New person, please help
So I stumbled across this site, and I like that you could ask questions and get them answered by real people who know what you are going through.
I doubt my story will be any different, but here it goes.
I have been getting sick on and off for the past 6 years now, and I am only 20. I have a wide array of symptoms that will come and go, or not leave at all, some will come back in groups, then sometimes it's just one will return.
I am so sick of doctors not believing me, or not agreeing that there might be a slight possibility that something is wrong. The biggest offender I have is severe joint pains, and it really does hurt me when people say, "Your too young to have joint problems." So I am feeling like I am going crazy.
I just want to know what this is.
I recently found a doctor who believed me (mostly), and had me get an ANA test, but when it came back neg she stopped right there and told me that it is only my fibro. But I can't help but feel that there is more to this than just fibro.
Here are as many symptoms that I can think of:
~severe joint pain, that can keep me in bed for days at a time
~rash on the top of my legs, collar bone, arms, and back (gets worse in the sun)
~insomnia (which I am taking Ambien for)
~depression (which I am taking Prozac for)
~extremely jumbled mind, it is very hard lately for me to form sentances
~weight gain/loss (depends on the flare)
~trigger points (from the fibro)
~it hurts to take in to much air (I can't run anymore, it feels like I am inhaling daggers after a while)
~ TMD grinding my teeth too much
~severe to mild headaches
~chronic eye infections (I don't remember the whole long scientific name for it)
~floaters (I'm not sure if that's related or not)
Please help me, please tell me what you think. I can't take this anymore.
Bless you all!
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