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autoimmune?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 10, 2011
  • 01:29 PM

I have some weird things going on and it is getting too expensive for me to keep going on to find the answer. I am hoping some one here may have experienced similar things to help figure out some diagnosis.
right side rib/flank pressure a year ago is how is started.
in that time I have been fatigued and by December I became achy and I tested negative ANA but had high CRP, Hemogolobin, Hematocrit and RBC. My urine had high protein, bacteria and blood. Since then I have had unexplained fevers, chills, chest pains a weird rash, clubbed fingers and shortness of breath. The increased rib pain has now eliminated sleep due to pain and shortness of breath unless sitting up and I was admitted tot he hospital in February with chest pain due to an enlarged heart and a spot in my lung my as labs continued to climb. No liver or kidney or spleen or gall bladder enlag=rgements as ruled out by ultra sound. My CRP has doubled to 15.3. Two weeks later I was back at the ER with respiratory distress, the docs were convinced it was pneumonia, but the chest xray showed a 2cm node in lung and decreased breath sounds. A cat scan ruled out the node, but confirmed collapsed lower lobes.
I don't know what to do next. I am about 10k in the hole now and cannot afford to go on, but I am sick and tired with no help.

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