| | LUPUS? Crazy? Please Help!
Hello - anyone that has time to respond!
I have been having symptoms for approx 4 years - started like the 'flu except with a rash on my face, neck (mostly around glands), back of scalp, back, arms, back of legs. I had muscular weakness (mostly left side, felt as though I had been swimming for hours the day before), pins and needles in back of head, pain in left eye, shaking hands etc. This lasted four months, I saw dermatologist, neurologist x 2, cardiologist (have had arrythmia my whole life) and all told me I was a stressed out mother and to take anti-depressants. I have had shorter 'episodes' since then - I can see a pattern to them now - first the rash (lesions), then I get 'busy' can't stop, can't get to sleep, wake up early etc - then a bad headache, then my left eye is ultra sensitive to light/aches/blurry - I then have an awful aching bladder, then lower back pain radiating into my right hip, slight weakness in left leg.
Luckily my eldest son see's a psychiatrist for adhd/ocd - he has gotten to know me very well and is the only Doctor who doesn't believe any of this is stress related (this has been proven after major stress events in my life has not triggered a flare eg: my three year old neice diagnosed with a brain tumour a few months ago). I also get extreme brain 'fog?' hard to describe like my brain is in a bucket of water - very hard to think or make a decision - I also make a lot of spelling mistakes when typing/banking errors as I get my figures around the wrong way. My nose/slightly across cheeks/between eyes looks sunburnt often. I have raynauds in my hands and feet. My son's doctor thinks I have lupus but my blood tests are normal. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated - I know I'm not crazy and am sick of feeling like this - I have had the 'lead up' symptoms for the last week, brain fog today and I'm running scared - Thanks so much in advance ~*~