I am at my wits end. I have been suffering from autoimmune issues and getting nowhere with doctor visits. About 5 years ago, roughly 2 years after I had my daughter, something hit me hard and has been ongoing ever since. I'm going to breakdown a typical flare up or relapse of my symptoms in basic order as they come:
1.)Sudden fatigue and or severe lethargy
2.)Instant swelling of my hands and sometimes feet
3.) Severe abdominal inflammation
Pain can be from uncomfortable to laying down moaning in pain
4.) Constipation or diareah
5.) Body aches, especially my joints
6.) Blurry vision, hard to focus
7.) Mental fog, forget what I'm saying
8.) Moments I feel like I'm fading, possible passing out
9.) Moments where my heart speeds up
10.) Sometimes I feel nauseas
11.) Sometimes these symptoms can slam me simultaneously to the point I think I need to go to the hospital, bc I'm scared.
12.) Everytime I have a flare up, I get an infection, bladder, kidney, lung, sinus, ear, colitis, vaganosis, you name it, it's gonna happen.
13.) Loss of feeling in my arms, especially when I sleep
14.) I now have had a consistent muscle spasm in my left arm,going strong for 3 weeks.
Previous medical history,
Seizure, cause unknown, although I think,it's anxiety.
Anxiety, but treated and controlled,
I'm very active, happy and run a business. If one more doctor tells me to see a psychiatrist, I will loose it. Not to mention my psychologist was pissed at the doctors bc she could see my visible swelling and I was in pain.
These episodes are becoming more frequent and the symptoms are growing.
I'm physically and mentally exhausted and desperate for answers.
I have a huge hunch what it is, but can't get referred to a specialist because…get this…
ALL MY BLOOD WORK COMES BACK NORMAL. Something is seriously being missed.