For the past 6 months, I've been sick. It started out with swelling in my groin lymph gland, then pain in my leg (of the lymph gland) that traveled down my leg, would settle for a couple of days, then move further down. Towards the end of this, I had a constant low fever, I was experiencing loss of appetite, dizziness, fatigue (I couldn't walk to my bathroom without running out of breath). My leg/ankle became very swollen and very painful...I literally needed help to walk. Around that time, I developed a rash on my thigh.
The swelling went down, the pain went away (this was about 3 months into this) and all seemed to be going well. Then, I started getting dizzy spells again (vertigo), loss of appetite/upset stomach, a rash on my shoulders, confusion/disorientation, slight balance problems, and fatigue. My shoulders started aching--feels like growing pains--which wasn't too bad. But then, the pain started jumping around a LOT. I mean, it's not in the same place for ten minutes.
That's not the worst part though... I get these UNBEARABLE shooting pains that literally take my breath away and leave me crying, crippled, on the floor. It started in my shoulder, but now randomly hit anywhere in my body. Also, when it first started, the shooting pain would like a couple of seconds and then stop before immediately repeating (about 5 times). Now, the pain lasts at least thirty seconds at a time before immediately repeating. Sometimes it lasts minutes, then leaves my muscles numb/stiff and very hard to move.
Lately, the shooting pain has been attacking me at LEAST once every hour, on a good day. It doesn't let me sleep =[ I've been giving Vicoden, tramadol, lyrica and many more pain meds that have all utterly failed.
Also, IDK if this is normal or not, when I get my blood drawn, it takes a very very long time for my 'needle wound' to stop bleeding. The last time I got it drawn, it was still trickling blood after 5 hours.
So far I've been tested for Mono (although I already had mono in 8th grade), leukemia, arthritis, auto-immune problems, lymphoma, and thyroid problems. It's not an infection, and it's not an allergic reaction. Right now, they're testing for chemical imbalances in my brain.
I'm nineteen years old, female. In the past, I've had Bell's Palsy, appendicitis, pneumonia, and currently have tendinitis in my wrist.
This is unbearable. Please if anyone has any advice or encouragement, I would love to hear it.
Thank you so much for reading this!