Posted 11/16/2017 11:30 AM (GMT -6)
Been a few months since all these things have started happening. I just wanted to slide this in here to see if I could possibly have fibro before I go to the doctor and ask about it.
All my life I have had trouble with aliments. Never really been super intense, but, I often had issues with my bowels. Utis. Colds. You name it. My chronic issues (besides IBS and UTIs) did not start until the beginning of 2016. It began with a random bout of costochondritis. It wasn't that bad and eventually settled after a few months. Then I developed pleurisy and then, as it turned out, I was asthmatic. Never had any major issues with allergies, though, but that was what was causing it. After I began singular it went away and I only had a few issues here and there. Then began my headaches. They lasted for several months before dissipating. That was the end of 2016. I was actually fine as rain for 6 months and suddenly I got my headaches again.
This was in June this year. They pushed me in for a MRI and this caused my anxiety to skyrocket. I had a panic attack, went to the ER twice, and was told I had pleurisy AGAIN and was having some slight asthmatic issues. That was the end of July. From August up until now has been a terrible health battle.
I lost 25+ pounds quickly. My muscles would hurt (ache, felt tight and stung like a burning) in my legs, the skin over my hips burned, my back was tight and feeling numb/burning, shoulders, neck pain, throat often would get tight like im about to cry and feel like a huge lump was there for hours on end before slowly dissipating. In my mind, I was going nuts. I felt a weird burn all over my body. I felt like I was just disconnected and my memory was shorting out. I could NOT get any amount of sleep.
Finally, around the beginning of October I was sorta feeling fine. My pains has lifted and I felt "right" in my head. Unfortunately, that was short lived. My asthma set off BAD with the crazy weather changes and it caused me to get slight bronchitis. That's cleared but now I think I have new costo spots and pleurisy bad in my lower rib cage. My whole body is tight again, my throat too. My skin feels literally on fire and itches. I am just, miserable. I am literally unsure of what to do.
As it turns out my Gma has fibro and said my symptoms sound like hers. They have run blood tests on my many times and nothing has shown up, including inflammatory marker stuff. I have had two MRIs, one of my head and one of my neck. My blood pressure tends to go up when I am in this pain. My heart rate too.
My pain is usually pretty manageable. Just sometimes I will get these burning feelings all over my body and I just cry. Last night it was really bad and I just cried while my bf tried to console me.
I am on prednisone right now, my inhaler, benedryl, singular, and so on right now. Does this sound like a fibro thing? I cannot figure out what else it could be. I have to fight going to the ER every evening just bc I know they will just say it is nothing but I am just in so much PAIN I don't know what to do.
Thank you for reading