Struggling with cluster of symptoms
I haven't posted in a long time, but periodically review your posts and find the discussion helpful. Thank you for sharing your stories.
I recently discovered that many people seem to have chest/rib pain or heaviness, which is one of my symptoms. Just seeing that my situation is not unique is helpful, releasing me from some of the fear and anxiety around it.
I have been to Mayo, Rochester four times in the last year and have been scanned head to toe, for a variety of neurological symptoms. The tests have been somewhat inconclusive. Currently, I'm scheduled to return for the outpatient pain rehab clinic in October.
Meanwhile, I find myself so frustrated with the continual discomfort. Numbness, prickling, burning in my feet and legs. Dizziness when looking overhead and in transitions from sitting to standing and walking to standing still. Waking up at night with my hands falling asleep repeatedly. Feeling like my vision is blurry when driving a distance. Heart palpitations. There seem to be so many things wrong with me! Are they connected–or just random things?
I vacillate between thinking that it's just my age–67–and I have to learn to live with these distressing sensations for the rest of my life, or that I have some neurological disease Mayo has yet to diagnose (at this point, they say it's idiopathic SFN but want to test annually), or that it's a mind/body disorder that can be eased by "rewiring" my brain. At times, I just feel so hopeless about it all!
Does anyone out there have similar symptoms? Have you been able to sort through this and find ways to live with these symptoms? Or resolve them? Thank you for any input you may be able to give!