- CASE FILE
Fibromyalgia, but not so sure. Started with a strange rash that would only appear at night and then started the pain, anxiety and dizziness.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am seeking help because I am tired of missing out on life, it’s not fair to my children and to my job and the people I help daily.
This all started in 2012 with a rash of the back of my arms and legs that would pop out and itch only at night. Doctor sent me for bloodwork and my ANA came back very high. Went through every test possible with a Rheumatologist and nothing came back positive. Then a few weeks later the pain set in. It was like a flu, constantly achy and in pain. I went to the Mayo Clinic and was eventually diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. To this day nothing has helped. I have very low energy levels, always in pain, always dizzy even when sitting at times and constant anxiety that doesn’t go away. Also weight gain has been a huge issue with no change in diet. I also have Hypothyroidism and Vitiligo.
This has impacted my life because my children don’t have a mother they deserve. I was a very active and fit person. I feel like I can’t be the person I want to be at work either. I am a federal agent and my desire and passion is helping victims. This has impacted my work.
Since Mayo has said its Fibromyalgia I feel like doctors look at me like there is nothing they can do. I have questions on how this started as a rash and then turned into Fibromyalgia.
I have tried numerous medicines with no help. Lyrica, Lexapro, and others all with bad side effects. I am afraid to try anything due to my sensitivities to medications that only seem to lead to weight gain. I have tried acupuncture, yoga, massage and the chiropractor. Nothing takes the dizziness or anxiety away.