Hi all (fellow sufferer)
I don't really know where to start, so lets start with recent events. Friday I was referred to a Rheumatologist by my cardiologist because he did some labs on me ESR (Sed rate) and CRP (C-Reactive Protein) blood tests on me and came back abnormal. Based on this and my case. Unfortunately I can't get into to see the new specialist till the 23rd, which sucks because now I'm even more worried along with not feeling good.
2nd thing I want to discuss is how long I've been ill with various ongoing symptoms that keep piling on and what they are.
For the last 4 years or so I have been having a really hard time with dizziness, lightheadedness, cognitive issues, extreme thinning of my hair, GI problem (gastritis), nausea, severe VIT D defficiancy (even though I've been on a 50k IU regimen), rashes on my face/arms that are extremely red and hot like a fever but are in patches on my skin, low grade fever off and on, SEVERE fatigue, Tachycardia with SVT (supraventricular tachycardia or PSVT) which has severely dibilitated my life, Asthma/COPD, Heat and Cold intolerance, Chest pains all the time, whole body weakness and body aches and pains. And the inability to stand/walk for very long. Weight gain. Severe depression and anxiety with panic attacks, easy bruising, intolerance to a lot of medications...
I could go on and on with more symptoms but I'm sure I've already lost you all.. lol
Anyways I have had several GP's that ignored most of my symptoms and just wanted to label me as just having mental problems and want to throw psych meds at me. However my cardiologist listens and finally did some tests that showed abnormal and is sending me to a Rheumy and I'm praying to finally get some answers because I have been on the brink of admitting myself into the mental hospital for suicidal thoughts, I'm so tired of suffering and not getting answers.
1 thing that did happen for me that was positive is I was finally awarded disability after 2 1/2 years of waiting. Because of my heart and lung issues as well as my mental problems (which I still think is a symptom then the cause).
I have also been seeing a chiropractor due to my scoliosis, disc degenerative disease and severe reverse curve of my cervical spine which intensifies my neurological problems.
Do you all think it could be lupus too? And did you have abnormal CRP and ESR blood results? What else needs to be done to diagnose me?