Hi all, thought id post here for some advice and opinions as i have been extremely concerned, anxious, down and a bit of a hypochrondriac of what is going on with me.
My biggest complaint at the moment is almost a constant ache in both of my bicep tendons, noticeably at the crease of the elbows at the insertion of joints. Most of the time it's mild discomfort, but noticeable and the arms feel tired easily.
Next to this, when the aches in this area ease off, what i notice the most next is my achilles tendons, and the tendons/ligaments where the foot connects to the ankle. So most of the time, it seems it's in one body part at a time, or that's what i think i seem to be noticing.
I haven't worked out in a long time, id say 8 months or so, as i was having a lot of nagging pains and all, don't know if this at all relevant but thought id throw it in, the skin around my elbows feels like it's more loose and stretchy, not sure if that's been recent or not though.
Ive been in a right state mentally over it all, and i do need to get some help mentally with that, which im going to get some councselling for. Last week i awoke in the night, feeling unwell, but with the most terrible back pain, Ive been having some pain in my back and neck recently, but i feel it may be more mechanical, and the neck pain seems as though it was related to having real tight traps.
So i was at A+E and they found nothing just gave me pain killers, later that day i spent in bed and i had a lot of sickness and diarhea. My stomach seems to be a bit out recently still and Ive had some bad stools.
Ive seen a few docs and other healthcare people, an osteopath ive seen seems to think it's some growing pains and a lot of anxiety and worry. Alot of the time im unable to switch off from waking up in the morning til i go to bed then repeat the vicious cycle the next day. I asked the osteo about fibromyalgia as this really worried me and he said almost certainly that he didn't feel it was that, and BBB who i have seen not too long ago feels this isn't the case either, which means a strong opinion to me.
I went for a swim today as i have been doing next to nothing, as im getting all sorts of thoughts in my head, not wanting to walk much incase my feet hurt which at times they do, but went for a swim, and i enjoyed it, but stopped after 30mins or so, i rarely swim so im not too good at it, and my arms were really aching along with the bicep tendons, as though they were so fatigued, i also felt really sick and had a terrible stitch during it, Ive been feeling a bit dizzy/light headed a bit recently too Ive noticed.
Ive been paying attention to aches and pains i normally wouldn't give a second thought, and have stopped looking stuff up as that doesn't help and hasn't solved anything. I know anxiety increases sensititivty to pain, so perhaps that's a big deal of the whole thing, i don't know, but Ive been crying a bit lately feeling so terrible each day and really fearing what my future holds, but i know this isn't the right way to deal with things and need to just grit my teeth and get on with things as best i can for now.
Any suggestions? Doc wanted to try me on some anti depressants but i haven't decided to take those yet.
Im fragile, so please be careful, lol.
Oh and im 19.