I'm just an my wit's end here. Let me explain... I'm 48 years old and about a year ago I had sudden onset feet pain, just out of the blue. Not a sports injury, or an all day shopping expedition.. Just woke up one morning and could barely stand. Since then I have also experienced painful elbows, painful hands and fingers, hurting knees and weakness in my thigh muscles when I go stairs. This year I also experienced double pneumonia for the 2nd time. I thought I was going to die. I have been diagnosed in the past with Iritis - 3 times now. I have chronic autoimmune hives *doc's don't know why... I have had Hashimotos since I was 11 years old and had a total thyroidectomy 3 years ago.
I'm tired, I'm so dead tired. I can sleep anywhere, fall asleep literally anywhere! Most recently my gorgeous hair has been falling out in masses... it's no longer lush and lovely, but thin and fuzzy and scraggly.
Went to my general doc - he did a blood workup on me. Sed Rate came back a 6 and the ANA was negative. Me...I'm crying. I'm living in terrible pain, eating Ibuprofen like candy gems. Doc said my liver enzymes were elevated. Had an ultrasound - enlarged liver and gallstones. I literally need a magic word to get through to my doc.
The kicker is this... my messed up head tells me, 'perhaps you're too fat' and this is why my feet, hands, legs, and elbows hurt. BUT Also know I have not had an increase in weight - I have always been a bit bigger - bigger but super active. Working over 40 hours a week, chasing after my 7 year old, and keeping up with my 26 and 29 year old. Always cleaning, cooking, shopping, creating...now I feel like I am on a fast track to a hospice bed.... Can one be so fat that sudden onset joint and feet pain just happen overnight?
My mom had MS, my oldest daughter has hashi's like me, and my youngest has Hashi's too...we are one autoimmune family. I seriously believe I have RA... what can I tell me general doc to get him into some action? Thank you!