I've seen gp n left frustrated

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I am most frustrated...

So I went to see the gp this morning...told her of all my symptoms...

She said

I best see a dentist...an optitions. .and I have to go back in a week to do a memory test..she said I'm not calling you a hypochondriac at all..but you have given me like 12 symptoms!

These are my symptoms..

Pins n needles in arms n legs

Numbness in fingers 

Headaches that start from nape of neck

Bad vision

Achy arms like I've hit my funny bone

Bad lower back

Memory fog

Problem solving problems


Dizzy spells


Bladder weakness

Electric shock like pains across my eyes on right hand side 

Numbness n a sunburnt like feeling around my nose area especially when In wind

Agonising pain on my lower jaw teeth on right hand side ..lasted an hour 

She's told me to take a low dose of amotriplyn (sp) I said what's that gonna do? She said calm me n help me sleep..Both problems I don't have!

I said shouldn't I see a neurologist n she said maybe...We will do the memory test on Friday see what come of that!!

My symptoms come on lapses not All the time my memory fog may be fine next Friday sad

There's nothing o can do

I'm so upset 

I'm scared I have tn or ms but can't go in saying that as if have self diagnosed sad  

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    Hi Claire

    A quick reply on the prescribed drug.

    It's called amitriptyline, usually given in a low dose of 10mg tablets, and at this dose, acts primarily as a pain killer. It can be prescribed for depression in higher doses. It will give you some pain relief and helping with sleep is never a bad thing.

    You are presenting with a lot of diverse symptoms and your GP, understandably, is trying to unravel them with you. Trust her but keep an open mind, too.


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    Hi Claire

    I cant understand why your GP didnt diagnose you have TN after you described your 3 symptoms. Also why is she only attending to one problem at a time? I would have thought she would have requested tests for an MRI scan and a blood test. As for the pins and needles and numbness in your fingers this could be caused by a trapped nerve in your neck, hence your pain. This can affect your blood circulation too. One problem can set off another one, and so on.

    If your Amitripyline doesnt work for you, go back to your GP and by all means tell her you suspect TN etc there is nothing wrong with anyone searching on the web with their symptoms to get answers.

    All GPs act differently, so I would imagine a Neurologist may be suggested later on if your medication doesnt work.

    I hope this helps, but in the meantime do check on the internet with your symptoms for some answers, you may get some results quicker than your GP can give you.

    Good luck.




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    Thankyou  xx

    Today and tonight I'm having a strange thing happen but u dunno if it's tn..

    All day my tooth has clicked now n again n a sharp electric shock very very very painful has stabbed through it.

    It's got faster tonight..

    My mate said she had it once in a bad tooth n they had to remove the nerve in that tooth..

    Now I know I need root canal in this tooth..n I've stuck a temporary filling in it to see if it stops and it hasn't sad

    I'm scared to have root canel if I have tn n it makes it worse...or even if I need root canal I have to wait for sedation as I'm a dental phone

    Oh this really sucks 

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    Hi Claire

    You seem to be under attack on all fronts! If you have an infected tooth and it has been recommended that you have root canal treatment, then go and get it done. The temporary filling isn't the answer that's why it's only a stop-gap procedure.

    Tooth pain can be the very worst sort of pain and can create discomfort in other areas of the face. You can discuss your symptoms ,which might be caused by TN, with your dentist.

    When I was diagnosed as having TN, my GP thought it was arthritis of the jaw hinge joint, my dentist suspected TN and he was right! That doesn't mean all GPs are wrong, by the way!

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    Oh my goodness... what a horrible response you got. Please consider going to see a different GP just to get a second opinion. Dont wait a week. Go as soon as you are able.
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    Hi Claire

    Don't start going from one GP to another unless you have good reason to do so.

    You presented, at your last appointment, with 15 different symptoms which would have tested the skills of any diagnostician. Your GP would have realised that you were very anxious, stressed and tired - memory issues, constipation etc., as well as face pain.

    See your dentist, get that tooth fixed, so you can eliminate this as the possible source of pain and talk to him/her about your concerns about TN. Dentists are more than familiar with face pain and it's causes, they are specialists, too, remember.

    Go forward from there, not onto another GP, yet! 

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     I have arrhythmia.  Lack of breath. Difficulty to swallow. Paresthesias and needles in arms and legs, Digestive and articulatory problems. bladder weakness. I think they are due to a root canal, please let me know what did you do at the end. I don't know what to do, doctors haven't given me an answer yet. i need your help. please contact me

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