Been to see GP

Wonkylegs
Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
edited 25. Feb 2010, 19:41 in Living with Arthritis archive
Well, I've been to see a GP about my tingling arm and what I think (and still think) is a trapped nerve in my neck which I've had before ......... but I saw a different GP to my usual one, and this one well he is 'thorough' to say the least, and it takes ages for him to ask all his questions and test everything and anything he can think of.

He can't decide what is wrong ..... he doesnt' like to be stumped like that ..... so I go back next week for more prodding ....... and am going to be referred to physio again ........ to see if they can help.

I hope in the mean time that things get better on their own .... I'll soon have my own personal NHS the way I am collecting different specialists at the moment :lol::lol::lol:

I'll let you know what happens .... :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wonky,

    Could it be the night splints though, if they make you sleep awkwardly maybe? I hope it eases for you soon and sending you buckets of (((( ))))'s and slurps... and it is him slurping not me honest :wink: Cris xx
  • Wonkylegs
    Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think that the night splint is actually helping .... I don't feel the tingling in the morning .... ti comes on during the day more as I am doing more ...... or when I am sitting I can feel it across the back of my shoulders/top of back .....so a bit odd that way :? :?

    but i am tense ...... (can't think why :wink: ) so maybe that isn't helping.

    thanks & you take care with your eyes and the cold to contend with , not to mention your employers and their little foibles.

    hugs
    WOnky xxx
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wonky,

    Now that I do have a lot of. Its tension with me... I seem to lock solid from the shoulders up sometimes and the pins and needles in my shoulder is all but permanent. I so hope after tomorrow it will be possible to relax a bit and maybe get a bit more rest? I know I have missed you but will be thinking you and he said what foibles :wink::lol::lol: Slurps and ((( )))'s xx
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi W|onky

    I said the other night it might be a nerve. Well at least you know. You are going through it arn't you.

    I do hope you feel better real soon :) Sending you lots of (((())))


    love Trish xxxx
  • sharmaine
    sharmaine Member Posts: 1,638
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wonkylegs
    At least the GP is taking your tingling arm seriously. Hopefully they'll come up with a diagnosis soon.

    They must like your personality! I think it helps to have a pleasant manner even though you're in agony.

    Take care
    Sharmaine

    Wonkylegs wrote:
    Well, I've been to see a GP about my tingling arm and what I think (and still think) is a trapped nerve in my neck which I've had before ......... but I saw a different GP to my usual one, and this one well he is 'thorough' to say the least, and it takes ages for him to ask all his questions and test everything and anything he can think of.

    He can't decide what is wrong ..... he doesnt' like to be stumped like that ..... so I go back next week for more prodding ....... and am going to be referred to physio again ........ to see if they can help.

    I hope in the mean time that things get better on their own .... I'll soon have my own personal NHS the way I am collecting different specialists at the moment :lol::lol::lol:

    I'll let you know what happens .... :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,515
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wonky,

    Glad your new doc is so thorough! at least he seems determined to find the cause rather than just making assumptions, so that has to be good. :D

    hope you get some relief from it soon though....Irisx
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, Sounds a bit like a trapped nerve, I suppose he wants to know whats traping it? Better to have someone like that, then someone who sends you away without really bothering. :wink: #
    Love Sue
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,863
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wonky

    I am glad hes' being so thorough with you and hope he gets to the bottom of it soon

    now Cris tells me that Hazza has pretended to bark the snow away for me (I had to drive today - and dont do snow) but maybe it was littlegs???? mmm...???

    Toni xx
  • Wonkylegs
    Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I certainly am grateful for the attention, and I do know that I am lucky .... it is just so difficult to know what he is thinking and he can be a bit trying :wink:

    I managed to drive ok today, and with the splints, the gloves and the exercises (not to mention the pain killers!) I managed to keep myself fairly pain free and not too stiff.

    going to have an early night tonight and hope that helps.

    thank you all
    WOnky
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I must be lucky i have a great GP who listens to wot i have to say
    He has even said he would write a letter to Hr if i need hin to cos he dosent think its right how they r treating me
    I suffer with pins & needles & numbness! Mine is due to my carpal tunnell syndrome for which i sometimes wear night splints which helps & the other is when my whole arm from elbow downwards goes numb think thats due to how i sleep as i curl up & sleep on my sides got a new type of neck pillow which helps as i dont wake up as much
    It also depends where you get the pins & needles if you get it in your ring finger & little finger its probably due to carpal tunnell thats how my GP found out i told him it was my ulnar nerve but he was right! Dont you just hate that when they are right lol
    Hope they get you sorted
    Mx
  • annebr
    annebr Member Posts: 730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wonky,

    I know what you mean about your own private NHS, I am feeling that way too.

    Hope you get some answers.

    Love Anne xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wonky
    At least the doc isnt like a lot of them who looks at his watch and kicks you out when your time is up. Hope the pain eases and you get to the bottom of it
    Love
    Eileen
  • Wonkylegs
    Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thanks Maria, Anne & eileen,

    I am feeling a touch better today cos I have rested like a good girl and not been too busy. :D

    will see how the weekend goes and then get back to see the GP next week.

    Oh for one week with no appointments :wink:

    then again at least I am getting looked after unlike some poor souls on here who get ignored by those who should help them :shock:

    hugs to you all
    Wonky
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wonky,

    I don't think he is thinking to find something just you had a really good check out flower. My Rumo did that tome and then referred me to the pain clinic and well she has also really helped me though sometimes she says something and I think :shock: I see the extra attention as them looking for a problem but really all they are doing is being thorough.((( ))) and slurps xx ....... Do people get ignored by doctors then :wink::lol::lol:

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