Hi, im new here. My name is Jayla im 24 years old and I work in the legal field. Nice to meet you all. Here is my story.
It started 4 years years ago., I was about to turn 21 and I woke up one morning and I could not move my arm. I did not do any heavy lifting also it was much more than a "oh I just slept in the wrong position" type of situation. My arm was in a sling for almost a week and no one knew why. Roughly a year later I had it happen again, I could not move my arm for no apparent reason. Again my arm went in a sling this time for a few days. I have always had strange things happen to me.
One summer I got a rash on my face it lasted 3 months then went away, the next summer I got the same bizarre rash on my face it last this time a month. I do have eczema so I contributed the strange rash to this. I have had severe chest pains for 8 years now. I get them especially bad when I breathe in or if I move my body too fast when changing positions in bed. I have has numerous EKG test done and not one DR can find any heart condition.
I also get sharp pains through out my body (have been getting worse lately). For example I will be lying down or standing up and get sharp pain in my thigh or in my arm or hand, or wrist out of no where. Sometimes I will touch parts of my body and it will feel like im touching a bruise.
Also my lymph nodes become severely swollen. I almost had to have a biopsy surgical procedure done, I went to my pre surgical examination and the DR called it off due to my lymph nodes no longer being swollen. Now they are swollen on and off but lately it has been mostly on.
I get mouth ulcers frequent I probably have 10 or more a year. I also get severe head aches at times it feels as though my brain is bleeding and behind my eyes hurt so bad I cant keep them open. I have also been a tired and weak feeling person in general. During times of stress I notice my symptoms become worse (i.e. when I was in school -finals/ stress at work- became severely ill during recent break up whole body was in pain, I couldn't move, lymph nodes severely swollen, fever, I contributed this to being a flu)
I went to have a blood test done 2 years ago and I tested positive to an array of diseases- Lyme Disease, Connective Tissue , Scleroderma I was put on medication for Lyme but it turned out I did not have it, the other diseases came back as false positives. I had a ANA test done and it came back positive. My DR was awful and did not really explain if I have Lupus or not. She said I did not have enough symptoms for treatment at the time (at that time I was tired alot, pain in joints and chest pain) and sent me to a Rumatologist. I ended up losing my health insurance, I stopped going to DR I was suppose to follow up 6 months later with, it has been now over 2 years.
I do have insurance now but im scared to go back. Sometimes I think I just imagine all of this all the symptoms are so strange and random. I also have had stomach issues lately not like an average stomach ache but it just feels strange like I drank motor oil plus my ankles have been feeling swollen lately.
Does anyone else feel like this? Is it just me?
Should I go back to the DR?
I know this post was long, thank you so much for taking the time to read it and responding.
Post Edited (LAWCHICK) : 7/8/2010 9:01:33 PM (GMT-6)