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difficulty breathing, unexplained weight loss, skin feels strange

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 9, 2013
  • 01:49 PM

I'm 34, male, otherwise normally healthy. So these are my main symptoms at this point:

difficulty breathing - I have asthma but this feels a bit different, I can have both concurrently, with this my lungs just feel kind of heavy and like I am not getting enough air. When it is at it's worst my skin feels kind of funny, like flushed, tight and sensitive, especially my face, shoulders and back. Comes and goes throughout the day but is frequent and every day. Early on I would have really bad breathing moments that were less constant. Now it seems I have more constant breathing issues but they don't get as bad.

weight loss - I've lost over 10 lbs. but I don't eat less.

This started about 3 or 4 months ago. Actually initially I though I has symptoms similar to a Urinary Tract Infection. I had pain down there, trouble during urination. I also had lower back pain. I was treated for a UTI but tests came back negative. Around this time I was having lots of night sweats and experienced gout for the first and only time in my life. I was also having dark stool and at one time had a decent amount of red blood. was tested for blood in stool and it did come back positive but my doctor thought due to the one red blood that it is not serious. Hasn't been bloody since and seems to look fairly normal, although sometimes I seem to not go for a while and then go a lot at once. Also my urine seems to be more bubbly than I remember and always has a least a little frothiness. Had basic blood tests - normal, basic urine test - normal

Initially the lower back pain was prominent and with the UTI feeling my doctor had me get a ultrasound of my kidneys. They were normal.

Chest xray for breathing - normal

My doctor started thinking I had an ulcer or pylori. I had an endoscopy and was test for pylori, stomach looks good. First pylori test was borderline, second negative.

After looking into pylori and GERD and such I have changed my diet a bit. Stopped drinking alcohol, reduced caffeine, reduced milk/lactose.

Still having problems with breathing and still losing weight albeit slowly. Other symptoms: irritability/short fuse, constipation and sometimes going a lot when I do go.

Any ideas?

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