- CASE FILE
All over body pain. Starts in arms, shoulders & ribs, & eventually my legs & face. Also have GI issues & a lump in my jaw, possibly lymph.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have been having all over body/muscle/joint pain going on about 2 years now. A "flare up" occurs about every 2 months/sporadically and lasts a few weeks. The pain starts in my arms, shoulders and ribs, makes its way to my legs & face. I have anemia that is treated with iron and B12. I also have IBS and Acid Reflux symptoms. Additionally, I have a hard lump in my jaw (mobile and painless, about the size of a bean, no redness, and it is palpable but not physically visible) My PCP says it is possibly a lymph node. I have seen a rheumatologist who believes something is wrong, but all my tests are coming back normal. I also suffer from vestibular migraines that cause lots of dizziness. I am at the end of my rope and feeling like I'll never know what is wrong. What I do know it is NOT fibromyalgia or Lyme. I am wondering if all the symptoms are connected somehow. I am desperately seeking answers and wracking up medical bills. I am able to live my life for the most part, but I'm constantly anxious because I KNOW something is wrong. All of my doctors agree and believe me (which I know is rare), but they have run out of answers too and say there is not much else that can be done... I hope that is not true.