welcome to TiMS amanda
i second NHE's recommendation to take steps re diet/nutrition, while you wait for various specialists to provide more info.
linking you up to some science based on your list of probs (starting with stress):
nutrition effects of stress (men's stuff came up first but there are similar mixed/female studies with a bit more digging)
Biochemical indices of selected trace minerals in men: effect of stresshttp://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/53/1/126.short
"...C-reactive protein was detected in only five subjects BHW and in all subjects AHW. Zinc, iron, selenium, and albumin decreased by 33%, 44%, 12%, and 9%, respectively, whereas ferritin, ceruloplasmin, and creatine kinase concentrations increased AHW by 59%, 8%, and 266%, respectively."
(fyi, BHW and AHW are for before and after 'hell week')
Serum Copper, Zinc and Selenium Levels with Regard to Psychological Stress in Menhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 2X99800212
Significantly lower S-Zn (p<0.02) and S-Se (p<10-5) were found in the former prisoners compared to the reference subjects, whereas no significant difference between the groups was found for S-Cu (p>0.80). ... lowered S-Zn and S-Se levels may be ascribed to increased psychological stress induced by conditions during imprisonment.
Anxiety and stress among science students. Study of calcium and magnesium alterationshttp://www.jle.com/e-docs/00/04/1D/1B/v ... ionPDF.pdf
Stress is related to well established biomarkers such as cortisol [1-4] and aldosterone. ... nxiety is associated with an increase in catecholamines [9-11] which is responsible for an increase in magnesium urinary excretion and a decrease in its plasmatic concentrations [12-16]. ... Several studies have demonstrated that the daily activity of scholars causes significative stress [18-21] and this could be related to a great number of psychosomatic disorders [22, 23]. Chronic stress was found to reduce the endothelial function, which may also be associated with an intracellular magnesium level decrease in humans .
so, might be wise to look at your serum zinc, magnesium, selenium, and ferritin. ferritin issues are so common in women. zinc, magnesium and selenium are known to be issues for ms patients of both genders.
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com