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Long story short- I have pain in my legs, hips, shoulders, back, arms, knees, wrists. Extreme fatigue and weakness. Shortness of breath and new unusual heart palpitations. This all started in my right leg and ankle and moved it's way up to my shoulder and then eventually to the left side of my body. First I limped, then I got a cane, then a walker and fear a wheelchair will be next. This all started when I was 28 years old. I am now 30 years old. I've had thyroid and reheumatoid arthritis ruled out from a specialist. They have found some impingements and nerve damage on my left shoulder, hip, and elbow. I never had any accidents. No reason to wake up with all of this one day: MRI showed lesions and perpendicular white matter on my brain. 1st neurologist did spinal tap and the test that electrocutes your muscles and shoves needles in your muscles and moves them around. Anyways they didn't see anything of great significance through any of them. The last thing my new neurologist has said was the lesions could be from mild MS or from anything... I could have been born with them. I've experienced weight loss, naseau, and intense brain fog. Ex. I'm looking at the orange juice and in thinking orange juice... then lemonade comes out for no unferstanfable reason. Sometimes I just forget how to text or type. Sometimes I will tell someone the same story 3 times and have no recollection telling them once. This scares me a lot but what's going on with my body scares me more. My doctor has ran tons of tests. I've done everything they've asked me too and still am nowhere near an answer. I am a single mom with 2 children. I work full time and I can't take days off when I feel terrible or my arms and legs don't want to work. I don't have that luxury. My kids see me scream in pain when I try to lift up my arms or take steps. I try to hide it's much as I can but is nearly impossible. They deserve to have a healthy mom who can have fun, laugh, and take them to the park. Physically getting worse is taking an enormous mental tole I me now as well. I've tried to be hopeful but after several years it's hard to stay positive. Not getting any answers and doctors trying to shove anti depressants down my throats is starting to make me depressed. What's aggravating is that they make me feel like I'm a depressed person and that the depression is causing these symptoms. I never had depression before this. All my life. Check my history! Everything that's happening to me physically is starting to make me depressed. If I didn't have children, and they couldn't figure this out. I'd be gone. Because being in so much pain and physically disabled out of nowhere is too much to deal with sometimes. I have the two sweetest, kindest kids in the entire world and would never leave them behind. Which is why I need some ideas and help to point me in the right direction to get better! Mayo Clinic called me for an appointment but they don't take my insurance and I don't have 6 grand for the initial appointment and routine testing. Plus if they don't figure it out with that, than you have to come up with more money up front to continue.I am so desperate to fix this. Please. Anybody?
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