- Feb 15, 2017
I continue to be frustrated with getting a diagnosis. Continuing pain and discomfort and fatigue. Up until this year I was working as a substitute teacher at a local girls high school. I loved working there and always felt like I was coming into a strong caring community. I have always had lots of pains in my body and fatigue quite easily. For the last few months I have been in dreadful pain. Headaches, back, neck pain and horrible pins and needles in the legs, feet, arms and hands. Together with some memory problems. I have a very good GP but she seems to have focused on the memory loss and body weakness. She sent me for a brain scan which came back fine. I have a metal plate in my head from a traumatic brain injury when I was thirteen. All blood tests came back fine, so after being sent to a specialist physician who suggested I was suffering from anxiety and hyperventilating there was nothing wrong with me. I do suffer from anxiety and work hard on my breathing exercises everyday. On returning to my GP last Monday she suggested that i was suffering from an early dementia because of my previous head injury and it was too early to see anyone about that but she was more than happy to refer me to anyone I wanted to see. I asked if the pain in my body could be fibromyalgia and she said I should focus on the glass half full and not try to search for a name to what I am feeling at the moment. Needless to say I am feeling very frustrated at the moment. I hope someone here can give me some advice. I have been thinking of going to see another GP for a second opinion.