Friday, April 24, 2009

Autoimmune Dysfunction?

For the past 4 months I have had some strange symptoms escalate since my car accident back in 2004. I have had MRI scans that turn up negative, blood results that come back with normal, and physical exams that come out normal. Where do I find results? I get migraines everyday (painful) my muscles hurt, and I have joint pain obviously in my back but also other parts of my body, I cant sleep, my throat is swollen and sometimes hurts, but most of all I have no energy. I feel fatigued all the time. It is hard to get out of bed and do simple things like laundry or making Robert's lunch. Sometimes I don't have the energy to get ready. My body is so tired. Even thinking about taking a walk or going out exhausts me. How am I supposed to function?

I contacted a friend of mine in the medical field and he pondered my symptoms with some colleagues and they all decided I need to see a rheumatologist and that it sounds like I have an autoimmune dysfunction. I am guessing this specialist has something to do with joint pain, so I found one near by and made an appointment. Next open appointment they have is on my 3 year wedding anniversary. Oh well, Robert will be at school anyways.

It really sucks being 25 and not being able to enjoy my youth because it hurts to be physically active and tires me quickly. I hope that I will be given some sort of diagnosis, and I hope it's something that I can overcome.


Emily said...

Hey biff, this is bayba. maybe you have fibromyalgia. You'll have to google it - my old boss had. She used to have to go to pain management clinics.

Jennie said...

I was going to say the same thing. All the symptoms sound like the same thing my sister in law has, fibromyalgia. Hers was triggered by a car accident too.

Robert and Bethany Pearson said...

Thanks to both of you. Any and every suggestion helps. I forgot to mention I am also having memory loss. Ironic how I forgot about that.

brenbot said...

Depression can have physical symptoms like you are describing.