I've written before and I could update there but I don't feel like. I also felt like just ranting/venting/complaining in a new thread. So here goes...
I haven't gone to the doctor yet because 1. In additional to having Fibro, I'm a hypochondriac and am terrified they'll find something wrong... 2. Refer to 1.
I was diagnoised officially with Fibro a few years ago but haven't really taken anything for it. I've had it since I was about 15. I'm 28 now. Lately I've been experiencing tingling, numb sensations in a specific spot in the middle of my back (right below my bra...basically my rib cage I guess.) There's pain as well and it's like it's "spreading"...I've been experiencing pain and stuff for past month or so. It's in my sides too and kind of numb and tingling in my legs and arms and fingers...toes sometimes too.
Well...me being the person that I am...I googled the symptoms and the first thing that came up was Bone Cancer. God help me...so now I'm even more terrified, paranoid, anxious...etc etc.
I'm hoping there's someone out there that can be another explanation for this and can calm me down enough so that I can actually go into the doctor and get this looked at.
I also have IBS and possibly IC (though that hasn't exactly been confirmed). I currently do not have a GP or medical insurance so you can just imagine...
I don't exercise at all or sleep well...so I'm wondering if this is also playing a factor in my increased symptoms. I'm just totally freaked out. I had no business googling that stuff but when the C word came up well....UGHHH. My stomach has been hurting more lately and I'm just a complete mess.
Like I said, the pain is basically my rib cage...the back and the front...sometimes dull achiness to some cramps or pin prick sensations. I'm also experiencing some pin prick sensations in my legs and knees.
God...I'm just...*tries to calm down* I've never really liked doctors but my phobia of them has increased since my twin sister's death.
Anyway, I'm sorry to ramble on here. I'm hoping that someone can talk me out of the worst case scenario and into something much more logical...someone that actual has fibro. A few of my friends keep telling me it's probably just a really bad fibro flair up but I just don't know...I'd like to believe that of course.
I'm hoping I'm not the only one that jumps to illogical conclusions here.