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Should I change my GP?

Aug 20, 2017 6:30 PM

Hi I need advice!
I'm wondering wether to change GP. If I ever ring her to tell her I'm in a lot of pain and I'm struggling (I'm not on any pain killers as they won't prescribe anything that worksπŸ™„) She just tells me it's my usual pain she's not worried and there's nothing she can do. I get that she isn't going to come up with a miracle cure but some days I'm in agony.
Like today I have some pain in my lung so if it's still there tomorrow I will ring her but she blames everything on my fibro even things that we have now found out aren't anything to do with that.

Thanks in advance 😘

Aug 20, 2017 8:44 PM

Sounds like you should shop around. You need someone who will give it there all to help you . πŸ€—πŸ€— you deserve to be treated with Respect. Not saying she's not Respecting you. Just sounds like you need to keep options opened.

Good Luck sweetie . πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Prayers your way πŸ’•πŸ’•

Aug 20, 2017 8:48 PM

Get a referal to pain clinic.

Aug 20, 2017 8:59 PM

@WesternGirl Yes I'm going to have a look around but in the U.K you have to stay within a certain area so there's not that many to choose from. But I agree with you she's not respecting me. Thank you πŸ’•

Aug 20, 2017 9:00 PM

@Grogg I have been refferd but waiting list is up to 2-3 months and here in the uk the pain clinics I have been to are awful! They are very against medication and think they can cure all your illnesses through CBT.

Aug 21, 2017 1:34 AM

I completely understand! There are days when I have so much pain but I have a pretty good GP luckily enough!! I would love to see someone in a pain clinic!

Aug 21, 2017 2:20 AM

Well my GP wanted to diagnose me with depression when I started getting sick and sore.....completely ignoring my pain!

So I also need a new GP. Sometimes a new fresh start with a doctor can really help. I met a female doctor who is so underestanding and she explains things so well!

Hope that helps❀️

Aug 21, 2017 7:10 AM

A second opinion from a new doc is a good idea. A fresh set of eyes never hurts. πŸ‘

Aug 21, 2017 8:21 AM

Thanks everyone I'm going to have a good look at some new doctors 😊

Aug 21, 2017 8:52 AM

My rheumatologist last week said CBT counselling is good if you need to be told what to do but in most cases where there is also psychological issues its no good because it doesnt deal with the cause of the issues and it doesnt release the emotions behind issues. To be honest I've found that very true in my case plus CBT counselling made me worse!?!
My rheumatologist said to see a psycpsychologist but I've been doing a lot of "Inner Bonding" which about connecting with your inner self or some people call it your inner child which is your feeling self, you need to feel your feelings if you push them down they'll only explode at some point

Aug 21, 2017 9:10 AM

Maybe your doctor is not aware of any other options. Please find a doctor that listens and genuinely cares about you and your well being. It took me many years, but I finally found a GP and neurologist who actually listen to me and advocate for me. Life is already complicated enough without wasting time on doctors who aren’t on your side or aren’t willing to research treatment options. πŸ€—

Aug 21, 2017 9:17 AM

Thanks Sezzy your advice is great πŸ’•

Aug 21, 2017 9:19 AM

@LAT Yes your right! I'm going to find another GP πŸ’•

Aug 22, 2017 1:21 PM

Yes and we see how compassionate people can be when we explode or we haven't anybody to help us but the wonderful, kind, loving support from other pain suffering people...I love y'alls the best!

Aug 22, 2017 1:38 PM

@Spunky yes there are some lovely people on here. I think they would have reacted to the situation the same way! If you have a problem message me.

Aug 22, 2017 5:24 PM

Why would I want to message you Lola? Are we not supportive here? Are we not kind? Where else can we go and people understand? Doesn't that make us unique?
You may PM and "ask" me not to post on "your" posts but this wasn't/isn't about YOU...
Furthermore I wasn't responding to anything you had said or didn't..or how you acted...

Aug 22, 2017 5:39 PM

Just to clarify I asked you to not post on this post making it out as if I was not kind to her! I didn't ask you not to post on all of my posts.

Yes everyone here is lovely and they have all helped me a great deal so I don't know what your trying to imply?!

I don't know why your dragging this on... as you can see I messaged you the other day saying let's draw a line under it!

Aug 22, 2017 5:59 PM

Silly LittleLola...in your note you said if I had a problem to message you...which is what I was referring to..

Aug 22, 2017 6:00 PM

Spunky this is a post started by LittleLola asking for some advise on her situation with her GP and whether she should change her or not so any comments on this thread is for and will be directed at LittleLola so you saying that you wasnt responding to anything that she's said or didn't or how she acted isn't true is it?

You made a comment and LittleLola replied trying to be supportive to you just as she has for anyone she's replied to. She says to pm her if you want meaning that she's there for you if there's things you don't want to say publicly. She doesn't mean that you have to pm her.

I have no idea why you are being like this to LittleLola? You tore into her on your thread for offering support which is what we do here.....we support each other, we try to let people know that we get what they're going thro but you told her what help are sweet words....you tell me what help are sweet words when on other peoples posts you have done just that yourself?

Aug 22, 2017 6:00 PM

You my dear girl are dragging "this" on...and yes that "line" as you so stated is because "you didn't want to discuss firther"

Aug 22, 2017 6:02 PM

Actually Sezzy I was commenting on what you had said

Aug 22, 2017 6:12 PM

Um; in that screen shot you posted doesn't it state "Don't comment on my posts"?
@Sezzy, yes she was trying to be helpful towards me and all that you said about her in your second paragraph is summed up in her note to me!

Aug 22, 2017 6:22 PM

Spunky I have put in a lot of work to get where I am, my whole world changed in an instant, a decision that was best for me and my kids which I lost everything and my kids lost everything. I had to take them to some not very nice places which at the same time my health went down the pan and everything got worse.
I had to stop and look at what was happening and I had to look at me and I had to stop my downward spiral so I could still be here for them. I had to look at ways to bring me out of the anger and hate and i had to look at my fears. I had to let those feelings out to become who I am now.....I still have a lot of work to do on myself and everything the rheumatologist told me was stuff I already knew

Aug 22, 2017 6:31 PM

There is no one in this world who can help you more than yourself, it's not easy but if you want it bad enough you will put in the hardwork.

I had people laugh at me because of the work I've done...." "Inner Bonding" what new age shit is that" and other comments like that but do you know what? I'm in a better place than they are, they're still bitter and angry of the cards that life has dealt them but they won't do anything about it and will wallow in their misery for the rest of their lives while I am trying to become a happier and better person.

Aug 22, 2017 6:49 PM

I like this quote, it's very fitting

Aug 23, 2017 3:33 AM

@sezzy πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ˜š

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