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Hi all. I haven't been diagnosed, but it is suspected. Everything started just over a year ago, i had severe upper abdominal pain, and was in and out of hospital, back and forth from GP, scans, endoscopy etc initially thought gallstones, then ulcers, but nothing came up with any test.
I eventually put it down to stress, had lost my dad six months earlier, was having terrible trouble with stress at work, and suffering depression. I gave up my job in hope it would resolve issues.
then the pain and numbness in my right hand started, i was sent for nerve conductivity tests, all clear. Refererred for physio, just seemed to get worse. Abdominal pain still there but i was trying to just get on.
Night pain then started, ribs and hips excruciating pain waking me every night. My hips and legs on a morning are terrible, have to hold onto wall to get out of bed etc. Taking me ages to get going, aching and stiffness.
Persistant migraines and headaches, my arms and shoulder blades ache constantly, and have now developed a cracking neck.
Just after Christmas, started with what i thought was an ear infection in my left ear. Visisted GP to be told i was probably getting a cold told to buy ear calm. So i did, but next 3 weeks of constant earache with pain radiating up my face and skull, went back. This time, got a GP who actually wanted to listen. My exhaustion too by this point was getting worse. I felt like i was going crazy and broke down in tears whilst spilling it all out how i was feeling.
He suspected several things, including mentioning Fibro - i'd never heard of it. Prescribed anti-depressants. Did bloods on Thursday last week, got a phone call on friday evening, all bloods clear except Folates are very low. Got to go back on Monday to sort that out. Nearly passed out in Tesco today, legs just went to jelly, feel dreadful and slept all afternoon. Pain seems to be everywhere at the moment.
I'm lucky in some ways, seems like a short journey compared to many, but saying that, i still don't know for definite what is wrong with me but my own research over past few days, my symptoms seem to fit fibro. Just hoping i get some answers soon, and some help to manage this. Feel a bit scared and lost and in a bit of a fog.
Sorry for long post!!
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