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Can someone please diagnose what I have ?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 26, 2008
  • 06:39 PM

Let me give some background ,that may or may not be relevant to current situation.
Background
In December 2006 had stomach pains like food poisoning. Went away after 2 days and fine after that. Moved house in September 2007. In October 2007
I had more stomach pains and bloating and also what appeared to be bloating in groin area.
It disappeared after 4 days and the bloating after I stretched it seemed to go down. In January 2008 it came back again with bloating and bloated groin. London and short got sent to hospital on basis it was a hernia. Had CT Scan and they said it was not a hernia but that lymph glands were enlarged so they would take out and biopsy it. The surgeon then actually found a hernia and fixed it at same time. The Consultant said I may have Crohns but after having barium meal and xray that seems not to be the case. Anyway all was well adn left hospital.

What I need Diagnosis in regard toSo back at home in new property that I soon discovered had a lot of aspergillus mould and spores and was dampish. I got dehumidifier.

Few weeks after being back from hospital (may not be related at all)
I noticed that my eyes were becoming red in the morning when I first arose. I also has some lethargy. The red eyes would go a while after getting up in morning. I then noticed I had very dry eyes and the corners of each eye showed that they were totally dry. My eyes each morning looked very very red and really weird and dead looking. As I say during the morning after getting up they would go back to bear normal. However I started to get very tired look ,with bags and darkish corners of eyes as if I had not slept for weeks (but I had !!). This carried on. I then started to notice I have a red throat inside (although not sore) and was red around the neck and blotchy red on top of chest. The position now is that I have all these symptoms still plus my skin on arms and legs and bod has a pink hue to it.

I have been getting masses of blood tests for everything that can imagine but all the Doctor can say is that my liver function test keeps going up and then down again and fluctuating although not to dangerous levels.
He is now testing me for mould (aspergillus ) and Aflatoxin but still not sure what.

Anyone any ideas what this might be ,and is it possible it could be an allergic reaction to the aspergillus spores as my eyes feel like I am "stoned" when I actually am not.

Thanks

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  • Try getting tested for thyroid conditions. Do you have thryoid conditons in your family...or other autoimmune diseases? May want to check into this. Joan
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  • Try getting tested for thyroid conditions. Do you have thryoid conditons in your family...or other autoimmune diseases? May want to check into this. JoanJoanHello JoanFather had problem with his thyroid but thats all I know of. One thing with whats happening to myself is that it seems to come on at night and in mornings but during day time when I am breathing fresh air it is not noticeable. That is what led me to think it may be environmental, aspergillus spores, as I know that there is mould in this place and might be an allergic reaction to them as I have allergies to many things like hay fever etc etc ??. Or some other environmental reaction ?.John
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  • Could you be a little more specific on your symptoms... such as bowel changes, weight loss/gain, sleep patterns, energy levels, etc. Biopsy was inconclusive? Sounds roughly like it could be an immune reaction such as allergies or an infection.
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  • Let me give some background ,that may or may not be relevant to current situation.BackgroundIn December 2006 had stomach pains like food poisoning. Went away after 2 days and fine after that. Moved house in September 2007. In October 2007 What does "moved house" mean? Does this mean you moved into a new house, one that is probably still leaching harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde (sick house syndrome).
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  • Could you be a little more specific on your symptoms... such as bowel changes, weight loss/gain, sleep patterns, energy levels, etc. Biopsy was inconclusive? Sounds roughly like it could be an immune reaction such as allergies or an infection.I have no problem with bowels, a very little weight loss but may be because havent been weight training as much, sleep is ok but very hard to get up some mornings through lethargy for no reason ,energy after I get up is fine, eyes feel like I am "stoned" especially when I get up in morning and gradually get better during morning and day and come back on again during night (no fresh air !!) John P
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  • What does "moved house" mean? Does this mean you moved into a new house, one that is probably still leaching harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde (sick house syndrome).Sorry should have said "different" house as is not new. What I did find though was that it was very damp and indeed the landlord then got me a dehumidifier which was sorely needed. I recently discovered, having not used it, that there is a water leak/condensation problem in the airing cupboard and where water has been dripping onto Gyproc board is black mould. Also noted that after month there was black mould patch (one inch square) in the collecting tank of brand new dehumidifier. Is also smell of mould in hallway and bathroom. I called environmental health who have said it is asperhigillus mould but they werent very thorough and did not more tests just wrote to landlord ordering to fix it. I do suspect that it is this mould problem and allergic reaction but not sure . What do you think ?.John
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  • A couple of links on sick house syndrome: (including black mold) http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52069 http://www.moldnews.org/
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