Unrelated GP appointment

March 9, 2007 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

I went to the GP. He looked briefly at my hand and told me to take ibuprofen. Maybe I’m over-reacting to sudden, unexplained pain in my knuckles (coupled with swelling and redness). I have to go back to see him if it doesn’t go away. The weird thing was, with no mention at all from me, he told me that my psychiatrist has referred me and I should be hearing about it soon. This isn’t even the GP who’s dealing with the psychiatric stuff. He actually seemed a bit nonplussed that I was there to talk about something else.

Am I ever going to be able to go to the GP again without them thinking “Ah, here comes the mad guy”?

Oh well. If the hand thing goes away, then it goes away. If it doesn’t, at least it’ll be in my medical notes next time I go along.

Still no sign of the therapy referral (24 days since the psychiatrist promised to refer me; 51 days since the previous psychiatrist said that he would) or the sleep specialist referral (24 days). Still vaguely feeling like I want to cut, but nothing unusual there.

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Hi, I'm James. I'm a 26 year old guy from England with bipolar disorder (currently well controlled). I also have a circadian rhythm sleep disorder (not so well controlled). This blog has charted my journey from mental illness, through diagnosis and, recently, into recovery. It's not always easy, but then, what is?

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