Hello all, I have just found a couple of forums and started reading some of the postings and already I feel a little brighter. Like so many of you, I am ill but haven't been diagnosed, it's reassuring to read other people's stories as you start to feel like a fraud when the doctors can't offer any resolution to what's wrong with you. I have felt unwell for so long, I've forgotten what it's like to feel normal! I've been pushed from pillar to post, been given flimsy possibilities, had countless MRIs, blood tests etc, in the end you start to feel stupid and a little paranoia creeps in....as no results are conclusive you feel you're wasting everyone's time. My symptoms have been going on for years now, very gradually getting worse and more of them. These are all of my symptoms that I've had at one time or another: pins/needles in left arm/leg, numbness in left arm/leg, muscle weakness in both arms/legs, itchy/tickly muscles in both arms/legs, severe neck ache, extreme tiredness, chest pains. More recently I've had bad headaches, my vision has "slipped" a couple of times and generally feels a bit slow and not as sharp as normal, pressure headache at base of skull - like someone's blowing up a balloon inside my head, I also get a strange rash appear just under my chest on rare occasions - it's red and it's round (of varying sizes). All these symptoms have been going on for a number of years and, like I said, I've forgotten what it feels like to have a clear day without at least one of the above symptoms. It's even more depressing when you go to the doctor's when a new symptom presents itself and you start going through the previous bouts and so starts the rollercoaster again, except it never stops :-/ I would love someone to say..."this is what's wrong with you..." some vindication would be a relief. If it's not the obvious like a broken leg or a sore throat you get placated but not really taken seriously. It can feel quite isolating at times, you get fed up of saying you feel unwell - so when people ask you just say "yeah, I'm ok" when you're not. That's my whinge over...any ideas anyone?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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