The blood tests I had were because I had gone to the doctor specifically to ask about cramp, so I can only assume these were done but with the NHS we do not have choices really.
I keep waking to go to the toilet, so don't get much sleep anyway, but some weeks I will be woken from 3 to 8 times a night . I jump out of bed & am almost frightened to go back so I try to sleep sitting up but get aches & pain all round my shoulders. I think the pain is dreadful but feel I can't do anymore to help myself.I think perhaps it is more difficult to deal with the pain as we get older.
He sent me for the blood test & when I went for results he didn't give any cause but just said I needed Vit D.
He just asked me to have the blood tests & when I went for the results he just said all I needed was Vit D.He certainly didn'nt tell me what the cause was.
For want of any better advice I would say - yes