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Competely baffled about what could be wrong with me??

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  • Posted By: joannep1969
  • May 27, 2008
  • 11:54 AM

For 15 years my only medical problem was tingling and sometimes pain or aching in my hands and feet, with some shoulder discomfort and aching. I got a diagnosis in 2001 that it was a problem with a nerve in my neck. I learned to live with the discomfort as it wasnt too bad most of the time, only the odd flare up.

I have had an enlarged bone behind my right ear for a few years and my Gp said it was down to a problem in my neck, causing the area behind my ear to enlarge. Made sense.

Last summer I had a c section and tubal tie operation, recovery after seemed fine.

This year I have been plagued with health problems... I started with dry eyes in February, a dry inner nose, followed with a slightly sore throat and dry cough. Also with lower abdomen pain for 2 months now. It always feels like my bladder is very sore and inflammed, and hurts more when it is full. and there is sometimes throbbing pain in my pelvic area during the day. I have a kind of tingling shooting pains into my vagina area and it feels kind of sore.

My eyes are getting worse and are quite sore and sometimes shooting pain or inflammation feeling under them. It is bothering all day, I have tried 5 lots of drops and none help. I am very worried that the ongoing dryness will lead to permanent major damage to my eye sight.

I have had 2 abdomen scans, 2 gynaeclogy checks, 2 eye tests (I live out in Italy so dont trust the medics) blood tests, urine tests and a fecal occult test to check for blood in my fecus. My lungs were fine. My liver showed a lot of fat in it.

The blood tests were fine, the fecal occult test was fine, and the urine test says they didnt find anything of any significance so there was no sign of infection. I have taken 3 lots of antibiotics which havent helped. I have taken tablets in case I had thrush (caused by the antibiotics) which hasnt helped.

The optician says he could see the dryness and has prescribed glasses to help until I get a diagnosis.

The Neurologist found nothing wrong, the EEC Brain scan found nothing wrong.

The gynaecologist did an internal ecograph scan and says he couldnt find anything wrong. They both prescribed antibiotics in case it was an infection.

The abdomen scans just say that my bladder was fully distended (whatever that means) and that my colon was not healthy. When I returned to my Italian Gp with all the results, he wasnt very helpful, he was more interested in popping out for a quick cappicino with a blonde lady 10 mins into surgery.. He merely looked at the results and says looks ok.. when are you next in England.

I dont know what to do next.... stuck out in Italy with little comprehension of the Italian language is v frustrating when trying to get a diagnosis.

Do you think I should revisit the growing bone behind my ear?? or see a urologist about my bladder... or do you think it could be a bowel problem causing the lower aching problems.

I even read that it could be a condition called Candida? now I am veyr confused. i would give anything to have my health back...

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  • since you had a baby last year and possibly a spinal for numbing, and you have bladder and pain in your pelvic region it leads me to believe you may be looking in the wrong area.I think they may have punctured something inside your spinal canal, it sometimes takes some time to show up. It could be Arachnoiditis. Look it up on the web, you will need a Myelogram with ct and maybe emg. I think your other problems may not be related.I hope you find an answer soon...
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