About Me: Female, 43, Bear, DE, member since Dec 2011
Hi ~ my name is Christy. I'm married, the mother of a 20-year-old son, and stay at home full-time.
I've been physically ill going on three years now, with no real diagnoses beyond CFS & FMS. My family doctor thinks depression and anxiety are the sole CAUSES of my symptoms. So does my husband. I do NOT. They may add to the *fun*, could even have triggered it, but something else is WRONG.
In addition to my physical BS, my little family had a run of traumatic events that has basically devastated us as a family and as individuals. (Full story is in my public journal) We survived the emergencies, but my marriage is crumbling due to my husband's growing frustration over my *mystery* illness.
Between the series of traumas, getting ill, my lifelong struggle with depression, I am at the lowest point I've ever been in my entire life and in desperate need of support.
Thanks for listening ~ rest of this is an outline of my symptoms and how they started.
My symptoms are basically identical to HypOthyroidism, which runs in my family. TSH is 2.89, so that's been ruled out. One doctor let me try T4 (levothyroxine .1MG) to humor me & was validated when it did absolutely nothing. ...but didn't cause any hypERthyroid symptoms either.
Illness began with some sort of infection: flu-like symptoms along with HOT swollen lump in breast. Treated with antibiotics. lump went away, everything else stayed, new things appeared and it's all getting worse:
Symptoms: Overwhelming fatigue. Insomnia. All over body aches. Fevers. Soles of my FEET hurt ~ badly (?). Legs ache. Difficulty walking and moving, especially in morning. Painful heavy periods. Mood swings. PMS from hell. Forgetfullness. Confusion. HEADACHES. Dry skin. Constantly chapped, PEELING lips. Hair loss. Loss of my outer eyebrows. Cannot eat in daytime or I will FALL ASLEEP.
Well, that's pretty much it ~ thanks for taking the time to read this. If anything sounds familiar, you have any advice, or you'd just like to compare notes (about any of it, including relationship issues, part of which is written in my public journal) please feel free to contact me,
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