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8 Abcesses in 12 months

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 29, 2009
  • 05:40 PM

This is kind of a re-post as I asked advice few weeks ago. Since end of last year I have had 8 abcesses, various places on my body but always BIG! Each time they have had to be drained & packed until healed. Recently the drs have actually started investigating the cause but to no avail. Indeed, one dr actually accused me of doing it to myself????? Fortunately, I have a very good GP who supported me after this accusation.

Now, I'm not entirely sure if these latest symptoms are related. I am constantly tired, even when I have slept (I slept 19 hrs solid yesterday) I feel very lightheaded, as if I will pass out if I stand more than a few minutes, continuous nausea (although I rarely vomit) absolutely no appetite (but no weight loss) I have a large patch of raised rash that has appeared around the scar from 1 abcess I had drained about 6 months ago & am in constant pain from various parts of my body, (each time I get pain I fear another abcess is on the way)

Please can someone help. I genuinely am at the end of my tether & desperately need someone to tell me what is wrong. Please

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  • This is kind of a re-post as I asked advice few weeks ago. Since end of last year I have had 8 abcesses, various places on my body but always BIG! Each time they have had to be drained & packed until healed. Recently the drs have actually started investigating the cause but to no avail. Indeed, one dr actually accused me of doing it to myself????? Fortunately, I have a very good GP who supported me after this accusation.Now, I'm not entirely sure if these latest symptoms are related. I am constantly tired, even when I have slept (I slept 19 hrs solid yesterday) I feel very lightheaded, as if I will pass out if I stand more than a few minutes, continuous nausea (although I rarely vomit) absolutely no appetite (but no weight loss) I have a large patch of raised rash that has appeared around the scar from 1 abcess I had drained about 6 months ago & am in constant pain from various parts of my body, (each time I get pain I fear another abcess is on the way)Please can someone help. I genuinely am at the end of my tether & desperately need someone to tell me what is wrong. PleaseI have had two per month for the last year. I feel your pain and am also searching for answers!
    BETH27584 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am constantly tired, even when I have slept (I slept 19 hrs solid yesterday) MANY illnesses do cause tiredness but i know of only two that have "unrelieved tiredness" with a good nights sleep as a main symptom. Those being sleep apnea and chronic fatigue immunity dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS). As sleep apnea dont have the rest of your symptoms, CFIDS is the most likely thing to your issues. CFIDS can cause all kinds of symptoms, it can cause your symptoms. http://wwcoco.com/cfids/bernesx.html Postural othostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) or low blood pressure most often coexist with CFIDS and commonly cause problems with dizziness and may cause one to even pass out. I have a large patch of raised rash that has appeared around the scar from 1 abcess I had drained about 6 months ago keloid scarring. This is caused by an abnormal healing response. http://www.medicinenet.com/keloid/article.htm (abnormal healing, with the waking unrelieved tiredness, lightheadedness/dizziness and pain symptoms = very possible CFIDS)
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