I am a 29 year-old female with several different problems. 2 years ago I was laid off from my job and as a result I began to have tingling fingers on my left hand, swollen lymph nodes around my throat, and bowel problems. A couple of months later I was called back to work, but the symptoms did not disappear. Then exactly 1 year later I was laid off again. This time I developed an itchy, burning rash around my mouth, nose and on my eyelids, sore neck, sore left elbow, depression, stress, headaches, colds nonstop, forgetfullnes, moody, very tired all the time, sore neck, tingling and burning sensations on my upper back, and now before my period I get sore lumpy breast , menstral cramps, and swollen joints (knees & elbows).
I sought the help of an herbalist who told me I had parasites and my body was toxic, my hormones were out of balance, and I was stressed out. He put me on a diet, made me do a whole body cleanse, and gave me several other herbs to help my organs. The rash disappeared, I got back my energy, and I felt much better. I went off of the herbs because they were so expensive. Now my fogginess thinking and moodiness are slowly beginning to come back and joint pain has worsened. Also, on my left fore arm, my skin will hurt when I barely touch it. It is like I have a sunburn. It only last for one day and then disappears and might come back in a month or two. Just yesterday the inside of my elbow hurt when I bent my arm. When I touched it, it felt like a hard knot. Last night it had moved up to my shoulder and I could barely lift my arm over my head. This morning it was gone. I don't have sleeping problems and I'm not tired all the time, I just don't have an interest to do anything fun. I have done a thyroid blood test twice and it was normal. I went to a Gastroenterologist who said that I have IBS and no parasites. Recently my reg doctor said it was from stress. I am now beginning to take Lexapro (for stress and dep). I have an appointment to see an endrocrynologist and a neurologist. This keeps getting more and more expensive, so I don't want to go overboard with the testing if I don't have to. My reg doc is 100% sure that it is not Fibromyalgia. I'm not for sure that it is just stress. I'm sssttresssing out over this. I don't understand why it could not be Fibromyalgia. If you have ever been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia please respond and tell me if you think I have the beginning stages of it. I desperate.