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In need of help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 23, 2006
  • 01:58 AM

Hello everyone,

My boyfriend has been suffering from swollen lymph glands in his neck now for 5 months. It has been accompanied by discomfort in left side of chest, fatigue, fevers, trouble getting to sleep. He visited the hospital 4 times, was diagnosed with Strep, which the tests then came back negative for. Then diagnosed with an elevated white blood cell count, so they assumed he had infectious mono. It hasn't gone away, although he has rested. We are at our wits end, and can't figure it out. The docs seem to pass it off, but we're worried it could be more. Also, we have had problems with fleas ever since he has gotten sick. I don't know if it has anything to do with it. I can't seem to find anything online or in books. And we can't afford another doctor bill.
Please help if this sounds familiar! Thank you!

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  • If the problem continues for another month or more and IF he also has "post excertional tiredness" as well (and if the elevated white blood count goes down but the rest of the symptoms stay).. The problem could be CFS also known as Chronic Fatigue Immunity Disfunction Syndrome CFIDS/post viral syndrome etc (an illness which has so many different names, this illness isnt diagnosed unless someone has had the problem for 6 mths or more)..... All the symptoms you said he has is a common CFS pattern..which starts off as often an viral illness and but then continues on. Pain in places can also be present in CFS (every case of it is slightly different..but with many of the normal CFS distinguishing symptoms and signs eg insomina, tiredness, sore throats etc) "Then diagnosed with an elevated white blood cell count, so they assumed he had infectious mono" they assumed???? why didnt they do another blood test to see? Infectious mono also known as EBV can easily be tested for by a blood test. If the doctor hasnt done so already..ask for them to do a blood test for it and to see if its still active. Demand more blood tests if you have too. "Also, we have had problems with fleas ever since he has gotten sick. I don't know if it has anything to do with it. I can't seem to find anything online or in books." fleas and ticks can transmit things... eg Rickettsia.. Rickettsial diseases/bacteria
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    • November 21, 2006
    • 07:18 AM
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