I've suffered with horrible symptoms for a decade now and have been treated using PPI's etc ever since. I cannot tell you how many times I've been back to the doctors asking for more to be done only to find that in 10 years I have only just secured the chance to see a gastroenterologist. My doctor is reluctant to send me for manometry and PH testing and told me he thinks that when I do inevitably go for these that they will find everything to be normal. How can he say that? Does he know how I feel every single day?told me to hold on and push to see a specialist, that it's not over yet and there's still a chance I can improve. I listened and I got the referral, now I have to wait. In the meantime I have to deal with feeling like I have an oesophagus full of dice moving about
all day as usual.
I have so little faith in doctors I think I'm just gonna be shrugged off and not taken seriously. How come I see on this site that people are having CT scans and manometry tests etc after just 6 months or a couple of years of symptoms? A decade! That's how long I've suffered, what makes me less important?
A very unhappy customer - Hate the NHS
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Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/30/2012 9:59:52 AM (GMT-6)