We've been working on this issue since April and I'm to the point that I feel like i'm in some bad episode of House!
I originially went in to see a doctor in April due to severe pain in my wrists, plus issues with my anxiety (I wasn't taking my meds due to an expired prescription), short-term memory, and problems with my speech. The doctor stated that the issues with memory and talking were due to an increased level of anxiety and clinically diagnosed me with carpal tunnel. Perfectly fine, right? He told me to wear this splint for 90 days, take Naproxen, go back and see him later. Only problem was that I would wake up with extreme pain and stiffness in the affected wrist, then the pain started to occur in the other wrist, forearms of both arms, shoulders, and neck. Then my knees. My ankles. My hips. Freaking everywhere. Due to some things I had heard about this doctor and my own feelings at that point, I went to a different doctor. Around this time I also started to feel heavy and fatigued on a daily basis and without sleep having any sort of effect. I have since been treated for extreme anemia, diagnosed with Raynaud's disease, and have been tested for rheumatory arthritis, lupus, carpal tunnel, broken wrist bones, and osteoarthritis. I'm currently on heart medication for the Raynauds which does help with problems I have with intolerance to heat & cold (which I didn't even realize was a disorder when the doctor noticed my lifeless fingers in a particularly cold exam room), but the pain, fatigue, and dragging continues. I'm not looking for anyone to save my life here, I just would love to see what you guys think. In all honesty, I expected lupus. I researched it a lot and it sounded right. I was shocked when they said I didn't have it so.. if it isn't lupus, what the heck is it?
So here are all of my symptoms! I don't know if these are related but I would hate to leave something out if it might keep you guys from having any ideas:
Anxiety; pain in joints, muscles, back, and head; iron deficiency; fatigue starting about 4 hours after waking; issues pronoucing words I previously had no problem with; mental bogginess & problems concentrating, also issues with saying the wrong words or names for things; issues with short-term memory (on a daily basis); little oblong red dots that have started to appear all over my body.. when pressed on, they go pale?; constant slightly ill feeling.
EDIT: Oh, also! I have a constant tremor that happens all throughout my body. Might be important.
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