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i have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia after years of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain. i first noticed this pain when I was 12, it started like a stabbing pain in my shoulder and then progressed to crippling radiating pain to my neck and spine. I had many xrays and mri's and finally just resorted to physiotherapy and dry needling as there was nothing showing in scans. At the moment I have pain in more than 15 points on my body but my hip and shoulder are the worst.
While this pain started I also began noticing food intolerances after a bacterial stomach infection called helicobacter pylori. I was even hospitalized on one occasion due to the pain of digestion after eating. The food intolerances remain and I deal with IBS everyday.
I was diagnosed with clinical depression and Gad when i turned 18. I tried 8 different medications over 2 yrs but nothing helped. i am currently seeing a counselor and attending support groups. I am struggling with my depression atm.
My sleep has been getting worse over the past 5 years. I currently take sleeping tablets to help me get to sleep but sometimes I stay awake all night after taking them. even if i do sleep 8/9 hours i wake as tired as i went to bed. i suffer from short term memory loss and concentration difficulties.
I had never connected all of my symptoms together until my pain management specialist diagnosed fibro. Now my symptoms are increasing and include nighttime tinnitus, headaches, mouth ulcers, pins and needles/ dead legs, twitching muscles, burning legs at night, shooting pains in heels, cold intolerance and random flushing, and irregular period even while on the pill.
my mom was diagnosed with Lymes a few yrs ago after noticing a bulls eye rash and was treated. we live next to a forest and our dog regularly has ticks on him. i remember pulling ticks from my skin over my childhood years on many occasions but never remember seeing a rash.
Sorry for the massive text but I really need help and wonder if I too have Lymes!
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