I'm a 40 year old mother of 2. For the past 3 years or so after having my second baby I've had the following symptoms (I'm aware that they may not be related):
Discomfort right upper abdomen (LFT and liver ultrasound normal)
Abdominal bloating/wind that flares up most pre-menstrually for the past 8 months - sometimes the bloating is quite alarming (GI specialist thinks mild IBS)
Occasional aching tendons and joints (knees, hip, elbow)
Itching scalp and sides of face (around temples) but no rash
I have always suffered from Raynauds syndrome
I have blotchy skin (but this is not new)
3 years ago a lesion on leg (purpuric - lichens aureus) that dermatologist told me would disappear in 6 months and it did - hasn't been back since.
I have had normal Full Blood Count test results.
It's driving me mad because I have no diagnosis - my doctor says thre is nothing wrong with me. I have been so worried about my liver, but function tests and ultrasound have proved normal, but I know that something isn't right. I wonder if this could be something like Lupus? My doctor must think I'm a hypochondriac by now and I sense her boredom when I visit, so I'm trying to summon up the courage to go and ask her for some autoimmune disease tests. Do you think it could be something like this?