Thank you so much. This makes me feelbetter.
I think my real issue is stress/anxiety
. Before the diagnosis of Cat Scratch Disease
we were told i most likely had a tumour and underwent a lot of distress and painful tests before i was diagnosed. CT SCAN
, three sets of blood tests and four biopsies. All of which revealed nothing but catscratch.
I think this has left me fearful of tests assuming they are ordered because something is badly wrong rather than as a diagnostic process.
Having experienced this its no wonder i am afraid of cancer and tests. The stress leads to tension which causes tmj symptoms which causes stress so its no wonder its chronic!
I wonder if i have fibromyalgia
but i think it more likely nerve damage
. Can you tell me... I had four biopsies the last of which sent a searing pain through my side, ribs, abdomen, chest and arm, the others had been only a twinge pf pain. Is it possible this caused nerve damage which is to blame for some of my ongoing symptoms? I asked at the hospital i had them at but i think they were worried i was blaming them! Hopefully this gives a better background. I will ask at the oral clinician about the shoulder neck and chest too to make sure it is not ignored. Your advice on the biopsy
would be appreciated. Thanks again.