Hi all, I have been suffereing for 8 years but cannot get a diagnosis, I would like your opinions of my symptoms.
8 years ago I suffered a traumatic divorce and spinal surgery to remove a prolapsed disc, all in the space of a few months. Ever since My health and general wellbeing has increasingling deterioted. Before my operation I was a fit, healthy and active 32year old, now Every day is a struggle. Almost immediatly after surgery I started getting sharp 'ice pick' headaches and confused thoughts, I constantly forget what I am saying half way through a sentance. Then I started having unexplained muscle pains in numerous areas, these have continued ever since of various severity. My dental health rapidly declined and my previous IBS flared up again.
My GP has done every blood test possible, I have had muscle and nerve tests, MRI's and x-rays, but still no diagnosis. I have changed GP twice in the hope that a new opinion may help.
Today I suffer continously from:
Fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, mind fog, twitching muscles, stiff fingers, pains at the back of my head/neck, IBS, bladder control, balance problems, diziness, lack of concentration.
I have recently been on holiday for the first time in 8years, whilst away my symtoms noticably decreased. The IBS stopped, I didnt ache anywhere near as much as usual and I managed to stay awake all day, but as soon as I returned home the usual symptoms returned.
I am at my wits end living day to day with my symptoms, not knowing if it is a condition or just unrelated symptoms, or if there is any medication that can help, or therapy etc.
My GP just tends to send me for more blood tests which come back normal every time and I am back to square one.
If any of you can relate to my sysmptoms and can advise what I should do next, I would grately appreciate your opinions.