- CASE FILE
Unbelievable pain and numerous test. Still no clear answer. Please Help!!
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
My issues started in 2013. I went to see a doctor after my daughters father poked me in the arm and it really hurt almost to the point it felt like he punched me. Some doctors at UNC here in NC had diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. Not soon after this I started to get some weird sensations going from an apartment building with a/c to a hot car. It felt like my skin was on fire. Had a sensation like if I walked into one of those sticker briar bushes and felt like pins and needles. Soon after in the same year I started feeling really tired. I slept for most of the day and then I just didn't want to go out. This was really out of the ordinary because I loved fishing and just being outside. I was later diagnosed with depression. Then it got the point I couldn't sleep. I had sleep test done and they couldn't figure it out. Its like my brain activity never ceased and I never hit REM sleep. My feet hurt so much I had to see an orthopedic doctor that prescribed me prednisone but they didn't let me know that taking to much for so much time could hurt me. I was seeing a pain management doctor and trying to figure out why I hurt so much. From the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep. If not taking an anti-inflammatory medicine my pain is through the roof. I started getting tired of so many things going wrong that I started to take control and ask the doctors to perform certain test but they just lied and said they already checked for it when they didn't. Last year in November I was told that I had inflammatory markers in my blood and bronchitis (the doctor said this was nothing to worry about) so the doctor wanted to do more scans instead of looking for the problem. I've been dealing with my body going downhill slowly. Arthritis in my hips, spurs in my feet, disc deterioration in my spine, low back pain (sacrum), swelling of hands, feet and other parts of my body. My therapist had diagnosed me with PTSD and some type of bi-polar disorder after having flash backs and nightmares. Now I have stopped smoking, started eating right, and even exercising no matter how much it hurts. My kids do things for me when I can barely move. I have trouble concentrating on things and cannot stand to be around large crowds. My tinnitus is off the chart. When it is completely quiet the ringing is all I hear and sometimes I still can't sleep even after taking my medicine. I had an appendectomy because my appendix was inflamed and at the time of surgery I was told it was completely normal. But they did notice I had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. The pain is so bad I can barely bend over or do anything. My gall bladder was removed two years ago after they spotted numerous gall stones. One lady couldn't believe I was standing at that moment. My hair is slowly falling out and my skin is going though a bunch of changes. One thing that really threw me off are the night sweats and excessive sweating. I used to be a person that put a cover on me all the time because it was so cold. Now I can't stand covers. In the mornings when I get up I have to brace myself with anything I can because moving hurts so much. My health is slowly declining and no one can explain why. I'm having further test done for rheumatoid arthritis and other thing they think it might be but its been 6 years me dealing with this. I just want to find the answer so I can live a functioning life. My kids deserve better but I can do but so much. Please help me in finding out whats wrong so I can give them a life they well deserve.