I have been suffering from a multitude of diffuse symptoms since April 2003. The first symptoms were irregular heartbeat, dizziness, sever backpain, digestive problems, difficulty swallowing, night sweats, sleeping less than 2 hours a night and the list goes on. As the months passed, some of these symptoms disapated but then the muscle problems set in. Almost 4 years later I am virtually disabled unable to dress myself or perform normal daily functionsuch less work. I have lost weight and am visibly wasting away. I am stiff as a board in my spine and can barely lift my arms to feed myself. Repetitive motion is impossible. My neck and back are so stiff that I can not turn my head or twist my body. I spent the first 2 1/2 years seeing doctors. Mayo Clinic, U of M, as well as doctors in my own clinic. I have seen specialists in 14 different areas including neurology, rhuemotology and infectious disease as well as more homeopathic doctors. I have been tested for just about everything anyone could think of but all my tests have come back negative. I am now at a point where going back to a doctor is nearly imposssible as the car trip alone would do me in.
I was a 39 year old healthy man. Prior to this happening, I had strepp throat twice as a teenager - that's it! I never had to see a doctor. I enjoyed spending time in the outdoors with my family (yes I've been tested for Lyme and related diseases) and loved life.
I'm beginning to think I'm cursed. has anyone ever heard of somethig like this happening??
Running out of time and seeking an answer...