Here’s a list of my symptoms that I believe started during my first pregnancy from April through December, 2010 and increased until diagnosis in October, 2012:

  1. Shoulder pain, right side.
  2. Neck pain and neck stiffness, right side.
  3. Pain in chest when sleeping on either side.
  4. Small purple veins on chest, right side.
  5. Loss of sleep, mostly due to shoulder, neck, and chest pain.
  6. Low energy, very sluggish, and always tired.
  7. Pressure in my head, especially when bending and laying down.
  8. Facial swelling.
  9. Mental fog.
  10. Itching. First occurred on my back then went away and returned later in lower legs.
  11. Dry skin patches on upper arms.