Are you one of thousands of people who suffer from chronic illness every day and don't know why? Well, this is more common then you realize. You would think that during this day and age we would have the technology to be able to diagnose and treat patients with MRI's and CAT Scans for symptoms that can not be trace back to a treat able condition. I learned even today, Doctors still only practicing medicine.
The human body is a awesome machine but when things go wrong sometimes it's not as easy to know why! In the late eighties, I had some neurological problems that was miss diagnose then as MS. Years later it was changed to Fibromyalgia, now with this condition under control it only came by way of many hours and days, weeks and months of frustration, anger and pain, lots of pain and a river of tears.
In this article it reviews a few of the common symptoms, such as pain, headache, sever fatigue, muscle stiffness, joint swelling, and depression. We have found and continue to discover medical tests to test for more and more chronic health problems. Diagnoses for some conditions isn't so easy and will take time. Especially these type of diseases in the early stages is very hard to treat never mind diagnose. Early in my suffering justh aving a name to my problem made it more controllable for me. Though, I went over ten years looking for a diagnoses would bring relief to my hell.(or I thought)
MS, Chronic Fatigue, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia all may have the same symptomology, treatment is usually individual and personnal. The article breaks down the problems and puts them a perspective that outlines what you watch for, how it is diagnose, and treatment, with a tidbit of good news. Medical Science has come a long way, but we have to go a long way! When your in pain and no one knows why, it can be very crippling.
Remember, Your not crazy, don't fight your symptoms, be patient with yourself and prepare yourself to change your life style to work around the problems a chronic illness brings. The quicker I learn to accept this is part of my life, the quicker I learn to live with this. There is life with a chronic illness, and your not alone.