Hey guys.. I've been lurking for a while and didn't want to post at first because I don't know what it is I have and I didn't want to take up unnecessary forum space.. but I've seen what a supportive community you seem to be and I thought I'd take the plunge and ask for help.
2 months ago I began having random stabbing pains all over my body. Everywhere - hands, arms, legs, torso, head, feet, everywhere. Sometimes it feels like it's my bone - others, the muscle, or even the very surface of the skin. Shortly after I began to have abdominal pain, I felt sick to my stomach so I stopped eating and lost about
14lbs (eventually started eating again), have numbness in my hands, dizziness every time I stand up, fatigue, I feel weak all the time, I have muscle spasms and sometimes have sore muscles (the kind you get after a good workout) despite not doing any physical activity at all.
All this time the stabbing pains have never stopped, and I've had more and more abdominal pain.. sudden sharp pains that come and go, sometimes more in the pelvic region, others around my stomach or lower, where the intestines would be.
Initially bloodwork came back normal, I had ultrasounds (abdominal and transvaginal) and both came back normal. Chest X rays normal. That was over a month ago. I recently had a CT scan (head, chest and pelvis) come back normal. I'm waiting on a more in depth blood test, and I'm going to have an EEG and a brain MRI just to rule out anythign neurological (I've seen neurologists though and they seem to think there's nothing wrong in there)
I know I have some of the Fibro symptoms though not all. For example, I'm not stiff in the morning. I'm not very stiff ever, really. I just have these random stabbing pains... I've seen several doctors, family and specialists,a nd none of them seem to have any idea. I'm considering seeing a rheumatologist soon.
This whole thing has me quite upset, for reasons I won't bore you with now, but my anxiety about
wanting to know what's wrong seems to be quite evident and I feel like I?m being treated like a crazy person...asking me if I have depression, if I'm seeing a shrink, if I've had any traumatizing experiences.. (I haven't!)
All I know is my body hurts and everyones pretending it's all in my head... and of course this causes anxiety and upset, because I feel like I am not heard. And this in turn makes them think I am crazy... *sigh* You get the point..
So yeah.. I don't think that this TYPE of pain (stabbing) is typical of Fibro... but I am at my wits end here. Don't know where else to look... wondered if anybody had any ideas.. ?
Thank you much in advance. SOrry for the long post.