Newbie saying hello

Pickledout
Pickledout Member Posts: 6
edited 29. Jun 2017, 04:11 in Say Hello Archive
After years of back pain I finally went to my GP, they sent me to a fast track new system. Yes it's great that you see a consultant soon, but a year later and I'm still getting more bits diagnosed.

So i get referred to a consultant that deals with back, another that deals with hips and another for heads and neck.

So I've O/A in neck, spine, hips and today they said also my hands. I'm 46.

Oh and a curve in my spine and degenerative disc disorder too. Apart from that I'm fine :lol:

I'm taking pregabalin but the pains terrible.
I can barely move my hands in the morning, they hurt so much, also pain in shoulder joint.

Just read this back, god I'm falling apart lol 😂

I've been referred to a spine surgeon and blood test to see if it's RA.

Hoping soon I will get to see someone who can tie it all together.

So that's me

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  • moderator
    moderator Moderator Posts: 4,086
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi and welcome from the mods,it sounds as if you could do with advice,our helpline is a good place to start (and free) the number is 0808 800 4050
    Al
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,739
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello there Pickledout!!

    They have left it a long time to do those bloods!! For most of us that's the first thing they do :shock:

    Sounds as though you have LOADS going on I am sorry it doesn't sound great.

    BUT at least you have found us lot and are in the right place now to get information and support :D

    Please do come in and join us all we are a very friendly bunch.

    Love

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • Pickledout
    Pickledout Member Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you 😊

    It's been a drag, they also gave me a brain MRI as the symptoms looked like MS.

    Think I'm more frustrated that it's taken so long to get where I am.

    I did have bloods in 2013 so they're re doing them

    It will be good to chat with people that understand how I feel.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,739
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It is great to chat to people who understand and gives the family/friends a break from hearing about it too :wink:

    I have had fantastic support on here as well as some really useful tips.

    Love

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • Pickledout
    Pickledout Member Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    It is great to chat to people who understand and gives the family/friends a break from hearing about it too :wink:

    I have had fantastic support on here as well as some really useful tips.

    Love

    Toni xx

    My other half and daughter tend to roll their eyes, when they hear a boy part cracking or grinding, they usually ask if a leg is going to fall off. Cheeky monkeys lol x