Hi everyone, Im after some much needed advice. See,I have spent the past 8 months or so in what I would call hell, and spent much of that time believing I was going to die, I thought I had MS or some other degenarative neurological illness that was going to take me from my 5 kids much too early.
Ill tell you about my story, and I hope that you can give me some much needed reassurance that all this IS the mirena, and it is fixable.
I had the mirena put in at my last bubs 6 week check, in march of 08, it was about 2 months after that , that I started feeling a bit depressed ( i believed I had post natal Depression ), then my hands started to feel odd, like they were stiff, and didnt work as well as they used to. Then the pain started in my hands ( i was then tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis , lupus, and other auto immune things ) next my forearms started aching, like Id done too much weight lifting, then the aching started in my thighs and calves too, then progressed to alot of my body. so that now it feels like i permanently have the flu !! I am so angry alot of the time, and just not feeling happy at all, despite the fact i have great kids and a wonderful husband. ( but I put it down to this overwhelming fear that Im going to die from whatever is wrong with me ) I had my first ever panic attack in August, and ended up in hospital as they thought I was having a stroke ( im only 40 ) Ive also got a permanent stiff neck, shoulders and jaw, feels like a tension thing, and headaches everyday. Im also a bit shaky sometimes, and have palpatations some time too....... i sound like an absolute wreck dont i ??? Im so tired of doctors making me feel like im imagining these things, OH, I forgot, I had a CT brain scan too, which was all clear.... well, thats about it I think, Im so glad I found you guys, and I hope that theres someone out there wha can give me some hope that this nightmare will end......
thanks for reading my long post, and thanks for any help you may offer