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The system

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 10, 2009
  • 01:05 PM

Hi I have been reading with interest how many people on this forum are coping with sometimes terrible and debilitating symptoms, and still not being diagnosed, is the medical system letting many of us down?

I am getting sicker by the day and do not know which way to turn, I have used my saving up seeing private specialists and am now left with the emergency room, if I go there I am given meds and sent home.

I am now unable to eat anything without nausea or vomiting and this has been going on for 8 months but getting worse.
I have had many blood tests, scans etc, and all that was found was fatty liver and mildly elevated ALT, this has been the case for 10 years!

I have seen a GI doc and a Liver specialist both privately and all they can say is it could be NASH but your results are not conclusive, I can not afford to go back to them as I have no insurance and NO money after the last visit. Apart from my LFT being mildly high all other bloods have been normal.

This has got so bad that I feel the system has let me down and if I don't eat soon I will die before a diagnosis is found.

How do you make a GP understand that you need help?

Thanks for listening, Ian

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