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I've had widespread pain for 12 years. But a year ago everything got worse. Started with fast heart rate, fainting and blood pressure issues
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I have been in pain for 12 years. Pain everywhere. I was told it was fibromyalgia 2 years ago. I was diagnosed with graves disease and hashimoto's 10 years ago. I've gotten sicker over the years. New symptoms..new diagnosis. Last year it got bad. I was in the hospital 20 times in 6 months. My heart rate would shoot up and I would collapse. I had a spinal tap and ended up with a spinal leak. Got a blood patch that didnt help at first. After that day...it got way worse. I could not sit still. I would pace everywhere. In the shower to. I'd shoot up out of my sleep and if I was just laying and watching TV my heart would sky rocket and I'd feel like I needed to run. They are not panic attacks because I dont necessarily feel scared. I feel amped up and need to run. I get all different kids of funny feelings in my chest..including pain. I've had a good amount of tests and they always cant give me an explanation. I have stomach issues. I go a week without being able to eat it drink very much every month it seems. I get horrible neck pain that no one can explain. I was diagnosed with disc disease in my cervical spine but that's not only where the pain is. It goes behind my ear on my left side. I've recently started having trouble swollowing. I cant sleep at night. I stay up 2 days in a row sometimes. I go to bed at 5am usually. My memory is bad. I feel stupid almost because I'm always so out of it. I have 4 kids and cant take care of them. I spend most of my day in my bed. I constantly feel agitated, like I have bugs crawling all over my body and want to bang my head against the wall. I've wanted to give up so many times. No one can figure out what is wrong with me.