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I never feel 'good', what's wrong?

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  • Posted By: katieanne
  • July 30, 2008
  • 10:44 PM

I have various symptoms and never really feel good. I've been to the doctor plenty of times but they almost always tell me they found nothing wrong.

About me. I'm a female. I'm 27 years old. I weight 109lbs and I'm 5'4". I don't smoke. I no longer drink (but used to in my teens/early 20's). My blood pressure is usually around 100/60 or lower.

-My upper middle back always hurts.
I had x-rays done and went a specialist about it, they gave me something for arthritis and said it 'might' be that or a ruptured disk. But he said we would have to do a lot of tests to prove if it was one of those things and that there wasn't much he could do for me even if it was diagnosed. The medicine didn't seem to help so I no longer take it.

-I was having other back pains which they were able to diagnose. I had a gallbladder infection which was also effecting my liver. I had my gallbladder removed two years ago.

-I keep losing weight and I am always cold.
Up until I was 20 years old I stayed pretty much at a steady 105lbs. After having a couple kids I was 130lbs or so. But now I keep losing weight even though I am not dieting or trying to lose weight. And I am very cold. I have to wear a coat at work sometimes and I get some funny looks from my co-workers. I thought maybe the weight loss had to do with getting my gallbladder removed since it started around then, but I don't know. Oh yeah, and I have had my thyroid checked, tests came back normal.

-Sometimes my chest feels very tight (like I am being squeezed inside or something heavy is on me) and my throat feels like there is a lump in it.
I notice this happening when I drive home from work (maybe something about leaving my freezing work and getting into my hot car?). My chest also feels tight at night if I lay on my back, I have to sleep on my side.

-Eczema & Allergic reactions
It's finally cleared up since about a month ago. But for about 6 months I had a eczema on my hip. The doctor diagnosed it as contact dermatitis and said I am allergic to neosporin and band-aid adhesive. I had a sore on my hip and had treated it with neosporin and a band-aid. I've never been allergic to anything before. There is a lot more to this story which I wont get into since it is so long but the doctor said to me when trying to figure out why it was so severe that I was like a puzzle that he did not have all the pieces to.

-Burning/tingling hips & thighs.
This doesn't both me as much but it seems to happen when I am carrying something heavy (like one of my kids). I will be walking and my hips/thighs area will start to burn/tingle (sorry that's the best way I can describe how it feels), when it's happening it feels like my legs are going to collapse and I have to stop walking and stand there until it stops.

If anyone has any helpful advice, I would love to hear it.

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  • Thank you for replying blaze, I appreciate it.More about my Eczema/AllergiesWhen I first went in to the doctor about my hip I had told them I thought I was bitten by a spider but I didn't remember it happen. The dermatologist did ask me if I had been in an area where there might be ticks, and I said no. They did a culture on the wound because they thought it might be something like mrsa but it came back negative. They did have me on bactrim and keflex while we waited for the results. As the months went on eventually they did a biospy on my hip, that didn't solve anything.I will have to take sometime to look over the websites you posted. Hopefully I can find a doctor that will understand what is going on with me. I have thought possibly lyme disease when the doctor asked me about being around ticks. I've never heard of the electrosensitivity so I will have to do some reading on that subject.Also, I have been sensitive to light, but I figured it was an after effect from having lasik eye surgury last January.Thanks again.
    katieanne 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I know your doctor says your thryoid is ok, and that may be true. But sometimes the doctors dodnot test the thryoid appropriately nor do they use the latest lab ranges for normal TSH values. Could you list your lab results for thryoid here? I am suspicious of that as I had similar problems and ended up having the antibodies for Graves Disease an autoimmune disease of the thryoid. Also are you on Birth Control pills? Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • You have a couple symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Maybe there is something wrong with your adrenal glands. Most doctors do not know much about adrenal fatigue and do not treat it. I think I have it myself but I haven't seen a doctor yet. I do not know much about it so I'll refer you to this sight...thyroid.about.com/cs/endocrinology/a/adrenalfatigue.htm
    Max Kimball 1 Replies Flag this Response
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