I am a 40 year old female. I have had numerous symptoms but always assumed they were not related.
I am trying to find out why I am having some of these problems. About 4 years ago, I went through 1 1/2 years of recurring severe mouth ulcers and then I started having swelling and pins and needles pain in the lips of my mouth and vagina(always at the same time). I have dry eyes,always feel like I have sand in my eyes, tears are not being produced according to my eye doc. I have dry mouth and vaginal dryness. I had a hysterectomy but have my ovaries. My skin is dry with the exception of my face which is oilier than when I was a teenager. I have burning and pins and needles in my hands,legs,feet. Carpal tunnel has been ruled out. I am fatigued always, have heartburn/reflux even though take meds for it. I have IBS type problems as well I have pain in my joints and daily headaches and migraines. I have muscle spasms in my calf,feet and sometimes my hands. I am so tired of feeling bad. I have had a test for Lyme disease which was negative. I don't know where to start but am so tired of feeling bad all the time. Don't know if it matters but had Epstein Barr about 9 years ago (was a recurring infection) and not too sure I didn't have it again about 5 years ago. I had a high fever,fatigue,etc. The doctor told me it wasn't the flu but something like it.
The swelling and pins and needle pain in the lips of my mouth and vagina has me stumped. I never know when it will happen or how long it will last. It started about the same time my mouth ulcers stopped. I still have ulcers occasionally but nothing as severe or as frequent.
I have not complained to my family doctor, but when I did try to tell him, he sent me to a psychiatrist all because he saw tears. I tried to tell him I was crying because I felt so bad but he wouldn't listen.
For the dry eyes, the doctor did a slit lamp test and said for me to use eye lubricant that he didn't know why the tears weren't producing. Gyn doc gave cream for vaginal dryness.
I am starting to wonder if all of my symptoms are related and don't know where to go from here or even ideas of what it could be.