Hi there, thanks for reading this. I really hope someone could help.
I am female, 16 years old.
I have been ill since October 2008. It all started with me being diagnosed with a throat infection. At this time my family and I were living in a damp house with mould growing (we have moved now). I was put on anitbiotics for my throat infection. As soon as I had finished my antibiotics I contracted another infection, this time I think it was an ear infections and was put on antibiotics again. Towards the end of October, just as I was finishing another course of antibiotics, I went on holiday to Scotland for a week with my parents and boyfriend. During this holiday I was extremely fatigued but didnt have any other symptoms. At the end of out holiday, urination was painful and I had to go frequently and there was a bit of blood in it. When I got back home I went back to the doctors and was given more antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. These antibiotics made me feel sick so I went back to the doctors and was given anti-sickness tablets. These tablets didn't work so again I went back to the doctors and was given different antibiotics which made my face swell slightly so my mum made me go back to the doctors again. I saw different doctor and he gave me another set of antibiotics which worked.
As soon as I had finished these antibiotics, I went back to school and got another infection. The entire time I have been extremely fatigued.
One day in November 2008, I was lying on the sofa and then got up to go into the kitchen. As soon as I made it into the kitchen i became very dizzy and started getting dots infront of my eyes. These dots multiplied and then I could'nt see anything. I had to hold onto the fridge as my knees were shaking which I had no control over and I could'nt see anything. This passed in a few minutes and I carried on. I carried on getting infection after infection and being pumped full of antibiotics.
In January 2009, once we had moved out of the mouldy house I was still getting infections. I fell asleep on the sofa. Again, I stood up to go somewhere and my boyfriend stood up with me, I became very dizzy and the dots appeared infront of my eyes again. This time I wobbled and collapsed but my boyfriend caught me. I don't think I was shaking this time.
I still carried on getting infections.
Recently, I have started having palpitations, shortness of breath and cold sweats at night. Because of these palpitations, I had an ecg done at my doctors surgery which they said was fine. It would also be worth mentioning that I have had multiple blood test done which have all coem back normal.
In March 2009, I stood up from the sofa to go in the shower. The dizziness and dots appeared again. This time they were worse than ever. My mum witnessed what happened and told me that I had stopped moving, fell back into the sofa, my eyes rolled back and I was shaking all over. (Shaking more like a fit than because I was cold).
After this, my mum rushed me to hospital but I kept telling her I was fine. While I was in the hospital, there was another ecg done which came back fine and the doctor checked my blood and said it was normal.
About a week ago, I spent a whole night throwing up and slept the entire next day annd night. Just after that I went to the doctors again and was told I have another throat infection and sinus infection. I am on antibiotics for that now.
My neck has become very stiff and painful and my glands are swollen everywhere. I was told that my stiff and painful neck, painful ears and jaw are because of my swollen galnds.
It would also be worth mentioning that I am pale all the time and have quite a high temperature. I have had many recurrent sinus infections during this time and my sex drive has become pretty much none existant.
Also, I am very very emotional. I cry over everything now and my temper has gone crazy which is very strange because I used to be a very very calm and happy person.
I have had many full blood count test done which all came back normal.
I have been tested for glandular fever 3 times and they all came back negative.
I have also been tested for thyroid problems twice but they never found anything.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this.
I appreciate any help you can provide and I will try and answer any questions you have.