Connect the Dots
28 Nov 2005
I am trying to connect the dots, and was wondering if I could get an opinion from some of you who have been here a while, and know more about CPn. Several years ago, and I can pinpoint it to within a couple of months, I began feeling "not right". I was first dx with pernicious anemia after complaining of brain fog and fatigue, then irritable bowel syndrome for chronic unrremitting diarrhea. These were followed by numbness in two toes, which the neuro determined was caused by diabetic nueropathy (after three glucose tests, one came up a little off, and he dx'd glucose intolerance). I beleive I have glucose intolerance, but diabetic nueropathy from it? Anyway, after that, psoriasis, which I had had problems with for years without knowing what it was, followed a couple of years later by psoriatic arthritis, which is very similar to rheumatoid in its presentation, but does not seem to require an elevated rheumatoid factor, and has more frequent episodes of remission / activity. After that, I was dx'd with "female problems": adenomyosis and fibroids, resulting in a hysterectomy, for which I am thankful! Now, I am having trouble with increasingly frequent fasciculations, and after yet another round of bloodwork that is "fine", I'm being referred back to a neuro. I know this is pretty abbreviated, and there are myriad other things I could add that have changed in that time, but can anyone give me an idea if its worth my time to look at CPn, or if they've heard of another agent that might cause many symptoms to appear years apart? I seem to find very little relief from the drugs they have given me to combat these, and have always felt that everything is connected, since it started fairly abruptly and continues to deteriorate. Any suggestions / avenues to pursue would be helpful.