I'm new here and after some advice. My story is a long one so i'll keep it as short as possible. I was diagnosed with PTSD/Depression/Agoraphobia back in 2009 for which I have been receiving treatment on and off. I had a heart attack in 2010 which I was told was stress related. So life has been a daily struggle, but then since December 2015 I started getting numbness and tingling in my hands and feet which has got steadily worse since then. I saw my GP about it in May and he referred me to a Neurologist who I saw in July. He diagnosed me with Peripheral Neuropathy and prescribed Lyrica. I've had blood tests, EMG etc to establish the cause but I'm still waiting for the results. My issue is that the pain is getting so bad that the meds are not helping at all! I should add that I also take 150mg of Amitriptyline, for the PTSD, which is supposed to also help with the pain, but doesn't! My GP has become dismissive always saying just wait for the Neurologist to get back to me and I don't know what to do. With this pain and my PTSD I am struggling to cope. My family have enough to deal with so I hide my pain as much as I can. What can I say to my GP to get him to help? Is there anything he can do? Is there anything I can do myself?
Any advice will be gratefully received.