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23 years old, very sick and no one can figure it out. Help!

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  • Posted By: nikiphoto7
  • September 3, 2009
  • 07:29 PM

very underweight female. 23. born almost 4 months premature. was healthy until the age of 17 when i developed these symptoms:

extreme fatigue, diagnosis of gallbladder disease (+removal of gallbladder). developed moderate depression (being treated successfully with zoloft. have also been on lexapro, celexa, prozac. all worked but side effects intolerable.), developed very painful joint pain in hips and down legs. (arthritis test negative). have daily headaches on the top of my skull. tested positive for COPD (have never smoked and have no history in the family). developed anxiety. developed unexplained tachycardia (being treated with atenolol.), developed rash on stomach which has been present for several years on and off. developed extremely painful menstrual cramps (periods have been stopped entirely by birth control medicine - nuva ring). Have developed melanoma in weird places not exposed to the sun and have not ever tanned or been out in the sun much. No scan ever performed. Spots seem to pop up overnight and when biopsy is done they have been melanoma cells. Each has been removed, with the last not being able to get clear margins. Have to be watched every few months to see if more pigmentation shows up.

Generally do not feel "well." Not terrible, but not well. Am VERY tired all the time.

Family History: Grandmother and Mother: prolapse mitral valve. Treated with Atenolol. Both had dysthimia as well. Treated successfully with Lexapro. Both had rare cancers. Mother had extremely rare form of lymphoma, one of 3 in the US at the time. Grandmother had bone cancer.

Fraternal Grandmother: drug induced lupus. Bladder cancer. thryoid disease, goiter removed.

Fraternal Grandfather: Lung Cancer. Diabetes.

Father: IBS. Allergies. Hay fever.

Sister: High testosterone levels (unexplained.) Weird rash on arms and face - mystery to doctors.

Great Aunt: very very rare form of Leukemia developed in her late 60's.

What is WRONG with me?!

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