I have a lot of diagnoses to diagnose the symptoms, but could I have a syndrome or 2? I really want to find out why do I have so much pain, especially in my back and why so often?
Lost baby due to symptoms of infection (Doctors don't know what the infection was) also had a pelvic infection the year I had my child who is still alive and later had another infection called BV
Arthritis, scar tissue, muscles never healed right, muscle spasms (Related to back pain from car accidents effects on back, neck, upper shoulder blade areas)
Lower back and upper back sprains
Migraine and Tension Headaches
Allergies, hay fever, rhinitis, Recurring sinusitis and bronchitis, asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, bronchial asthma
"Floaters" - Black squiggley lines I see sometimes
Rarely blurred vision (happened more often when I was pregnant)
High blood pressure
Apthous ulcers and acidic stomach
Vitamin K deficiency (resolved)
Sometimes unexplained bruises
Sometimes the bottoms of my feet ache to the point where I can barely walk
The other day just before it rained, my whole body ached
Severe edema and severe weight gain when pregnant with first child but 2nd pregnancy lost weight and was sick most of it
Chest Pains that vary in symptoms
very pale skin, sensitive to light, heat, and sound sometimes
sickly appearance whereas I used to look pretty
Creptis in neck (neck made crack-crackity-crack noises when I moved it)
hip pain (resolved by chiropractic treatment)
genital itching that should have been resolved with diflucan, all the other yeast symptoms went away except the itching which decreased
Nose bleeds as a teen (seems to have resolved)
general itching and sometimes occasional bumps, and a non-itching bump on my left arm at the elbow
a strange patch on my left wrist where I used to have bumps, now looks like pock marks or injection sites--I had the bumps as a child and doctors did not know what it was
Felt like I had joint pains even as an athletic teenager but now I become so incapicitated by pain that I have trouble getting housework done and can't do heavy lifting
Occasional knee pains (started feeling as a teenager and thought it was just growing pains)
Today I had severe itching on my feet, the tops and bottoms while I took a shower. After I dried off and the itching went away, no more itching for now. I am still also getting over my last physical flareup of pain in my upper back.
Gas, bloating, stomach pain, Nausea and sometimes vomiting
alterred perception and behavior (especially surrounding severe pain flareups)The last time I went to a doctor, he said I'm not as sick as I think I am. It seems like doctors and some counselors don't usually think there's anything wrong with me. I have been to doctors, hospitals, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists, counselors, and a neurologist. I have the most excruciating upper back/shoulderblade pain that feels like it goes down my spine. The pain comes and goes usually just before it rains or when I do certain things and it flares up. My headaches became more severe after the car accidents. I don't recall having any back pain before the car accidents. One accident in which I became very sick was vomiting a lot, had trouble answering questions at first, and may have even passed out. I do not recall my head hitting the dash, but on my fash there was a red mark across my nose.
My mother died with heart problems one year after a severe nosebleed and had diabetes, 2 of my aunts have had cancer (one with back cancer in which her back bones broke and I think it was a rare form of cancer) and both had back pains, my brother has mentioned back pains and taking medications for it and that the cause is sleeping on different beds as he travels at times, my cousin had to have his operated on--something about a slipped or herniated disc or something and I think pinched nerves. I was also told that my mother (may have) had rheumatoid arthritis (she had a lot of pain and got shots for her knees, surgery for her shoulder rotator cup and went back under for physical manipulation, and had a lot of painkillers) and that my (great) grandmother had rheumatism. My maternal grandfather had angina, nosebleeds, and cancer. My paternal grandmother had diabetes and a stroke, which I heard was what killed her.
It seems like the only people who believe me are chiropractors and physical therapists. I had to be misdiagnosed with a "viral condition" during my period and repeatedly the doctors piled drugs on me that cause interactions and wanted to put me on mental pills, and finally after a couple months, I had to go to the hospital to find out that particular case was dysmenorrhea. By the time those misdiagnosing doctors got done with me, I was afraid to even tell the hospital staff what my symptoms were because I thought that they'd think it was just stress and nothing wrong with me too. But they did figure out my symptoms before I even told them all.
My husband seems frustrated by all this, and tells me it's in my head, and his mother has told me calls it a nervous condition when she has been diagnosed with a syndrome and should know what pain feels like.
When I have my pain that keeps me from living my life, it is like I am not really living at all. It is not much of a life to live like this. And to feel like hardly anyone believes me.
Please help me! I know those car accidents weren't all in my head, and I know that the other physical problems that people can see are not in my head. I just need to know what's going on and how to fix it. I am supposed to go to my husband's doctor Monday, but I don't know if this will be another case of there's nothing wrong with you, it's just stress, etc.