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    (Original post by Clitoris)
    Does the medical form make you get out of exams? If so when do you retake them then?
    you know, like an extenuating circumstances form, then if you do badly in your exams you have a decentish excuse, i know a guy predict 5A's who ended up with 5B's but ucl still let him in for medicine as he had 'circumstances'. in truth he had nagged the doctors to give him a letter and in the end failed his first year twice and dropped out as he simply wasnt up to it.

    but yeah there are occasional bad gp's, probably failed surgeons with a vendetta or something.
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    i had a ***** of a doctor once who told me there was no point me being on the waiting list for a particular treatment as by the time i got to the top the damage would be done already so i might as well not bother... nice. she also told me there was no point me applying to university as they wouldnt let me in (haha-up yours *****) didnt go back to see her, despite having an appointment the month after and got in a lot of trouble! i managed to switch to a nicer consultant though she is useless, but at least she isnt MEAN!!!
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    (Original post by rah)
    exactly, gp's and all other doctors are only human. i recently read bodies by jed mercucio and its quite scary, he reckons around 25,000 'accidents' are made by hospital doctors each year.
    Oh god, I read that book just before I came here. Scared the crap out of me. They've made it into a TV series now, but I think it's only on BBC 3 or something like that.
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    If they put doctors mistakes on TV that could be your claim to fame Helen!
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    (Original post by slowjamz)
    Poor you! It does make me wonder how and why some people become doctors. It's also really confusing when you're getting conflicting opinions. The doctor I saw a couple of weeks ago was lovely, urged me to come back in if the antibiotics didn't have an effect because she could test me for glandular fever and put a note into the exam board, she was so nice to me. And then I go back in with identical symptoms and this guy made me feel even worse. It'd be one thing if I was going in there ever day with a different illness, but I usually avoid the doctor's even when I'm half dead! Grr. Hope your hayfever's not too bad anyway
    i had glandular fever a couple of years ago, and tonsillitis with it, it is sooooo sucky! just glad i only have hayfever now, but it is so annoying because it does make you feel pretty rough, at least i can swallow though! hope you feel better soon when's your first exam?
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    (Original post by goliath)
    i dont mean 2 sound rude but cant u see the point where GPs get tired of seeing people with things like sore throats and bruised knees, which arent going to put them into a critical condition; they will all be ok in a week theres no point in getting medicine coz all its not a good thing (drug resistance etc). im sure that everyone thinks that their ailment is of vital importance but ur all here whining about the lack of care you get...... after all id think that everyone here is alive and well arent u?

    And if ur all so upset with the lack of pampering go private where ull get nice patient care
    tonsillitis isn't just a sore throat though, it makes you feel awful. i always go to my chemist first (which should be everybody's first port of call) but they weren't too sure about the injection i had so i went to the doctors, mainly because of looming a levels! i am very grateful i'm generally healthy but GPs are there to help people, if only to offer reassurance, not to be rude!

    when i had tonsillitis (and glandular fever but we didn't know at this point) i saw a junior doctor and because only one side of my throat was swollen up he thought i'd had a stroke and/or a brain tumour! quite a scary experience when you don't feel very well anyway!
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    (Original post by allisandro)
    i had glandular fever a couple of years ago, and tonsillitis with it, it is sooooo sucky! just glad i only have hayfever now, but it is so annoying because it does make you feel pretty rough, at least i can swallow though! hope you feel better soon when's your first exam?
    I had that back when I was 12, it was horrendous! I'm pretty sure it's just straightforward tonsillitis this time but I'm still not feeling great and I'm in sooo much pain. Thanks for the support though Hope your hayfever isn't too bad. My first exam unfortunately was Wednesday, the day I first started feeling ill Next ones are Monday and Tuesday.
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    (Original post by slowjamz)
    I had that back when I was 12, it was horrendous! I'm pretty sure it's just straightforward tonsillitis this time but I'm still not feeling great and I'm in sooo much pain. Thanks for the support though Hope your hayfever isn't too bad. My first exam unfortunately was Wednesday, the day I first started feeling ill Next ones are Monday and Tuesday.
    ooh, was it maths? all my friends said that exam was really really hard! luckily i was sensible and dropped maths as soon as i could i've got geography on tuesday, getting scared now! i'm going a reflexologist on monday, she's cured hayfever before so we'll have to wait and see! hope you're eating lots of ice cream and suchlike!
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    (Original post by allisandro)
    ooh, was it maths? all my friends said that exam was really really hard! luckily i was sensible and dropped maths as soon as i could i've got geography on tuesday, getting scared now! i'm going a reflexologist on monday, she's cured hayfever before so we'll have to wait and see! hope you're eating lots of ice cream and suchlike!
    Nope, it was Politics fortunately, but still didn't go that brilliantly as I felt like I was on another planet! I've got Philosophy on Monday and English on Tuesday... eek. Good luck with the reflexologist, I hope it helps, keep us posted on how you get on. I'm just waiting for my antibiotics to kick in and hoping I'll feel okay - and yup, I am living on soup and ice cream at the mo!
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    If they put doctors mistakes on TV that could be your claim to fame Helen!
    You imply that I am going to make a lot of mistakes...
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    I know how you feel, slowjamz! I absolutely -hate- doctors(well, I want to be one myself, but so far I have never come across a normal doctor!!!)!
    one example is when i had scarlet fever(yes!!!) and my doctor told me to do practically nothing...another is when i had a bump on my leg that came from no where, and wouldn't go away, so i was referred to a specialist by my gp...and...well, he was like"hello Catherine, take off your trousers" when i opened the door...first of all, my name is not Catherine...i told him, and he was like oh whatever, take off your trousers Catherine...anyways, after he looked at my knee, he said that he doesnt know what to do, so i should just wait for it to go away, and it will definately go away when i turn 14(i was 12)...well, it didn't magically disappear! :eek:
    Also, when i first came to england 6 years ago, i kept getting styes(sp???) like alllll the time, so i went to see my gp...and...well, he was like"well, I dunno....do you have an explanation for this, young lady?"...and im like noo..."why do you think you started getting them after you came to england?"( i was 10 and just burst out laughing) :eek:
    Plus, there's noooo point in going to see my gp, unless you -really do- need antibiotics...they don't prescribe annnything except for antibiotics...i have to wait for ages, even after i've made an appointment...and then i go in, and she(the gp) just smiles and says "antibiotics" :eek: she prescribes them for eeeeverything, even when you don't need them!!!!!!! And once, she was like, "hmmm...not sure if antibiotics will help...let me look it up in a book"...and she looked it up....erm....jeez, once IIII have to teach my doctor something!!!
    I hope i don't turn out like this! :rolleyes: And Helenia is in her (1st?) year, and she seems to know more than the doctors i know!(i've had to switch loaddds of times, and they're all the same )
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    Actually i would much prefer my doctor to look something up in a book than just prescribe whilst being unsure. Unless you've trained as a doctor, you really have absolutely no idea about the sheer quantity of information there is. No Dr knows everything. Could you remember the precise drug dose for every drug that exists, their indications and contraindications, etc etc I think not.

    I've certainly realised just how highly trained doctors are. There seems to be quite a lot of over the top comments on this thread, mostly completely uncalled for.

    People complain that their GP hasn't given them antibiotics (and usually thats because they don't need them) and then in the next breath turn around and say 'all GPs do is give antibiotics out'
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    The doctors in my local surgery all all quite good really. Friendly and seem to know what they're doing. But then again i havn't been in over 4 years so maybe its different now :confused:
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    The doctors in my local surgery all all quite good really. Friendly and seem to know what they're doing. But then again i havn't been in over 4 years so maybe its different now :confused:
    no most of them are lovely- i don't think a lot of people realise how stretched doctors are.

    lou xxx
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    (Original post by lou p lou)
    no most of them are lovely- i don't think a lot of people realise how stretched doctors are.

    lou xxx
    Yeah, most of mine are lovely too - the woman I saw last time I was ill was so nice and sympathetic I wanted to hug her But this guy's manner quite upset me and having heard that other people have had similar experiences over the years, it just seems bad. I hate the thought of wasting doctor's time so it annoys me when they seem to assume that's what I'm going to do before I even open my mouth - I hadn't been to the doc in 2 years before this.

    There seems to be complete polarisation - you either get somebody lovely who knows what they're doing and wants to help, or someone who seems uncaring, uninterested and unprofessional.
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    Thats scary- my doctor told me exactly the same thing about tonsilittis and antibiotics!! Eventually had them removed but i had the infection so frequently my operations had to be cancelled. I was so run down that every time i got tonsilitis i would get a chest infection too and he would "offer" me antibiotics if i wanted them! It was so stupid and the surgeon was furious with him for leaving me for so long!!!

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    Another memory of the doctors on call being bad.... i had woken up being violently sick, headache, eye pain, blurred vision and a temperature of 41 even though i had taken analgesic. The emergency doctor told my mum to put me in a cold bath, anyway i passed out like a minute after and got taken by ambulance but for god sake what an idiot!!

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    My GP is excellent, even when i don't agree with her she's usually right. I've had some terrible doctors though who didn't have the communication skills to put me at ease.
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    (Original post by slowjamz)
    Anyone else come across doctors who are just plain mean to you?
    thing with doctors, is that it is a respectable profession. unfortunately a few of them get it into their thick head, that they are higher than everyone else, and dispel the fact that they need everyone else just as much as they need doctors.

    its a worrying fact of life, but as a "hopefully" prospective doctor, im gonna try to show at least a few people that nobody needs to arrogant, irrespective of status/job/anything else.
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    (Original post by KerChing)
    thing with doctors, is that it is a respectable profession. unfortunately a few of them get it into their thick head, that they are higher than everyone else, and dispel the fact that they need everyone else just as much as they need doctors.

    its a worrying fact of life, but as a "hopefully" prospective doctor, im gonna try to show at least a few people that nobody needs to arrogant, irrespective of status/job/anything else.
    Ditto, but to be honest most doctors aren't arrogant. Its the med students that are the problem . I haven't met many arrogant doctors but i agree there are some that are more well known than the average hard working normal doctor that treats everyone with respect.
 
 
 
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