could be fibromyalgia if all the tests come back negative -
and hopefully they're doing a "rheumatoid panel" (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis,
sjogrens, etc) to exclude autoimmune diseases /inflammatory arthritis.
Fibromyalgia has made headlines again in the popular press, and the clinical
criteria for diagnosis have changed positively as well.
I am a physician - and this is pretty basic general advice - but autoimmune
disorders are essential to evaluate for as the average time to diagnosis is easily 5-6 years
of seeing multiple specialists without relief or answer. A good internal medicine or
rheumatologist should be able to help you. Neurology will help for migraines - but migraines
could be part of the same disorder you're describing. Excedrin, good sleep habits, and excercise
(which helps all ailments) recommended - along with help with the baby!
ps- somehow skipped the part where you described the epidural injection for anesthesia.
There is one more thing that may be causing ALL of your symptoms- intracranial hypotension
from a CSF leak, which i diagnose (neuroradiologist) nearly every 2 months on someone. Your
spinal MRI should be looked at by an experienced NEUROradiologist who can detect epidural venous
congestion, "brainstem slumping", pituitary fullness and other signs of low CSF volume. Simply put
if you have a slow leak of cerebrospinal fluid from the epidural, it can last for months, and give
you a "hangover" type headache which medications can only take the edge off. Go see a good neurologist
at a medical center, not a country practice!
edit on 10/19/2013 by drphilxr because: forgot the most important info!