(Not sure if I have posted this in correct thread?)
About 2 weeks ago I was in a pretty bad way with HMS and the pain i was getting I had to take 4 days off from work. I went down to see my GP as I have had enough of all the pains I have (which are there everyday,all day) - Here are all the concerns that I had-
1. I have pain (sometimes extreme) in my right elbow, of which is bent inwards to a degree and pain travels from the joint down to the wrist and up into the shoulder. - This has been like this for over a year.
2. I have constant severe neck pain - all through the shoulders, in the neck base and into the head as far up as the ears. Again all this has been there over a year, I wake up everyday in so much pain im brought to tears.
3. All other general pains in ankles, wrists, fingers, and the severe fatigue that I experience everyday.
I wrote all the above down for the doctor to look at, she did not even glance at what I had written. She then pulled out a chart and diagnosed me with depression (which I do not have!
) and also suggest a session with a councillor - saying "Im not saying the pains are not there only that being low can cause them to be more worse" I tried to explain that whether im in a good mood or not they are the same general and that generally I am a happy person, she replied - "You are not listening to me Ebony".
I then went on to talking about my right elbow she told me my right elbow was of not concern and why am I worring about it?
Finally I was prescribed with a type of anti-dressant to hieghten my mood and for pain.-I will not take these as I do not need them, I AM NOT DEPRESSED I AM IN PAIN - this causes my low mood!!
. All I want is a diagnosis of what I may have, I know i have hms but there is more to it now.