Our expert says:
This sounds like a general medical problem, rather than a psychiatric one. There are a whole lot of potential reasons for the pain and muscle stiffness, and all the other complex set of symptoms, would all need to be sorted out by a general physician ( Internist ) more than a GP. and potentially with the advice of a neurologist ; and a psychiatrist might also be asked to comment, as something like the common disorders of depression and anxiety can amplify such symptoms even arisin from very minor conditions, and make them alarming and far more unpleasant, and treating the depression / anxiety ca help to bring the other problems back into control.
Of course the smokin doesn't help at all, but I'm sure you already know that.
I have no idea what hours are worked by various specialists, and I'm not sure there's much alternative to calling their offices to ask. They would surely be wise to have sessions in the evenings one or two days a week, or on Saturday mornings.
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