Was searching on line for a support group and came across this site, so I'll start with a BIG HELLO from me.
Yesterday I got the diagnosis i've got Arthrisis in my neck.
For a month or so now I've suffered with pains in my arms and neck. I went to the doctor who didn't say much really he told me if I was still in pain 3 months later to go back and he'd send me for a neck xray.
However a few days later I was back at the doctors cos I was suffering vertio type symptoms I first had these just after easter so went back. I couldn't stand up without the room spinning.
Anyway cut a long story short the doc thought it may all be connected and he refered me for a neck x-ray the next day. Evfen though the doctor mentioned it may be arthritis, I never for a minute thought it could be. I'm only 38 and thought arthritis afected older people than me.
When I went to the doctors for a repeat sicknote yesterday my results wern't in. The doctor said he'd chase them up as it had been 2 wks. I took the kids out for the afternoon and when I got back there was a message on the answerphone saying to ring the doctor my results were in.
I was told over the phone it was arthritis in my neck. Not sure what kind of arthritis. All I really know is the doc has refared me for physio so I should be recieving an appointment through the post for that.
Am feeling kinda numb cos I have no idea what this means for me.
if you read all that without getting bored of me you deserve a medal lol