Arthur symptoms or summat else

carol71
carol71 Member Posts: 131
I've been suffering again for around a month now.
Pains in my arms, (I have arthuritis in my neck) mainly in the shoulders, right worse than left, throbbing in the lower or my arms and numbing in my fingers.

Lately I've been suffering with headaches and dizzy spells. When I sit or stand the whole room feels like it's tilting and I stumble and lose my balance. This was a symptom I had that made the doc send me for the neck x-ray last yr that diagnosed my Arthur.

I find that I can't put any pressure on my arms, can't push myself up in bed etc. Have to hold a hot brew with 2 hands cos I feel i'm going to drop stuff all the time.

I'm ever so grumpy at the moment with both hubby and the kids and I don't mean to be I just can't help myself.

Since being diagnosed, I was told by the doc to just take Ibuprofine and he refered me for Physio. I was discharged from Physio in Febuary and I started suffering around the beginning of May.

I went to see the doc (not the one who diagnosd me as I couldn't get in with him) but the woman I saw didn't seem interested old me to go back to physio although the reason I went to the doc was cos the physio said i'd have to be rerefered by the doc if I needed to go back.

I'm not one for complaining and hate going to the doctors unless I really have to.

Do you think the above is tied into my arthur ?

Thanks for listening to my waffling
Carol xxx

Comments

  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi carol you need to make app. with good doc and is it oa you have do not mess about with your neck it can cause lots of problems so do it now there are some exercise on her if you do not have any from physio but take care till you know what you are dealing with good luck val
    val
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,326
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dear Carol,

    Thank you for your enquiry to Helplines. This sounds like a really concerning situation for you. I'm attaching some good self-management information on neck pain. The referral that you might want to discuss with the GP might be to a musculo-skeletal clinic (or an orthopaedic back specialist).
    http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis_information/arthritis_types__symptoms/neck_pain.aspx
    Also if you would like to know more about practically managing your arthritis day to day you might consider coming on one of our self-management courses -
    http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/InyourArea

    If you would like to talk about your arthritis, do call us on our freephone.

    Hope that helps

    Guy
  • anglerman
    anglerman Member Posts: 42
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    carol71 wrote:
    I've been suffering again for around a month now.
    Pains in my arms, (I have arthuritis in my neck) mainly in the shoulders, right worse than left, throbbing in the lower or my arms and numbing in my fingers.

    Lately I've been suffering with headaches and dizzy spells. When I sit or stand the whole room feels like it's tilting and I stumble and lose my balance. This was a symptom I had that made the doc send me for the neck x-ray last yr that diagnosed my Arthur.

    I find that I can't put any pressure on my arms, can't push myself up in bed etc. Have to hold a hot brew with 2 hands cos I feel i'm going to drop stuff all the time.

    I'm ever so grumpy at the moment with both hubby and the kids and I don't mean to be I just can't help myself.

    Since being diagnosed, I was told by the doc to just take Ibuprofine and he refered me for Physio. I was discharged from Physio in Febuary and I started suffering around the beginning of May.

    I went to see the doc (not the one who diagnosd me as I couldn't get in with him) but the woman I saw didn't seem interested old me to go back to physio although the reason I went to the doc was cos the physio said i'd have to be rerefered by the doc if I needed to go back.

    I'm not one for complaining and hate going to the doctors unless I really have to.

    Do you think the above is tied into my arthur ?

    Thanks for listening to my waffling
    Carol xxx
    Strange that I should read this I have O/a in my hips diagnosed last year but I also have trouble with C7 neck vertabrae and I too used to have tingly fingers/chest and whenever I used to hold a newspaper up after A FEW MINUTES THIS PAPER WOULD 1,FEEL HEAVY AND 2/ I COULD NOT TELL i HAD THE PAPER BETWEEN MY FINGERS BUT I WAS NEVER TOLD IT WAS ARTHUR.i MAY MENTION THIS TO MY GP.
    NOT BEEN AN ISSSUE FOR YEARS BUT NOW i HAVE O/A IN HIPS THE KNECK AS STARTED PLAYING UP.
    ONE EXCERSISE I AS GIVEN WAS TO STAND WITH MY BACK TO THE WALL AND TO PLACE MY CHIN ON MY CHEST THIS WOULD STRETCH AND OPEN UP MY VERTABRAE IT WORKED FOR ME BUT FOR YOU I WOULD SUGGEST SEEING YOU GP.
    FEEL FREE TO DROP ME A LINE WITH YOUR WAY FORWARD