The doctor I saw at Blackburn was a gastroenterologist who for the sake of confidentiality I shall call Dr X. Such was Dr X interest in my case that he before I had even opened my mouth he said "I don't think there's much we can do to help you".....erm, this was before I had even begun to say what the problem was. Whilst I then went onto explain the problem Dr X continuously yawned and then had to ask me to repeat exactly what I had already said later on in the "consultation" because he had been too bored to catch it first time round. - note to anyone who might be seeing him soon, try to be entertaining. He refused to investigate what I had been referred for but did write to my GP to tell him I didn't have osteomalacia. Which is always good to hear, though we never thought I did in the first place. The one test he would do was my vitamin D levels, which turn out to be deficient. 11.5 when they should be over 30. However Dr X says it's not serious until it gets to 10 so that's ok, we'll hang on for that, not far to go now. As to investigating why I'm deficient when I eat vitamin d rich food and get sunlight every day is I guess just too much to ask. Possibly a sign that I have malabsorption? The thing I was referred for?
My overall experience of this health "service" is that they couldn't care less especially when you've been given the label of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
"no help at all from gastroenterologist at Blackburn"
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital / Gastroenterology Royal Blackburn Hospital Gastroenterology BB2 3HH
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