Hi. Was your heart checked out when you were at A&E?
How's your liver and kidney function?
Were you checked for magnesium deficiency or low calcium?
No, my heart wasn't checked, I have no idea of my liver and kidney functions and no I wasn't checked for magnesium deficiency or low calcium. I have a very poor GP who does next to nothing for me and in fact the locum he hired at my last visit was positively abusive; shouting in my face that HE knew better than the hospital. When I get a new GP I will be making an official complaint.
Yes please, I need to know what to do next
OK Heather. Here are the possibilities
Congestive heart failure--especially right-sided heart failure and I would get an EKG, chest x-ray, and echocardiogram to look for that
Next would be either liver or kidney dysfunction and a simple blood test would look at that.
But considering the muscle pain and tenderness, I would suspect an autoimmune problem as with lupus or polymyalgia rheumatica, so I would check your antinuclear antibody, rheumatoid factor, sed rate, and C reactive protein
Finally, but much less likely that the above would be a magnesium deficiency or a Vitamin D deficiency so I would check those levels too
Please let me know if I need to afford you any more information about this