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Would you ask for a second opinion

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Buzlightyear1 · 21/10/2020 21:30

So I spoke to a dr a few weeks ago as my heart felt really fast and I felt dizzy . The dr was great took bloods also did a ecg but said as it’s not happening all the time this probably won’t show up. Which it didn’t. He told me to contact him if it happens again as he would want to do a 24 hour ecg thing. So it happened again I had to use online as that’s all my dr do it wouldn’t let me chose a dr. So I had who ever got there first well this dr said it’s probably just feels fast u r ok don’t worry. I hardly ever go to dr I’m not in there every few mins complaining about different things. I feel this dr has not really taken it seriously especially since my mother and her mother have svt which effect your heart making it go fast. Considering all this would you ring the dr surgery to try and get an appointment with the original dr ?

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yeOldeTrout · 21/10/2020 21:55

MN standard question: Do you have health anxiety?

snackarella · 21/10/2020 22:02

Yeah just ring back and ask for the other doc

Buzlightyear1 · 22/10/2020 10:58

No I don’t have anxiety, to be honest I normally just leave things to see if they get better. I had gallstones for over a year even though it was extremely painful I wasn’t worried enough to go to a dr. It was only when someone saw me Go a yellow coulor that they made me go to a dr. The reason I spoke to the first dr is because my mum was with me when it happened once and had ago at me to and said I need to look after myself.

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Buzlightyear1 · 22/10/2020 11:01

Thank you . I will call up I think as I don’t feel comfortable leaving it, like I said I wouldn’t normally bother. It’s the fact the first dr thought it was worth looking at the second felt like he just dismissed me. I wish you could chose online which dr you are able to talk to, that way you can have the dr understand from the beginning. I understand they are under stress at the moment but I don’t want to risk getting worse.

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Asterion · 22/10/2020 11:02

Yes, call the surgery.

Asterion · 22/10/2020 11:02

Women with heart issues are often fobbed off, you should definitely do the 24 hour monitor.

Holliej · 22/10/2020 11:04

I would definitely call and see if you can speak to the original doctor. Even if it’s to just put your mind at rest. He also did say to go back if it keeps happening. I would especially with your mother and grandmother having SVT. X

Buzlightyear1 · 22/10/2020 11:49

Thank you all . I’ve just phoned up they weren’t happy to do another’s appointment. I did insist so they went ahead. I’m not normally someone to worry, the thing is before they also missed a serious infection after me going in for 5 weeks I was the. Taken direct to hospital and put on a ventilator. This is a different surgery and has been great. So I don’t worry at all I’ve never had a problem, it was just a feeling the dr was busy as he didn’t even call he just emailed but the problem with that is it just leaves you unable to respond as you are not allowed to reply to any emails sent. Hopefully I will get the right dr this time and just get checked

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Asterion · 22/10/2020 12:02

Illnesses and conditions get missed by GPs all the time, and I'm guessing even more in the time of Covid. So you were right to hold out for what you feel you need.

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