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4 years ago for 3 months in 2013 i had a herniated disk L5/S1 and went undiagnosed by gp for 5 weeks kept fobbing me off saying dont even bother with ibruprofen just take paracitamol when id gone cuz neither was touching the pain and strong spasams and pins n needles in legs and feet, she finally after going to her 5 times sent me to phsyio who said straight away hearniated disks L5/S1 and i explained ehat doc had done and he sent me back to gp with a letter stating of course i need cocoadamol 30/500 2 tabs 4 times a day and diclofenic 50mg 3 times a day, which i got when took note to another gp at my surgery 3/4 months later it ruptured and was in more agony than ever and the 3 months was a living hell still getting 2 kids to school 2.2 miles away, anyway ever since the nerve down left leg into heel and little toe is damaged physio said its cuz i didnt get antiimflamotries for so long, ive been back and forward to gp for years and been on as an when needed the cocdaomol for pain stiffness from lower back and legs since and on and off narproxen when gets bad but since jan this year everything got worse my upper back between shoulders and neck and even my skull at base of my neck hurt, i also have had ibs/lactose symptoms for a few years where all my life been fine with milk cheese so on, i get restless legs offen used to as a 12 year old too alot. When i walk even if its far or short my legs get so tight and and my muscles and skin ache and hurt, i have a burning pain deep ache all over down neck top of my back lower bak hips legs and down my arms. I have had 3 kids 2 bigish and just gas and air and i never cried with the pain at either births but this constant deep burning aching pain all down my body is really really wearing down and i end up crying, i am really starting to think its fibromalgia but im worried my gp will think im mad as some dont believe its a real thing. When my other half pokes my atm
I shout stop it bloody hurts and he laughs and says dont be silly that was light touch but it hurts and if i lean on the bar on my hip (i have some padding should i say) when stood up as bus is full the bar even thiugh im not leaning hard actully hurts me, After seeing gp again this week he has given me amitriptaline 25mg once at bedtime to see if it helps with “nerve” pain and will review in a few weeks to
See if its helping or if it needs doseage increasing but im really thinking is it the old injury nerve pain now affecting my upper back not just lower back n legs but as its all over and also when i wash my hair over the bath my lower back and legs feel like the skin inside muscles are tearing apart and now just with daily like walking about even when not doing anything my body is in same state of deep aching burning down upper back and arms n legs is worse. I hate it, i get tired after not doing much, cant sleep well anymore at night and im freezing when everyone at home is warm or im hot and sweaty when they are cold. When i read symptoms of fibro i was in tears it was tick tick tick all the boxes of symptoms i have them all. Do i just print off the symptoms list and tick all i have and show gp?? Can a gp diagnose fibromayalga ??
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