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Suffered for years, it’s getting worse. Terrible pains as a child. Always fatigued and confused. My body just hurts and I don’t know why.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
When I was young I’d get the worst leg pains and was always told it was growing pains. They never stopped and I have terrible memories. I also get migraines, usually they get triggered. The last few years have got worse. I think I always thought my problems weren’t connected until I tried to find out what was wrong. I had a herniated disc few years ago and my doctor wanted to send me out of town so I just dealt with the pain. Eventually tried yoga for back pain and it actually worked for the worst of it! I just got used to being in pain. A year after that I woke up and fell down, couldn’t walk, it was excruciating and not like the typical herniated disc pain I’d had. The hospital emergency room doctor didn’t do anything, assumed it was to do with my herniated disc but this pain was the worst! I was in crutches 2 months waiting for pain management to go through on my insurance (I had went to my primary after the hospital visit) It was so hard taking my kids to school that I had to get my daughter out of her head start program. The crazy thing was when I laid down on my stomach it didn’t hurt, only when I tried to move or walk. (Also the herniated disc pain had hurt all the time and was only letting me sleep a few hours at a time) And during all this my other problems started getting worse. I get extremely fatigued and have to nap every day. If I don’t The next day my body is so sore and exhausted. I’ve been getting more migraines. I’m constantly congested or have a sore throat that comes and goes. It’s like I have seasonal allergies all year. A year ago I started getting blurry vision, especially in the right eye. It would come and go or effect me more in the evening. I couldn’t even read subtitles on my tv. I never had vision problems. My body also constantly hurts, it’s like joint pain and tenderness in my skin or muscles. I barely bump something and it hurts so bad! I’ve been getting bruises on my legs and my veins are showing a lot more. It’s like my skin is see through. I have this odd purple discoloration all over my legs. And it’s hard to explain but my body feels like gravity is weighing it down more than usual or something like that. I had to look up my notes in my phone to do this because I’m also constantly foggy headed or confused. Im sure there’s a lot I forgot. It’s so hard being a mom of two young kids and not being able to focus my attention on them or help my 5th grader with homework. I have to google some of his questions to remember. I just really need help and don’t know what to do. It’s especially hard now because my moms in the hospital with her own crazy health issues that I’ll have to fill out one of these for her too! I’m scared I’m going to lose her and it’s not helping my health.