should I get a new doctor?
Okay, so I'm not looking for someone to diagnose me, I'm just looking for support and to see if anyone has had any of the same problems.
It all started when I was 14 years old, I started menstruating at that age and they came practically once every 3 to 4 months. They would last for a month at a time and were very heavy for the entire time. The doctor's put me on birth control, which I only was on for a couple of months. Two months after I stopped I started having major problems. I woke up early in the morning and could barely move. It took a couple of hours for me to even get out of bed. I hurt practically everywhere, it was all I could do to walk because of the pain, and I felt weak. I went to the E.R. where I had false positives for lyme disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. I had a positive ANA, and afterwards they told me I had connective tissue disease. I went back later and still had a positive ANA, and my rheumatologist said that he was sure I had lupus. Well he left the hospital, and I was given a new rheumatologist. He basically said he was sure I didn't have lupus, since later on testing I didn't have any more positive ANA. The only thing I did have was an extremely high sed rate, and more false positive testing for lyme disease and R.A..
I'm now 21 and have had so many things for many years. I haven't had a positive ANA since the first two times. Anytime I get tested for lyme disease and R.A. I get false positives, which I have no idea what that's about. Unfortunately I still have a high sed, just not as high as it was when I first had all the problems. Over the years I've felt fairly good (compared to the beginning), until now. I now have more joint pain, I keep having pulling sensation in my chest, feeling fatigued, headaches, short-term memory loss, plus too many other things.
Unfortunately my rheumatologist just tells me he has no idea. I've been tested for HIV, I've had a bone scan for cancer, I've been tested for a blood clotting disorder (since I have a common lacy rash associated with it, and with my first child I had pre-term delivery, and my second I had a miscarriage), and things I can't even think of.
I was wondering if any of the things I've had could be associated with chemical poisoning, possible lead poisoning, or long-term mold exposure.