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What do you do if your GP wont take menopause issues seriously?

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deffonamechange Mon 11-Nov-19 20:54:59

Has anyone any experience of being dismissed by GP with issues regarding menopause and contraception?
I'm having terrible issues with hot flushes and now contraceptive issues which are more complex for me because of medical problems. I feel like GP has just said 'use condoms and nothing we can do for menopause '.
Has anyone else experienced this and what did you do? Just live with it?

AnyFucker Mon 11-Nov-19 20:56:56

See another gp

GrumpyHoonMain Mon 11-Nov-19 20:59:48

See another gp (move practice if you must).

GloriaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Nov-19 21:07:36

Hi OP, give us a shout by reporting your post, if you'd like us to move this to the Menopause section.

deffonamechange Mon 11-Nov-19 21:11:40

Please can you move it..I dont know how to report it. Thank you

Changerlenom Mon 11-Nov-19 21:12:59

Sorry no solution but my GP was similar when I plucked up the courage to visit for bad PMT/perimenopause. Said he didn’t believe in medicalising normal biological processes and women should just get on with it in regards to periods/menopause etc.

Unfortunately he’s the only GP in the practice apart from locums (who apparently have to run all prescriptions by him).

Before we moved house we were at another practice and I had never given much thought to requesting a particular doctor or e.g a female one as assumed they’d all do a decent job.

After this I’m planning to move practices - I just hope I can find one that’s a bit better!

GloriaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Nov-19 21:14:26

Hey OP, we've moved it for you now

Gertie75 Mon 11-Nov-19 21:19:38

Is it a female gp?
I had a blood test 18 months ago to test for the menopause, male GP said it was negative, I've struggled badly since and decided to go back and see the female gp, she took one look at the blood test and said it was positive, I asked why I'd been told I wasn't in the menopause and she shrugged and said "he's a man"!

I do still have regular periods so she didn't recommend hrt just yet, she's put me on Citalopram which help with the flushes and I've got to get my iron/b12 tested and go back in 3 weeks.

HuckfromScandal Mon 11-Nov-19 21:22:13

Move practice
Phone some other ones and ask for their menopause specialist. And then move to the practise that has one.
Please please please don’t suffer on.

AnneKipanki Mon 11-Nov-19 21:26:48

Change practice.

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