I have suffered from various health problems that the medical profession was not able to give answers to. Nothing too serious though until my menopause came. Then my health went haywire. I have a good GP and I haven't approached him yet about this and I'm dreading doing so as I'm unable to go out due to current symptoms I've had since October. I've gone from being active to being debilitated in a short space of time.
The symptoms I get are GERDs, a hip that dislocates, back and joint pain, shooting and stabbing pains all over, extreme tiredness, a fuzzy brain, allergies that come out of nowhere, clicking joints, stiffness, spontaneous bruising and haematomas and an assortment of other things.
A friend of mine sent me an article out of the blue last week about EDS and MCAS and I was totally surprised by what I read. Things that I have always lived with and didn't give a second thought to like deafness, tinnitus, being a bendy child, skin problems, my eye sight problems now are making sense. Then my kids started talking about it and I found they also have similar symptoms too so I asked around my family and there were similar symptoms experienced by my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. At the moment there are about 12 of us and I'm still getting information.
This is totally nuts to me but it also explains those times where I went to the doctor's and they couldn't tell me what's wrong, over the years.
So I plan to go to see my GP in the next two weeks. Does anyone have any ideas as the best way to put it across to him or what tests/assessments will be done? I've already written a list of symptoms covering my past plus the kids as I won't remember when I'm there.