I am 32 mother of 3 ages 7, 21 mid and 5 mos. I have been prescribed everything under the sun and have not taken any of it because I too am sensitive to mess and also feel taking a med to "see if it works" for something undiagnosed is just plain stupid! I also don't want to start the Cymbalta or gabapentin and then have it be something different so I just sit in pain anxious I have a spinal tumor or something
anxiety and panic are daily now, I just sit on a heating pad and move it from site to site through the day. I feel like my kids are robbed of the time they need from me and I push myself through agony to try to give what I can. I was totally fine on June 4th then June 5th I woke up with pins and needles in my left arm but though no big deal until 9pm when I realized maybe I have a pinched nerve and went to the er to see if they could suggest something, they threw me into so many tests I became over anxious... Then said it was just anxiety but I wasn't anxious til they checked me for a stroke! So my arm was numb and tingling for 6 straight weeks non stop and finally I got relief but it still comes and goes. The pain in my back began the day after, I went back to the er and they ran more tests and a neck ct showed muscle spasm... Prescribed a muscle relax and Xanax didn't take them... Now I have had all heart tests, spine xray, all bloodwork except lyme which I will ask for next... I am going to ask for an MRI soon but I want to get some insurance things in order first to ensure I have the means to take care of things if it's something bad. The spot on my spine does radiate to my muscles but I literally can't wear a bra, sit with my back touching anything, my clothes hurt, shower hurts, blankets hurt... If anyone touches the spot I literally drop to my knees involuntarily! It's so scary! I refuse medication until I have an official diagnosis! I will not play guinea pig to my own body. This is not anxiety it is only causing anxiety! The worst part is it is such s lonely pain, no one understands it or believes it... Even my own mom who has fibromyalgia brushes ne off like I am a nut job! I have listened to her cry about her aches and pains for years and I even apologized to her for acting the way I did when I did not know what she was going through. No one can understand until they know, right? Well I know and I'm sorry! I was a perfectly healthy 32 year old until June 5th and since then I have been in agony! If I think back to my pregnancies I had similar back symptoms but not sore to touch and it went away after the weight was off. I also developed dizzy spells while I was pregnant with my daughter born 3/3/12 I started tests then because my chest was heavy and I had a thundering noise with vibration in my left ear and heart beat in my right... Both went away right after labor... My epidural was scary, I heard it grind into my spine when she put it in, but it's not anywhere near the site of my pain, my pain is in the t7 t8 area. Now I'm riddled with pain and frantic about what could be
as soon as I have diagnosis I will happily take mess but until then I'm going to stick to my guns! Hopefully things turn out fibromyalgia and not something mote serious... Can anyone be more specific on the exact pains they feel and where? My whole chest feels bruised right up to my collar bone which makes breathing seem hard even though it's not. I do have the "fog" I sleep just fine for a person with a new baby. My left shoulder feels sunburn most of the time and I also feel like there is a knife through the top of my shoulder and through the shoulder. My feet and left arm and hand fall asleep constantly, I feel like someone is trying to rip my left thumb nail off with pliers! Sometimes stomach ache, some times ibs, neck pain, a few mild head aches but I do get avwierd tingling sensation on my head, my hair hurts to be down or up, I just want to cut it off! There is more but I will save it for another post, I have homework
sitting at my desk is agony!!!