I’ve got an appointment with my GP, in a month!! First available appointment with the GP who referred me to the neurologist. I decided that trying to go straight to the neurologist perhaps isn’t the right thing to do. What if my symptoms are being caused by something else? Anyway, the receptionist was very apologetic and quite concerned about me. She suggested I ring every morning at 8.30am to see if there has been a cancellation for my GP. I simply don’t have the energy to go through it all with another GP.
My symptoms have changed somewhat. The trigeminal neuralgia has eased a lot. I still have some tenderness on the temples, jaw pain, and ear pain. Shortly after my original post, I began having pain in the back of my neck spreading up across my scalp and stabbing down to my eyes. I was sitting in the car, waiting for my husband, when I realised there were hundreds of little sparkling flies zooming around outside. Fascinating. I have a headache all the time. The neck pain (burning) varies in intensity but it generally wakes me up about 5.30am. I have probably had about ten headaches in my entire life (57 years) before now.
I’m also having problems eating. The mechanics of swallowing are quite hard and my mouth sometimes won’t open wide enough and chewing is difficult. I have noticed things don’t taste right too.
I’m sorry for rabbiting on here but it’s good to say it all to someone. I’m just getting on with the usual stuff I do but I’m feeling increasingly tired and spaced out. Thank you to anyone who reads this.