"My experience "

About: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

I was seen by a Dr in February this year. My difficulty prior to this, lasting a few months, was not being taken seriously. The Dr listened sympathetically and kindly and I felt I was going to get help. When all the tests had been carried out, it was clear mine was not an endocrinological condition. At the follow up 7 months later I got the diagnosis of ME/Fibromyalgia and I have been offered a referral to get support and help. I am just coming to terms with this news and feeling a mixture of relief that it is not anything fatal and worry about how I will manage as a 66 years old woman living alone. I have no complaints at all about my experience of this department. They are seriously overwhelmed by sheer numbers of patients and do the best they can. After two years of being told it is probably "just depression" I now know what is really going on and I will deal with it.

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Response from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your comments.

We are pleased to hear you now have a diagnosis as we strive to provide the best quality care we can. We are also pleased to hear you have been offered a referral for support and help with your condition.

We wish you well.

Kind regards

The Patient Experience Team

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