Not sure who to ask or even if this is the right group but I know how kind you all are so need your advice! Sorry for the length of this but if I explain it might help I hope.
I'm probably panicking as I know my body is not well and after 19 months I'm getting scared. I have confirmed Hashimotos and connective tissue disease but treating for SLE with hydroxy. On quite a few meds but beginning to feel better and the gabapentin has been a life saver for my tremors these last 2-3 months. Seeing my Rheumy again end of August. But they've been thorough and my liver heart kidneys are all good but my lung pulmonary has shown problems but nurse who did my recent one said it's not bad at 77% and he's seen a lot worse so was reassured.
However my thyroid keep swelling up when I exercise or get stressed or sick so my Endo requested a barium swallow which I had Thursday. He said it wasn't a hiatus Hernia and thyroid looked fine just typical when you feel sick nothing shows up.
Then today I've received a letter for a referral for a pelvis and thigh MRI. I've panicked got really upset and just want to cry! I really struggle getting up stairs and get jelly legs and out of breath walking too far and can't walk fast. I do have some hip pain but thought it was just sciatica.
I'm just confused what could show up from a barium swallow which I think covers my stomach to request a MRI for my pelvis and thighs but am grateful it's being investigated. But I'm also thinking something has shown up.
It's been such a difficult 18 months I'm on my own with my daughter and after nearly losing her to an illegal driver hitting her crossing the road last year and my ongoing health problems and hospital appts more drugs and tests I'm just panicking and scared as I just can't take anymore 😢