I am a 31 year old female. I have suffered from fatigue ever since I can remember that just got worse with age and stress. I have a 3 yr old and 1 yr old which means I went through two pregnancies in a relatively short period of time. I developed carpal tunnal with the first pregnancy that worsened with the second. It’s actually a bit difficult to type this up so I will keep it short. My wrists hurt and my fingers are hurting as well but mostly they are weak and i experience numbness at night. I also noticed in the past couple days that I started to develop small herberden’s nodes on my distal joints. I also have pain in both ankles, sometimes a little cracking noise when i walk too. my swelling is actually minimal. My fatigue is immense. the stiffness when i wake up in the morning is difficult but often by the late afternoon it gets better and then returns right before bed. I lost hair after both pregnancies and this time around it still hasn’t stopped, i lose at least a good clump every showering. I had a lot of hair to begin with and i notice its not as heavy as it used to be. I have a hard time with focus. I also noticed for the past 3 years ive had a 99 temperature every day pretty much. i don’t know if its the thermometer i have that is ultra sensitive its an ear thermometer or what. I was told by my PCP it’s fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, but I feel I am too young. I have a good amount of muscle mass but I am also overweight and the sicker i’ve felt the more the weight has piled on. I am currently at 185.
I don’t have insurance and my father, who is my pcp (he is an internist) doesn’t agree i need any testing for autoimmune because he says the test is expensive and that I am not showing the symptoms of it.
Any suggestions or feedback would be helpful. I am very depressed at the weight gain, the inability to exercise, the lack of energy. my children have to be in daycare all day and i barely have time or ability to spend time with them, dress them, feed them, bathe them, hold them. i am making my husband a single parent and i dont want that.
the other suspicion is Rheumatoid arthritis?