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Am I crazy??

Dec 09, 2015 9:13 PM

I'm a 19 year old female and have experienced a lot of pain issues since about the age of 9 or so, but have always chalked it up to growing pains or being sore from sports. I feel crazy because it seems like my pain is literally In all parts of my body and it's a pain I can't describe because it's so unique feeling. Cam anyone tell me if these symptoms are something to be concerned about?

.pain in arms,wrists,hands that feels sore when being used, when touched, or even while resting
.pain in neck as if I slept wrong. It also crunches and is sore if massaged
.pain in back, mostly along the spine and in upper shoulder areas
.burning, restless, gnawing pain in legs (from hip to toe in both legs)
.pain in knees, mostly on the sides and soft part around knee cap, bust also the joint itself
.can't fall asleep at night
.don't feel rested I the mornings
.previously diagnosed depression/anxiety
.digestion issues no matter diet changes
.recurrent "uti" (3-4 per year)
.a constant "old person" feeling In my body
.feeling sleepy a lot of the time

Any suggestions? Cause Google is starting to scare me!! Thank you

I also don't play any sports anymore due to always feeling injured or hurt

Dec 09, 2015 9:30 PM

Also, the pains are pretty much at a constant 5 or 6 but do get to about an 8, depending. No Tylenol or massage work for the pains. I've heard for my while life I'm too young to hurt the way I describe it so I'm just now starting to put a lot of my symptoms together because I've always thought this was normal. Any input appreciated, just looking for a starting point and outside experiences

Dec 09, 2015 10:04 PM

No you r not crazy.. Always remember that.. We all understand what you r going through. Google can be an asset and a downfall . all your symptoms are something you should see a doctor for. It could be some very easy fixes . but I would suggest you go see your primary doctor or a rheumatologist. I'll hope you get rest tonight.

Dec 09, 2015 11:45 PM

I agree with newfibrogirl. You are not crazy. No, it's not normal. Continue writing your symptoms down and using this app. Definitely see your primary care physician. See if you can get referrals to one or more of these specialists: an Endocrinologist, Gastroenterologist, Neurologist, Orthopaedist, Pain Mngt, Psychologist/Psychiatrist, Rheumatologist, Sleep Specialist, Urologist. I chose these doctors based on the list of symptoms you wrote. Your PCP should know which one to send you to first, but I would suggest that if you can you should begin seeing a Psych & Pain Doctor first so you will have someone to help you mentally/emotionally and physically while the others search for a cause for your symptoms. I know it may seem overwhelming but your PCP will help you narrow it down and guide you. And never forget that we are all right here, ready and waiting to support you.

Dec 10, 2015 2:46 AM

I agree with Newfibro and Amie. Please see your doctor. You are not crazy. You are not to young. I was told the same from age 13. I am now 38. You may have to be firm in requesting testing. Don't give up because you are the best advocate for you. Keep as detailed a record as you can and take it with you to the doctors. Make sure all doctors are given the same information and have a copy of any reports or testing that has been done. It would probably be wise for you to keep a copy of these in a binder. It will save time and money if seeing multiple doctors. I pray they figure out what is going on, that your pain is minimal, and that you can get some sleep.

Dec 10, 2015 9:26 AM

Definitely not crazy, but a lot of those symptoms for almost any chronic illness. I'm thinking the doctor would be a good idea. Might need various specialists and not get answers fast, but at least you can be working toward knowing what it is.
Also, Google cam be interesting when you type in symptoms, I've gotten the impression that I'm going to die within a month several times.
Oh, also I'm 15, don't play sports, too much pain. Just wondering, were you injured? There are some illnesses that can be triggered by brown bones, sprains, etc.

Dec 10, 2015 9:59 AM

Thanks everybody. It's really good to hear that I'm not "just fragile" or "sensitive". My family was never big on taking me to dr Apts as a kid/teen and always told me I was fine, so now that I'm out of the house and don't speak with them much anymore, it seems more and more weird they were never a little concerned.
I also get a lot of anxiety (shaking, tearing up) when I tell anyone about my symptoms because nobody has seemed to think it's a problem until lately because I've been missing some work here and there due to things I've been complaining about since I was a kiddo. The symptoms don't seem to make sense together and that along with being told I'm fine has really made me wonder if I'm imagining being in pain (which I know can happen)? I don't know, but this has really helped me feel more comfortable with going to be seen by a dr! So thanks again all

Dec 10, 2015 10:28 AM

And no, I was never injured accept taking a pitch to the knee once. But that was 4 years ago and doesn't seem like it matters because both knees have the same level of pain and at the same time. I have had about 3 mild concussions but the last one was about 3 years ago. Don't know if either of those things matter? There's never swelling when I have episodes either (which would indicate inflammation I think)?

Dec 10, 2015 12:41 PM

As the others have said - best to see your doctor for two reasons: 1) to put your mind at ease and find out what's causing the pain
2) to get treatment if required
Good luck Hunni and let us know how you get on

Dec 10, 2015 1:18 PM

Hey there. YES--- see a doctor !!!! Let him ask all the questions and maybe he will have a good diagnosis. Lots of what you have we all have! I do!!!! Take care

Dec 10, 2015 2:59 PM

Family can be the worst when you have a chronic condition! My mother once called me a hypochondriac despite the fact that I was literally born with my condition! lol!

Keep us informed hunny. If you need anything we r all just a 'Add Reply' away 😋

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