I have been suffering with pains in lower back, neck, face, hips, legs, arms, anus, vagina and now feet, started in Summer 2012. The pains are achy, sharp, spasms, nerves, stiffness, numbness and I get dizziness, abdominal bloating (which never seems to go down) and sometimes blurry vision.
Yes, I have disc bulges (7 from C -L spine) but have been told these are not the cause of the pain as they do not impinge on my spinal cord. CT on internal organs (abdo) show no abnormalities. Laparoscopy showed no Endo but confirmed PBS for which symptoms subsided after 2-3 wks after op. Medication has been painkillers and anti inflammatory ranging from Codeine - Amitryptilene. I have had allergic reactions to Naproxen, Amytryptilene and could not adjust to the weird sensations of Pregablin or Gabapentin. I have recently had an MRI brain+contrast for which I am awaiting results. Initially the neurologist seemed dismissive he was sure this had nothing to do with CNS but when I asked what he thought it was, he replied lets look at your bloods first then get you a brain scan done and we'll see. I was very upset. My bloods have always shown that I am fighting an infection (my eosinophils are raised - that's white cells to you and I). And finally my doctor has referred me to the pain clinic, appt in June.
I think that I may have an auto-immune disease..... but which one, symptoms seem so similar. If anyone thinks they recognise what I may have would love to hear your comments and suggestions..... am at my wits end with pain and depression. Love this community who were very supportive to me when I was going to have my Laparoscopy.