"ive had pancrtitius for yrs. (took ..."

About: Basildon University Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

ive had pancrtitius for yrs. (took 4yrs to diagnose)

i suffer from great pain and restricted movement in my joints and we told 1 week had osteoartitus and the next chronic pain syndrome , went to hand clinic in orset and had xray done and was told nothing wrong but they never even X-rayed my hand ?? in pain clinic was told " deal with it " why is it if it's not staring doctors in the face then it's a mental health problem even if your symptoms dont fit the profile of chronic pain syndrome i feel like im at a dead end and have a life of suffering ahead of me .

What could be improved

listen to the patient and not to think as they are a doctor they are always right

Anything else?

i dont want to seem to moan but when i had the illness the doctors were fantastic but when theres some thing they cant see its like banging your head against a brick wall

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