doctors and health

I am still trying to figure out what is wrong with me, pain in my joints, rash on my face, headache...I am seeing my doctor next week

but its hard to have faith in them because when I pulled my ligiment, it took four trips to the ER to get someone to look at it

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6 replies since 28th May 2009 • Last reply 28th May 2009

We have a site in the UK that can be quite good - http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx
It has a symptom checker. Could it be an allergy to something? Or a side effect of meds?

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I'm thinking that

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I'm not medical in the slightest but headache, rash, achey joints sound like something hasn't agreed with your body. Now the fun bit - trying to guess what!! Good luck. x

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Using the website is a good idea but you'd start thinking you have everything!

I know what you mean about doctors, I'm worried I have some kind of depression related problem but last time I went they were like 'oooh you just have anticipatory anxiety' but then I didn't say 'and by the way I'm suicidal' but they just thought I was being a silly teenage girl. I also don't want to be on medication.

I also have very bad eczema on my arm, on the inner elbow bit on my right arm, it looks like I have burns, I'm very self concious about it and it won't go with the creams I'm using and with it being warmer I want it to go so I don't have to keep wearing a cardigan, even if it is a little 3/4 sleeve one. Today it was far too hot to wear one but I wanted to cover my arm.

Also if you want a doctors appointment you have to phone at 8.30 am and so everyone is phoning at this time so you can't get through. Say you get up and you're ill but because you're ill you've over slept and then you get iller in the same day, you can't book an appointment till the day after and might not get one later that day! Most people are travelling to work at 8.30 am too! And the doctors always treat me like I'm a burden.

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I know what you mean about doctors and making appointments. What I find though is that its not the doctor so much but the receptionist and the appointments policy. I have to see the doctor a lot for my depression and anxiety. When things are really bad I do everything my doctor has told me to do, ring up first thing, say I need to see him asap but they just make me jump through so many hoops that its ridiculous. I've ended up crying down the phone at the receptionist in the past because I felt so bad. I even told them once that I couldn't make a case for seeing him as in my head there was no point and that I'd be better of dead but that I was just following his instructions. I got the appointment but its the last thing you want to do is be pushy when you don't feel well.
Anyway sorry about that. I went off on a bit of a rant.
qfp's - I felt like I didn't want to take meds too but I'd be lost without them. Also your doctor maybe able to refer you to see a psychologist if your straight with them. I do get how hard that is but it may help in the long run. Also the feeling that your doctor acting like your a burden might be the depression talking. Its a really horrible illness and can distort your perception it things. Also you could ask to see someone else. If your GP is male then you can ask to see a female doctor no questions asked.
Michelle, I hope you are feeling better soon and that your doctor gets to the bottom of things. x

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oh gosh queen. I hate that

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