Hi everyone, I have just joined this site. My names nicki. It's kinda a relief to have finally found a condition that is matching my symptoms. As I write this I am quite poorly. I was diagnosed with breast cancer invasive ductal IDC stage 2 three days before Christmas. I came across a lump in the shower. I went straight to the doctors and was reffered to Barts NHS hospital for tests. Here it was confirmed on my first visit I had breast cancer.
The last four years have been the roughest. I had been diagnosed with oeostioathritiis in my 30s. I have suffered terrible neck and joint pain for years. Also lots of wear and tear on the neck. I was l also very depressed as my beautiful mum was diagnosed with frontel lobe dementia at 59. I was her main carer and she came to live with me for a while. Mum's condition rapidly progressed. I also started suffer with back spasms. I had to lift my mum alot and it weakened my back. Also I had server burn out and very little help. So with great reluctant had to put my mum into a home which in some ways broke my heart. I lost my mum in august 2016 four months ago.
Mum went into palative care in may. I nursed her every day and wouldn't leave her side. She wasn't local so I had to travel on trains to get there. I was noticing this awful fatigue and general aches and pains, also server night sweats. I put this down to depression stress and losing my mum.
After my mum's funeral I was desperately tired and feeling awful. I kept going to my GP. They reassured me it was grief. I agreed as that would make perfect sense under the circumstances. However these symptoms got really bad. I had awful lower back pain, neck pain and headaches. Night sweats became worse. Blurred vision, swollen lumps in hands and feet, veins where painful is I knocked myself slightly. Server shooting pains over my body. I was also tired exhausted and weak. Groin pain and swelling. Blood shot eyes and sore redness around the rims. Red flaky dry patches over my body.
Now I've found out I have breast cancer so they are putting my symptoms down to that. But I really believe it is vasculitis.. Is it true that cancer can cause this? I am going for all my scans in the next week and hopefully starting chemo for 8 months. Will this not make the vasculitis worse? I would really like any help on this. I am seeing my oncologist on thr 12th. So sorry this had been long message. I am just hoping for any advice. Thanks nicki x