As much as I'm able to laugh about it, I'm another multiple-symptom person that needs a detective more than a doctor.
I'm a 45 y.o. m, heavy drinker with a history of kidney stones (uric acid).
I could stand to lose 25-30 lbs.
I have hypothyroidism.
I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both hands.
I have psoriasis.
I am starting to think that I am exhibiting symptoms of fibromyalgia - fatigue and bone and joint pain most notable there.
My meds include Diovan for HBP, Synthroid for the thyroid issue and Alopurinol to control uric acid. I take Mobic at times for the CTS.
I suspect, and no doctor has ever been willing to run with this one, that I have some sort of underlying autoimmune issue that somewhat afffects all of my symptoms. Unfortunately there's no single test to confirm my suspicions, but my quality of life has been slipping gradually over the last few years. I've been a guitar player for over 35 years and the CTS is prohibiting that. I wonder if my joint pain and fatigure are more of gout-like symptoms than fibromyalgic. Obviously I need to make some dietary decisions. And I need to exercize. A LOT!
Does this sound familiar to anyone??
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