posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 10:01 PM
That is how it happened for me, and for many other people I have talked to. One day I was a normal wife and mother of two kids in my 30s, and one the
next morning I wake up and I am sick. Exhausted, hands swollen and painful, feet hurt to walk on first thing in the morning, foggy-brained, and my
skin hurt all over. I felt sure that I was dying, because nobody just wakes up one morning and feels like that without death being close behind.
Long story short, I went through all the lupus and RA tests. No lupus, and RA factor was negative, so they slapped a diagnosis of "fibromyalgia" on
me (which is a catch-all for doctors when they have no fricking idea what's wrong with you, but it is obviously an autoimmune problem).
Thirteen years later, my finger joints are deforming, and they have now determined that it is negative rheumatoid factor arthritis, or RA minus the
If this is truly what is wrong with you, don't panic. Your life will not be over by any stretch of the imagination, but you will be knocked down for
a while until you figure out that you must change your diet, exercise, stress level, and vitamin / supplement intake. Don't fall for the
pharmaceuticals you may be offered, other than something to help you sleep. Narcotics, Cymbalta, Lyrica, and "biologicals" that kill your immune
system will only make it worse in the long run.
I personally believe that the epidemic of autoimmune disorders, particularly among women, are due to a weaponized mycoplasma. The little suckers hide
in cells and use the energy molecules that your mitochondria crank out for optimal cell function. I believe it was created in a lab, and it uses the
estrogen pathways, hence the preponderance of women who "suddenly" lose their health and become sick for the rest of their life. Mycoplasma can
cause everything from fibromyalgia to RA to lupus to scleroderma to multiple sclerosis to AIDS. It is all in how your body deals with it.
If this is not your problem, my apologies, but your description of just waking up one day with these symptoms sounds just like what I went through in
1999. Best of luck to you in any case.