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Full blood work done but still feel flu like symptoms

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  • Posted By: michigan98gt
  • March 25, 2010
  • 03:04 AM

Hello all,

Sorry for the long first post so thanks in advance for reading this.

Starting around Valentine's Day I came down with my all too common sore throat. I got a prescription for a Z Pack from my sister without seeing a doctor and it went away. About a week later I came down with a sever head cold. This cleared up completely after a week and a half. A week later I developed flu like symptoms with no fever although I felt like I had one. Temp was 97.5 and Advil seemed to help the body aches and severe headaches.

After 5 days of this I went to the doctor and had tests for (I'm not 100% sure if these are right) my thyroid, salts, platelets, sugars, infections, cancer (?), x-ray, and something else I cannot remember. There were 7 tests in total. The doctor informed me on my follow up that he suspected Multiple Sclerosis but the tests ruled it out. At this point I was starting to feel a little better; body aches were diminishing, etc.

After about 5 days of feeling a little better we arrive at today. For the last 3 days my symptoms have come back just as bad as when I had the tests. Advil doesn't seem to work to cure the pain and I am at a loss as what is going on.

I am 30 years old, male, don't smoke, 150lbs., fit, no past history of diseases. My grandma had allergies to gluten, along with my mother, grandpa had diabetes, a bunch of aunts had cancer, and mother had melanoma. I am at a loss as to what is going on. Any suggestions I can ask my doctor about????

Sore throat: 2/14/10-2/20/10
Sever Cold (?): 2/25 - 3/1
Body Aches, flu like symptoms: 3/4 - Current

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  • Diarrhea is among your symptoms?
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  • Diarrhea is among your symptoms?No diarrhea or coughing or sore throat (sore throat in February).
    michigan98gt 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • i don`t know what tests you`ve done so far but the following might help in finding a diagnose.Carcinoemryonic Antigen,Beta2-mycroglobulin,Acid phosphatase,CRP(TO EXCLUDE SOME CANCERS),Anti-DNA antibodies,Anti-nuclear antibodies,Anti-SM Antibodies(TO EXCLUDE AN AUTOIMUNE DEGENERATIVE DISEASE)Antistreptolisyn O titre(TO EXCLUDE A STREPT.INFECTION)
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  • Hi MichiganDoyou feel better now? What was the final diagnosis? I seem to have the same symptoms and also with a negative CRP and white blood count
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  • Hi MichiganDoyou feel better now? What was the final diagnosis? I seem to have the same symptoms and also with a negative CRP and white blood countI am feeling a lot better now. I started taking a lot of vitamins and emergenC drinks. It cleared itself up after a month or so. The only thing I can think of is that I may have had a slight case of the swine flu as that was going around last year I believe. My symptoms fit swine flu but I would of thought they would of saw that in my blood work. All I can think of is that I had a virus or something. Good luck. I have felt pretty good since then too.
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