Hello I'm new and I hope someone can advise me. Five weeks ago, out of the blue I got painful fingers,wrist and shoulder on both sides of my body. It all came on in the space of about five days. My hands are swollen and it's painful to use them. Nothing hurts at rest but if I use my com mouse or hold a book I get a nasty, odd feeling in the palm of my hand. I'm waking up several times a night too. Using my hands to get dressed or cook is really painful.
My gp referred me at once but warned me of a long wait so we decided to pay. I have seen a private consultant twice and I don't think he believes anything I tell him. Now my nhs appointment has arrived and he has written to the team suggesting that my complaints are not supported be clinical evidence. He said a few things in the letter which kind of imply I'm an attention seeker though he does say that some tests must be done. I am shattered by this (and £600 poorer). I just hope the nhs team give me a fair crack of the whip when I see them tomorrow
. Can anyone advise me please, I am so upset by it all.