Very long story short, I am a 31 year old married mother of two. My only real medical history is MVP and ITP, both are well controlled and do not require medication.
Over the past 6 or 7 years have battled body aches, severe at times, almost debilitating. They went from every few months to almost every day. Flu-like and concentrated around my joints at times, although not exclusively.
I have recently, within the last few months been battling sleep problems as well, I can sleep a couple of hours when I first lay down, but within 2 hours, I am startled awake and cant fall back to sleep. If I do, its no more than 20 minutes and I am back up. I do this for several hours, before I finally fall asleep just about the time my kids are waking up!
Not sure if it is pertinent or not, but I have also been experiencing some digestive problems recently at times.
I saw my PCP, a new one, because mine moved out of state... My new doc said it may be fibromyalgia, and referred me to a rheumatologist, but I cant get in until the end if July because they are so busy.
I have also recently tried to g gluten-free, on the advice of a friend who has a gluten allergy. It seems to have helped the body aches quite a bit, maybe not the digestive problems, and not helped at all with the sleep problems.
My question is, are these all most likely related, unrelated, and/or, any ideas on what it might be, home-remedies, tests to request, etc. ? I am desperate!