I was originally diagnosed with anxiety, but things have snowballed and I don't know whether I'm coming or going now!
I don't want to worry my nearest and dearest so I hope nobody minds if I get stuff off my chest?
In the beginning I was extremely tired, had chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness and palpitations and acid reflux. I wasn't convinced by the anxiety diagnosis, but I worked in a stressful environment so I accepted it. I was given beta blockers and omeprazole which have dulled the pain, but the exhaustion and dizziness persisted.
Then, a few months ago my knees, hips and elbows started to swell and ache, especially at night. I already had problems with my hands and carpal tunnel, but everything got worse and the doctor has now referred me to a rheumatologist. Now my neck and shoulders have joined in the fun. My appointment isn't until may 16th, so I'm in limbo.
Just to add a little spice, a couple of weeks ago I felt uncomfortable in bed, as if I was lying on something. I found a moveable, oval lump at the bottom of my left shoulder. I wasn't worried, but I went back to the doc expecting to be put at ease as the lump was painless. He said it wasn't a lipoma or cyst and didn't know what it was, so I have to go to get an ultrasound - the appointment hasn't come through yet. I do get a tingly feeling in that area sometimes, but I don't know if it's relevant.
During the last couple of days I've felt a little uneasy as the lump has given me some discomfort. It's not very painful, just throbs a little, but I do get very achy between the shoulder blades when I'm out shopping or washing dishes.
I came back from shopping completely exhausted. I'm not scared, I'm just feeling defeated and tired of waiting for answers and i needed to talk to someone. My next docs appointment is Tuesday so maybe he'll chase up my ultrasound appointment. I do hope so.