Hi, first time on here.
Most of my adult life I have suffered from pain related illnesses ever since I had glandular fever at age 19. I am not the type of person to run to the doctor everytime I feel pain but when it goes on and on for months/ years with no let up you want some answers as to what is causing all this pain. I have suffered from headaches , nausea, IBS, stress / anxiety, feeling cold , cold hands and feet , low moods. In 2006 I had some bloods checked and they came back normal. My gp at the time said he wanted to run one more test it came back that I had a condition called Gilbert syndrome, he said it didnt require treatment and it wasnt life threatening. He said headaches were stress related and said they were tension headaches.
As time has gone on I have had more and more pain related problems pains in my neck,shoulders,back,hips,legs,numbness in my feet and hands, wrists, fingers very stiff in the mornings. I decided to wrote everything down and marked on a body chart areas of pain and described the types of pain i was experiencing to present to my gp, she said what I had presented to her looked very much like fibromyalgia, she ran some blood tests to rule out other conditions which might have simular symptoms, I had bloods checked for calcium, vitamin D,liver function, kidney function and thyroid all came back normal apart from vitamin D it was on low side but not low enough to be given medication she advised me to buy some vitamin d tablets. Pains continued to get worse i was prescribed tramadol, didnt help, I have been prescribed setroline, flueoxitine nephopam, amitriptiline and many more. I am going through menopause and at one time my gp said my symptoms could be caused by the menopause or by medication.
Eventually I was referred to pain clinic they put me on Gabapentin, etoricoxib, nortriptyline, and lidocaine plasters, the pain clinic reported to my gp that I was presenting muscle pain as well as neuropathic pain. I found a lump on my neck last week I consulted my gp she said it looked like a cyst on my thyroid gland she took bloods and arranged for an aultrsound scan, bloods came back normal and I had scan yesterday so just have to wait week or two for results, my tongue is swollen and scalloped, Ive gained weight, feet and hands cold, painful wrists , fingers very stiff in the mornings, feet feel tingly and sometimes numbness and I have high cholesterol. What I want to know is there a connection between all these conditions I have mentioned above.
Any info would be much appreciated