Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.
Yeah i guess I will go see a neurologist. I saw a private one already and he seriously took 3 minutes to look at me then told me i need botox injections and got really angry when i took a few seconds to think about it so I left without paying, hopefully next time he wants to act like a power-tripping child he will think of the $350 dollars lost and instead show respect
So yeah I think I made a mistake going to the private neurologist he seemed on a quest to make $100 per minute.
I did make an appointment with a public neurologist but after 4 months of waiting for my appointment I got a letter saying it had been pushed back another 6 months so I cancelled the appointment, but now it's looking like it's my only option. So I will have to wait another 10 months I guess. Pretty lame.
And yes, I have been told some stupid things by doctors and that the "specialist will laugh at them" is a common line used by Australian GP's. I have heard it a few times from different doctors. One doctor told me I had zero chance of nerve damage, as she could tell by looking at me. I asked for a referal to a specialist but she said the line above, they will laugh at her. So I asked her to put in writing what she just told me, that i had zero chance of nerve damage, but she refused and instead wrote "nerve damage unlikely"... So i told her she could either give me a referral and have specialists laugh at her, or give me in writing "zero chance of nerve damage". She went with the latter option "zero chance", which is cool, coz if i do have nerve damage i will come back to get her fired.
But yes I have a million entertaining stories from quacks. The first doc I saw, I explained my symptoms and chin injury... said I had tension in my mouth, nose and eyes, "Ha!" she said (She knew I was wrong earlier but she didn't have anything to back it up with, she now had her proof) "the chin is in no way connected to the mouth, nose and eyes" she told me. Diagnosis? All in the head. Prescription? Antidepressants.
And here I was thinking that the chin was connected to the mouth and to the nose and eyes. But that's why I am just the lowly civilian without medical authority, because according to this doc, the chin, mouth, nose and eyes all float through the air independently of each other with no physical connection whatsoever, yet somehow remain in the arrangement of a face.
Seriously, how do you spend 5 years studying to be a doctor and not realise the mouth connects to the chin?
The past 2 years has been wasting so much tax payer money going to see like 20 different GP's who all refuse to give me a referral or help me in any way, unless it's botox or antidepressants.... and they all can tell this in a few seconds of looking at me.
One doctor I had been talking to for 10 minutes and mentioned I had a wide graze stitched up which you aren't supposed to do as a doctor. I had mentioned this 5 or 6 times during the 10 minute convo when she cuts me off and asks me "wait, they stitched up a graze?" I'm thinkin' lady, if you only just heard that, what was going through your head the first 10 minutes??
I got a referral off her for a neurologist but I had to seriously argue for it... like.. it was a serious heated argument as she was plain refusing... just to get a referral to a neurologist which is well within my rights to ask for. Again she was "scared of what the neurologist would think of her"
And the only reason I got the referral to the private neurologist is because the doc was gay and based on a few things he said, was interested in me. But yeah that makes me awkward to go back but at least he'll probably give me a referral if i need it.
There's a nice glimpse into the Australian medical system for you.
Might seem amusing in retrospect but never have I experienced so much disrespect, lies, manipulation, anger and child-like tantrums as from doctors. Each time I walk into a docs office I feel like I have been transported back to primary school, or maybe a primary school 50 years in the past, with WW2 having just finished and the dream of putting a man on the moon starting to develop.