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loss of feeling in face and digestive symptomes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 7, 2009
  • 06:19 PM

I can't seem to get a diagnosis, so I am posting here. My symptomes started about 3 years ago. Then, I would commonly have swollen sinuses on the left side, soft stools, and unusual fatigue. The fatigue, then, I normally wrote off as being a sleep deprived college student.

In the past year, I continue to have noticable fatigue and drowsiness throughout the day, my stools continue to be soft (they are a little light in color, i guess, but I can't really say if the color is really anything actually abnormal), and I am even noticing a swelling of my lower abdomen (the area between my pelvid bones) when I eat normal sized meals. In blood tests, it was found that my iron stores were normal, but that it was a bit high in my serum and that a bit more iron than normal was bonded to a protien in my blood. I had stool cultures done, they came back negative. Blood tests which examined liver function and pancreas function came back normal as well. I also had some kind of an ultrasound done on my upper abdomen to look at the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, etc. I was told the images looked normal.

In the past few months, I have noticed that the left side of my face consistently feels strange around the eye, mouth and jaw. Some days, the gums on my left side are fairly sensitive, as if they were infected, and sometimes i get small sores on the left side of my tongue. Also, the inside of my left cheek is less sensitive to touch now. When I got a cold a few weeks ago, these facial symptomes became magnified. It is also common for me to wake up with dried blood clogging up my nose. When I blow my nose, it does not cause a nosebleed.

It seems no one knows what to do with me. Any help is appreciated.

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  • I normally hold the phone up to my right ear, so I dont think it's that. I work with computers as my job, so I'm surrounded by electronics all day and it is impossible to tell if this is caused by over-exposure to such things, as I can never get away from electronics for very long. However, over vacation, my symptoms persisted, and yet I was under considerably less exposure to electronics for about a week. Sleep deprivation seems to agitate the facial symptoms I'm having... so I have been trying to keep up on my bed-rest as much as possible.
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    • January 8, 2009
    • 03:38 AM
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