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Help Me i am slowly Dieing... nearly 30 symtoms!

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  • Posted By: Sick20YearOLD
  • December 22, 2010
  • 02:34 PM

Hello, i am a normal 20 year old male, my life was going fine and i had everything going for me, but then 2 years ago my world literally started falling apart in front of me.

I have slowly been getting sick and the longer the time the more symtoms i seem to get. :confused:

Here are the symtoms ive had in the last 2 years:

A general feeling of being sick.
A swollen lymphe node under arm (went away after a few days but symtoms persisted)
Anxiety
loss of confidence
heart palpertations
cold sweats
Brain fog
Waking up in the middle of the nite with Confusion
Im under weight by about 16 pounds
loss of muscle mass
loss of bone mass
arthritus in wrists and hands
flat feet
over pronation
started getting heah aches
stomach pain
bloating
black & white flashes in eyes
i have spots on my back with ribbed lines under the skin that i can feel
fatigue
muscle twitching
difficulty concentrating
difficulty pronouncing words
changes in personality
depression
impaired memory


I have been ill for so long that ive lost faith in getting better. I hope some one can help me. I have changed to a healthy diet and stopped eating sugar but im not getting better.

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  • Hello, i am a normal 20 year old male, my life was going fine and i had everything going for me, but then 2 years ago my world literally started falling apart in front of me. I have slowly been getting sick and the longer the time the more symtoms i seem to get. :confused: Here are the symtoms ive had in the last 2 years: A general feeling of being sick.A swollen lymphe node under arm (went away after a few days but symtoms persisted) Anxietyloss of confidenceheart palpertationscold sweatsBrain fogWaking up in the middle of the nite with ConfusionIm under weight by about 16 poundsloss of muscle massloss of bone massarthritus in wrists and handsflat feetover pronationstarted getting heah achesstomach painbloatingblack & white flashes in eyesi have spots on my back with ribbed lines under the skin that i can feelfatiguemuscle twitchingdifficulty concentratingdifficulty pronouncing wordschanges in personalitydepressionimpaired memory I have been ill for so long that ive lost faith in getting better. I hope some one can help me. I have changed to a healthy diet and stopped eating sugar but im not getting better.Look into rare types of muscular dystrophy such as opmd andersen tawil syndrome and hypo and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis,, these conditions have many of the symptoms you describe from heat intolerance to foggy head and sensory overload issues,, bless you young one,,, karen
    kattsqueen 29 Replies
    • December 22, 2010
    • 04:39 PM
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  • What have the doctors checked for? Have you had blood tests to check for autoimmune diseases and such? Also, were there any changes in your environment when the symptoms started or some months before they started? For example, did you move to a new room, or has there been any water damage to your home, etc? I ask because in my opinion some of these symptoms sound similar to what people report when they have the wrong kinds of mold in their home.
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 22, 2010
    • 05:56 PM
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  • Ive been tested for Lyme - Borrelia burgdorferi which came back negative. My thyroids have also been tested and came back clear along with iron. I moved to a new apartment 2 years ago, but it was a new building and everything was clean. Here's some pictures of what happend to my back:http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1561/back4t.jpghttp://img651.imageshack.us/img651/999/back3u.jpg :confused:
    Sick20YearOLD 3 Replies
    • December 22, 2010
    • 07:17 PM
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  • Is there any chance that the red lines on your back are from scratching? Did your symptoms start after you moved into your new apartment or before? Also, keep in mind that lyme can have false negatives, so if you don't find good explanations after a while then it might be a good idea to be tested for it again.
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 23, 2010
    • 01:26 AM
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  • Hiok another suggestion for you---Allergies and severe intolarances can cause alot of symptoms, including fatigue, confusion, depression even, lack of sleep, feelings of lethegy-no get up and go, loss of interest in doing anything and many moe of the symptoms you discribe, as well as rashes, itchy skin, crawling under the kin feeling, swollen glands etc..You mention the place is new, new carpets, furniture all have chemicals spraied into and onto them, people can be very intolerance to them and sometimes its more due to a build up of the chemical over time that suddenly reaches a particular level in the body and pow you start to feel really sick, do you have the place well ventilated? if not these toxins like fire retardant chemicals in new products can't dissapate quickly and will build up in the enviroment and if your there prolonged periods, ie when your asleep your breathing in these toxins, they are settling on your body, getting into things you eat and drink too, like if furuit is sat out on the side for a few days, all addes to wha you end up with in your system. have you changed a washing power (or has the brand made it 'new improved') these can cause red patches, if your allergic to them, certain foods can cause problems, as can chemicals you use to clean the place,Shake and vac for example used to set my brothers asthma off badly, so we could never go anywhere say on holiday that used the product in their holiday homes..As the place is new, their could be many numbers of things about in your home, giving off toxic fumes, particles and a combination of them could be a fault. a simple thing as getting your carpets cleaned with a product that is more natural and less allergy causing, could be the differace to you slowly getting iller and iller or getting better. I'm not dxing it as an allergy, but its another route to go down. multiple chemical sensitivities, might not show in a blood test as to which allergin is the problm, as it might be 3 or more, that you are only mildly allergic too, but the combination of 3 things, is enough to cause problems that are like a allergy/very severe intolerance to one item....Things to consider, changing to more natural products to wash up in, do clothes washing, clean toilet and kitchen work surfaces. Changing your washing power/liquid. don't use household room sprays, Change your deoderant to a hypoallergenic one. Do you smoke or drink alcohol, quit smoking and try to reduce alcohol intake, or cut it out for a time being people can be allergic to both of these (I am alcohol causes red itching and dry bleeding sores on skin if product used has it in, drinking it causes tongue/mouth to swell a bit and also feel like you've burn't your tongue. Smoke sets my asthma off, a really bad dose of smoke, can cause once the anti histames have worn off a reaction that causes my lungs to start filling with fluid, so its like slowly choking and drowing. Sometimes my asthma drugs are not enough to slow and halt it happening.also keep a diary of symptoms and what you have eaten, chemicals you have used that day, if you have been at home most of the day or not, even which room your in mostly, after even a couple of weeks a patten might emerge. ie when you spend most time in say your lounge, sitting on your sofa/settee/arm chair you suffer worse back redness/symptoms, but its less noticable when you've spent more time in your bedroom or dining room for a few days in a row for an example. Or you seem tohave more symptoms show the day after you've visited granny, who uses many house sprays, smokes and always feeds you the same meal...f this problem is not an allergy or severe intolerance, their are many other problems and conditions that can cause symptoms s you describe, some are worse than others and it would be well worth getting more tests done, even seeing other dr's for 2nd and third opinions. ask for allergies checks to be done, if you haven't already.Another worry is, have you have your gas boiler checked? if you have a gas boiler/water heater that is..? Carbon monoxide is deadly poison, a slow leak can cause lots of symptoms including confusion and exhaustion, if you haven't had it checked, get it checked asap, and purchase one of those carbon monoxide monitors, they can be a life saver, just as much as a smoke alarm.another thought is things like bed bugs, they can be picked up on clothing and transported home, they are on the increase and some people can be allergic to their bites.well best of luck getting to the bottom of the problem and hope its sorted soon, if its not curable that its treatable and you feel improved soon.best of luck My thyroids have also been tested and came back clear along with iron. I moved to a new apartment 2 years ago, but it was a new building and everything was clean. Here's some pictures of what happend to my back:http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1561/back4t.jpghttp://img651.imageshack.us/img651/999/back3u.jpg :confused:
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 24, 2010
    • 11:37 PM
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  • My 18 year old son's back looks like that. Looks like stretch marks and acne. He is weak. He is underweight... But he plays World of Warcraft all the time, in a dark room, no Sun exposure, lack of movement... way too much computer... in a fake leather chair. I think the back is like that from playing WOW. I told him to stop playing and go outside more but he won't. Thinking he done it to himself. Humans are not supposed to live like that.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 26, 2010
    • 03:13 AM
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  • Is there any chance that the red lines on your back are from scratching? Did your symptoms start after you moved into your new apartment or before? Also, keep in mind that lyme can have false negatives, so if you don't find good explanations after a while then it might be a good idea to be tested for it again.They are not from scratching. I noticed the marks just before i moved and then the symptoms came later.I don't know if i have lyme or not, the marks on my back seem like a bacterial infection to me but its only a guess. The symptoms seem to get worse if i consume sugar though.
    Sick20YearOLD 3 Replies
    • December 28, 2010
    • 07:25 PM
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  • I don't know if i have lyme or not, the marks on my back seem like a bacterial infection to me but its only a guess. The symptoms seem to get worse if i consume sugar though.To me those look like parasites on your back. Have you considered doing a parasite cleanse and also add pro-biotics to your diet if you haven't already. Just because your house was new does not mean you aren't allergic to something in the new wood or paint. There has been recent reports of people having extreme symptoms and illnesses from wood bought from China. I would address all of the above. Parasites, probiotics, go stay somewhere else for a few weeks and see if the symptoms lessen.Sending prayers you find relief soon!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 28, 2010
    • 07:57 PM
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  • The ridges almost look like stretch marks, which can be caused on the back from growth spurts. Were you still growing when they first appeared? Have you been to a (good) dermatologist? That would be the right specialist to see to figure out the source of your skin symptoms. Make sure you also mention your other symtpoms to the dermatologist; maybe he can figure this thing out! I still think one possibility is that you are reacting to something in your apartment. I once had some overlap with your symptoms (general feeling of being sick, swollen lymph nodes, loss of confidence, brain fog, confusion, weight loss, muscle loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, changes in personality, depression, and also a whole bunch of symptoms you don't have). The doctors couldn't find anything wrong except for elevated IgE antibodies, but when I finally moved out of that room I felt significantly better within a few days. An easy way for you to test this possibility would be to stay at someone else's place for a week or two. Have you tried this? And two questions:Did your feet symptoms show up at the same time as the other symptoms?How do you know you have lost bone mass?
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
    • 03:59 AM
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  • I am just not so certain all of your symptoms are related to the back "rash". (It does appear, however, that you could be suffering from cellulitis on your back.)As far as your symptoms go, you are displaying the classic symptoms/signs of a person with Hyperparathyroidism (not to be mistaken for "thyroid"). I do hope you will consult w/a "good" Endocrinologist who should be checking your ionized/serum calcium, PTH (parathyroid hormone), Vit D level as well as ordering a DEXA scan of your bone loss.In the meantime, I would strongly, respectfully urge you to search under "high calcium" and read about hyperparathyroidism as it appears to relate to the majority of your symptoms/discomfort. Hundreds of us chat about this debilitating, yet curable w/surgery, disease on a parathyroid awareness support chat site. I'm so sorry for all you are going through and hope I have helped. Researching this, literally, has saved my life. Take Care!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
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  • Have you been checked for fibromyalgia or lupus? The reason i ask is because I've been tested for both due to similar symptoms. In the end it turned out to be rheumatism and fibromyalgia.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2010
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  • Hello, i am a normal 20 year old male, my life was going fine and i had everything going for me, but then 2 years ago my world literally started falling apart in front of me. I have slowly been getting sick and the longer the time the more symtoms i seem to get. :confused: Here are the symtoms ive had in the last 2 years: A general feeling of being sick.A swollen lymphe node under arm (went away after a few days but symtoms persisted) Anxietyloss of confidenceheart palpertationscold sweatsBrain fogWaking up in the middle of the nite with ConfusionIm under weight by about 16 poundsloss of muscle massloss of bone massarthritus in wrists and handsflat feetover pronationstarted getting heah achesstomach painbloatingblack & white flashes in eyesi have spots on my back with ribbed lines under the skin that i can feelfatiguemuscle twitchingdifficulty concentratingdifficulty pronouncing wordschanges in personalitydepressionimpaired memory I have been ill for so long that ive lost faith in getting better. I hope some one can help me. I have changed to a healthy diet and stopped eating sugar but im not getting better.I think your problems may come from Candisis. You should read the book 'The Yeast Connection' By Dr. William Crook. I've read it, and it really sounds like you have this. Your symptoms fit; there is nearly 40 associated with Candisis. Doctors are not trained to deal with it either, so yours probably won't be of help. Eating sugar does make symptoms worse, and feeds the yeast and makes it grow. But quitting sugar intake is not the only thing you need to do to get better. You also have to treat with medication at the same time, like Dyflucan, or natural remidies like CandidaStop, as well as taking an acidophilus at the same time to restore your healthy flora.Candida can be a result of antibiotic use, getting an infection, too much sugar/carb intake. Anyways, read up on it, and maybe it will give you some answers. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2010
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  • Hi I wonder if you symptoms are not related to hormones and possible neurological involvement. Have you had an MRI of your brain and also importantly if you do get one also get them to get some close imaging of the pituitary. Have you also had your PTH and Vitamin D levels, corrected Ca++ measured, high PTH could be a problem causing some of the brain fog like symptoms - also the MRI of your brain will suggest whether you may have some of the classic chronic fatigue like symptoms. Also I would recommend your testosterone levels be measured and also your adrenal gland reviewed. Also get the panel of tumor markers done - including chromogranin A. Low testosterone could cause a lot of the aches and loss of muscle mass. I would recommend that an endocrinologist review you and work you up. From your report you have lots of symptoms some may be related and some may be not. It sounds like you have chronic fatigue and neurological involvement with some underlying its cause. You may have a pituitary problem - I think you need to be pro-active and find a specialist to work you up and co-ordinate your management. A few doctors may need to review you to find the true answer and it could be more than one problem that you have - but please have one specialist to co-ordinate your care. Please let us know how you are doing and what your diagnosis is.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2010
    • 11:27 PM
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  • hello, i am a normal 20 year old male, my life was going fine and i had everything going for me, but then 2 years ago my world literally started falling apart in front of me. I have slowly been getting sick and the longer the time the more symtoms i seem to get. :confused: Here are the symtoms ive had in the last 2 years: A general feeling of being sick.A swollen lymphe node under arm (went away after a few days but symtoms persisted) anxietyloss of confidenceheart palpertationscold sweatsbrain fogwaking up in the middle of the nite with confusionim under weight by about 16 poundsloss of muscle massloss of bone massarthritus in wrists and handsflat feetover pronationstarted getting heah achesstomach painbloatingblack & white flashes in eyesi have spots on my back with ribbed lines under the skin that i can feelfatiguemuscle twitchingdifficulty concentratingdifficulty pronouncing wordschanges in personalitydepressionimpaired memory i have been ill for so long that ive lost faith in getting better. I hope some one can help me. I have changed to a healthy diet and stopped eating sugar but im not getting better.try ivecmentin ,it kill bacteria and parasites..
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2011
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  • The ridges almost look like stretch marks, which can be caused on the back from growth spurts. Were you still growing when they first appeared? Have you been to a (good) dermatologist? That would be the right specialist to see to figure out the source of your skin symptoms. Make sure you also mention your other symtpoms to the dermatologist; maybe he can figure this thing out! I still think one possibility is that you are reacting to something in your apartment. I once had some overlap with your symptoms (general feeling of being sick, swollen lymph nodes, loss of confidence, brain fog, confusion, weight loss, muscle loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, changes in personality, depression, and also a whole bunch of symptoms you don't have). The doctors couldn't find anything wrong except for elevated IgE antibodies, but when I finally moved out of that room I felt significantly better within a few days. An easy way for you to test this possibility would be to stay at someone else's place for a week or two. Have you tried this? And two questions:Did your feet symptoms show up at the same time as the other symptoms?How do you know you have lost bone mass? To be honest i don't think ive grown that much to cause these lines, and they are spreading even now further down my body, and the spots to me seem like an active bacterial infection, hence why i refuse to go to a dermatologist because i don't think they know much about bactria. My apartment was a new build when i moved in, and everything was very clean no signs of damp or anything like that? I am saveing up to move though. The flat feet and loss of bone mass came much later, although i do have a little red patch on my left food that has tiny little red lines that seem to flare up when ever i feel "sick" and a white line under the skin that appears every now and again that seems to be in a different position each time this is not a vein or artery.
    Sick20YearOLD 3 Replies
    • January 3, 2011
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  • Hello, i am a normal 20 year old male, my life was going fine and i had everything going for me, but then 2 years ago my world literally started falling apart in front of me. I have slowly been getting sick and the longer the time the more symtoms i seem to get. :confused: Here are the symtoms ive had in the last 2 years: A general feeling of being sick.A swollen lymphe node under arm (went away after a few days but symtoms persisted) Anxietyloss of confidenceheart palpertationscold sweatsBrain fogWaking up in the middle of the nite with ConfusionIm under weight by about 16 poundsloss of muscle massloss of bone massarthritus in wrists and handsflat feetover pronationstarted getting heah achesstomach painbloatingblack & white flashes in eyesi have spots on my back with ribbed lines under the skin that i can feelfatiguemuscle twitchingdifficulty concentratingdifficulty pronouncing wordschanges in personalitydepressionimpaired memory I have been ill for so long that ive lost faith in getting better. I hope some one can help me. I have changed to a healthy diet and stopped eating sugar but im not getting better. Well absolutely all that u have listed there i as well have . For about 2-3 years now.SO i m with you. I will tell u what i have been diagnosed with, one- fibromyalgia by a doctor, 2 - musculo sqeletiq (bones and muscles problem,they atrophy ) 3- cervical spondylosis , 4- migraine ,and some cef. tension problem, gastritis etc. I am now going at another doctor after years of seeing many others. They say it could be hyperthyroidism, could be as well for you, i m not sure,i haven t got my certain answer from them yet so. But if its this, and it has been for years for you, thyroid controls ur whole metabolism, and everything is accelerated , so this means it has been making you lose weight, and its eating up ur muscle mase and ur bones. And as it controls ur metabolism it can give u all those symptomes, im waiting on my tests, though i have already made an ecography for thyroid and they said its ok, but waiting for level of hormones in blood. I d sugest u d see a good endocrinologist ,if no answer, a neuro, and blood tests. complete ones, because all these symptomes can mean a much more important disease. I know all u getting thru cuz i am so, try to keep head up and find answers.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2011
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