GP has sent me to a rheumatologist as she thinks I have ME or fibro. Other than the fatigue and pain, She seems to have ignored some fairly classic ‘neuro’ symptoms not associated with these conditions - loss of feeling, buzzing, pins and needles, nocturia, vertigo, emotional lability, twitching muscles and hyperreflexia including a positive babinski response. Many more symptoms, but you get the drift.
Thankfully, the Rheumy wants to check out the neuro side so I have MRIs of brain and spine on Tuesday.
In the meantime, my GP gave me amitriptyline 30mg for the pain and citalopram 20mg for the irrational emotion and I have been on them for a month or so. When he examined me, the Rheumy implied I wasn’t that bad. My other half nearly lost the plot explaining that I was having a particularly good day having laid in bed for the last 48 hours.
My question is, has the amitriptyline inadvertently confused my potential diagnosis as it has really taken the edge off things for me and consultants usually get to see people med free first.
Scared I’m going to be kept in limboland. Whatever it is, or is not, I just want to know so I understand what I’m dealing with.
Ta ever so