I have multiple health issues: atrial fib (have had 2 ablations), trigeminal neuralgia, lymphedema, widespread joint pain (wrists, fingers, toes, ankles, knees, hips...), was dx'd with parkensons disease 1 1/2 yrs ago...couldn't tolerate meds (synemet,etc)...sought 2nd opinion this summer and was dx'd with essential tremor instead of parkensons. Also dx'd with fibromyalgia...which I question because my pain is not muscular. Dx'd with mild asthma. Macular degeneration right eye. Osteoarthritis also dx'd. Also neuralgia in feet.
Rheumatoid arthritis has been ruled out, but my sxs sure seem consistent with that. I'm not experiencing much relief from pain, nor a real explanation for my poor balance/stumbling and other sxs. Needing input.
Continuing sxs include loss of balance, tremors, pretty intense pain in all joints listed above, hair loss, anemia, headaches (migraines
), iron, vitamin c
& d deficiency, fatigue, dry eye
and mouth syndrone. Also experience diarrhea daily, do not sleep reL well...rarely feel rested upon awakening...
MEDS include: propfenone, metoprolol, nexium, lyrica, cozaar, iron, vitamins d & c, cosamine ds, preservision, zoloft, warfarin, tramadol and or Tylenol as needed for pain, flovent, multivitamins, systane eye drops.
Family hx of coronary artery disease...dad and oldest brother died from this and three sisters each have stents, four remaining brothers each have bypasses; 1 sister has sjogrens and rheumatoid arthritis, one brother has lupus and is on dialysis for kidney failure, one brother has parkensons, one sister (deceased) had syrrosis of liver(non drinker), mom (deceased) had severe arthritis and late onset dementia.