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  1. I know Doctors have rights to charge you just to have your medical records transferred to another doctor much less have them yourselves and they can also make you wait a long time for that. But what about where they have "discharged" you to gp with a possible condition and will not provide you with the relevant scans or tests or notes or whatever to follow up with that doctor? I am in Australia and it will take a month and $$ for me to get my test results from the public hospital er based on freedom of information relating to my condition. I did try going to a gp and asked them to get the results from the hospital but he said he could not do that. Personally I think he just couldn't be bothered waiting on hold or calling back when they are open. Then he dismissed my symptoms and said there was nothing wrong with me despite what the hospital had suggested might be the case. So basically hospital has told me to follow up with gp within 3-5 days but want me to wait a month and pay $$ to get the information I need to take to a gp? That seems extremely unfair...
  2. Thanks for your replies. I did end up going to the er. The dr asked me some questions and such and when I mentioned I had had a cough for a long time she jumped on that and was like 'oh I'm pretty sure this is just muscular pain from coughing. We could do a chest xray but that is probably unneccesary so I will have to get permission from my boss'. Anyway they did end up doing the chest xray and when she eventually came out to give me the results she was like 'chest xray is all normal except for a mild bit of chest infection so we will send you home with antibiotics. You probably don't even need to follow up with your gp'. Anyway when I left the er and read the discharge summary the discharge diagnosis was still just muscular pain and down the bottom of the discharge summary under the summary of the xray results it says it looks like pnuemonia. So I don't really know why the dr would still maintain that the chest pain is muscular pain when basically the entire internet agrees that pnuemonia commonly causes chest pain. Apart from the xray summary results there is no mention of maybe having pnuemonia there is just like a ? chest infection down the bottom. It kind of feels like she used the term chest infection instead of pnuemonia to kind of trivialise the potential problem. Anyway I have taken the full course of antibiotics and haven't improved much but I don't see how I can take this bullshit "muscular pain" discharge summary to another dr and be taken seriously. Plus of course all my "dirt" like mental illnesses etc are splashed across the front of the summary even though they have nothing to do with it. I really don't have the energy to start all over again with another dr... I spent all day at the er as it was. I know the dr will first want me to do a pointless ecg to cover his ass and I just don't want to. I looked into if I could get the x ray films and full report from the hospital but that would take 4 weeks (apart from the money it would cost). So I don't really know what I am supposed to do at this stage.
  3. Thanks for your input guys. We don't have urgent care here in Australia. The only real options are er or gp.
  4. The last couple of weeks I have had this bad pain around the chest and ribs which has been getting worse. I have already determined through a mixture of common sense and google that it is definitely not heart related. So would it be wrong of me to go the ER tommorow if it is still bad? I don't want to get told off and humilitated for wasting ERs time. I do not have a gp at the moment and it could take me weeks to get in to see a new one. I am in a lot of pain at times and everytime I cough (I have had this long lasting cough) it hurts like hell. Plus stuff like sitting up out of bed can be extremely painful. I just thought if I went to the ER they might order a few things like a chest xray or something and I could hopefully get some treatment on the day...
  5. voicemail/text did not say much... just that they were checking if I was OK... also mentioned that family member had reported me.
  6. Got a phone call this evening from mental health services - 24/7 triage. It was from a private number so I did not answer, it went through to voicemail and then I got a text. It was a purely malicious dob in from a family member who is upset that I no longer speak to them. I do not want to call them back - I do not do phone calls unless I absolutely have to, plus don't feel I should have to justify myself. I just wonder what they are likely to do - turn up on my doorstep? I don't answer the door unless I am expecting someone. Just feels so unfair that I can be harrassed like this...
  7. Not talking to her again. She said something that is so offensive and insulting that it can't be forgiven. On her birthday and xmas, she can be alone and eat cheese and crackers. She can die alone, in a really crappy nursing home. I'm done with all her shit. I have no obligation to her. I have my own problems.
  8. I respect her decision, and think it is sad that she had to starve herself to death. I hope one day that I will be able to go there (or to another country) to end my life. At least I am fortunate enough to have the money to do so.
  9. OK. I am sorry your mental health is still poor. Is there a time when you should say no more mental health care as it just doesn't work? I feel at that stage.
  10. Do you feel that you are getting good psychiatric care though (ie your mental health is pretty good and your Drs are listening to you), or do you feel that your mental health is poor but is just the best you can expect?
  11. Not a hypothetical question. I am not rich but have spare cash and can afford good care even if I had to travel overseas to access it. But right now I don't feel like any pdoc or tdoc is worth my time let alone one cent of my money. So I am curious. If you had a large windfall or large increase in income do you think your mental health would be better and how. Is there a drug your insurance doesn't cover you think would help, is there a doc you could afford to travel to see, a hospital you would want to go inpatient, a new therapy you want to try, whatever. Or do you just think all Drs are the same, all drugs are the same, all therapists are the same etc and money wouldn't change a thing.
  12. I've had enough. I feel like crying. There is nothing I can do. When I see Drs all they do is write horrible lies about me and noone cares or believes me. I won't see a Dr again or take any of their medications for their fictional and contradictory and defamatory diagnoses. The lies are written all around my town in the hospitals, public outpatient units, private psychiatrists and gp surgeries. When I complain to someone, they don't believe me and are horrible me to. I have no rights to correct my medical record that I know of. I am in Australia. Has anyone else been able to get lies corrected about them in their medical records. Otherwise I see no point in seeing a Dr as they will just believe the most outrageous lie that is written..
  13. Well I see them frequently during the day whilst wide awake it is just that my power to make them change shape is only when I wake up. Never had a sleep study probably wouldn't sleep and it would be a waste of money.
  14. They look like a black hole, but each one is a special something that I have the power to see, but haven't been able to yet. Each black hole could be something very special that I could control and have wonderful powers and never be bored again. Sometimes right after waking up the things turn into fully formed things like spiders or butterflies or random things, which I can control and make do things and touch. But I am only able to do this right after waking up. The rest of the time, (except for a couple of times when I saw the things become fully formed things whilst wide awake) they are just black holes.
  15. I can see them other places and they have tried to kill me and sabotage my work. But they live in my house mostly.
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