Hello everyone, new here and I'm in some serious need of help & understanding as to what is going on with me.
I hardly know where to start.
I've had hip & lower back pain for a long long time. Had X-rays done twice & pelvic X-ray.
Nothing significant showed up! Minor wear and tear lower back, nothing on hip which can be excruciating at times.
I also had the odd stab of eye pain and stranger still I had itching arches of feet which I couldn't scratch.
I couldn't sleep but haven't slept much in years - very bad sleeper but really wanted to! Very frustrating.
So this all peaked in march when I was extremely stressed and had severe anxiety over numerous things going on in my life and I ended up in bed, not eating and really over anxious.
After a particularly bad day my adrenaline was through the roof, my BP was EXTREMELY high and - this is the only way I can describe it - that something "hit" my central back causing me to arch and tense in extreme agony, the pains shot up to the back of my head and remained between back & head for a while. My legs and arms went cold & shivery & my body started to shake where I felt like I had a fever!
I'm guessing I went into shock.
The pains then started firing around my body like electric shocks everywhere, stabbing any part of my body at all, going down toes, fingers, in extreme pain.
I seriously thought I would die. I initially thought for some obscure reason OMG I have meningitis or something.
It all kind of subsided but I'm left with pain as it was before in hip & back like severe bruising.
I have terrible nerve pain which just stabs, prickles, shoots for seconds at a time at any random part of my body at all from head to toes. Literally anywhere.
I also have a few other symptoms now with joints in wrists & fingers! Sometimes ankles!
& one of the worst is stabbing eye pain.
It's just madness & driving me crazy.
Two GP's at my Doctors surgery have said fibromyalgia - and I'm on gabapentin 900mg 3 times a day.
After numerous visits & so many blood tests they found I'm below normal for folic acid and vitamin D.
B12 is fine.
I've been tested for bone cancer, cervical cancer, all routine bloodwork, vitamins, rheumatic problems etc all of which are clear.
In my opinion wouldn't fibromyalgia show up as rheumatic?
Or is there more going on here with my back/spine.
It's the nerve pain I can't cope with.
Please please reply with anything you feel relevant.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.