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I feel really sick, but my blood work is fine? HELP!

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  • Posted By: SkullyKat8604
  • December 5, 2009
  • 07:53 PM

Okay, I am 23 years old, almost 24. A little over two months ago I was completly fineeee. I was working out, drinking my morning coffee, smoking my cigs, and had alot of energy. Then like bam the first week in October I started feeling sick, I was getting dizzy when standing to the point of fainting, and got a sore throat. I had it for two weeks, until my boyfriend made me go to the ER for the fainting. They said I had orthostatic hypotension from dehydration, though I dont know how I was dehydrated? They did blood work and said it was fine and to drink more. So, I started drinking more then I was, but nothing got better. Instead I developed weird white painful lines along the insides of my cheeks. They hurt like ***l, but werent open sores, I had never seen them before. So, I went to my primary doctor, she said it was probably a viral infection. She said it would go away in a week, and if not to call her. So, I did call her, when I got other symptoms and the weird lines had disapeared. My new symptoms were horrid nausea, vomiting spells, pain in my upper right stomach, dizziness to the point of buzzing in my ears and hearing loss, severe knee aches, itchey skin at night, and chronic fatigue. She said she didnt know what it could be, except a nutritional defeciet. Well, it got worse. I could no longer drink coffee, barely shower, barely get dressed, going anywhere was awful, because I always feel like I am going to puke. So, I went to another ER. This doctor tells me I never had a viral infection, and that the thing that was in my mouth was probably from lack of vitamin C. He said all my labs were fine. My vitamins were fine on my lab panel and my electrolytes, but this doc said I was dehydrated also? Which I still dont get. Well last Monday, I got more pressure in my upper stomach and spasms, I told my boyfriend and he said that something had to be wrong to be making me so sick for so long. (I have been like bed-ridden). So, he took me back to the first ER. The Doc there said I had Hypothyrodism, which I thought was the answer, and he did a catscan of my stomach and said it was fine. He said to go to your primary doc and get started on thyroid meds. Sooo, I just went to her a few days ago, and she got those labs faxed to her office and said my thyroid was a tiny bit low, not enough to do anything, so she retested it, and the levels all came back normal! So, I was given a false diagnosis. My symptoms arent getting any better, and to make it worse, I caught a terrible head cold from being in all those docotors offices! I feel the worst physically then I have in my entire life. ***l I felt better when I had pneumonia. I can understand why the doctors think I am nuts, if there is something wrong, it always shows up on a bloodtest, especially if you have had like four done in the past two months. I know I am not making this up though. I have been getting really sad, because I have missed halloween, thanksgiving, my boyfriends birthday party, I cant pack to move into my new apartment, I cant even do my own laundry. Is there anything that could be making me this sick, that wouldnt show up on a blood panel? If anyone has any answers I would love to hear them, I am on the brink of going insane.

-Sincerely,
Tired of being sick.

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  • Okay, I am 23 years old, almost 24. A little over two months ago I was completly fineeee. I was working out, drinking my morning coffee, smoking my cigs, and had alot of energy. Then like bam the first week in October I started feeling sick, I was getting dizzy when standing to the point of fainting, and got a sore throat. I had it for two weeks, until my boyfriend made me go to the ER for the fainting. They said I had orthostatic hypotension from dehydration, though I dont know how I was dehydrated? They did blood work and said it was fine and to drink more. So, I started drinking more then I was, but nothing got better. Instead I developed weird white painful lines along the insides of my cheeks. They hurt like ***l, but werent open sores, I had never seen them before. So, I went to my primary doctor, she said it was probably a viral infection. She said it would go away in a week, and if not to call her. So, I did call her, when I got other symptoms and the weird lines had disapeared. My new symptoms were horrid nausea, vomiting spells, pain in my upper right stomach, dizziness to the point of buzzing in my ears and hearing loss, severe knee aches, itchey skin at night, and chronic fatigue. She said she didnt know what it could be, except a nutritional defeciet. Well, it got worse. I could no longer drink coffee, barely shower, barely get dressed, going anywhere was awful, because I always feel like I am going to puke. So, I went to another ER. This doctor tells me I never had a viral infection, and that the thing that was in my mouth was probably from lack of vitamin C. He said all my labs were fine. My vitamins were fine on my lab panel and my electrolytes, but this doc said I was dehydrated also? Which I still dont get. Well last Monday, I got more pressure in my upper stomach and spasms, I told my boyfriend and he said that something had to be wrong to be making me so sick for so long. (I have been like bed-ridden). So, he took me back to the first ER. The Doc there said I had Hypothyrodism, which I thought was the answer, and he did a catscan of my stomach and said it was fine. He said to go to your primary doc and get started on thyroid meds. Sooo, I just went to her a few days ago, and she got those labs faxed to her office and said my thyroid was a tiny bit low, not enough to do anything, so she retested it, and the levels all came back normal! So, I was given a false diagnosis. My symptoms arent getting any better, and to make it worse, I caught a terrible head cold from being in all those docotors offices! I feel the worst physically then I have in my entire life. ***l I felt better when I had pneumonia. I can understand why the doctors think I am nuts, if there is something wrong, it always shows up on a bloodtest, especially if you have had like four done in the past two months. I know I am not making this up though. I have been getting really sad, because I have missed halloween, thanksgiving, my boyfriends birthday party, I cant pack to move into my new apartment, I cant even do my own laundry. Is there anything that could be making me this sick, that wouldnt show up on a blood panel? If anyone has any answers I would love to hear them, I am on the brink of going insane. -Sincerely,Tired of being sick. Couple of questions, one is are you on birth control and if so which brand. Two, has anyone said anything about your gallbladder? The low blood pressure from dehydration could be caused if your b/c contains diuretics or if you are on any other types of medications they may be the cause. Google hypotenison and the meds that may cause it. The gallbladder my cause EVERY one of your stomach issues. I would find another DR if the one you see isnt listening to you. Let us know what happens.
    Bernie8822 10 Replies
    • December 6, 2009
    • 01:11 AM
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  • Insist on a copy of your lab results and check them yourself by googleing the results. I had parathyroid diease for years until I changed doctors and the new doctor told me I had it. Doctors do not know everything and do not expect them to. My calcium level was high and I never knew what that ment until I reserched it. When you walk out of the doctors office they forget all about you and move on to the next person. They do not think about you again until you are in there face again for another visit. Good Luck SueOkay, I am 23 years old, almost 24. A little over two months ago I was completly fineeee. I was working out, drinking my morning coffee, smoking my cigs, and had alot of energy. Then like bam the first week in October I started feeling sick, I was getting dizzy when standing to the point of fainting, and got a sore throat. I had it for two weeks, until my boyfriend made me go to the ER for the fainting. They said I had orthostatic hypotension from dehydration, though I dont know how I was dehydrated? They did blood work and said it was fine and to drink more. So, I started drinking more then I was, but nothing got better. Instead I developed weird white painful lines along the insides of my cheeks. They hurt like ***l, but werent open sores, I had never seen them before. So, I went to my primary doctor, she said it was probably a viral infection. She said it would go away in a week, and if not to call her. So, I did call her, when I got other symptoms and the weird lines had disapeared. My new symptoms were horrid nausea, vomiting spells, pain in my upper right stomach, dizziness to the point of buzzing in my ears and hearing loss, severe knee aches, itchey skin at night, and chronic fatigue. She said she didnt know what it could be, except a nutritional defeciet. Well, it got worse. I could no longer drink coffee, barely shower, barely get dressed, going anywhere was awful, because I always feel like I am going to puke. So, I went to another ER. This doctor tells me I never had a viral infection, and that the thing that was in my mouth was probably from lack of vitamin C. He said all my labs were fine. My vitamins were fine on my lab panel and my electrolytes, but this doc said I was dehydrated also? Which I still dont get. Well last Monday, I got more pressure in my upper stomach and spasms, I told my boyfriend and he said that something had to be wrong to be making me so sick for so long. (I have been like bed-ridden). So, he took me back to the first ER. The Doc there said I had Hypothyrodism, which I thought was the answer, and he did a catscan of my stomach and said it was fine. He said to go to your primary doc and get started on thyroid meds. Sooo, I just went to her a few days ago, and she got those labs faxed to her office and said my thyroid was a tiny bit low, not enough to do anything, so she retested it, and the levels all came back normal! So, I was given a false diagnosis. My symptoms arent getting any better, and to make it worse, I caught a terrible head cold from being in all those docotors offices! I feel the worst physically then I have in my entire life. ***l I felt better when I had pneumonia. I can understand why the doctors think I am nuts, if there is something wrong, it always shows up on a bloodtest, especially if you have had like four done in the past two months. I know I am not making this up though. I have been getting really sad, because I have missed halloween, thanksgiving, my boyfriends birthday party, I cant pack to move into my new apartment, I cant even do my own laundry. Is there anything that could be making me this sick, that wouldnt show up on a blood panel? If anyone has any answers I would love to hear them, I am on the brink of going insane. -Sincerely, Tired of being sick.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 6, 2009
    • 06:18 AM
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  • I'm so sorry to hear you're still not feeling better. Your post made me think about a colleague that started feeling a little sick and now has severe problems. I'm not trying to scare you, I just hope his story will help you. At first he was dizzy, lost his appetite and felt tired all the time. His doctor said he has a condition he developed from staying in front of the computer for too long, wasting nights, drinking and smoking. After all the possible tests he found out, a year later, that he has a heart condition. This wasn't the reason he felt sick, this happened due to his symptoms. He still doesn't know what's wrong but he takes a beta-blocker to keep his blood pressure down and now he's on the right path of recovery. My advice is try to check all your major organs, see if it's all ok. Mathew Farney
    mfarney 1 Replies
    • February 24, 2010
    • 11:24 AM
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  • hello,.....Now i am feeling well.My blood and organs working good.Thanks for the advice,.....;)
    heidy12 1 Replies
    • January 26, 2011
    • 05:26 AM
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  • hello,.....Now i am feeling well.My blood and organs working good.Thanks for the advice,.....;)Hi, what did you do to get better? I have a smiler health problem.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2011
    • 03:46 AM
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  • I think you should go for the sugar test and check if it is not because of diabetes. Now days in even smaller age people are prone to this thing. Since the symptoms you have explained match much with the people who are not aware of the fact that they are having this decease. Some times the sugar is too high and they get sick like this. I think you should go for this test as soon as possible. Even the possibility of such sick ness due to birth control pills can also be an important reason. Just check both these things first.
    sapnil 9 Replies
    • February 14, 2011
    • 06:23 AM
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  • SkullyKat, are you still around? Im wondering if you are still sick?
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • February 16, 2011
    • 08:45 AM
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  • Couple of questions, one is are you on birth control and if so which brand. Two, has anyone said anything about your gallbladder? The low blood pressure from dehydration could be caused if your b/c contains diuretics or if you are on any other types of medications they may be the cause. Google hypotenison and the meds that may cause it. The gallbladder my cause EVERY one of your stomach issues. I would find another DR if the one you see isnt listening to you. Let us know what happens.hi there, if your not feeling well get a cpk muscle enzymes bllod work done. MAKE SURE YOU GET IT DONE AND POST BACK RESULTS> I THINK THATS YOUR PROBLEM
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  • Okay, I am 23 years old, almost 24. A little over two months ago I was completly fineeee. I was working out, drinking my morning coffee, smoking my cigs, and had alot of energy. Then like bam the first week in October I started feeling sick, I was getting dizzy when standing to the point of fainting, and got a sore throat. I had it for two weeks, until my boyfriend made me go to the ER for the fainting. They said I had orthostatic hypotension from dehydration, though I dont know how I was dehydrated? They did blood work and said it was fine and to drink more. So, I started drinking more then I was, but nothing got better. Instead I developed weird white painful lines along the insides of my cheeks. They hurt like ***l, but werent open sores, I had never seen them before. So, I went to my primary doctor, she said it was probably a viral infection. She said it would go away in a week, and if not to call her. So, I did call her, when I got other symptoms and the weird lines had disapeared. My new symptoms were horrid nausea, vomiting spells, pain in my upper right stomach, dizziness to the point of buzzing in my ears and hearing loss, severe knee aches, itchey skin at night, and chronic fatigue. She said she didnt know what it could be, except a nutritional defeciet. Well, it got worse. I could no longer drink coffee, barely shower, barely get dressed, going anywhere was awful, because I always feel like I am going to puke. So, I went to another ER. This doctor tells me I never had a viral infection, and that the thing that was in my mouth was probably from lack of vitamin C. He said all my labs were fine. My vitamins were fine on my lab panel and my electrolytes, but this doc said I was dehydrated also? Which I still dont get. Well last Monday, I got more pressure in my upper stomach and spasms, I told my boyfriend and he said that something had to be wrong to be making me so sick for so long. (I have been like bed-ridden). So, he took me back to the first ER. The Doc there said I had Hypothyrodism, which I thought was the answer, and he did a catscan of my stomach and said it was fine. He said to go to your primary doc and get started on thyroid meds. Sooo, I just went to her a few days ago, and she got those labs faxed to her office and said my thyroid was a tiny bit low, not enough to do anything, so she retested it, and the levels all came back normal! So, I was given a false diagnosis. My symptoms arent getting any better, and to make it worse, I caught a terrible head cold from being in all those docotors offices! I feel the worst physically then I have in my entire life. ***l I felt better when I had pneumonia. I can understand why the doctors think I am nuts, if there is something wrong, it always shows up on a bloodtest, especially if you have had like four done in the past two months. I know I am not making this up though. I have been getting really sad, because I have missed halloween, thanksgiving, my boyfriends birthday party, I cant pack to move into my new apartment, I cant even do my own laundry. Is there anything that could be making me this sick, that wouldnt show up on a blood panel? If anyone has any answers I would love to hear them, I am on the brink of going insane. -Sincerely, Tired of being sick.Why are you dehydrated? Coffee, cigarettes, juices and soda pop and alcohol all subscribes to leaching water out of your cells. The function of water is to facilitate flow, detoxify and dilute your system-home health The most common side ascendancy of dehydration is privation of energy. Dr. Ferrara has found that for each 1% descends of water in your cells you will have 9.99% decadence in energy! One of the easiest methods to identify if you are dehydrated is your urine. The heavy tea color (dark brown) your urine appears then the more dehydrated you are. Your urine should be apparent or very light yellow exclusive of just after ingesting your multi-vitamins. Another key side consequence of dehydration is constipation.
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  • I have the same have u found any info???
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 11, 2014
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  • You probably need to see an endocrinologist instead of just relying on your PCP. You could indeed have a thyroid issue. My blood work at my PCP always came back "normal" even though I have a thyroid disorder and have felt like road kill for the better part of 10 years. I was diagnosed through proper testing and a sonogram of my thyroid.
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  • maybe you should focus on being tested for hiv, hep b and c, blood clotting issues and/or diabetes. good luck.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 18, 2014
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  • What types of blood tests have they done? If you dont know ask for copies of all results. You should have a complete blood count, complete metalbolic panel, inflammtion markers like ESR and C reactive protein, and Hemoglobin A 1c. Some hormones and vitamin and mineral levels like vitamin d, iron, magnesium, folate, and B 12 may need to be checked as well. You need to get checked for autoimmune diseases like lupus, sjogrens, celiac etc. Get a referal to Neuro who deals w/ autonomic dysfunction
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 18, 2014
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  • Have you found out what was going on? I am experiencing that as well and have had my blood work come back normal as well. I have also seen a neurologist who said they had no concerns.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 12, 2014
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  • FIBROMYLAGIA!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 24, 2014
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  • If you're feeling exhausted you should probably get an ESR, ANA, B12 and iron check when you have blood work done. I repeatedly had everything come back negative because my doctor just kept checking vitamin levels and forgot to tick the B12 and iron boxes. ANA measures a type of white blood cell (these fight infection normally) and ESR is usually ordered for if you have inflammation/pain in your body. According to my newest doctor my B12s were low and my ANA is still reading high.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 25, 2014
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