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7 months miserable, some please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 17, 2009
  • 04:02 AM

started 7 months ago
symptoms include:
reoccuring rash on wrists, inner forearm, and under upper arm
reoccuring rash on torso and legs (less severe and less frequent then arms)
itchiness with rash
shortness of breath
feeling like tounge or throat is swelled
red ear (occurs nightly only in right ear)
frequent blood shot eyes
panic attacks
unusual stool (tend to be yellow)
lumps in throat above adams apple, armpit, collar bone, back of neck
frequent pain in chest in lung area, and in back in lung area
joint pain in back of knees(occurs normally at night)
pain in upper calves (occurs only when knee pain)
skin more transparent then normal
gurgling sound and vibration on right side of gut
middle back pain
lots of phlegm (foamy, and white, sometimes really sticky)

i've been going to to doctors for the past 7 months and they have yet to diagnose me and treat me correctly. This all started about 7 months ago. One night i ate some bad shrimp and broke out into a rash and took some benydryl and it gave me a panic attack. ever since then I have had these symptoms. if anyone can help me to figure out what is causing this I would be forever grateful. Like i said I've been misearble with this for 7 months and its ruining my life, i cant work, i rarely leave the house, i cant drive, and its starting to make me depressed. Please someone help me figure out whats going on.

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  • I actually just replied to another post about a condition with similar symptoms...Have you ever been tested for any auto-immune diseases? Symptoms of Lupus include:weight lossrashes/skin discolorationfatiguemuscle aches, arthritissensitivity to sunlight inflammation of lining of lungs/heartmental health problems- depression/anxietydecreased white blood cell/platelets countshair lossIt wouldn't really explain the digestive issues, but you do have 7 or 8 related symptoms, so you might want to look into it, or other auto-immune diseases.
    fire_ems08 3 Replies
    • February 17, 2009
    • 04:52 AM
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  • Are you taking any medications? If so, please list. DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • February 17, 2009
    • 05:09 AM
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  • i've been going to to doctors for the past 7 months and they have yet to diagnose me and treat me correctlyHave they diagnosed you at all? What tests were run and what were the outcomes? Please note that posting such private medical info on a website is.....sticky at best. However, if you feel you are able to share this information, we may be better able to help you. Here is what I'm getting from your first post (mine are in orange):weightloss-- not feeling well can cause you to eat less, but can be a sign of something more serioushttp://kona.kontera.com/javascript/lib/imgs/grey_loader.gifreoccuring rash on wrists, inner forearm, and under upper arm-- eczema? many rash causes...impetigo tooreoccuring rash on torso and legs (less severe and less frequent then arms)-- same as above/ eczema most common rash, but could be many things even contact dermatitis or shingles (do you have pain with rash?)itchiness with rash see above-- makes me lean towards eczema or contact dermatitis but all rash sign could point to something more seriousshortness of breath allergy?feeling like tounge or throat is swelled again, allergy?fatigue not feeling well or having your body fight off something can make you fatiguedred ear (occurs nightly only in right ear) do you sleep on your right side? Occurs when exactly, what are you doing before you notice this? Is there rash on ear? Do you watch TV with your right arm propping up your head?anxiety stress; stress of having a rash all over would do it to mefrequent blood shot eyes again, allergy?panic attacks chronic anxiety will produce this in someunusual stool (tend to be yellow) emptying of the stomach too soon/ insufficient bile output from liver/ bacterial infection in intestine/ GERDlumps in throat above adams apple, armpit, collar bone, back of neck these are all lymph node sites, sign of infection?frequent pain in chest in lung area, and in back in lung area do you cough? Have you ever been a smoker?joint pain in back of knees(occurs normally at night) popliteal lymph node, again? infection? pain in upper calves (occurs only when knee pain) because this only happens when your popliteal node is inlarged....your calve muscle (gastrocnemius) diverges and attaches above the knee. It's possible this muscle is irritated by the enlarged node. skin more transparent then normal interesting...not sure what yet, could be cause by the weight loss or could be more seriousgurgling sound and vibration on right side of gut gas? early digestion? infection of bowel? That gurgling is usually air in the digestion processmiddle back pain so many causes of this onelots of phlegm (foamy, and white, sometimes really sticky)again, allergy/ lymph involvementPlease know that I am not a doctor. I'm hesitant to even suggest this because your docs should have tested for it.....but it could be lymphoma. You have many symptoms. Go see your doc as soon as possible to rule this out.I really wish you the very best with all this. I'm sorry to suggest something so terrible, it may not be it at all! But please, go check it out.
    Harmonium 322 Replies
    • February 17, 2009
    • 05:17 AM
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  • the only meds that i am currently on is penicillin vk tabs. but thats only for my tooth infection. I havent been diagnosed yet, bc the doctor says she just can;t figure it out. They ran a few blood tests and a stool sample test and the doctor said that they all came back normal. I went in theother day for more blood tests. I havent received the results back from that yet tho.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2009
    • 05:42 AM
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  • as for the question about the red ear, it happens in the mid to late evening. i'm not doing anything that affects my ears when it happens, I'm normally just watchin tv or goofing around on the computer. And my ear will get hot and turn red. It is always the right ear too. I don't sleep significantly more on my right side or left side then the other. Whch side i lay on depends on my nasal activities. I have a deviated septum and sleepin on the side of whichever nasal cavity is clear at the moment seems to help the breathing.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2009
    • 06:09 AM
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  • To be quite honest I think it is just anxiety and/or stress toppled with depression.Take some antidepressants (harmless in low quantity) and see if you feel better.
    WildMonkey 7 Replies
    • February 17, 2009
    • 04:18 PM
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  • scardemiaor lyme disease
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 06:16 PM
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  • I wish I had a magic cure to offer you. I unfortunately have been going through many of the same things as you since January. It started out with a headache then insomnia which has lasted since January..I am only 34.. I had no anxiety at the time and got sick of being asked the question. I now do however have high stress/anxiety and depression because its been since January and the list of symptoms have gotten too long and I am normally a healthy person who rarely goes to the doctor. I’ve had chest and back pain and burning. Trouble swallowing, digestion issues, lost 15 pounds, less frequent bowel movements, pain on my left side of neck, and shoulders…I feel like I have a ton of phlegm. I think whats really frustrating is how long it takes to get into specialists..I’ve ruled out cardiac issues with an EKG and an echocardiogram which were both normal. Acid reflux was a thought they had but the medication has not done me any good. Tomorrow I finally have my Upper Endoscopy scheduled and then the next day a Physiatrist/Spine doctor scheduled me in for a Cervical and thoracic spine MRI and some xrays of my chest. One thought was Thoracic Outlet syndrome..Just know you are not alone and please do let me know if you have found anything yet or if anyone has any ideas..
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  • Hi, I hope you still read this forum. I would like to suggest a fast, it definitely sounds like a lymph-related issue. A 7-day juice fast with all fresh-pressed veggies and fruits should be great. Check out fasting.ws, great site. And since we're in spring, check into a spring cleanse, as it helps your body get in tune with the changes occurring in nature during this time.Spring cleanse:First 1-2 days, decrease meals, increase leafy-green salads with fresh spring greens such as:Aragula, Mustard Greens, Dandelion, Kale, Spinach, etc.. Make the salad with a topping of olive oil / Apple cider vinegar. Add seeds such as flax, sunflower, and pumpkin.By day 3 you should be used to the salad, on this day it will be your only source of food. Eat lots of it.Day 4-5 Do a water fast, you've eased into it with the spring salads, so it won't be as hard as if you just jumped into it. 2 days on water is do-able, and very beneficial. You'll feel the detox. Don't exercise too much, just light yoga or tai-chi and stretches. Day 6 Re introduce the salads, and eat salad for the day.Day 7 Half salad, half Brown rice and steamed veggies.After the fast slowly return to a normal diet, don't jump back into processed foods. At this point, you're palette might have tuned into a natural diet and you might eat like this for a long time. In any case, you've done a great favor for your body at this point.Try to find a naturopathic doctor, as they have a higher understanding of health than a medicinal doctor. Eat natural antibiotics to help kill the infection. It's probably the infection thats causing your lymph nodes to act up. When it goes down, your lymph will likely return to normal.Peace and blessings!
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