Still confused as to what is going on with me! Replies wanted!!
So I posted a few weeks ago about what I have been experience so here goes some back story and updates!
First off I would like to say that I am a 31 year old male that is about 40 pounds over-weight.
Back in June, I started to experience these dull headaches on a daily basis. Now my work consisted at being in front of a computer, then when I came home from work I would be on the computer again. My posture for years at my desk is horrible. So I got laid-off from my back in June and took the time to see what was going on with me. I start to get upper and lower back pains so I decided to go to the chiropractor. He informed me that I am an accident waiting to happen and my upper and lower back were all full of knots which would explain the headaches, and tingling in the arms and legs. For three months, I would consistently go to the chiropractor and I stared to feel better.
During those months, I began to eat worse than I normally would and the stress was beginning to get to me due to my job search and it's uncertainty. So I finally got a job that I started back in October and I slowly noticed that my symptoms began to reappear. Not only were there headaches but there were symmetrical pains/bruised feeling in my upper arms, hands/fingers, upper legs, and feet/toes.
I took it upon myself to go to my primary and a few days prior to my appointment I got myself so worked up that I had a full on panic attack. I guess between the stress of trying to get back on track, my weight and my overall body being constantly drained...it got the best of me. So I went to the Dr and he noted that my weight and stress are a factor but wanted to do some blood-work. He also mentioned that fibromyalgia could also be what is going on but wanted to wait for the lab-results.
The tests came back and I was informed that everything came back normal but it showed that the Epstein Barr Virus was once active in my body and my anti-bodies are currently high. It was also mentioned that I could have chronic fatigue syndrome, which a lot of my symptoms happen to match. The Dr's suggestion was to eat better, decrease stress, and let this run it's course.
So some days are good, some are worse. I still feel that pain/bruised feeling in my hands and feet on some days and I still feel those dull headaches. I know some of them are also sinus related as they are right above and below my eyes.
I am just tired of feeling this way and would like someone's honest feedback and advice. So far I'm just trying to exercise more and eat a lot better. Is that the right track that I am on?
I have a little 2 1/2 daughter and just wanted to be as healthy as possible for her and my family.
Your advice is greatly appreciated!