In the process of trying to get to grips with worsening thyroid symptoms, I have now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Over the phone I may add.
My Gp’s are refusing to discuss this further, and prescribed pregabalin and Amitriptyline.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve had chest pain and high blood pressure severe enough for 111 to send me to a&e, and have paramedics attend my home on separate occasions. All painkillers failed to work for several days until I tried taking an aspirin one night, certain a heart attack was imminent.
The aspirin worked. I was able to sleep for the first time in several days.
My concern is that this is Hashimoto’s or lupus which they are refusing to test for. I am waiting to be seen by cardiology, and have an appointment for next week following a referral made prior to lockdown.
My GP is failing to take this into account and is adamant that my blood in urine, severe headaches and chest pains as fibromyalgia, even though there are lots of things that have yet to be ruled out.
I haven’t yet started taking the medication because I’m concerned about increasing my blood pressure further when it’s just starting to get back under control following the aspirin. I’ve also read that Amitriptyline can cause thyroid problems.
I am being told that my symptoms are too diverse, too general. I’m starting to second guess myself and wonder if it’s me that’s losing the plot. I’m not sure what to do next. Should I take the medication or try a different angle?
*edit: thank you everyone for all of your wonderful advice and support. You’ve truly all been amazing! I feel more positive now that I have some ideas to move forward with and that my Gp treatment is not ok. I will update you all when I know more!