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My problems all seem to come from one that I can't get diagnosed

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 4, 2007
  • 06:02 AM

About six months ago I lost my appetite. I've gone to many doctors, taken pills, tried therapy and everything. But I'm just never hungry. From that I've lost around 30% of my body weight. I'm constantly exhausted and my vision blurs easily. Sometimes I have headaches, but nothing too bad. I walk like I'm old and move so stiffly. My joints hurt all the time. I think all of it comes from the fact that I have so much trouble eating anything more than two or three fruit slices without feel sick to my stomach. My boyfriend is and has been worried sick for a very long time time. I need to find a solution for this. I'm skin and bones.

What tests should I be asking for when I go in to see the doctor? What should I be worried about, besides just finding a way to start eating again?

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  • Well, this probably isn't likely. I heard about it on Mystery Diagnosis, but it's quite rare.Whipple's disease attacks the joints, the eyes, and the intestines. It takes a biopsy of the intestine to diagnose it, but the good news is it's bacterial.Let's start simple though. Have you had your eyes looked at? I've heard the eyes can reveal a lot about a person's health. Maybe it will reveal something new.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
    • 11:05 PM
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  • WOW! This happened to me about 6 years ago!!! I got to the point where I could only eat half a sandwich a day. I couldn't walk into the kitchen without almost throwing up. I went from a size 12 to a 3. I couldn't sleep at night very well, but was always tired. I was always getting cold like symptoms. I was dizzy and weak and was just physically there, but not mentaly. I went to the doctor, soooo many times with no answers. So my mom (I was only 16) had me take garlic pills every day. Like double what it said on the bottle. It took me 6 months of taking that to feel better. I was sick from whatever I had for a year, at least. I think the previous poster makes sense. Something must be going on in your intestines. I actully am not one to promote all natural stuff, but the garlic seemed to help me. If the doctors won't get you anything it's something, and it's not like it really is bad to take, unless you are allergic to it. If you do try it, be sure to get the odor-less gel kind. It will make it so you don't smell or burp up garlic. I'm so sorry you have to go through this, I hope you start feeling better soon. Or at least find something out. Remember I know how you feel, you are not alone. If you want to ask me anything or talk to me about it some more let me know. Good luck!!
    crazybrazy 30 Replies
    • January 5, 2007
    • 05:56 AM
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  • http://www.steadyhealth.com/Dizziness__Nausea__Headaches__Tired_and_loss_of_appetite_t111400.htmlhttp://www.steadyhealth.com/Headaches__loss_of_appetite__fatigue__stomach_pain__weakness-t105995-0-asc-10.htmlTwo of these topics resemble your problem. If you go through these replies, you may find someone in the same situation as you.Many of your symptoms coincide with the symptoms of others but there are some additional symptoms too.
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 03:52 PM
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  • Autoimmune Disease;Lupus and MS should be considered.Antinuclear Antibodies,AntiDNA Antibodies,Rheumatoid Factor,C-reactive Protein,MRI needed to put a diagnosis
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 05:18 PM
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