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MY Dh is panicing and I can't get a Doctors appt for two weeks. But this is not likely to be a biggy is it

(18 Posts)
pagwatch Fri 14-Aug-09 15:09:30

I started getting migraine occasionally in the last year. I seem to wake up feeling lousy most days. I keep feeling dizzy when just sitting or lying down and doing nowt. And I have put on about half a stone although I have little appetite at the moment.

I suspect this is a hormone/menopause thing and feel a bit silly going to the doctors except for the dizziness and DH flapping a bit.
But an appt in two weeks is fine isn't it. Does this sound hormonal to anyone else.

Sheeta Fri 14-Aug-09 15:13:06

my migraines have always been hormonal - they were at their worst when I was on the pill, and during pregnancy, but thats only my experience of them. Dairy can set them off too.

Not sure about the feeling dizzy/feeling lousy most days. Can you get your GP to call you about this, they will be able to advise if you need to go in sooner.

pagwatch Fri 14-Aug-09 15:15:36

The surgery has one fantastic Doctor who knows all about my family circumastances so I really want to see him.
The rest of them are [meh].

I really want to wait for my fab GP and not see someone for the sake of it IYSWIM. But DH being worried is making me doubt myself smile

randomtask Fri 14-Aug-09 15:20:56

It sounds like hormones but, have you been eating anything different/more recently? Also, do you have neck problems?

I only say as my migraines are sugar related and stiff neck related. My Mum only gets them when her neck isn't right too.

Good luck!

Sheeta Fri 14-Aug-09 15:23:02

Personally I would ask for an emergency appointment, but in my case I have run out of codeine and couldn't cope with being laid out with a migraine for 3 days (argh).

OrmIrian Fri 14-Aug-09 15:26:07

You know your own health better than DP. If you can put up with the discomfort and aren't unduly worried I should wait. Assuming that you aren't just being a typical mum and saying 'Oh I'll be alright' when you are actually worried hmm

pagwatch Fri 14-Aug-09 17:03:00

thanks all

I think I probably am fine and it is just accumulating issues from being old and being busy and stressed and being old and stressedgrin. I think the dizziness is troubling because it happens at odd times - and i wouldn't want to be driving hmm.

I will wait I think. My Doctor knows I am not a hypochondriac so won't make me feel like a prune.

Thanks

TotalChaos Fri 14-Aug-09 17:23:30

other than hormonal, could be worth getting a blood test to rule out underactive thyroid or being a touch anaemic. by dizzy do you mean slightly woozy or literally having trouble balancing/walking across a room?

cocolepew Fri 14-Aug-09 17:34:22

I was going to say thyroid as well, I'm perimenopausal (yah! [hmm) and get dizzy spells.

Singstar Sat 15-Aug-09 18:59:36

Hi, if it was me I'd go and see a dr sooner, you're probably right and absolutely nothing is wrong but without going into to loads of detail I had migraines and dizzy spells for years and I left going to the dr for ages out of stubborness or whatever and it was a big big mistake which with hindsight I really regret. Its probably nothing but it could be something and believe me its better to find out and get it treated sooner rather than later.

I was diagnosed with a very rare condition so please don't think for a moment I'm not suggesting your situation is anyway like mine but if I could rewind the last few years and go to the dr when I first started getting the symptoms, I would do it now. It will put your husband's concerns at rest, yours and if there is something that needs to be treated it can happen sooner rather than later.

I'm sure all will be fine and wouldn't it better to know that now than in 2 weeks?? Best of luck

whomovedmychocolate Sat 15-Aug-09 19:13:32

May I suggest you call your nice doctor and say 'I'm coming in with X and Y symptoms. Would you like me to have the blood tests in advance and if so can you let the nurse know so she can sort it out.'

That way you will go to the GP, have a blood work-up there in front of you and either rule out any nasties or start treatment.

For example, I would expect your thyroid levels and a full blood count would be a first step in diagnosing why this is happening and while there is no point in panicking - you could let your DH feel you were doing something while keeping the prebooked appt.

nooka Sat 15-Aug-09 19:15:34

If you have a doctor you trust and have a good relationship with them I think as you have actually made the appointment I would go with that as you are much more likely to have the conversation you need and thus a good diagnosis or plan of action. It certainly sounds like something you need to resolve though, hormonally related or not. If you haven't actually made the appointment then make sure that you do - it's incredibly easy to put these things off especially when you have a sneaking suspicion that something might actually be wrong. You shouldn't be feeling lousy most days even if you are menopausal, and the dizzyness is not good. I had Labyrinthitis a few years ago which makes you very dizzy and it is a horrible feeling - if the doctor can give you something that makes you feel better then you should make sure you get it - there are no brownie points in suffering in silence (or not as the case may be!)

tatt Sat 15-Aug-09 19:23:08

unless you start vomiting, have trouble speaking or talking or start to fall asleep a lot 2 weeks doesn't sound like a problem to me. If you feel dizzy you might like to think about blood sugar levels, a problem there could cause weight gain. If you have constipation, a slow heart beat and a low body temperature in the morning that would suggest thyroid problems. If you do start having other symptoms speak to your doctor on the phone.

ilovemydogandmrobama Sat 15-Aug-09 19:36:18

I love WMMC's approach. very logical and solves everyone's problems/issues. grin

Now that I think about it, am sure she could solve all my problems in about 10 minutes, make a joke, have me laughing, while she's baking a cake.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 15-Aug-09 19:48:31

No more cakes today ilovemydogandmrobama - I've already had to make two today for mothers of friends who are in hospital!

But if you have a non-cake related emergency I would be happy to come over and tell you off on your thread too wink

pagwatch Sat 15-Aug-09 19:58:58

all helpful - thank you all for taking the time smile

I have managed to book an appt for Mon 24th and will go then unless I feel much worse.
I like the blood test idea but in the midst of the summer hols and have the children at home incl DS who has SN. The only people who can sit with him are not available and he would not cope with my giving blood or attending the Doctors infortunately.

Dh is happier now I have booked in and will go to work late so he can sit with the children while I am out.

If anything else bothers me in the meantime I will phone the drs surgery for advice

Thanks again- reminded me why I [heart] MN smile

slowreadingprogress Sat 15-Aug-09 20:07:04

I agree it is definintely sounding hormonal. And yes could just be, ahem, age related - but definitely worth getting your thyroid checked out. Thyroid controls all the hormones so if that's out, you're 'out' all over iyswim. And it can explain the weight gain, feeling lousy every day..and for me, migraines were part of my thyroid difficulties too

worth just asking the question I think.

nooka Sat 15-Aug-09 20:32:35

My sister had a combination of thyroids, early menopause and burn out that showed in a similar way (especially the feeling lousy). Medication did help, but she also had to scale back her commitments and access more respite care (she also has disabled children). You may (just) be exhausted - it's worth looking at lifestyle too and including those issues when talking to your doctor.

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