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Infections Everyday for over a year...Please Help

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  • Posted By: Nicola720
  • November 3, 2006
  • 04:56 AM

Hi, I am a 20 year old female and I have had fevers, swollen lymphnodes, body aches, night chills and sweats and severe throat infections for over a year staight. Besides being horribly painfull and swollen, my lymphnodes itch very badly. I had a tonsillectomy this last March and the doctors said I was sick due to my tonsils; however, now there out and I am still sick. I have been on every kind of oral antibiotic and I still have this illness. I literally am sick all the time. I haven't gotten better yet - its been over a year. In additon, the last few months I have been having horrible chest pains, and just recently shortness of breath. My doctor did cat scans and blood work - ANA, Sed rate, and CBC - but it all came back normal he said except for large lymph nodes. If I have an infection wouldn't my white blood cell count be up? I mean you can see little pockets of puss in the back of my throat and it bleeds, and I have horrible post nasal drip with huge, hard, mucus I cough up with blood in it (sorry, I know it sounds gross). I also recently had a culture of my throat and it contained no bacteria so my ENT said there wasn't anything else he could do.

I am sorry this is so long, but I really, really need help. I don't know what to do. I am so sick that I can't get out of bed for very long most of the week. I have fevers every single day and I am just exhausted all the time. I was just wondering if anyone knows anything that I can do.

Thank you for all of your time,


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