x_guernica_x (x_guernica_x) wrote in ed_ucate,

When i was younger, my kidneys gave up, my levels were sky high and i had to stay in hospital for a while, my kidney levels have never returned to normal.

Three days ago i started having the same symptoms to when they last gave up, after all this time i dismissed it to an infection that would pass or that i could go down to the doctor for a prescription in the next few days, however later on i threw up and so with a little persuasion from my mum who said that even if it wasnt the case this time they could still tell you whats wrong and sort it out, me and my friend went and got in a taxi to the hospital.

when we got there and triage saw me i was instructed that my pulse and blood pressure was very abnormal and that i really needed to lie down because otherwise i would be at risk of passing out. they wouldnt even let me shut the door when i had to go to the toilet to give a urine sample. 

then the doctor decided that if id had problems with my kidneys before then id need to have my levels checked so id have to have a blood test (which took half an hour and collapsed my vein) 

the same doctor came back an hour later and told me there was nothing wrong with me and that id better go home now, treating me like some little girl who had gone down to the hospital for the hell of it. 

The thing is firstly i dont believe the lab results because my levels never returned to normal, secondly if you are sick the levels change (which i had been before i went) and lastly, even if all that information was correct the fact that investigations of urine tests take days to draw conclusive results suggests they didnt even check that etc... obviously i feel a bit like i havent been treated properley

So the question is... have you ever felt like a doctor was incompetent in treating you or undermining the symptoms that you felt? have you ever been to a doctor for any physical symptoms only to be told that theres "nothing wrong with you"? and how did this make you feel?

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