I get this forum almost every time i google my newest symptom, so i thought i would join it and see if it can help!
My personal hell started YEARS ago, with Nocturnal Leg Spasms and Bad cramping, i ignored it and calked it up to genetics (it runs in the family).
They kept getting worse and worse, so i decided to finally get a medical opinion .... HUGE MISTAKE! I was put on Mirapex i believe, can't remember now, and all hell broke lose. I got really "sick" Nausea, Diarrhea, IBS all typical side effects, but it was the first script i had taken in over 15 years! After a month of dealing with the symptoms and NO relief, i didn't fill my script and set up an appointment with my DR, who passed me off to an internal specialist, who passed me off to a neurologist, to "rule out MS, ALS and Parkinsons" I think that officially broke me, i hit up google and found that i matched 95% of the symptoms, my IBS was getting so bad i could drive to work w/o stopping at 2 mcdonalds on the way in for the fear of uncontrolled bowel movements (which never happened). Then one day, on a date with my girl, we were going to ride a train, and i got this sence of fear and started shaking and thought the train was going to crash and kill everyone (kinda like final destination): I couldn't breath and my heart was racing 1000 beats a minute...... It was a panic attack!!! The only reason i knew what it was, was because my girl had them in college and she calmed me down after about 30 min once i got off the train.
That was 5 months ago, i ended up losing my job because the IBS was so bad, i was scared everyday that something MAJOR was wrong, finally i told my DR i think it is "ANXIETY" she agreed and set me up to meet with one of the therapists. Who was useless, My Anxiety went unchecked and unhealthy for almost 2 months (5 ER visits) before i broke down and ended up in a mental health clinic after about 75 hours of no sleep! That was my rock bottom, thankfully they set me up with an emergency cession then 2 more the following days! Literally saved my life.
I now see my therapist once a week, and working to get my old life back (i know it will never happen, but i have to have a goal).
I hurt all over, i have Chronic Daily Headaches, my body is hypersensitive to everything and anything, my mind immediately jumps to something major every time i twitch or have a pain or find a bruise.
I am sleeping again, but i went 2 months with MAYBE 20 hours of sleep total, i just finished my first round of Physical therapy my body is fatigued ....
but i won't quit, I'm 29 everyday is a new battle and i refuse to lose this WAR!