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I have been attending my GP for the following...symptoms...
Pain in my joints (shoulders, elbows, hands, knees and hips). This is absolutely awful and at times I find it quite debilitating. Ive found that I can`t grasp things, lift things properly etc. I feel that my arms are weak and no power in my hands. If I go done onto the floor, I need a crane to get me back up. The tiredness is unreal. I feel as if I have been drugged most of the time. Im sleeping, but find that at times my sleep pattern is disturbed. Although I find it no problem to get back to sleep.
My memory is ridiculous!! As I teach.... so, this is not helpful...lol. I have noticed that my speech has become stammered at times. I know what I want to say, its just a bugger trying to get it out!!!
This has been going on for about a year. The GP originally took bloods to check for the menopause....coz alot of the symptoms were suggestive of that. But nope. That came back ok. GP must think Im a hypochondriac!! Anyhoo, Im back today actually, for bloods to check for anaemia, B12 deficiency, and CRP test (to check for inflammation which is indicative of arthritis).
The GP has given me Diclofenac meantime to combat the pain.
I just wanted to put a little post on here and get everyone`s opinions and ask what your symptoms were prior to your diagnosis. I have read up on ME, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia....so I know what the literature says, but feel that people`s experiences can count for a helluva lot more!
Thanx so much in advance.
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