- CASE FILE
I am a 46yr female insomniac with sever leg pain, hypertension and swelling. Erratic bp and heart rate. Rashes and migraines. Destroying me.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
About 3 years in began. I tore my meniscus tendon. I was having full leg pain. I had it surgically removed and I never recovered. My knee was giving me so much pain I ended up having the right knee replaced. Through that, I found I have hyperextension in now only one knee because the replaced one is straight. I walk with a limp. My body has gone crazy and I am basically bed bound. I am in pain everyday. Both of my legs hurt, the pain goes up from my foot and down my leg through to my knees. Also both knees hurt. My legs will swell up and down, up and down. I own three sizes of shoes. The pain keeps me from sleeping. I go days on two or three hours sleep because I hurt so much. We have tried all sort of sleeping meds and either I don’t go to sleep or I will only a couple hours. I used to never sweat now I sweat all the time. Doctor said the excessive sweating is from the pain.I was told I have low pressure and a high heart rate. My blood pressure will go real high and then drop real with in minutes. My resting heart rate is generally 100. Through out the day it will jump 120, 125. When it goes up and then drops I get a headache that often turns into a migraine, I have reoccurring bronchitis. I have a horrible immune system, I get sick a lot. My last bought with bronchitis my heart rate was running 154. I spent four days in the hospital. The rapid heart rate also causes me to have anxiety. I have joint issues. My SI joint was loose and had it fused. Helped the back pain, no help for leg pain. I have 4 bulging discs in my back (3 on lower back, 1 in my neck). But the doctors say that the back is not causing the leg pain. I can’t walk because I will have shooting pains or knees will just give out. I have to use wheelchair mostly. I have no answers why my legs hurt so much. I have a rash on both arms that more pain I am in the darker it gets. The last time I was hospitalized the rash spread all over. I am have eye surgery Nov 4 because the muscles in my eyes are not strong enough to hold them open. I have chronic headaches and migraines. I have been to so many doctors and so many test and money. My orthopedist suggested that it may auto immune. No the auto immune doctor said I have chronic pain syndrome and sever fibromyalgia. They want me to see a geneticist because they think it maybe a muscle or bone disorder. My mom was born with a soft skull, my cousin was born with her ribs inside out. I don’t know anything about my father biological grand father. My mother and father are cousins. Which increases my chance of having a genetic disorder. I have been called a drug seeker or it is all in my head. I hate nights because that is when the pain is at its worst. I really just want an answer to what is wrong with me???????