Hi I wanted to get some advice if possible. Sorry its a bit long. Its mostly venting, so could skip over most of it.
In 2015 I had no health problems, was married, about to finish a phd, and in a job I enjoyed. Fast forward to 2017, Ive developed two autoimmune conditions, and assorted other conditions, such as severe multi-tone tinnitus, blurred double vision, arthritis etc bleeding etc. And Im divorced, no longer working and had to give up on the phd. And feeling pretty sorry for myself and a bit in shock.
In addition to teh two autoimmune conditioons, the consultant is testing for scleroderma and anti-phospholipid syndrome, to explain the so far unexplained symptoms, like livedo reticularis (or novelty purple legs). Though I have so far tested negative for the relevant anti-bodies.
On top of that, at the last consultation, he said he thought I might have fibromyalgia, and that it could explain the aching muscles. But Im not so sure and wondered if anyone might be able to offer some expert insider advice.
1. I dont really have sleep problems, despite the 8 plus loud tinnitus noises screeching in my head and seeing flashing lights when I shut my eyes. Its a bit like trying to sleep on an airport runway on a busy day. But I still sleep somehow. I do wake up feeling unrefreshed.
2. I do have severe depression but I think that was in reaction to my life and health having collapsed.
3. I have lots opf muscle pains but they are not in response to pressure being applied. They are just there and move aroubnd.
I know you arent doctors (at least not all of you) and that you cant offer a diagnosis. I just wanted some ideas if posisble I guess. Thanks a lot.