Have just got off the phone from a quick call to my brother about nothing in particular and am now in a state of near hysteria - but calming down as I write this. Thanks for listening!
He mentioned casually the pain he’s getting intermittently in his intercostal muscles and how he really must rest up (lol, men, any excuse).
This sounds just like me before I was diagnosed: “My leg won’t work properly; it must be a trapped nerve. I can’t feel my arm; must’ve twisted it. My back’s burning; must’ve had too hot a bath. I can’t see straight; must be tired. I can’t feel my bum; must’ve been sitting down too long. I can’t write properly; must’ve been gripping too hard. I feel dizzy; must be something I ate. My sides ache; must’ve twisted awkwardly.” etc. etc.
Should I mention to his wife for her to keep an eye out for other symptoms? Yes, he could’ve strained his intercostal muscles, but his description of it coming and going didn’t sound much like a strain, and it’s bothering me that early treatment of neurological conditions is recommended these days.
Help! Sane advice appreciated.
Anon on the very small offchance that family are reading