I was diagnosed with fibro and chronic fatigue syndrome in 2013 when I was suddenly knocked off my feet vertially. I was at work one day and the next day I couldn't get out of bed. I was bedridden like that and managed to get out of bed after hanging on for most of the day to use the toilet, once a day using crutches to drag myself there. I would stop on the way back to get a drink of water. I only ate when my daughters would drop in on me and I'd get them to bring food and fluids into my room for me. After six weeks I was hospitalized and many tests were done on me. Then I was diagnosed with fibro and CFS. I was so tired I slept through nerve conduction tests that were done and the person administering the test was amazed as it hadn't happened to him before. I was told I wouldn't get out of the wheelchair they provided me with. I thought you don't know me and six months later not only was I out of it I was back to full time work.
Then I had two falls in which I fractured my leg and arm. My feet would just go numb asi was walking along and down id go. Again they did nerve conduction studies and that supported a diagnosis of peripheral nerve damage. In the past month my arms and hands and across the top of my back have developed pins and needles. This is now under investigation. Tonight suddenly my hand has become very painful and I can't lift even a cup with it. I did nothing to injure but it feels like it's been hit with a sledge hammer. I have already taken three lots of sevredol (morphine) for the pain. I have this to use prn for both fibro and nerve pain and I'm on regular gabapentin which really hasn't made much of a difference and I'm considering tapering off it.
I'm not sure what to do about my hand perhaps waiting to see if it spontaneously. Gets better?
Sadly I can see using my battery chair is fast approaching as the pain in my feet and legs makes walking difficult plus my balance is not good.