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Very sore flanks near kidneys and adrenals.
Heavy constant low back pain.
Have lived with intense social isolation and behavioral stress with rare friendly relaxation since high school. No friends, no acquaintances, no lovers, no parental involvement. Religious repression of personality. Just me alone and stressed out 24/7. Social events (including work) requiring long periods of recovery with coping addictions (games, food, porn).
Regular history of all-nighters.
Achy, creaky joints that pop everywhere.
Sleepy during day. Mild insomnia until I fall asleep at night.
All lymph nodes ache. Began in 2011 with two on sides of neck.
Lymph nodes never swell in size, just hard.
Nodes are not painful. Surrounding tissues are painful.
Thyroid warm and aching, with a nodule seen on ultrasound.
Hypothyroidism, taking WP-thyroid 130mcg.
Sore all around thyroid.
Slight difficulty swallowing.
Inside of mouth around jawbone is sore.
Back of tongue sore.
Face sore and aching.
Preauricular nodes extremely sore, even painful.
Mild ringing in ears.
Bloodwork and CT scan of head/neck showed nothing in 2012.
Spent six years in increasing duress as pain and pressure moved from head/neck down to clavicle then armpits and chest, and now abdominal cramping with intense low back pain, and groin/pelvis soreness.
Dry cough for a month now.
Low back pain not abating.
Pressure in chest near spine.
Vertigo when driving at night.
Shortness of breath.
Random body twitches.
Lost 50lbs in the past year.
Constipation/diarrhea/heavy urination for a month
Eosinophilic and Low platelets for at least two years.
I've been to three doctors and a few specialists who showed barely any interest. They look at me like I'm fine, and order some blood work. Even in a horrible state like a month ago from which I've now barely begun to recover (Huge wave of abdominal cramps/back pain/malaise. My symptoms were semi-manageable before. Of course, I'm not a cry-baby. I drive myself and walk into work or the doctor's office as upright as possible despite needing to lay on the floor and crawl.)
I'm at my wit's end with pain and malaise and can't afford more visits or bloodwork. I have no idea what the threshhold is for illness, but apparently I do not meet it yet. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Do I have to ask for tests myself? Is that the sign a patient is really sick? What tests would I need? I'm not a doctor...
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