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Doctors visit

Went to the doctor again complaining about my weird back feelings, she told me that I should do a number of tests, one breathing test in 3 weeks and a blood test whenever I'm free. She listened to my heart and chest and she didn't seem concerned, she gave me a preventer inhaler because there is a possibility it is asthma again. But she also told me there a 9 tests my blood need to go through and one was an iron deficiency, as that can have the same symptoms or a blood clot which could be life threatening, but obviously that's just a precaution. However there are another few tests but I can't remember what they're for! 😂

I went for the blood test half an hour later and I went in straight away, no waiting. The lady was really nice and it didn't hurt. My results should come back tomorrow. Fingers crossed everything is okay!

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You did the right thing by getting checked over. Hope your results are good. Take care xxxxx

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I do too, thanks! xx

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Good luck xxx

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Thankyou!!

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Good luck with your results today.

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Thankyou!

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Hello Helen How would you describe the back feelings? And exactly where abouts they are ?

Grace-Olive

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Hi, it kind of feels like a numbness and sometimes tingling down my back, normally just below the shoulder blades, it can make me breathless sometimes.

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Well it does sound like nerve pain if numb and tingle Any around neck and over shoulder into top of arm ?

It is always best to insist you need a better answer

I am a retired through terminal illness Chartered Physiotherapist (aged 78 )

I do not know what your diognosis is ?

Vasculitis ?

I PF maybe ?

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Yeah I thought it was a trapped nerve too because I do have similar symptoms, I will be trying to see the doctor again because I need to get to the bottom of this!!!

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Yes you should get back to GP

Nerve pain presents as numbness and pins and needles not an ache

The ache / pain would be

Something else referring

From elsewhere

I hope you get answers soon

You do need to be assertive at appointments The medical

Profession are so limited with time for us !

How can you be helped in the 10 mins slot they have got for you

!

Grace -Olive

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So do I! I would be grateful even with 5 mins as long as they tell me something useful!! xx

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Hi there and you did the best thing by having all your blood tests etc. I must say your Doctors are very efficient if you are able to get your results a day later....mine tell me to try ringing in a week or two!!?? Fingers are crossed for the best results possible but do let us know how you got on.

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I thought it would take a whole to get the results too but they must not have had that many people having blood tests so maybe that's why I don't have to wait so long.

I am still waiting for my results at the moment but hopefully they tell me soon xx

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Lets hope your not waiting too long for that phone call. Nice to meet you by the way!

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Hahaha I hope so too! Nice to meet you too xx

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I've just spent at least 30 mins early on this morning to get a "phone call appointment" and needless to say..........I'm still waiting for that call. Quite laughable really but the receptionist rules her position with a certain,shall we say,iron rod !!!

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