I joined a little while ago and have been watching and listening and learning. I will explain a little bit about me and a problem I have.....
A few months ago, out of the blue I started having anxiety and panic attacks, difficulty breathing, chest pains etc all the usual that comes with it. Our wonderful friends at 111 diagnosed me with a heart attack and told me to call my own ambulance, which duly turned up and explained it was a panic attack. Since then I have had several ECG's , all clear, thank goodness! But was stuck as to why my IBS was flaring up more and why I was in quite a bit of pain, and couldn't sleep properly my go didn't know what it was either. I spoke to some family members who, spoke to others and it turns out my brother and father both have Fibromyalgia! So I spoke to the GP who has done some blood tests and says my inflammation markers are up, so he has referred me to a rheumatologist for a diagnosis of whether or not I have fibro! Gotta wait till late September to see them which is fast for the NHS.
My symptoms are generally massive difficulty getting to sleep, lots of pain in my left shoulder and arm (it moves around a bit), pain in my right arm and shoulder but not as bad, lots of upper back tightness and pain ( this causes my chest to tighten and makes my breathing difficult, setting off an anxiety attack), lately I have also been getting a lot of stomach pains and periodic chest and leg pain. I wonder if anyone can relate to this?
I am also trying to figure out if I can carry on running my little cleaning business or should possibly run it down/close it as I am finding it difficult to be comfortable driving and then working?
Sorry it is soooooo long I will try to make future posts shorter!