Dealing with chronic pain
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YorkshireLass01YorkshireLass01 Member Posts: 18 Courageous
edited November 2018 in Dealing with chronic pain
So... I have degenerative disc disease, cervical spondylitis, osteoarthritis and of course, fibromyalgia. About a month ago, just at the time I was about to have my six monthly nerve block (C5/6/7) I began having a pain in my throat if I turned to the left and swallowed. I mentioned it to my specialist and he said to see my GP. 
Then, last week I got up and had this weird sensation of spaced out/light headedness if I turned to my right or looked up. It was a sort of click/ping and I felt spaced out for a couple of seconds, enough to make me stop what I was doing. So I went to my GP (well, not my actual named doctor, this is the NHS after all) and I told her about it all. Her diagnosis? Even though I had told her about my history with cervical spine problems... a virus! Go away and rest. Really? No fever, no swollen glands, no sore throat or cold symptoms and she comes up with that! So here I am a fortnight since my appointment, and I’m still having the same sensations. 
Anyone else with these problems had the same symptoms? 
Where there isn't it, you can't expect it.

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  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 443 Pioneering
    edited November 2018
    Hi @YorkshireLass01 if you get that pain in you throat again i would go up the drs  , i get a lot of clicking in my neck and head , i just got one of them travel neck pillow for indoors they are good , x
  • YorkshireLass01YorkshireLass01 Member Posts: 18 Courageous
    topshoes said:
    Hi @YorkshireLass01 if you get that pain in you throat again i would go up the drs  , i get a lot of clicking in my neck and head , i just got one of them travel neck pillow for indoors they are good , x
    Hi topshoes I’ve been to my GP, she said it’s a virus, come back if it gets worse. It’s never gone away! I’m okay if I don’t turn and swallow at the same time. I have a cervical soft collar but it does my head in not being able to move properly. I’m going to try and see my actual GP and see what she says, but it takes weeks to get an appointment with her 🙄 x
    Where there isn't it, you can't expect it.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear this, @YorkshireLass01.

    Arranging to see your own GP sounds like a good thing to do- often it's those who know us best who can give the most helpful advice, even if you do have to wait a little longer for it. If you have any serious concerns about your health in the meantime, you can reach NHS Direct by dialling 111. 
  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 443 Pioneering
    ok  @YorkshireLass01  hope it gos soon  x  
  • YorkshireLass01YorkshireLass01 Member Posts: 18 Courageous
    Sorry to hear this, @YorkshireLass01.

    Arranging to see your own GP sounds like a good thing to do- often it's those who know us best who can give the most helpful advice, even if you do have to wait a little longer for it. If you have any serious concerns about your health in the meantime, you can reach NHS Direct by dialling 111. 
    I just wondered if anyone else with the same problems had ever had the same, that's all.
    I'm always one who'll wait until I can see my GP, unless the pain is too bad, then get told off for not going early on. But, its getting in to see her in the first place.
    Where there isn't it, you can't expect it.
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