"Would not believe me"
About: Conquest Hospital Conquest Hospital St. Leonards-on-Sea TN37 7RD
Posted by Anonymous
Attended last week. ter 10 years continuing eye problems the department has decided that there is nothing wrong with me and that I am irrational. Therefore they do not want to treat me any more. Nevertheless my eye problems continue and I tried to explain this to the doctors, but they either didn't listen or didn't believe me. This may be due to mental health stigma or discrimination as I have always been open with the hospital about my mental health problems. I expected to be taken seriously and to be believed, instead I am left with no where to turn. Very unhappy, very worried. Feel very let down. Very concerned about vision as problems continue and are very real even though they don't seem to leave anything in the eye that Dr can see. Don't know where to turn if the hospital just writes me off as irrational. I have 10 years of good reasons for thinking my sight is at risk, I am upset that these reasons were not listened to, not believed and considered irrational. My vision should be checked regularly by a Dr who believes what I tell them. Now they don't even want me in their department. I feel that I have been stigmatised because of mental health issues.