Posted 7/20/2014 7:45 AM (GMT -7)
first time here. For the past 6 months, i have been on a quest to discover why i can't function properly anymore.
Here is a quick overview of what happened:
Jan/Feb: Strong stress episode + flu-like symptoms + pains and itching in pelvic floor region as well as in intestinal area (with strong diarrhea) - 2 weeks of Cipro. Diagnosed with Prostatitis, Epididemis with doctors later saying 'hmm no, that wasn't it. We don't know what it was'.
Mar/Apr: More stress. And more fatigue (especially after bowel movement) - Muscle pain in lower/mid/upper back, shoulders, neck and chest. Strangely, at the same time, pelvic floor pains go away. Diagnosed with Oesophagitis and Gastritis with docs saying it explains all pain. I am not convinced.
May/Jun: More stress (what do i have?). And more fatigue. Back and chest pain alleviates but is replaced by arms, hands and legs joint pain and sudden blurred vision. 2 weeks later, pins and needles appears in arms and legs, followed by intense body itching. More stress (do i have blood cancer, etc...).
July: Chest and back pain is gone. Pins and needles and itching is much less. Vision problems continue. However, while on vacation, i attempt to hike a lovely trail (i am healthy i tell myself!), and find myself pretty much passing out after 10 minutes (sweating, nausea, headache, leg weakness). This was 10 days ago. Ever since then, i have daily headaches, especially in back of my head. It's like my head is too heavy for my spine. I also have points in the back of my head and where the neck meets my jaw that hurt when pressed. I also have these pain points in the muscles of my shoulders. They are there one minute and the next they are not. Anyway, every day for the past 10 days is a fight to stay on my feet. My head is pulling me down, and i only feel ok when i lay down.
I go from one doc to the next and no-one can tell me what to do. Most of my blood tests seem to exclude things like Lupus and other diseases. RF, ANA, ESR, CRP are all fine. My white blood cells tend to be a bit low but nothing drastic.
My own research took me in the direction of Fibro and now possibly, towards CFS. I am trying to put all pieces of the puzzle together and only CFS fit (i think): fatigue, muscle and joints pain, despression, vision problems, hypoglycemia (which i have had since i was a kid but seems stronger now), IBS, nausea, headaches, jaw aches, neck aches.....btw, a doctor who was trying to inject me with vitamins said that my blood seems too thick!
- Would you agree that the above sound like CFS?
- Is it common for the symptoms to change like this? My pelvic floor symptoms stopped from one day to the next, only to be replaced with other symptoms. It keeps happening like this when something that was bothering me for 1 or 2 months suddenly stopped bothering me, only to be replaced by something else?
thank you for your assistance.