Can anybody please help me as to the symptoms I have been suffering for nearly 2years and are getting progresively worse. I am a 40 year old female in the UK who until these symptoms started was in perfect health.
Around 6 weeks after I gave birth to my daughter I developed a strange throat infection that cleared up after about 3 weeks. About 6 weeks after this I started with muscle aches and weakness in my fingers, this has now spread to my hands, arms, shoulders and to a lesser degree my feet and legs. I also started losing my hair which again has got progressively worse. The rest of my symptoms are as follows:
Aching, weak, tired muscles
Overly sensitive to pain (things that shouldn't hurt do, for instance combing my hair)
Burning soles of feet (occasional)
Glands enlarged to varying degrees in neck and throat
And now depression but this could just be that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I have been tested for:
As well as all the rheumy tests etc all of which came back negative.
I am under the impression that all the specialists put my symptoms down to either PND (which I have not suffered with) or I am attention seeking.
I have some days that are better than others, on the bad days the only way I can explain how my muscles feel is as if you have an electric shock and it's about 20 seconds after the initial jolt and your whole body feels weak ang has gnwing ache that goes to the core.
Because of the weakness and loss of fingerprints I have scalded myself twice and sliced through a finger, not to mention all the smaller injuries. I can no longer drive and it has even got to the point that I can't even lift a dinner plate with one hand.
Please can anybody offer any direction for me to steer my GP in or for me to reseach myself, I am so desperate to have some semblence of a normal life.
Thank you XXXXX
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