Hi All ,
I’d like to stress that while I’m not looking for medical advice, if you want to throw some anecdotical advice my way it would be nice,cause I’ve got the wierdest set of symptoms I’ve ever encoutered, which is prompting this question.
Right, I’ll start from the begining. About six weeks ago I got out of bed as usual and found to my surprise that it was really (and I mean really) painful to walk using my right heel. I could walk with no pain if I didn’t put any weight on my right heel. So I toddle along to the doctor as this is an unusual thing to occur without any injury at all. He is as surprised as me, and can offer no explaination, but does some blood tests to check for inflammation (to rule out athritis) and perscribes me some anti-inflammitary painkillers (difene 50mg 3x daily) So I take these anti-inflammatories and the pain decreases enough for me to stop taking them a few days later. But about a week later my wrist becomes painful, and the ankle is still sore, but this time while resting, it is not painful at all walking. So back to the doctor, he says that I have probably damaged the ligament in my ankle and it takes 6-8 weeks for that to heal, and to just wear an ankle support, and the wrist thing was probably Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and since it wasn’t paining me at the moment he didn’t seem too bothered by it.
Am I nuts, isn’t Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a bad thing, a repetitive strain injury? I’m a software developer BTW, I type 8 hours a day.
But back to the story, so about a week after that my shoulder starts paining me, basically the action of looking at my watch along with some other movements were really painful, but on the whole I could move it a fair amount. I toddle back to the doctor (BTW eur 36 per visit, this ain’t free!) He is again puzzled and gives me more anti-inflammitaries and tells me to call him in a week.
So here it is about 2 weeks later, I meant to ring him a week ago to tell him that the pain was less, but it was occuring in both shoulders, but I didn’t manage to get in touch with him. But I find that now my right wrist is very painful, and my fingers feel like they are going numb when I drive, they never actually go numb, but it’s wierd.
So the question, should I go back to my normal doctor. I know it seems like a stupid question, he seems like an idiot from what I just said but he knows my history and he is ordinarily a great doctor, and will probably just refer me immediatly to a specialist. Or I could go to a different doctor, who will maybe make me go down the taking painkillers/anti-inflammitries for a few weeks before he believes me that this is serious. It will probably be about the same cost for my normal doctor or a new one, and although I can afford it, it isn’t all that cheap.