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Help! I need to find an answer so I can move on with my life!

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 3 Replies
  • Posted By: latejuly
  • May 8, 2008
  • 03:22 PM

Can anyone help? I'm so stuck and the past couple months things have gotten worse even though I've struggled with this for the past 5 years. I'm 23, I've lost 35lbs and lose a lot of fluids. Ruled out crohn's and colitis, done various blood tests, with mediocre results.. I'm really stuck here :( My doctor says because im a young female I won't get a diagnosis on less it's really obvious.. I don't believe that.

If anyone can recommend anything. my mom has Addison's disease and that's about it with family history :(

Symptoms
• Extreme fatigue
• Nausea
• Dry heaving
• Muscle Aches
• Diarrhea
• Mid right back pain; shoots through to abdomen
• Swelling and stiffness in abdomen
• Dizziness
• Shakiness
• Multiple canker soars in mouth (tongue, gums, inner lips/cheeks)
• Faint
• Low grade fevers
• Lack of appetite
• Muscle twitches
• Inappropriate sweating
• Loss of bowel control
• Numbness in hands
• Boils
• Oily hair
• Lock jaw
• Fogginess in thinking
• Heart Palpitations
• Chronic B12 deficency
• Random swelling of lymph nodes under arms

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  • I would check out pernicious anemia:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000569.htmA B12 deficiency could be the cause and it's is easily treatable with a monthly B12 shot. Hopefully that's what you have.
    ParentOfSickKid 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • thyroid: blood work for TSH (0.3-2.5 range), FT4, FT3 and the antibodies for Graves Disease and Hashimotos autoimmune diseases of the thyroid and treatable....Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • is your fatigue and symptoms made worst by exercise? If so.. check out http://wwcoco.com/cfids/bernesx.html for full symptom list. Unfortunately studies have shown that 90% of CFIDS patients are undiagnosed and just trying to live with often a ton of symptoms.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
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