Hello. I'm a 25 yr old female and having trouble figuring out what in the world is going on with me. I have had trouble with swelling joints but no damage shows up on X-rays, I frequently feel joint pain and my nerves feel like they're vibrating at night (only way I can describe it other than "tingly"). I'm exhausted and barely make it past 3pm every day without falling asleep. I also have been getting these awful headaches that are not migraines but feel like someone is squeezing my head and it pulses. It's horrible. I'm also experiencing chest pains and sometimes feel like I'm not getting enough air. I have an itchy rash all over my scalp but it isn't crusty or thick..Basically, I'm a mess.
I took all of this to my primary doctor, and she ran every test she could think of, including blood work, CT scans of my chest, X-rays of my swollen toes, a stress test, etc. Everything came back negative except my ANA. (This was in April). It was 1:80 Homogeneous and 1:160 Nucleolar. She then referred me to a Rheumatologist who ran another million blood tests and took more X-rays in August (different joints were swollen this time) and mentioned she thought I might have some type of arthritis. All of these tests were normal except, again, my ANA. This time it's 1:640 Homogeneous and 1:640 Speckled. She told me to go back to my Primary to discuss it further and that she didn't see any reason to believe it's Lupus or Arthritis.
I am feeling so frustrated and a bit crazy, to be honest. I feel like I have these symptoms all the time, but I'm worried it's all in my head since nothing is showing up, you know? I have so much going on but all the tests coming back negative has just further upset me. I'm just not sure where to go from here. Do I get a second opinion or do I just sound like a Hypochondriac at this point?