Over the last 15 years I have been variously diagnosed and subsequently undiagnosed with various conditions including IBS, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Currently have no diagnosis again, but still all the problems. A friend suggested I list my symptoms here and see if anyone recognises my condition as matching theirs, so here goes:
headaches, face and jaw pain, eyes feel dry and difficult to focus, permanent sore throat, frozen shoulders, tender elbows, stiff fingers, sore thumb joints, lower back stiffness which then pulls and goes into spasm, hip and thigh pain, groin hurts lifting legs to walk, legs seize on going upstairs, tailbone hurts to sit, knees swollen, stiff and painful, lower legs swollen, especially just above the ankles, balls of feet hurt to walk on, feel as if all my elastic has hardened and can't stretch, so sleepy I am in danger of falling asleep while driving home from work, often lose my words in the middle of a sentence. Probably others that I can't think of now, but that is the gist.
Any ideas gratefully received as my GP seems to have given up on me.