My first post from 2 weeks ago was under the topic of symptoms here
Starting a new post under getting a diagnosis as I've been to the Docs today (different GP at the practice) and he's going to repeat my clotting and other bloods and do bloods for antibodies . No idea what antibodies as it takes all my brain energy and concentration to get this far. Have to wait 8 days to get appt for bloods, but have a new patient MOT on Wednesday so I'll ask if they can do the bloods then. He's also agreed to a Rheumatology referral and when his secretary called I asked to go to Freeman Hopsital at Newcastle. She said there aren't any appts available for her to book online via the wonderful "Choose and Book" system, so she's sent the electronic referral through to the hopsital, so no idea how long the wait is. The Q/E at Gateshead was exactly the same so couldn't get an idea of the wait times there either.
He also logged into the lab system regarding the urine microscopy from 2014 which had blood, pus and epithelial cells in which I'd never been told about and the labs results show that they did do a culture which was negative, so now I'm wondering if it was a low grade chronic infection which wouldn't culture. Must have been infection somewhere if there were pus cells. They told me that the recent urine dipstick at GPs was negative, but I'll take one on Wednesday. I've had antibiotics for an infection after an impacted wisdom tooth extraction last year, so maybe that's zapped it. I do get cystitis "twinges" if I get dehydrated or drink fresh orange juice, even diluted 50/50 or more with water, which is the only way I drink fruit juice. Tend to drink diluted pressed apple juice nowadays if I fancy a change, but mainly I just drink water apart from my mandatory Latte first thing in the morning!