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Leukemia.. Lead poisoning.. something else?!

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  • Posted By: lhopper
  • January 26, 2008
  • 07:58 PM

i become very tired during school even after 8+ hours of sleep. i get headaches very easily. the left side of my stomache hurts sometimes. not all the time, but when it does and if i try to eat, it hurts even more. so i stop eating, but i know that i have to eat, so i do more in the morning, and not so much at night. i bruise easily, but i don't get hurt that often. my friend play-slapped me on the arm, and a minor bruise appeared. it wasn't very noticable. i have many unexplained bruises on my legs and thighs. i get back pain, more like stiffness. and my gums have a slight blue tinting on them. sometimes my joints hurt - elbows, ankles, knees. my throat becomes sore too. Am i just sick or is this something i should be concerned about?

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  • I'm sorry for your symptoms and not knowing.Have your doctors checked you for autoimmune things, such as Lupus, celiac disease, thyroid disease (it might be wise to get your antibodies checked even if your hormone levels are okay), other things???I hope you get an answer soon.Sorry you are tired all the time. i know how bad that can feel.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 03:22 AM
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  • Its never a good idea to diagnose an illness online. :eek: Your symptoms could be from many things, some serious and some not too serious. You really need to get checked out by a great dr. Your difficulties in eating are a concern; I'd starting off by getting to a GI doctor (gastrointestinal doctor). An EGD (endoscopy can show if you have a hiatal hernia, gastritis, ulcer, and other things). And the GI dr can look into metabolic diseases that could be causing your symptoms. Some questions to answer that might help others help you.;) How old are you?Your gender?What area of the world do you live at?Anybody in your family also have health problems?Do you have any chronic health issues?Are you at you ideal wt or over/under wt?How long has the problems gone on?Which symptoms came first? When did they start?Have you been dieting? Eating normally?Any fevers, vomiting, change in bowel movements?Are you sexualy active?Do you use drugs or alcohol?Do you have any allergies?If so to what? A dr would be able to see you in person and notice things you'd think not important. Plus most folks here are not drs. Trying to diagnose yourself online can make you more anxious. But worse off... can mead you to the wrong conclusions and delay proper diagnosis of your problem. Go see a dr and let us know what the dr finds out.:cool: i become very tired during school even after 8+ hours of sleep. i get headaches very easily. the left side of my stomache hurts sometimes. not all the time, but when it does and if i try to eat, it hurts even more. so i stop eating, but i know that i have to eat, so i do more in the morning, and not so much at night. i bruise easily, but i don't get hurt that often. my friend play-slapped me on the arm, and a minor bruise appeared. it wasn't very noticable. i have many unexplained bruises on my legs and thighs. i get back pain, more like stiffness. and my gums have a slight blue tinting on them. sometimes my joints hurt - elbows, ankles, knees. my throat becomes sore too. Am i just sick or is this something i should be concerned about?
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 03:23 AM
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  • You are sick but try not to get too worried.. many treatable problems can cause all your symptoms. Do get in to see a dr as my last post suggested.;) i Am i just sick or is this something i should be concerned about?
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 03:25 AM
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  • how long have you had these problems going on for? and please do at least see a doctor about all this. You need to see one if you havent already done so. If you've only been like this for a week.. maybe you just got a virus
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 08:58 AM
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  • This has been going on for almost 2 months now. I am going to go see a doctor soon.
    lhopper 1 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 07:31 PM
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