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I am sitting in bed crying my eyes out and just can't stop. For years I have been back and forth to doctors and different specialists, recently rheumatology. I have been loosely diagnosed with RA, fibromyalgia, ME etc., and had so so many tests, scans, xrays, meds!!! I never understood the fibromyalgia diagnosis as it seemed to me anyone without any other diagnosis was simply diagnosed with fibro, regardless of symptoms, so was never happy with it. Rheumatologists can't seem to make their mind up, one says its RA, another says not, the guy who scanned me said it was very clear that it was RA, looking at the inflammation, but my last visit I saw a locum who dismissed it and discharged me. I have been suffering the most severe headaches for over a month now, every day, all day and had a brain scan yesterday which, thankfully, showed nothing sinister. I have phoned today for blood results and was told my vitamin D levels are very low and to repeat with calcium - I already take calcium tablets and havedone for a few years! So -is this the real culprit?! I looked up the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency. The first thing I read was that one of the first signs of vitamin D deficiency is a sweaty head! I have told many, many doctors and specialists about my head sweating uncontrollably for at least the last two years. It was put down to perimenopause. It is embarassing going anywhere public, meals out, my daughters awards evening yesterday, constantly wiping my brow and fanning myself. So, apart from this symptom, aching bones and muscles (I can barely move some days and spent 18 months practically bed bound and obviously unable to work - putting my home at severe risk), a bad gut (I suffer diahorrea regularly) and possibly the headaches too!! I am crying partly out of relief, partly frustration, partly I have no idea about (yes, depression is on the symptom list, as well as cognitive problems - I almost drunk a melted candle the other night!!)
Anyway I have an appointment with my gp shortly. I am just scared he won't agree that the vitamin D deficiency could very well be responsible for all of my symptoms. I feel very strongly that this could be the answer and if it is,well I get my life back with treatment!!
I just want to know whether anyone has any advice, whether anyone else has had the same problem?
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