I was diagnosed with P.A. just over a year ago, and although I feel much better, I keep going back to my G.P. with tingling in my arms and legs, muscle weakness, swollen fingers, not sleeping well, only for them to say that it's either my P.A. or its all in my head.
All of this time I have firmly believed this to be a physical problem, not a psychological one. So, I stumped up for some private tests. Thankfully my thyroid function came back OK, but my vitamin D is low. So, I was advised to speak to my own G.P.
So, I rang up, no appointments for the foreseeable future (surprise, surprise) and it isn't urgent so I can't have a doctor's call back, you'll just have to wait for a routine appointment to become available!
I have a horrible feeling that they are going to dismiss me again. I could treat myself and then get re-tested, but I would much rather be under my G.P's care.
Why do things have to be so complicated - all I want is to feel better. Is that too much to ask?