I wonder if anyone can help me. My situation is quite complex.
I already have 3 autoimmune disease. Mixed connective tissue disease with a strong lupu overlap. Type 1 diabetes since I was 2 and hashimotos thyroiditis.
I also have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. My diabetic control is not too bad.
I have been experiencing symtoms that have been much more noticable since reducing steroid mediaction. This has been done very graduly to avoid flares.
Twitching or tremoring, oins and needle. Head wobbling, neck feeling weak like it can t hold my head up, upset tummy and constipation. I have also had permanent weakness now in my lower right leg that has been ther for about two years. I also today and intermitently have facial weakness on one side but it does not significantly drop, terrible pain around eye sockets and stabing nerve pain around face. Not to mention the feeling that I cannot focus and concentrate and my legs feel restless at night… symtoms seem to be worse ehn I am very tired.
Mu rheumatologist thinks its caused by diabetes but my diabetic doctor thinks that it may be caused by my connective tissue disease. I don not have any other complication of diabetes as yet and have had it for over 30 yrs.
My problems is that I am loosing my faith in doctors to the point now that I been suffering with these symtoms on and off since my leg was affected and I feel like if I go directly and say that I am concerned about MS that they are going to dissmiss it. Even though my great grandfather and my great uncle both died of MS.
I know everyone is going to say just go to the doctor but I am finding this very very hard. It is hard having these other issues and all the confuaion between then all. Las time I waa sent to a nero about the head pains he said he did not know what I was dong here and that I had enough problems to be going on with. I swore then I would not go back to one.
I really a I a dilema and need advice.
Sorry for long post.