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Would you see a doctor?

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Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 07:21:57

I am currently unable to speak. I want to but I can't. I'm certain this is due to the stress and upset I have had this year. I also have panic attacks and shake a lot. This is the fourth time it has happened this month.

Medically I am having a lot of stomach pains and also have symptoms for a neuro endocrine tumour and I will ask for the blood test to check when I see the surgeon next month as the appointment was for the stomach pains and no one knows the new symptoms. I thought I was pre menopausal but blood tests said not but the not speaking is unsettling.

PoorAndRich Thu 29-Dec-16 07:27:10

Definitely see a dr.

Call in as soon as they open this morning.

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JennyOnAPlate Thu 29-Dec-16 07:37:34

Yes you need to see a doctor, you sound very anxious flowers

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Thu 29-Dec-16 07:40:38

Ooo, I've been like this.

Was PTSD from stress and bullying.

Yes, see a GP.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 07:52:19

I don't feel anxious but I am very upset. I know that sounds ridiculous. It has been mentioned I may have ptsd. I've had a shocker of a year and I think it's finally all getting to me. The reason for the PTSD suggestion is not the reason I can't speak. In a few hours I may be able to talk which is why I haven't seen a doctor. First time I couldn't say good night to dh and it was lunch time before I could talk again. Last night I was asking him how long the drier had to go and I just lost the ability to speak half way through the sentence.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 07:52:42

Thank you.

Sorry for forgetting my manners.

I'm quite shaky at the moment.

periwinklepickspoppies Thu 29-Dec-16 08:01:31

You don't have to live like that, see a GP.

MaximumVolume Thu 29-Dec-16 08:08:16

Yes, it's definitely worth seeing the gp for that. Please write it out the details in advance in case you have an episode whilst you are at your appointment.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 08:51:27

I'm not sure what the doctor could do. I don't want anti depressants. I think I'm emotionally exhausted.

DottyGiraffe Thu 29-Dec-16 09:32:17

The cause of the voice issues could be the PTSD - things can manifest in unexpected ways and voice issues can definitely be caused or triggered by emotional trauma.

GP might be able to refer you to someone?

Thinking of you, it sounds very hard x

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 09:46:20

I have to admit I am scared now. Worried I have NET as have been ill with the symptoms for over a year but had so much else going on..

welshweasel Thu 29-Dec-16 09:48:42

Neuroendocrine tumours are rare and if you did have one it is unlikely you'd have symptoms for over a year without anything progressing. Please write all this down and go and see your GP. They will be able to help.

peggyundercrackers Thu 29-Dec-16 09:53:22

NETs are very rare, its unlikely to be those. my GP and consultant thought I had a NET but it never came to anything and the symptoms passed. NETs can take years to come show themselves, I think the one I was tested for had a mean time of 7 years after symptoms started to being detected.

I think you need to see your GP about your speech.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 09:54:38

That's the point. The symptoms have progressed. But no one but me knows. As they seemed like they could be something else. I probably don't have it. I'm just feeling weak today. I know I'm being pathetic but I also know what I've been through and I think not being able to speak is my response. My whole life has been traumatic and this last few years difficulties have been stressful with the last year being one thing after another. I've reached my limit I think.

I can't ring the GP as I can't talk.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 10:00:20

Dh rang doctor

No appointments left

peggyundercrackers Thu 29-Dec-16 10:27:23

ring the gp and ask for an emergency appoint today, they cant refuse you. they may want to speak on the phone but as you say they cant do that so someone will see you.

PoorAndRich Thu 29-Dec-16 10:28:30

Get dh to phone again and explain you need at least a phone call from a dr or a nurse today.

I would class this as an emergency appointment.

If you can't get a phone call I'd honestly go to a and e/ a walk in clinic. As someone upthread said, you don't have to live like this.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 10:47:34

I'm not really living without being able to talk as all the other times I can after 12 hours or so. It's just scary while it happens. I also have times where I can't make my body do stuff. I just walked down stairs then couldn't work out how to step down the last two. Dh had to physically help. He's gone to get the kids from PIL. He just made me listen to a Paul McKenna cd and was a bit snappy saying he's read two websites and I don't want to go for a run hmm.

He says he'll ring doctors on call tonight. My dog won't leave my side smile.

PoorAndRich Thu 29-Dec-16 10:50:23

Your dh needs to take you to the gp today if you can't get there yourself.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 10:55:26

I can drive but don't want to risk it as feel wobbly. Will see what happens when dh gets back with the kids. One time them being here helped as I could speak a few words occasionally but not to dh. This time has lasted longer though.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 12:08:57

Kids back. Can't talk. Think I'm just very stressed. Can anyone please give me good ideas to relieve stress then hopefully I'll be able to talk. I don't want to waste nhs resources.

PoorAndRich Thu 29-Dec-16 12:34:45

Bumping-I've no advice I'm afraid-other than you're not wasting nhs resources.

DottyGiraffe Thu 29-Dec-16 12:38:31

You're really not. Wasting resources I mean. If stress, especially linked to PTSD, is or was at the root of some vocal cord issues, "simple" stress relief won't get rid of it, at least not quickly. It can take a long time and might need specialist input, such as speech and language therapy or psychology (not because you're imagining anything, you're absolutely not, but it is used for such issues, presumably to help deal with the root causes?)

Goingtobeawesome Thu 29-Dec-16 12:46:13

Dh rang out of hours. Got an appointment this afternoon.

Thank you everyone for your kindness.

I feel so stupid. This has happened four times in the last eight days and last time my children were enough to help me but I can't talk at all. It's ridiculous. I'm ridiculous.

PoorAndRich Thu 29-Dec-16 12:57:35

You're not ridiculous at all. You sound stressed and that effects our mind and body in a huge number of ways.

Glad you have an appointment. Hope it goes well.

Maybe write down all the concerns and symptoms you have before you go in in case you forget any or in case you can't talk. Best wishes

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