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Hello everyone! I am really hoping someone kind out there could shed some light or even comfort me a bit here. I am feeling quite desperate now...
The story so far,and I'll try to keep it as short as poss:
I had a period of great stress in April, following a move into a new flat. within days my hands and ankles started to hurt to the point that I couldn't walk to the bathroom in the morning and hands felt like they'd been clenched all night (and still do). I had some severe cold sweats where my clothes would be soaked in minutes, severe sore throat and a thirst like i have never experienced in my life (I'm a 36 year old female from kent) and severe tiredness. I quit drinking alcohol and smoking and over about 2,5 months of rest the symptoms almost went away apart from the stiff hands and occasional fatigue and a shakey feeling where i need to lay down.
Now 2 weeks ago a sore throat started after another period of stress and some alcohol and cigarettes (two nights out), the sore hands are worsening, my sore ankes are back, i have a severly sore throat with white spots on the back of my throat, severe fatigue and some thirst and itchyness around my eyes, but not as bad as before.
My bloods have been taken over and over and I have had a CT scan and ultrasounds of my liver, pancreas, womb. It came back that I have some low level of inflamation in my bloods, elevated liver enzymes, high cholestrol and a small amount of fat on my liver and kidney stones.
I am a healthy weight, eat a very healthy diet and exercise moderately. I get sun and also take a vit d supplement along with folic acid (as i am trying to get pregnant for the first time), milk thistle, borage oil and a probiotic daily. I had glandular fever as a teenager, very badly and I also have a family history of auto-immune problems. Mum has mialitis of the spine, auntie (mums sister) fybromyalgia and nan has sjogrens syndrome and both nans have arthritis.
If anyone can relate, shed some light or advise, I would be incredibly grateful. It's seriously getting me down.
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