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Fed up and not being taken seriously.

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HelpElsea Wed 14-Feb-18 12:37:23

I have loads of health conditions and I'm really fed up of being fobbed off by doctors or having to fight for every little thing. I'm ready to throw in the towel. I'm ready to say "fuck this" and never go back to the GP. Stop all medications and just let nature take its course. I'm 26 and i'm so sick of being treated like a little girl who just needs to put up and shut up or take yet another tablet.
I'm in so much pain emotionally and physically. I have two beautiful children and they deserve so much better than me. I feel like me being unwell is really letting them down.
I dont even know why I'm writing this. I have an appointment to see the nurse this afternoon, I can see whats going to happen when I get there.

DietCokeIsBae Thu 15-Feb-18 08:58:29

I'm sorry you're feeling like this. I had to stop working because my mental health was in tatters and it took over a year for me to be taken seriously by people. My family kicked me out over it and I struggled with the DWP for too long making me worse in the process.

I persevered because the principle of being recognised for who I am, good and bad, was important to me. To put on a brave face and work or worse, give in, wasn't an option.

I did find that the people 'in charge' - doctors, DWP, my parents etc - they all had no idea what they were doing. I don't particularly trust people's judgement on my life anymore but I pushed forwards with it all.

I'm now in a much better place mentally and hanging in there was the right thing for me to do. Please do hang in there! Xx

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