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headaches, back pain, red spots on hands and arms

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  • Posted By: squarefred
  • July 9, 2008
  • 06:14 AM

I am living in Thailand. I am a 24 year old male.
Since I got here in October 2007 I have been to the doctor numerous times, each time presenting new symptoms.
Heart palpitations (for several months - now gone)
Headaches (both sides of head) every day
Lightly shaking hands (controllable)
Light shaking - entire top half fo my body - uncontrollable
Numbness or pain/strange sensations in hands and feet
Recently I have developed back pain
Recently tiny red lumps on back of hands and forearms like a rash - no pain or itching
I have had a blood test. It was fine apart from slightly high colesterol and slightly low calcium. My chest x-ray was fine too.
The doctor insists there's nothing wrong with me but I am worried.
Does the above sound like anything I should be worried about?

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  • Any feelings of sickness, like fever or lymph gland enlargement? Some of the issues sound like a vitamin B12 problem (numbness) . Have you been exposed to toxic chemicals or heavy metals (aluminum, mercury etc)? Change of diet? Magnesium deficiency can cause nervous system problems and palpatations (along w/ potassium) and headaches.
    LINENUP 122 Replies Flag this Response
  • no sickness, nausea or vimiting. trouble sleeping though.i cant imagine ive been exposed to anything. i only drink bottled water.wouldnt any deficiency or poisoning shown up in my blood test?
    squarefred 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you been tested for Celiac Disease???? You have a lot of the symptoms. Good luck and feel better.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • [Did you get checked for thyroid problems
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • im going to the doc again this afternoon. ill ask about thyroid and celiac disease. he hasnt seen the rash yet. hopefully ill get some answers
    squarefred 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • no sickness, nausea or vimiting. trouble sleeping though.i cant imagine ive been exposed to anything. i only drink bottled water.wouldnt any deficiency or poisoning shown up in my blood test? No - poisonings or deficiencies really don't show up in routine screening. Serum testing of minerals is really about what is going on within the last 24 hours or so and not indicative on long-term stores.
    LINENUP 122 Replies Flag this Response
  • thanks. ill bring all these possibilties up with the doctor
    squarefred 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • another useless visit to the doctor. he dismissed all the possibilities without giving me a diagnosis and is just trying to treat each problem individually. im 24 years old. whats the likeliness id have all these different minor health problems at the same time? im not an old man.im going to have to accept that unless i get really sick im not going to get a diagnosis from a doctor. i appeal to anyone with answers.
    squarefred 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • http://symptoms.wrongdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/headache/red-spots/sensations-desc.htm I plugged in a few of your symptoms and got a list of 13 problems. DON'T stop seeing doctors. See as many different ones as you can. Its important. So far I've seen 3 and only 1 of them has any clue (though I'm still sure he's wrong). Make a list of symptoms and what causes them to get better or worse. Think of places you've been, icky things you've touched, been bitten by or eaten before this began. A log book provides info and it makes sure you don't forget to tell the doctor anything.
    chaosconnect 15 Replies Flag this Response
  • Malaria,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • ok. ill try, but its costing me money. i dont have medical insurance and each time i go they insist on doling me out pills despite my protestations. the last one laughed when i asked to not be presribed pills and if there was any lifetsyle changes i could make.
    squarefred 6 Replies Flag this Response
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  • im not actually very ill. i just put it out there to see if anyone had an explanation or if it raised any red flags with people as something i needed to worry about.thanks for everyone's input. if i get bad ill post again.
    squarefred 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • check your thyroid
    kellyhovey6 1 Replies Flag this Response
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