I have been sick since 9/07 and multiple symptoms and tons of negative test results have the doctors at a loss... any idea would be helpful!
23 years old, female, 5'7, 155 lbs.
recurrent/chronic low fever since September, a few times a week, if not daily (99-101) worse in afternoons and evening, I do not notice it when I first wake up.
Joint pain (fingers, hands, wrists, knees)
Muscle pain, weakness, and shaking (trouble opening jars, standing up from sitting, going up stairs) - seems to be getting worse and worse
Recurrent splotchy, red, flat rash on face and chest (does not itch), worse if I get in the sun
Occasional ulcers in nose and mouth
Nausea, dry heaves, occasional vomiting and diarrhea
recurrent infections (yeast, UTI, sinus, ear) I get put on antibiotics all the time... I never used to have ear infections, but now I am getting them a lot. My ears are popping a lot and have clear fluid draining from them a lot of the time.
tingling and numbness in hands and feet, and occasionally on one side of face
I have had a ton of tests and nothing major is showing up.
ANA(neg.), Rheumatoid factor (6), Lyme (neg.), sed rate (9), CMP and CBC (normal), TSH (3.67), EBV (pos. from past mono infection), CA-125 (10), PTH and Calcium (normal), Thyroid antibodies(neg.), HIV, Syphillis, and Hepatitis (all neg.), blood culture (neg.), celiac panel (neg.), Lipid panel (slighlty elevated, no meds needed now). Vitamin D (19, was given rx supplement which got it up to 32), vitamin B12 (215), ferritin (20), other blood tests all negative!
HIDA Scan (75% ejection fraction), Gastric emptying scan (normal), Upper endoscopy (mild chronic gastritis, otherwise normal), CT and U/S of abdomen/Pelvis (normal), CT of chest and head (small 5 mm hypodense lesion in right thyroid lobe, needs to be evalutated with U/S, being done thursday, otherwise normal).
Any ideas?? I am so frustrated at this point, I don't want anymore tests and my symptoms are just getting worse, but no one seems to be able to figure this out. Thanks.
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