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I am 50. Had stomach problems all my life. IBS when my nerves kicked in. Bad migraines. Other than that up to eight years ago I was the most laid back 6/6 225 pound person there was.
Eight years ago...I was working in the yard for about 5 hours. My back started to cramp in two distinct areas. Left and right sides just above my kidneys. Got to a point were I decided to go inside and take a break. Sat down and 5 minutes later I felt like I was passing out. That night as I was going from conscious to unconscious I would get a jolt of anxiety. Happened over a hundred times that night. Before i finally made it to sleep my intire body had pins and needles.
This went on for three days. I went into my doctor at the time and told him listen... I have anxiety that is with me all during the day and what had happened. I hardly ever took medicine for any reason. He put me on Xanax. Had no clue what the drug was. Three years later my wife looked at me and said honey... your anxiety is really not being controlled. I agreed and took a full year on my own to get off the meds. Worse year of my life. In the meantime I got another doctor and told him I needed to sleep or I would be a mess. He put me on a medicine called Temazepam 15mg. Ended up taking two a night and are still taking them. After I got off the Xanax my muscles and tendons hurt and felt like they were ripping. Also got a new type of headache known as an aura migraine. So for the next 4 years got MRI of my entire body. They found that I have diverticulitis. They went into my throat found a hiatal hernia and used a bubble to widen my esophagus because I had some problems with food going down.
Have that cough that comes with the so called gerd so they threw me on Rhinidine 150mg once at night and once in the morning. Got on a gluten free diet. I actually stopped having the migraines that I had all my life. Wish I had known that years ago could have saved me hundreds of hours laying on the couch with a heating pad on my face. So here I am ..trying to keep enough calories in me and exercising but the muscle pain, the shortness of breath, the anxiety, the constant ringing in my ears, sensitivity to light and sounds, and those two areas on my back cramping up and hurting not to mention I have gone from 225 pounds down to 160 and being 6'6 thats pretty skinny. I believe I am loosing muscle and my mind all at the same time. So a friend of mine got me an appointment with a doctor in town who is in his 70s and specializes in determining what is wrong with you. He is like the Dr. House of my town. Today I feel as if I am not going to make it. I am not going to make it seven more days til my appointment. On top of it all I have had 4 deaths in the family in a month and a half and my 90 year old mother I take care of got sick and is in the hospital. I feel as if I am missing something. That there a virus or infection or chemical I am missing that is doing this to me. I have tried to figure it out for so long that it has beat me. I have never written anything on the internet before and have no idea why I am now other than when I was reading some of the discussions and I related to some of the things other people were going through it made me feel better. I feel as if I am waisting away. Guess I was wondering if anyone had this extreme of an experience with the muscle pain and weight loss and is there any hope of getting back to some normality. The things I am going to bring up to check for that I have learned is: Thyroid, adrenal glands, diverticulitis, hiatal hernia. I feel for anyone who is going through this type of illness.
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