Hello, I joined this site a few months ago after an extremely nasty reaction to local anaesthetic at the dentists, which hospitalized me. I had had allergy ruled out via tests at St Thomas's so it is classed as an 'adverse' reaction. I remained extremely unwell for over a month with muscular chest pain, head pains and severe exhaustion. Since then I have been trying to build up my fitness. Found that the slightest exertion would knock me flat for a few days. Then managed to do a bit more, with only a day in bed now and then. Then last week I went swimming (just pottering really) and went slightly deaf and everything flared up again.
Anyway - to get to the point - I made some link between my long-standing fibromyalgia and the local anaesthetic (I think). And discussed with my sister who is a paediatric nurse specialist, who was the best person to see now. Hospital had said they would write to GP and ask him to refer me back to Immunology, but GP said no point and I agree (they mainly deal with allergy). Sister and I reckon a neurologist - as they deal with fibromyalgia, and also with neurological symptoms (I had severe neurological symptoms after the local anaesthetic, including speech, balance and memory problems).
So - been waiting to feel a bit more recovered before getting a referral as sick of medical things! Anyway GP has (reluctantly) agreed to refer me to a neurologist on the grounds that I have Fibromyalgia and have never seen one. He thinks 'there is nothing to do'. My argument is - logically - I can a) do nothing - but need a lot of dental treatment and the local anaesthetic made me very ill (worse this time than last). or b) see a neurologist to see if they can make some link between the reaction and my fibromyalgia and possibly suggest something I could take before, or after (as an antidote).
He says he doesn't know a neurologist who specializes in fibromyalgia, so it has been left that I will research neurologists and he will have a look as well.
I have found the names of 3 or 4 who sound quite good in the North of England - but none of them mention fibromyalgia. Not one single neurologist in the North of England, as far as I can see! Does this mean it is still not an accepted condition?
So - can anyone recommend a neurologist in the North of England - or - am prepared to travel. Thank you!