Long post and i'm really sorry about
that, i just felt like i need to give you all the details to clarify everything, i also apologize for my English it's my third language.
i'm new on this forum and this is my first post. i'm a 23 years old male, i've been on the overweight side all my life, and i was never really physically active as far back as i can remember, there were some periods where i exercised, it went kinda well, but i never did that more than a couple of months at the most, i don't drink, i don't smoke.
when i reached the age of 13 i started having these pains on my right back shoulder, but they will stay for weeks or months, and eventually go, i never thought anything of it, and i just thought that i was sleeping wrong, then after that i started having some pretty dramatic sleeping problems which actually affected my life, i would wake up like 10 times each nights or more, and at the end i will get very little sleep.
a couple of years later, i started having twitching and muscle spasms all over my body. and really really painful cramps in my thighs and my calves. BUT it was really just momentary, and not chronic, when they go, they go.
fast forwarder again a year or two, and i have developed some kind of burning and frequent urination, i took some antibiotics that a doctor prescribed to me in case it was an infection, but they didn't help, and also some skin rashes, itchy patches of red elevated/bumpy skin for like an hours in average. then they disappear.
and finally when i turned 21 i started having lower back pain, but then again, it comes and goes. (for example i haven't had lower back pain in the last 4 months)
i was never a person that really payed attention to their health, so i always assumed that these things had something to do with my (excessive weight, stress, sleep deprivation, or poor lifestyle) and i just ignored them.
but this all changed late last year, (november 2014) where i started having difficulty swallowing, and some GERD like symptoms (chest pain, feeling like blockage in the esophagus, and throat pain) i thought it will go away but it didn't, it went on for weeks, until i decided that maybe this is serious, and i went to see a gastrologist, i had an endoscopy, and he assured me, that i had nothing wrong with my esophagus at all, and that on the other hand, he found an impressive amount of ulcers in my duodenum. which was pretty strange to me since i never had pain in that area in particular. he performed a biopsy, and it came out HPylori positive, but no cancer. i started the antibiotic treatment, but it seemed like that didn't really change much about
my esophagus, after that, something new happened, i started getting IBS like symptoms, pain in my large intestine, diarrhea/constipation, gas, and the lower back pain came back again, i also get pain in my articulations and my hips, i started getting some serious pain in my left testicle, also spasms and twitching in my muscles (abdominal and limbs), but MOST IMPORTANTLY, this horrible throbbing pain, mainly in my back, in the region of my right kidney, but the pain can travel up, or even a little bit to the front sometimes.
i went to see my doctor again, but i was kinda shocked that he didn't really take me seriously, and he thought that i was just telling him all the random little things i could think about
. he told me that i was anxious and maybe that's why i feel the pain, he said i should just relax and maybe do an MRI if possible, i'm currently a bit financially hurt, and i live in a small city in a third world country, i have to travel to a big city and get a really expansive MRI that i can't afford right now, so i passed on that. but i will do it as soon as i can afford it.
so i was just looking on the internet and i discovered FM, all the symptoms fit perfectly, except the main one ironically.
now my question is, does this really sound like FM to you ? i mean i have all the symptoms, the only thing different it that, i don't have muscle pain as traditionally described, and it's not all over the body.
here's a list of my symptoms to make them easy to see.
-IBS ? (pain gas diarrhea/constipation , burning rectum occasionally)
-Left testicle pain (right one too occasionally)
-Burning frequent urination
-Sleeping disorders, and waking up multiple times each night
-Spasms and twitching all over my body (abdomen and limbs) also face and hands from time to time
-Pain in the back close to the right kidney (throbbing most of the time)
-Lower back pain, and shoulders pain, but not chronic (they will come and go)
-Skin rashes, i get sometimes really itchy skin on my arms my abdomen, and my thighs, it's like big red splashes all over my skin. and they look slightly more elevated than the normal skin.
i mean it all looks obvious until i think about
the fact that i don't have first day in the gym like pain in my muscles.
Thank you if you made it this far, and thanks for your responses in advance.
Edit : forgot about
skin rashes, added them to the symptoms
Post Edited (Martus) : 4/15/2015 9:46:39 AM (GMT-6)