Just been to GP. Very nice lady who looks very sympathetic, looks in your eyes with her head to one side and nods a lot but who is frankly more clueless than any other GP I have met.
Showed her my swollen limbs:
GP: Oooh yes! They are swollen aren’t they?
Me: No **** Sherlock that’s why I’m showing you. (How I wish I could have said this out loud)
GP: How long have you had this?
Me: Well if you’d read my notes, my arms since 2007 but worse since October. My legs about 10 days.
GP: You are more sedentary now though? Could be lack of movement.
Me: I’m keeping as active as possible pottering about, yoga etc I’m not sat all day.
GP: Oh well I’ve no idea what it is because it’s not related to your diagnosis. Your bloods say everything is fine. Sorry I can’t help. Just rest and elevate your legs.
Ps neither of recent consultations have resulted in communication with my practice.
Pps Anyone any tips on how to keep active with your legs elevated?