Hi! I’m new here and undiagnosed...
Background - I had a baby 16 months ago (simple pregnancy, quick labour, placenta removal op after) and have had so many issues since then.
A&E twice with extreme pains in stomach (epiploic apendigitis with extreme IBS and reflux diagnosed - this was a joke! I couldn’t even pick my daughter up and was vomiting loads), had a spell over the summer for 7 weeks and then again early autumn for 3 weeks with terrible symptoms - extreme fatigue, joint pains (in wrists, ankles, knees and legs), weakness all over (hard to even sit up and would spend afternoons lying on the playroom floor), headaches, dizziness, eyes not focusing and fluttering, tingling legs, muscle aches (sometimes feels like repetitive strain, others like a dead arm/leg full ache)... to name a few!
Feel ok at the moment but have ‘flare ups’ here and there (good days/bad days) rather than a long spell like last year.
Long term problems of IBS, reflux and fainting.
Blood work - 2 x positive ANA’s, excelerated ACE levels and low Vitamin D.
Seen a neurologist and had an MRI which has ruled out Multiple Sclerosis (2 family members have it). Neuro thinks it could be lupus and so I am now waiting for a referral to a rheumatologist (no appointment through yet, so guessing it’ll be about 6 months away)...
Anyway, wanted to say ‘hi’! To everyone and glad to have found this group! I have already read some posts that have been useful! So thank you!