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mulitiple symptoms -still no diagnosis- please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 2, 2009
  • 00:01 AM

I have a friend that has been in the hospital for two weeks and still does not have a diagnosis. He started out with flu like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, weakness, low fever). He ended up admitted into the hospital within 24 hrs due to unable to keep down flu meds. Two weeks prior to flu like s\ymptoms, he complained of weakness and his feet and knees were painful. He also had numbness of feet and hands. Since he has been in the hospital, the weakness has increased, he was unable to get our of bed or even sit up. He went for days without sleep and now he only falls asleep for a few minutes at a time. He was being treated for low calcium and low potassium levels. After weak one week, the levels went to normal and then down again, like a yo-yo. After two days of normal calcium levels, he was still weak, not sleeping, and intermittent confusion. They have tested for lyme disease but results are not back yet. He had a lumbar puncture today for guillian barre syndrome, so no resluts for that yet either. I think the doctors are as puzzled as we are. Does anyone know what else should be considered as a diagnosis? PLEASE help! His confusion is becoming more frequent. As of yesterday,he seemed to get confused when he started to fall asleep. His face / eyes seemed to zone out and then he would talk as if confused (talked as if he were at work). Now, he is talking in this state more often. He knows he is in the hospital but gets confused. Talks about doctor taking him down long road to the barn (after he was taken to different area of hospital for tests).

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  • I have a friend that has been in the hospital for two weeks and still does not have a diagnosis. He started out with flu like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, weakness, low fever). He ended up admitted into the hospital within 24 hrs due to unable to keep down flu meds. Two weeks prior to flu like s\ymptoms, he complained of weakness and his feet and knees were painful. He also had numbness of feet and hands. Since he has been in the hospital, the weakness has increased, he was unable to get our of bed or even sit up. He went for days without sleep and now he only falls asleep for a few minutes at a time. He was being treated for low calcium and low potassium levels. After weak one week, the levels went to normal and then down again, like a yo-yo. After two days of normal calcium levels, he was still weak, not sleeping, and intermittent confusion. They have tested for lyme disease but results are not back yet. He had a lumbar puncture today for guillian barre syndrome, so no resluts for that yet either. I think the doctors are as puzzled as we are. Does anyone know what else should be considered as a diagnosis? PLEASE help! His confusion is becoming more frequent. As of yesterday,he seemed to get confused when he started to fall asleep. His face / eyes seemed to zone out and then he would talk as if confused (talked as if he were at work). Now, he is talking in this state more often. He knows he is in the hospital but gets confused. Talks about doctor taking him down long road to the barn (after he was taken to different area of hospital for tests).i would have him screened for mettaloid or arsenic/cyanide poisioning rat poison may have gotten in his system. worth a look considering the invasive studies they are looking into
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 3, 2009
    • 00:35 AM
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  • Has he been tested for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? This almost took my life this year. It's from a tick bite.I have a friend that has been in the hospital for two weeks and still does not have a diagnosis. He started out with flu like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, weakness, low fever). He ended up admitted into the hospital within 24 hrs due to unable to keep down flu meds. Two weeks prior to flu like s\ymptoms, he complained of weakness and his feet and knees were painful. He also had numbness of feet and hands. Since he has been in the hospital, the weakness has increased, he was unable to get our of bed or even sit up. He went for days without sleep and now he only falls asleep for a few minutes at a time. He was being treated for low calcium and low potassium levels. After weak one week, the levels went to normal and then down again, like a yo-yo. After two days of normal calcium levels, he was still weak, not sleeping, and intermittent confusion. They have tested for lyme disease but results are not back yet. He had a lumbar puncture today for guillian barre syndrome, so no resluts for that yet either. I think the doctors are as puzzled as we are. Does anyone know what else should be considered as a diagnosis? PLEASE help! His confusion is becoming more frequent. As of yesterday,he seemed to get confused when he started to fall asleep. His face / eyes seemed to zone out and then he would talk as if confused (talked as if he were at work). Now, he is talking in this state more often. He knows he is in the hospital but gets confused. Talks about doctor taking him down long road to the barn (after he was taken to different area of hospital for tests).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 10, 2009
    • 01:05 AM
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