I have been ill and in chronic pain( every day and during night) for nine years now, in that period of time i have been lucky to get a full week without pain/ fatigue/ flu like symptoms.
at the onset....it was mild pain all over body and feeling ill about every 4 or 5 months for roughly 1-3 week, but now it is continuous.
over the years i have been told it is ME with Fibromyalgia, but am now with a Rheumotolagist who is unsure to what it is as yet,
The pain is worse in my upper legs(muscles) feet and hands, both hip areas but can be all over the body as if the pain is flowing through my veins, sometimes my legs feel as if they are going to split open. it can also affect my head, and i experiance numbness down left leg/foot and arm as well.
if i have been sitting down it is then agony to stand....feeling as if my tendons and ligaments are too short for my legs if that makes sense, and my feey are agony to stand on.
As my consultant is baffled( all scans came back normal) apart from my blood tests show immflamatorys are consistantly high, he decided to try me on Methotrexate and Plaquenil,
unfortunately i have had to come off both after 3 months due to being taken into hospital with pain around the liver/gall bladder area,
I feel a bit fed up as really want a diagnosis....it was suggested it may be Psoriatic Arthritis but i have never suffered with Psoriasis??
However....7 or 8 years ago i was bitten extensively by a Feral cat, my lower leg was covered in puncture wounds and deep scratches, although it was cleaned up i was given no antibiotics! I do know if cat bites are left untreated, it can result in the immune system attacking itself, and cause extensive pain in the tendons surrounding joints, i am wondering if this is the key factor....or is it a Rheumatoid problem? just want to get this under control before it makes me a cripple.