Just got back from seeing the senior GP regarding the terrible pains I am getting in my back and rib cage, plus being very tender in the arms, legs, etc.- feels like I'm bruised.
I have been sent back to see him from the Physio as she is no longer able to treat me as the manipulation was causing excruciating pain. I have left her with a huge list of exercises which take me the majority of the day to complete as they all need doing a least twice.
The pain in my back starts in my buttock area and then goes around to my ribcage - the physio said its in the lumbar region (core muscles) - the GP disagrees and says it in the thoracic area as pain doesn't travel upwards! He reckons manipulation won't do me any good and also suggested I should be on anti-depressants, to which I refused point blank.
He then said that my aches and pains are due to the cancer treatment I've had - I had a TT in 2011 and have had no treatment for it since (I declined RAI) other than the obvious Levothyroxine. I obviously told him this as well.
My X-ray and DEXA scan has come back showing I have arthritis of the spine and pelvic area, however this pain I get is very intermittent and when it does come, it gets progressively worse until I sit down.
In Feb 2012 I had a blood test which came back showing I had lower than the range, Vit D (30 and range was 70 - ?)and was prescribed VitD tabs 1000iu, which I have been taking regularly. When I saw a different dr last week, she was adamant that she had prescribed me 20,000iu, which I have checked today was incorrect, however today's dr has said because I've been on 1000iu for a year that my levels will be back to normal! Nothing about the fact that I was incorrectly prescribed too low a dose in the first place - talk about sticking together. I mentioned Fybromyalgia and he poo poo'd the idea saying that that;s the 'in' illness and is normally told to anyone when they don't know what the problem is. Then said, if you want me to put you down as having it I can - but the treatment is anti-depressants and pain killers - unbelievable!
I am sure my aches are due to low VitD levels and have requested a blood test on Thursday, where I also want my Calcium checked on top of my thyroxine levels.
I only have one question.........do you need to register with a Dr within the immediate area in which you live or can you choose another one somewhere else within the town?
Sorry to go on, but I'm feeling confused and angry and thoroughly let down atm.