This is a really big help. I actually live right in the heart of west Palm Beach. So I'm definitely going to check out the Cleveland Clinic. I really want to see a rheumatologist and see if I can make any progress.
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I currently see my MD who is an internist. Then my cardiologist who monitors my heart problem. Other than that I can't get past my MD it seems. A while back I really started looking into autoimmune and just exploring. I have a good doctor…I just don't know how to get her on board of really searching for a problem.
I have not talked to a therapist…though I probably should. There doesn't really seem to be an easily identifiable cause of my stress. Journaling is a good idea tho. Exercise is the only suggestion they've made besides taking my medication.
I currently live a calm lifestyle. My main focus is my puppy. lol I love to pamper her. I also like to learn new crafting skills. Mostly things that don't require a huge amount of energy.
I'm reaching out for some insight on my pain. For years I have not felt well and I don't feel like my doctors ever take me seriously. For the past few years I've experienced fatigue and bad back pain that worsens with stress. I also deal with bad GERD, constant skin irritation, overall feeling of just not feeling good, sore skin, random body pains, and serious sensitive stomach/possibly ulcer problems. I'm only 24, so I really just feel like all of this isn't normal. I've suffered from scoliosis for years but my curve is nowhere near the pain I experience in my muscles. I do have Raynauds as well. I also suffer from leaky heart valve and depression and anxiety. I'm on medicine for the last three issues I mentioned. I literally feel like I'm in the body of an old lady. My knees feel like giving out on the stairs and I never seem to be able to get comfortable. Every time I bring these issues up to a doctor they explain them away. Blaming it on my depression. They tell me my blood work is fine and that many americans deal with back pain too. Recently, I was complaining for the 400th time and my husband suggested that something may be wrong. I agree with him of course but no doctor listens. I'm reaching out for any advice or insight anyone may have for me in my situation. These issues have been going on for years and only seems to be getting worse…