Had petechaie and migraines/eye pain for just over a week which my GP pretty much dismissed on Monday and gave me the impression that I was being a hypochondriac. Told to go and lie down in a dark room with no further investigation or examination, despite saying I had spoken to my optician on the phone (know her as lives in same village) who said because of the parasthesia and other symptoms I should be investigated by Dr asap. She said to email a photo of the petechaie to my rheumatologist. This took a few days to track down his secretary to get an e-mail address for her - she was wary of gving out his ?!?
However, I got a message from my consultant rheumatologist at 7.30 this morning asking me to phone him on his mobile asap. He was really concerned about it all (very different attitude to GP) and had got my last blood test results back last night. Turns out my ALT liver test has shot up to over 400 (normal range up to 45) in the last few weeks. He is sending me for an ultrasound of my liver and gallbladder but as I’m not a big drinker and have no other risk factors for hepatitis or liver failure etc, he’s told me it is likely that the amitriptyline that I’ve been on (20mg) for nerve pain may have caused a bad reaction and I am to stop, cold turkey and he ill review again when he sees me next week.
This is the only thing that has taken the edge off my pain and let me get some sleep. Aaarghh!
Any one else had this or know what else they migt be able to give me instead?