Hi there, this is a personal post , just wondering how many
People feel the same.
I have CRPS full body and had it for almost 18 years. So I am what you could say very familiar with my condition, unlike my new gp.
The question is does my crps put me in the enviable position where nothing else can go wrong with me, for example I think if I went to my gp with both legs hanging off both eye balls dangling from my sockets he would suggest my crps is in flair up. Lol. While I know that's an extreme example that's how I feel.
I had a fall in September, my legs decided not to move as expected and I fell on my side on the stairs, landing quite heavily.
After a few days still bruised very sore I thought I needed checked out, mainly because other than the area I injured I felt something was wrong with my stomach, like an inside pain, and also completely different from crps pain. It also radiated up my back.
After a 30 second visit I was told it was muscular, I lasted a week then with stomach and back worse I returned, I was told no damage muscular, all from my fall. Third doctor 1 week later , in agony , it's muscular from the fall. Fourth doctor , wow, proper examination couldn't feel any issues but, sent me for an x-ray, to be on the safe side. This is now into late November.
Appointment for x ray in December, I didn't make it that far, collapsed in agony blue lighted by ambulance to hospital, was examined by doctor who said it's muscular, and I needed pain Meds muscle relaxants and anti immflamatories . My partner went mad and said I needed an x-ray at least to check things out.
He said ok reluctantly . Waited on the results, the doctor came back and without apology said , the bottom of my lung had collapsed.
I was told to book another in six weeks , and given 3 days worth of 3 different Meds, which I was charged 3 full prescriptions for, that's another story.,
I had to call the doctor 3 days later still in agony was given more pain relief.
So six weeks back for second ex ray, the nurse said it was to check if my lung infection had cleared up, I said I didn't even know it was an infection, she asked if I had been on antibiotics, obviously not.
So bare with me , back at the docs stomach still in agony pain away from where I fell, back still sore, doc says lung is OK, it's muscular, despite me telling him I know it's my stomach. You need physio,
So 4 sessions of physio flair up after every visit not good, not working still the same . Next port the pain clinic, really nice but kind off blaming crps, stomach worse down to eating soup as anything else is killing inside , making pain worse. He agreed to write to my doctor to do further investigation. Finally.
Sorry for the long post it's just I feel badly treated wrongly diagnosed and that it's all to easy to blame crps on everything.
I am 100% sure there is something else wrong inside and hopefully they will investigate to find out what.
Does anyone else with any chronic pain feel they are treated like this.