You’re a doctor?

I have just been to the doctors, I don’t make a habit of going for this and that but recent problems in my opinion needed checking out!

I have been having trouble regulating my body temp, I’m over heating through carrying out the smallest tasks and last night I just started sweating whilst sat watching TV, Its accompanied by mental fatigue and brainfog and so I decided that I would make an appointment at the doctors.

So I explained this to the doctor and her reply was “it’s summer, we all get hot” and so I tried to explain further and she said “it’s probably adrenaline, you probably thought of something and got a rush of adrenaline. Life is after all adrenaline”. I didn’t really know how to reply and I let her get away with this poor answer to my problems.
I know what adrenaline feels like, I have had adrenaline rushes when I was a firefighter, I’ve had it when I have had panic attacks and this was not caused by a thought triggering a rush of adrenaline. I told her I had CFS and she said that she didn’t really know anything about it and that I’m the expert.
Its unbelievable that someone who is supposedly a doctor can fob off a patient like this and without any apparent sign of care.

I hear so many stories of people seeing a doctor who either doesn’t care (or show anything of care) and being sent away without any answers and feeling like they don’t matter. Being chronically unwell is a battle, a battle to survive everyday but also a battle against people who don’t take our pain and condition seriously and when it’s a doctor it hits even harder.

Luckily I have a pain management appointment next week and so I can question the consultant on what’s happening, although I have struggled with getting what I need from that department. I know that I’m not receiving the medical care that I should be, I’m almost left to cope on my own and I receive no physiotherapy at all but it’s difficult to be firm and knowing what you need without coming across as a hypochondriac or that’s how I see it.

So for now I’m still unsure as to why I can suddenly start boiling like a kettle, if I was a woman I would wonder if I was going through the menopause!

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