I thought I was doing better, I really did - whilst I was still suffering symptoms, I was beginning to accept they were just part of the (rough) ride. However, I feel I may have taken some huge steps backward this week and I'm seeking some reassurance until my next app with the Dr which is in a weeks time.
So here it goes:
All started about 6 weeks ago - dizziness, nausea, pallor (was convinced I was coming down with something nasty). Fortunately, all three of those symptoms have pretty much gone. What's happened since is scaring me. I've developed a very, very stiff back which sometimes switches to pretty awful pain (it's non-specific, it seems to affect the whole back), that has been ever present. It seems to be affecting my walking a little - it's a bit like I'm walking like an old man, stiff and slightly bent over. Alongside this, I've got the most insane twitching - it's constant and ranges from muscle tremors that contract 5 or 6 times to whole body jerks and I've felt them in my fingers, thigh, back, abdomen etc. My legs are stiff, walking feels like it has become more difficult, if I exercise my body aches and twitches for hours, I'm irritable, my hands are stiff, i've got an on and off tightness around my ribs, I can't sleep properly, I've got cramps and my face has been tingling and tight for weeks on end.
This has come after a difficult period in my life - final year at uni, moved to a new city, started a new job, struggling to deal with the terminal illness of my brother, step mother has just been diagnosed with cancer and I've been in a constant state of worry as a result of these things for many months. The fact that this is the first time I've had any physical anxiety symptoms of note (I've had them, but they've never lasted very long) is making it incredibly difficult to accept that all of this could be stress/anxiety related. I have discussed these things with my Dr who is doing some final blood tests to rule out everything that she can and she seems quite sure that I'm suffering from anxiety but is willing to rule out every possibility before coming to a final diagnosis.
What do you think? This is not the first time I've posted with these concerns but since I've developed some new wierd and wonderful things.
What do you guys think about medication? Is it worth trying some to help me deal with these very difficult symptoms.
Thank in advance