Posted by Lauren
I've been to A&E here four times over three weeks for the same problem: spasming, strange sensations and restricted/minimal movement in my right hand after shutting my thumb in a car door. Once on order of my school, twice because of my parents' decision and once on order of my GP. Over the course of my three visits, I can honestly say that the younger, perhaps less experienced doctors I've seen have been far more helpful than the registrars and consultants that I've seen in A&E. I feel I've not been taken seriously by them, labelled as a "lazy teenager" perhaps as I can't write in the lead up to finishing my GCSEs (which I'm actually very upset about). I've been told that "it's all in my head" and I'm "just going to have to move it myself" (the reason why I'm here is because I can't move it myself). I feel like I'm being written off because nobody can work out what's going on, and that's saddening.