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I don't know what I have and I don't know how to explain it to a doctor please help!!

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  • Posted By: payne6661
  • September 30, 2010
  • 09:26 AM

Hi, I just came across this website and well I have many symptoms at the minute and I don't know how to explain them to a doctor, I've explained them to my family and they just laugh at me...

To start off I'm 22 years old, I haven't suffered from many illnesses only the common cold and flu etc...but It seems that ever since I can remember I used to get these hot shin splints in my feet, it used to come on whenever when I was a child, walking too fast etc so I thought nothing of it but as I got older I noticed that it only came on every 6 months or something ridiculous and I noticed a lot of other symptoms as well...
which are...
slight hair loss
Musicles feel weak
I can't walk every far until I get these shin splints and my feet go numb
I play guitar a lot and when these symptons aren't around I play fast pased guitar...now that these are back I can bare play without my hands cramping up and going numb
I get stitch when doing a normal stretch for things for no reason
I get IBS randomly, some days I'm fine then next I'm in agony
Loss of apeitite
I'm putting on weight quicker than I normally would
immense back ache in the right side and I have to lean on something to get rid of it

It's just silly things that bring on the aching which wouldn't normally happy and I've worked out that it only comes on every six months the same time of year etc.

It's so strange because with the walking I used to be able to walk around a golf course no problem but now I can't even walk to the shop without my feet being in pain or my back aching.

If anyone has any idea, please give me some ideas

Thanks
I feel as though I don't want to do anything because if I do I know that I will be in pain

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  • Hi, I just came across this website and well I have many symptoms at the minute and I don't know how to explain them to a doctor, I've explained them to my family and they just laugh at me...To start off I'm 22 years old, I haven't suffered from many illnesses only the common cold and flu etc...but It seems that ever since I can remember I used to get these hot shin splints in my feet, it used to come on whenever when I was a child, walking too fast etc so I thought nothing of it but as I got older I noticed that it only came on every 6 months or something ridiculous and I noticed a lot of other symptoms as well...which are...slight hair lossMusicles feel weakI can't walk every far until I get these shin splints and my feet go numbI play guitar a lot and when these symptons aren't around I play fast pased guitar...now that these are back I can bare play without my hands cramping up and going numbI get stitch when doing a normal stretch for things for no reasonI get IBS randomly, some days I'm fine then next I'm in agonyLoss of apeititeI'm putting on weight quicker than I normally wouldimmense back ache in the right side and I have to lean on something to get rid of itIt's just silly things that bring on the aching which wouldn't normally happy and I've worked out that it only comes on every six months the same time of year etc.It's so strange because with the walking I used to be able to walk around a golf course no problem but now I can't even walk to the shop without my feet being in pain or my back aching. If anyone has any idea, please give me some ideasThanksI feel as though I don't want to do anything because if I do I know that I will be in painMy advice would be to print out this e-mail and take it with you to your next appointment. Your doctor will know if it's something to be looked into, or not, and seeing all the symptoms written out like this may point to something for him. You may also want to start marking your symptoms on a calendar, so if the doctor asks how often, or when you last had a certain symptom, you will have the dates.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 30, 2010
    • 04:24 PM
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  • I'm kind of in the same situation. I KNOW something is wrong, but I can't get a diagnosis.What I've been doing is making a list of my symptoms by organ system (respiratory, skin, immune, GI, cardiac, etc) with as much specific detail about what I'm experiencing & when. Trying to keep track of dates things happen, since my memory isn't very good anymore.
    sayyadina 5 Replies
    • September 30, 2010
    • 04:49 PM
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  • I'm kind of in the same situation. I KNOW something is wrong, but I can't get a diagnosis.What I've been doing is making a list of my symptoms by organ system (respiratory, skin, immune, GI, cardiac, etc) with as much specific detail about what I'm experiencing & when. Trying to keep track of dates things happen, since my memory isn't very good anymore.have you checked your thyroid by far?some of your symptoms could quite fit into hypothyroidism for example weight gain,loss of appetite,hair loss,muscle weakness,....nice greetz
    mrssmart_00 15 Replies
    • October 1, 2010
    • 10:36 AM
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  • I agree with thyroid, MS, too. Could be lots of things! I have a condition from my autoimmune disorder called chronic candidiasis (yeast overgrowth), it causes a ton of symptoms and some very strange ones like pins and needles, severe fatigue, numbness, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, hair loss, acne, etc. Might want to google that one and see if you can relate. You don't have to be autoimmune to have it! Since you mentioned, every six months, I wonder if your condition responds to season changes. Not sure where you live but that might be something else that could trigger symptoms. With a list like that you need to be keeping track of everything in a journal. See if you can find a connection like to foods you eat, weather changing, time of day/night, what days of the month are they occurring, frequency, etc. It's a real pain but that was the only way I was able to get diagnosis of one of the rarest autoimmune disorders on the planet.
    Sherah 6 Replies
    • October 1, 2010
    • 02:24 PM
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  • Go to see a good chiropractor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2010
    • 03:13 PM
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