I've had my 1st appt on tuesday at the hospital after being referred by my doctor after blood tests and previous hstory.
I ache and hurt all over, can't get enough sleep, feel like I've pulled muscles I didn't know I had and my reason for going to see my GP was that my hands had started to hurt and where very stiff and painful especially in the mornings. I had also had previous trouble with my left hip which my GP picked up on.
Anyway that is a brief discription and I know my symptoms aren't as bad as many others.
Over the last couple of years I have been very low and am being treated for depression and anxiety, so just going to the hospital is quite emotional for me.
I didn't see the Consultant, and I don't think she was a nurse (no uniform)
I had taken a list of all my symptoms (maybe my 1st mistake but I can't rely on my memory or brain function to remember things at the moment) The doctor didn't seem too impressed.
She examined me, and asked me questions but then said that although theres is inflamation that they need to get sorted out she thought my mood was also an issue......I'm not suprised, no sleep and constant aches and pains surely wouldn't make anyone exactly lively!
I have had my hands and ankles x-rayed, more blood taken and have to go back in a month.
But the more I think about it the more I feel that she thought I was making it all up.
Sorry for the long, disjointed tale but just had to get it out