Hi im kerry 28 a mother of 4. I have always seemed to suffer from fatigue and then auto immune illness’s until after i had my second son about a year later i had bowel problems needing operating on fistulars and nearly got blood poisoning from an infection that had to be operated on to be told this was due to crohns disease, this was 7 yrs ago. After feeling better i met a new partner and we went onto have 2 more children aged 3 1/2 and 5.
Before i feel pregnant on my last born i was starting to feel very run down and even more tired and then fell pregnant (which i must add wasnt a planned pregnancy) …but having 3 previous very sicky pregnancies was ready for what was coming…except the agonising back and rib pain!! all my babies were under 6lb!!
it was my daughter was born is when my body just went into melt down…after 2 years of poking and proding up every hole possible and about 2mnths woth of stay and being fed through the nose for a month and ops with gastro team they could find nothing other than the odd inflammation markers and very slight over active thyroid (which was while i was not keeping anything down for months and now gone ) and putting all the other symptoms ie, shakes,numbness, palpitations down to ‘anxiety’
after not moving from my bed for 6mnths thinking everyone thought it wasnt real, i went back to the gp in pain. she listened to my symptoms and went through m whole history on file and called me back to say it was m.e and referred me to pain clinic where i was then told i also had fibromyalgia. After 2 years of not knowing i could now at least learn to live with it. I was also referred to a neurologist.
about 6mths ago my symptoms started to become more intense, my mobility was affected for the first time and my speech was really bad along with the pain in my head and jaw, let alone my neck back leg and hip. Also after going to the optician about my headaches was i told i had raised optic nerve head rims.
i have had a brain mri which show no apparant lesions but my doctor is thinking that it may well be m.s and wants a lumbar puncture asap
Im on many medications including m.s meds now to tryand relieve the symptoms
My gp has referred me to a vascular surgeon but I dont know what intervention they have with m.s other than the trials i heard about some time back?
If anyone can help at all as iv searched the net and cant find a clear answer lol.
Thanks guys xxx