Hi everyone…I’m a very scared newbie to the forum and a little bit unsure of what is happening to me at the moment!
Just over a month ago I went into hospital for an operation for a routine shoulder op with General anaesthetic and a nerve block and since then things have gone from bad to worse! :0(
Since I dislocated my shoulder 3 years ago, I have had problems with my right arm, which I put down to nerve damage but, since the operation I have had problems with my balance, eyesight, headaches,high blood pressure, dizziness and tingling all over my body and to be honest, I’m petrified.
I’m 36 years old, apart from the tingling in my arm, have never experienced anything like this before and don’t understand it. My GP referred me to the hospital informing me that I was showing MS symptoms which scared me to death. I spent a whole day in hospital being poked and prodded and had my bloods tested but was told that the doctors could not find anything significantly wrong. I was sent home with a 3 week course of aspirin and told that I would be sent a neurologists appointment in due course.
I have an appointment with the optician tomorrow, I know I’m really jumping the gun but I also know something is wrong. I’m not a hypochondriac, I’m hardly ever ill. I’ve been in hospital for the birth of my son and last saw my doctor in 2009. I have zero patience and from what I’ve read from ‘Dr Google’ diagnosis can take ages. Because people around me, can’t see the symptoms, they think I’m fine but the dizziness and pins and needles is driving me crazy!!
Apologies for the rant!!!