Im hoping someone can help me and tell me what to do.
Im female, 24 and fed up of not knowing what is going on with my body.
I cant tell you how long ago my symptoms started because my memory is awful! I can remember before xmas last year (not the one just gone, the one before that) that i started with acid reflux, it was so bad that at night i was scared of sleeping because i would wake up not breathing or as soon as i started to relax it felt that my breathing got shallower and anxiety came on in full force, never experienced anything like it before, then everything seemed to calm down for a while.
I have been to my doctors and said that i think i may have fibromyalgia and explained some of my symptoms and she literally laughed at me, since then i have been trying to convince myself that its all in my head and there is nothing wrong or the doctor would have been more concerned but its not all in my head and im just getting more things going wrong with me!
I have read that fibromyalgia and MS are so similar.
my symptoms now include;
tinnitus that is just getting worse
constant pain in jaw (which i have read could be tmj)
stabbing pains in head (not every day)
buzzing in one part of my foot mainly at night (like a phone on vibrate)
neck pain i always have but last couple of weeks has been restricting my head movements
nausea pretty much every day on and off
dents have appeared on fingernails
my balance is rubbish, i always think i am walking in the right direction but completely misjudge it
concentration (i have come to tears many times at work, when i am trying to have a conversation with someone or help a customer then mid sentence i dont have a clue what i am saying )
Hands and wrists pain, feels like there so tense and painful that i have to sit on them (seems to help lol) i havent had this symptom for a few weeks but i know it will be back, it never stays away for long.
My most recent symptoms (last few weeks) are;
Flashing in my eyes, i had about a full week of these flashes in my eyes, like when you are in a car and the sun is out and you drive past buildings or trees and it dips in and out and makes you flinch.
collarbone pain in a couple of spots along my collarbone feel sore and bruised for a while then go and keeps repeating.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (diagnosed a week ago)
and last but not least i found out today that my mum has MS.
I have done some research on MS and Fibromyalgia and i just want to know the answer or want a doctor to take me seriously and at least try to diagnose me.
I am at breaking point, my family has broke up because of my anxiety and being constantly ill, i am just scared that i am going insane and making all of these symptoms up but i know what i feel because i feel it every day and dont tell anyone because people are fed up of hearing about there being something wrong with me all the time.
I handed in my notice at work a few days ago because im fed up of looking stupid infront of people and feel frightened to talk to new people or managers incase i forget what i am saying, the anxiety is too much to handle i cant physically do anything.
How do i make the doctor listen??!! I just want to know!