Sat in A & E absolutely crapping myself

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Nat6999 Fri 10-Jan-20 20:30:47

I've had problems with numbness in my feet over the last few weeks, which over the last 2 days has spread to my bum & thighs. Rang 111 for advice & got referred to A & E, somebody mentioned Caudia Equina Syndrome. I'm terrified of hospitals & just want to go home. I'm autistic & it doesn't help.

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sd249 Fri 10-Jan-20 20:34:19

Speak to the hospital. I have had to go in a few times and mentioned how scared I was (I am also autistic) they made sure that I could wait in a quieter space.

I still had to wait the same amount of time as everyone else however I got to do it in a small side room which made it a lot easier for me. They tend to be very good in my local hospital.

scousadelic Fri 10-Jan-20 20:35:12

Try not to panic. Cauda equina is rare and, probably, a worse case scenario. At least you are in a good place to get sorted

ClientListQueen Fri 10-Jan-20 20:37:14

Have you had any back pain? I had cauda equina, I know it's hard but try not to worry, they have to check for everything including the worst case

lljkk Fri 10-Jan-20 20:51:03

do you take any regular vitamin supplements, OP? Some of them can cause nerve weirdness. So can mild food allergies and even anxiety itself.

SeagullOnTheWind Fri 10-Jan-20 20:51:16

Hi, I try and tell someone about my SEN and that I have overwhelming feelings/ responses to that sort of situation. They're usually wonderful. I hope you're OK.

Nat6999 Fri 10-Jan-20 21:45:14

Been referred to GP out of hours unit now.

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lljkk Fri 10-Jan-20 21:55:51

Does that mean a GP unit attached to A&E or you go home & wait for GP to contact you?

Nat6999 Fri 10-Jan-20 22:06:45

GP unit at hospital.

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lljkk Fri 10-Jan-20 22:09:02

so you'll still get seen tonite, which sounds good.
Hopefully GPs are kind, will take a holistic view of your situation.
Let us know what they say?

aNonnyMouse1511 Fri 10-Jan-20 22:11:53

That’s good. Means it’s not urgent xx

Hadtoask Fri 10-Jan-20 22:43:39

Have you seen the doctor yet? I hope you’re feeling better.

Nat6999 Fri 10-Jan-20 23:42:40

I'm home, the doctor checked my reflexes & neuro checks on legs & feet which are normal. I've got to get an appointment at my doctors on monday to sort some investigations if needed.

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lljkk Sat 11-Jan-20 08:05:48

Thanks for update. Bodies are weird things.

FenellaMaxwell Sat 11-Jan-20 08:07:10

Have you fallen on your coccyx recently?

Nat6999 Sat 11-Jan-20 11:59:11

No I haven't, I had a bad fall on it 4 years ago, was taking my shoes off stood up & fell landing on my bum. It took almost 3 years to stop hurting.

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Nat6999 Sat 11-Jan-20 12:06:16

The doctor rolled his eyes when I said 111 had sent me to A & E, I've been sent before with ds & it's been the same reaction.

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