Yes always get a second third and sometimes fourth opinion. I went three weeks with a burst appendix and could have died because multiple doctors told me I just had some gastro. My wife and I went to the doctors a few times over the last few years about my wifes on and off nausea she would get every few weeks and was told it could be a stomach problem or hormonal. Turns out it was the early signs of colon and then liver cancer. Friend of ours just completed 10 years of medication for Parkinsons and turns out it wasn't Parkinsons. So yes get anouther opinion.October 2022 I presented myself to Rockingham Hospital with worrying chest pain. Diagnosis was minor heart attack.
Waited 4 days to be transferred to either St Johns or Fiona Stanley.
Five days in Fiona after a stent was fitted. (Should have been allowed home a day after procedure0
I suffered severe night sweats and the diagnosis was alcohol withdrawal because of my sometimes daily 750mil of beer. Was administered a Vitamin B drip to counter act.
My daughter picked up om my chart that I had pneumonia symptoms? Further checks, this serious symptom had been overlooked and the appropriate treatment was commenced.
Home with 6 medications to be taken daily for 12 months. Several follow ups by hospital cardiologist over next 6 months.
9 months of continuing fatigue, tiredness and lethargy prompted my GP to hook me up to a "Holter" device to monitor my heart function over a 24 hour period (beginning of August).
I was to carry on normal daily work/play activities.
My heart rate dropped at times to 45 beats/minute during this time and never above 74.
This prompted my GP to halve the daily medication and to present for a follow up in two weeks time.
It never ceases to amaze me that side effects of many medications can actually be fatal.