I posted a few weeks ago about the symptoms I'd been having over the last year or so. This week has been a bad week and I just wanted to see if my list of symptoms is familiar to anyone as they're so broad! I'm still undergoing tests but lung function is fine despite tight chest and shortness of breath. Seeing consultant week after next. Halter monitor ruled out heart rhythm issues. Chest xrays clear.
The worst thing by far this week is the inability to sleep. Despite all my symptoms, I couldn't really blame any of them as being the thing that is keeping me awake. I'm not unusually stressed. I feel tired when I go to bed but then I'm a weird mix of tired but unable to sleep.
I'm putting off going to the Drs because there's nothing specific to go about. I will be asking if ANA was tested in all my blood tests though and asking for a referral to a rheumatologist in the very near future as things are getting worse. I've also started getting a rash some evenings on my nose and cheeks like sunburn and I am so stiff most of the time. The more I think about it, the longer all of these problems go back.
So, I've taken to keeping a symptom diary now so I would be interested in anyone's opinions. This week I have had:
Pain and stiffness in neck, back, hands and legs
Nausea, stomach pain, reduced appetite
Shooting pains in arms and legs
Twinging and tingling in lower back
Inability to sleep
Pain behind eye sockets
Feeling cold and then hot flush
New dry skin
Sharp pain in ribs (Already diagnosed with costochondritis)
Blackout (Didn't lose consciousness but everything went blurry for a few seconds)