Hi all - I"m a 32 y/o female who is currently attempting to figure out what's wrong with me. I am seeing an internal medicine doctor and we've run blood and stool tests (I'm awaiting results I'll update you). Below is a timeline of my symptoms. I'm a government inspector and I need the use of my legs and my fevers/fatigue are really getting to me. Looking forward to your ideas.
July – September 2006 – Sore in the left corner of my mouth – doesn’t go away for 3 months even with treatment (a small slit)
November 2006 – I went to the ER concerned about a leg clot in my right leg – The diagnosis of Erythema Nodosm was made. Ultrasound performed and Dx confirmed. Prescribed Ibuprofen and then Vicodin for the intense pain in both legs. Intense leg pain, painful nodules and leg weakness. Symptoms cleared up in February, 2007
February – March 2007 lost 25 lbs for no discernable reason (no diet/exercise change)
March – April 2007 Put the weight back on for no reason!
April 2007 – August 2007 Intermittent sharp pains in mostly lower right quadrant. When I’d stand up, I’d double over in pain and have to sit back down for a few minutes. Sharp pains did not last long – 5 minutes or so.
August – September 2007 Suffered 3 episodes of intense burning in chest and back all after a big meal (not spicy) lasting approximately 15 minutes. No reflux. No nausea. Just the feeling of being on fire. In 2 episodes, I had black stool the next 4 days.
August 2007 – Current Back injury resulting in inability to arch. Can not think of anything I could have done (bad movement, tweaking, lifting etc) that caused it. Just woke up and couldn’t arch my back. Currently, both big toes have lost some feeling – the right is more affected. Still cannot fully arch without pain. Pain is also felt upon palpitation.
April 2007 – Current - Fever never over 101 every single day. Range is 99-100.9
April 2007 – Current – Fatigue but can still function (work/responsibilities)
Intermittent leg pain as well – like an ache. Does not feel like I worked out hard and strained muscles…just an bad ache.
I do have Irritable Bowel Syndrome but I seem to only have an episode 4-5 times a month.
I have asthma – it’s well-controlled with my current medications.
Advair 250/50 2 puffs bid
Singulair 10mg 1 tablet at night
Low-Ogesterol Birth Control pills
Nicorette (quit smoking 7 years ago)