I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005 and tho things were pretty stable until sept 2011,i got pain and pressure in my ribs as well as protruding ribs on my left side.this was the start of my problems with GP-not acknowledging what symptoms are-not giving me any clues as to what things are/could be.between sept 2011 and February 2013 things got a lot worse.i developed hard pea sized lumps in my abdomen,acute sinusitis where i had swelling in my nose and around my eyes,bruising around my eyes and pain in the bones at the side of my nose and left side forehead.from april 2012 my GP prescribed nasal sprays fro a couple of months which were not helping longterm,i then got some antibiotics from nurse practitioner and they gave some short term relief.i finally got the GP to agree to refer me to ENT and my appointment has just arrived for april 24th.
I have also had a swollen abdomen for a couple of years and all scans were normal.As pain and discomfort got worse I kept going back to my DR fro answers but never really got any apart from being given meds.My stomach then became very hard and pain and lumps spreading.i also had bouts of lower back pain which became permanent in january this year
I had read stories of people with cysts and OC.not showing in scans so my fears developed it could be one of these. tho my doctor said it was not.i did have a polyp removed in august last year but don't think that was the cause of symptoms.
in sept my DR referred me back to rheumatologist .I told him of symptoms and that I had recently lost weight in my arms legs back and hips yet my stomach was getting bigger all the time.He commented on the fact that I had gained weight in last 7 years since I had last seen him.my response was it is all abdominal and I have lost weight elsewhere since sept. I also have had a cough since sept and no one is taking me seriously on that.it started I would cough whenever I lie down at night on my left side and i thought it could be connected to protruding ribs on that side.Now 6 months on I still have the cough and it is more often,i also choke on food now and again.over the last week My neck and throat feels tightened especially at the front and sides.
I have been on the fibro forum for a while and I have been asked if I have been tested for lupus.So I searched Lupus and it said tightening of throat was a symptom.
even though my DR is not giving me any answers or clues and despite not acknowledging things he has recorded them in my medical notes.
I am .just lately my dogs have been acting strangely and I am sure this is because they know there is something serious going on.I don't feel stressed out over this so its not that they are picking upon tho I do cry sometimes when things are bad.
what does anyone think?should I go back to my DR or wait til I see ENT and could I have lupus.(I also have bright red skin patches on my face arms and legs.)