Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

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 :(

• 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

Reply Flag this Discussion

3 Replies:

  • 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 2,267 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?