I am a 34 year old female. I have been having problems for at least the last 3 years, and have been unable to get a diagnosis, with the exception of Fibromyalgia.
I have back pain, severe muscle spasms in my back, neck and shoulders. These developed three years ago, and then was shortly followed by horrible fatigue. Blood work and MRI's have all been negative. I have been tested for Lupus, Sjorgen's, and Lyme Disease - just to name a few. All blood work is normal. I am hypothyroid, but it is controlled on Synthroid. I am not depressed. Iron levels are normal, adrenal functions are normal. MRI's of my c-spine, t-spine L-Spine show degenerative changes, and some cervical straightening, but nothing more. MRI of my brain has been unremarkable. Last MRI was 2006.
In the last 2 months, I have developed a swelling in my right thigh. It was painful the first day, and felt fluid filled. Now, still swollen, but feels more firm. My skin has become extremely dry, and my lips painfully chapped. I've been drinking enough water, and using the best moisturizers, but no relief. I've been having episodes of dizziness, and feeling like I'm going to pass out, but I don't. I have been feeling 'fuzzy headed' and sometimes have trouble finding the words I want to say, and also I mix words up. I get confused easily, have noticed changes in my behavior, such as increased irritability. I also have a decreased attention span.
I have an appointment with a neurologist on Friday. I am looking for some ideas as to what this could be to point me in the right direction. I'm so tired of hearing it's all in my head.