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Gery Skin?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 15, 2008
  • 00:59 PM

So for the past 5 months I have been back and forth to the doctor because I constantly feel short of breath. Night and day, resting or active, I have a lot of difficulty fully expanding my diaphragm and getting good breaths. They've done multiple chest x-rays, ct-scans, ultrasounds, echocardiograms, EKGs, a stress test when it first began several months ago all coming back completely normal. I am a type I diabetic with fairly good control of my blood sugar, I also had a run-in with mononucleosis about 6 months ago when this all began. Several doctors have evaluated my and run blood work to find nothing, and they've tried steroids and an array of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications to rule that out. Nothing helped. So here I am, months later still struggling to breathe. I eat extremely healthy, drink plenty of water, take supplements, try to get out and exercise, but its still really bad, and often i feel as if i may just collapse, my heart slamming.

So....after seeing different specialists and coming up with no answers, today i am going to see an infectious disease specialist. I had went in to see my doctor with a new complaint, that is, when i wake up in the morning, every morning, my eyes are extremely dry and red, my tongue is also very dry, and the skin on my hands and face have a sheen to them, almost waxy, and they are greyish, as if they have not been getting any blood. Its a little scary when i look in the mirror and see that, i am not sure what to do. My pulse was about 64, my blood sugar was 154, i felt steady and stable. So I am going to see this specialist today and hopefully he will be able to clarify things a little bit more for me. So far my doctor just seems to think this is all related to the mono and it will improve, but I don't believe that, because it this is evolving in a negative way as time progresses.

I know my symptoms seem a little strange, but maybe you have another suggestion.

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