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04:27 pm: the GP appointment
So, obviously the GP focused on the bit at the end of the OHA letter that mentioned I'd sought treatment for depression that one time (2001/2002), and the entire neurologist's letter where he says anything that isn't a result of medication overuse is psychosomatic, and wanted to refer me to a psychiatrist.

I saw the GP's referral letter. He really crudely outed me to Homerton Neurology, for no reason I can think of.

As I just said on twitter:

Thinking about it, neurology is going to be a bit of of a minefield for #TransDocFail, isn't it. It's not something that neurologists are trained in, and I could imagine them deciding it's a mental illness. And then once you've declared someone has a mental illness you are more likely to write off problems they report.

So, that.

And they'll know that you shouldn't say that it's a mental illness, so they won't write that, but they'll let it inform their decisions silently.

I have an appointment to see a neurologist privately tomorrow, because I need a second opinion and there is no way that I - or my work - can wait around for another month for another short appointment. If I'm going to be dismissed again by another neuro person I at least want it to be quick. I have no idea if this is going to be covered by insurance ("pre-existing condition"), but hey, I don't care. I need that diagnosis.

But what happens if I continue to get the runaround? It doesn't even bear thinking about. This entry was originally posted at http://morwen.dreamwidth.org/395049.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

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From:mirabehn
Date:January 31st, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Argh, really sorry you're getting such shitty treatment. Much, much sympathy.

Hope that the private neurologist is more sensible.
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From:barakta
Date:February 1st, 2013 08:28 am (UTC)
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Foingers crossed today's neuro is more sensible and less #transdocfail about it all.
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