Had a stinker of a day yesterday. Saw GP 8.20am as had intense pain in right temple for 4 days. Got sent straight to eye casualty at RVI hospital as GP suspected temporal arteritis. Doctor at RVI was rude, said it can't be that as I'm too young ( I'm 42 ) and people over 50 tend to get it. But my gp had said as I gave autoimmune conditions I could have it.
So then returned to GP 12.40pm, she was so angry about hospitals response. So she got a nurse to take my bloods to check ESR levels . My hubby had to take them to QE hospital and were marked as urgent. Guess what, the test couldn't be done as the bottle wasn't full enough!!!
My GP rang me after 6pm to say she had talked with a consultant at QE, and they think it's more likely to be trigeminal neuralgia. So I have to take amitriptyline aswell as all meds I already take. I already take aspirin, hydroxychloroquine, fluoxetine, loratidine and mebeverine. Oh and I have to take paracetamol and codeine for the pain too.
Has anyone else experienced this? I'll feel happier when I see my rheumy in 2 weeks, as I'm worried incase it is temporal arteritis, I don't want to lose my sight or have a stroke!!!!!