First off, my sincere appreciation for all of the pain and suffering that you all endure. I too have had 15 years of illness, dealing with incompetent and competent (Thank God) physicians, and one illness after another (troubled preganancy, depression, autoimmune thyroid, endometriosis, fibroids, nasal polyps, allergies...and over 10 surgeries in 15 years).
I thought I was well on my way to wellness. I had a hysterectomy in February and all of my previous issues with pain were gone. My thyroid levels are in check and I felt great.
Now, I am really scared. My arms feel like lead and are so weak sometimes that I have trouble lifting the sheets off of me while I am in bed. I feel like I have a baseball lodged in the right of my neck at the base of my skull. Both of my shoulders ache and feel tight. Muscle relaxers did not help. One night I ended up in ER, they prescribed xanax and steroids. It helped for a short period of time and has since returned. Now I have pain that seems to move(?). Sometimes the inside of my arms will ache or I will have a pain that travels down my left leg- all the way to my ankles. I can't remember (since my thyroid- I can never really rely on my memory). But now, I feel like I am walking in a really thick fog. I see a Rhematologist in a week. Given my history of autoimmune diseases...I can't help to think that this is another one. I hope to have answers soon. I am depressed and scared and angry as hell!!!! I will try to venture in here later so that I can count my blessings...right now....in a really bad place
Thank You all for listening. It helps to know that I can put my feelings out there. I have a 15 yo son who is numb with all of my illnesses. My husband tries to be supportive, but I really don't know how he does it. I am sick of it....I can't imagine how he feels. I haven't been able to hold down a job for more than a few months since we were married. I received a notice from Social Security stating that I am not even eligible for disability because of how little I have worked. My self worth is really wavering......