out of their depth and you are left feeling lost and almost rejected and so low. I have just changed mine, I wrote a letter to the practice manager and now I have a GP that will listen, but takes no messing (so to speak). I like her, she is the one that got me referred and diagnosed in the first place.
I also had to go private to get referred, first the dermatologist then the rheumy. My husband works for a medical insurance company so luckily I was on his policy at the time.
I hope you get your appointment soon and get some answers. Take care of yourself and please let us know how you get on...
Sorry you GP isnt being supportive. Is is possible to go to a different GP?
I went to my GP one day with a temp of over 40C and a rash and he said there wasn't anything wrong. It was probably and allergy mixed with stress.
I knew there was something wrong so I signed up with another GP surgery that day and he diagnosed Malaria! I have never regreted that change!