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Multiple strange symptoms. Help?

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  • Posted By: j00nx2010
  • January 9, 2010
  • 02:48 AM

Ok, first, here are my symptoms in order of first occurrence:

1. Large blisters on the roof of mouth, only on right side. First occurrence was Nov 2008, last was Aug 2009. Seemed to happen the week after my period, every other month.

2. Insomnia, starting in mid 2007. I exercise 5 to 6 days a week and eat right, according to my doctor, there is no medical reason I cannot sleep unless it is psychological, however I have yet to see a psychiatrist. This is ongoing.

3. Strange hive type spots on my skin. Showed up mid 2009 and have never gone away. There are two of them, one on the front of my right shoulder, and one on my lower back on the left side. They are about the size of a dime, maroonish in color. Do not itch or bother me unless I have mouth blisters, at which they seem to swell and itch, cueing the two are related symptoms.

4. Jaw clicking and soreness. The right joint of my jaw pops like a knuckle. My doctor seems to think it is also a relevant symptom.

Ok, so, after multiple doctors, biopsies, blood tests and physical exams, not a single doctor can give me a diagnosis. The best my current doctor can come up with is that I have worn myself out with school, work, and no sleep. He says my body is taking it's exhaustion out on my immune system. Therefore, it cannot fight off the simple infections causing the blisters in my mouth, where most people can.

On his orders, I started taking Alpha-Lipoic Acid. It has so far cured the mouth blisters but caused more. Now, during the time I would normally get the blisters (week after period, spots on shoulder and lower back swell and itch) I get hives on my face. One on my nose and one on my chin. Always in the same spot. They only last one day then heal quickly.

Also, it is NOT an STD. I have been tested and biopsied multiple times. It is also not autoimmune, nor viral. My doctor seems to think it is strictly bacterial and my immune system just can not fight it off.

I just want to know why all these symptoms had a close time of onset, and what I can do to remedy them.

Anyone else have similar symptoms???

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