So basically I have been on a crazy roller coaster ride of medical difficulties. I used to be the definition of health. I was an avid exercise enthusiast and straight a nutrition student. Now around 4 months later I am completely couch bound due to lack of energy and malaise. I quit my job, dropped out of school and I now have been to the ER three times, seen 6 different physicians, and am currently under the care of the Mayo clinic over 14 hours away form my home because I got so desperate for help.
My only findings are high eosinophils,(a type of white blood cell)
elevated ANA's. (antinuclear antibodies)
Low Cortisol, but not low enough to be an insufficiency.
I have the strangest nerve sensations constantly, tingling, weakness, stomach pain, horrible digestion which leads to bloating and nausea,Weight loss, muscle loss, lack of sex drive, all my sex hormones are decreasing, Trouble concentrating, I always feel light headed, sometimes my brain literally feels like its swelling, and CONSTANT leg pain (muscle pain I believe). Some days the pain in my legs is so severe I can't walk.
I never thought about it being related to Herpes. Until my Husband broke the news to me this morning that after seeing a strange manifestation on his genitalia,he went to the doctor to find out he has Herpes simplex 2.
Now this is significant to me, because now thinking back over this entire journey of the last few months I have had constant cold sore like bumps all around my mouth. I normally have very clear skin, but I have been so concerned with my other problems I didn't even think to be concerned about my skin. The bumps are very painful, sometimes it even hurts to smile or move my mouth. If these bumps are herpes, could I have a systemic herpes infection?
Could a systemic viral infection be causing all of these ailments. Does anyone else with herpes have leg muscle myalgia?