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Help for my brother

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 30, 2006
  • 03:47 AM

4 or 5 months now he has had pain on the soles of his feet and palms of his hands. THEN they started itching, and after that they started getting purple spots on them. TONS of blood tests show nothing other then high white blood cell count. 3 or 4 times now he has woke up in the morning with his eyes swollen almost shut. The pain in his feet is worse when walking on hard surfaces, and has gone away for a bout a week then come back again.
Now this week, dry heeves, distended upper stomach (above the belly button).
He told me tonight when he stands up he has heart palpatations and has to catch his breath, but it goes away within a minute.
PLEASE, does this ring any bells with anyone, I just need a direction to look for info in, the doctors are NO help at this point at all.

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  • I'm not even sure I should be posting this. I have no medical training, so take everything I say with a grain of salt, preferably the entire shaker.I think it's something from one episode of Mystery Diagnosis that pops into my memory. You said his white blood cell count was high. There is a type of white blood cell called an eosinophil. Have the levels of these eosinophils been measured?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2006
    • 04:55 AM
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  • Have they done any checks on his Liver? your body flushes out toxins, it may be a result from that, have him get his liver checked. does he sweat alot? I watched a show about a man that has had similar problems and they sent him to a specialist about his liver, dont remember what he had wrong, sounds alot like your brothers symptoms though.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
    • 04:40 AM
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