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Linda
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Went like this (short version)

"blood tests normal, sorry you're feeling so down, shall I put stress on your medical certificate"?

AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!

I nearly shoved it up his....................................nose!!!

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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?
 

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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!
 

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Linda
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it is annoying! Have decided to go private - have arranged to see someone at London Lupus Centre - just waiting for a date! Hopefully next week.

Expensive, but I think worthwhile!

Grrrrrrrr!!!

It's easier to prescribe anti-depressants!!!! But I'm feeling low because I feel "physically" unwell!!

Pants!

Lxx

ps - thanks ladies :)
 

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Hey Linda

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...

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Hi Linda i hope all goes well at london, at least you will no one way or another, some gp's are just not tuned in, good luck


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Hi Linda,

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!

Hope things settle down for you soon.
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London will sort you out...

I think it will be all worth it.

Good luck

Nx
 
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