All our patients are perimenopausal, nearly all of them have terrible hot sweats, mood swings, back pain and of course everyone has IBS. I was losing patience when a lady mentioned headaches. I tried to look interested.
Her next question threw me completely. Doctor, can I have something for my psoriasis?
I looked at her and then at her notes. There had never been any mention of psoriasis.
She understood my confusion and said: 'Doctor you know my head is so sore, I am sure I am getting sore-iasis.'
Things did lighten up after that and I even enjoyed myself.
Dr Nilanjana Raychaudhuri, Manchester.