Saturday, 21 December 2013

GP visit

On Thursday morning I went to see my GP who I haven't seen for a while.  I told him that I was feeling things had been sliding backwards since the summer and asked if he would refer me to see Dr Annice Mukherjee an endocrinologist at the Salford Royal hospital who I had heard had a special interest in women with ME and their hormones.  My GP was very kind and told me of his concerns about sending me off on a wild goose chase and how it is easy to constantly be chasing "specialists", but I explained that feeling that I am proactively doing something towards my recovery is the only way that I can deal with this situation mentally.  What is the alternative???  To do nothing???  He seemed to appreciate this standpoint.
He did make a referral for me for which I am grateful.
On Thursday afternoon, I went to see a homoeopath to have some food intolerance allergy testing done.  She concluded that I had strong reactions to Tea and coffee and mild reactions to wheat flour, gluten and watercress!  I haven't had a cup of tea or coffee for four years now, so eliminating them will not be and has not been a problem.
The build up to Christmas has been pretty full on, but finally today, I feel pretty on top of it.  After a rush of children's activities and Christmas socials we now have a quiet weekend and I am ready for it.  I need to conserve my energy for a family festive trip out on Monday.


  1. Hi, our blog is a mine of wonderful information as I too was struck down with CFS since June 2010. However, I've also had underlying tested and confirmed anemia, adrenal insufficiency, hashimotos, diabetes (haha and it goes on!)

    I'm looking to see and endo in the Manchester area and came across this post for Dr Mukherjee. I was wondering how you got on with tha appointment as I'm about to ask for a referral to the same Dr.

    Could you pls email me on: with an info about her treatment. Do you still see her?

    Anyway, wishing you continued success of your journey!! Thanks!! Amanda D

    1. Hi Amanda. I have mixed feelings about my visit to Dr Mukherjee. She was excellent, she gave me lots of her time and was obviously very knowledgable. I always find it reassuring to sit infront of a doctor who actually seems to have an interest and great knowledge and experience of ME cases. So, for no other reason it was a useful visit and we had a helpful conversation. The downside of it was that for me, the thorough range of blood tests she ran confirmed that I was perimenopausal, but didn't bring up anything abnormal that she could use to work with. So, going forward, there was nothing she could do for me. I'm not still seeing her, but if I do take another bad dip in my recovery, I would ask to see her again so that i might tap into her knowledge. Good Luck with your visit.