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sorry if this is long! I had a severe chest infection in November 2013 and was hospitalised. I was then hospitalised again in December. I was off work from November until April suffering with the after effects of this infection. Since February I have suffered from extreme fatigue, pain in my muscles, pains in my tummy and pains in my legs and arms. This has got progressively worse over the past few months. I went to my GP 3 weeks ago and he ran some tests. They all came back negative. I am still in so much pain, it is stopping me from getting on with my daily life. I have 2 small children and I am a secondary school teacher (I love my job!) but I have had to reduce my hours which has had a strain financially.
I have just returned from another GP appointment to explain that I am still feeling horrendous and to see if there is anything I can take for the pain (other than paracetamol and ibrubrofen) and he basically told me it is all in my head and that I have psychological issues. I came out in tears. I am so so tired and in agony. I can't pick my 1 year old up to carry him because of the pains in my arms. How can I get them to listen and not just ignore me???
Any advice appreciated. I am an intelligent and genuine person but I have just been made to feel silly and as though it's all in my head...very unfair when all I wanted was help.
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