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My Symptom List...please :(

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  • Posted By: Temperate
  • August 22, 2007
  • 03:34 AM

Okay, this is gonna be a really long post...but I've basically ordered it from head to toe, and then vague symptoms. Lots of it probably doesn't seem serious or anything but I'm trying to be thorough - something that sounds insignificant can click with something else that makes it more serious. I've tried to go through and clarify some things, but if you see something really vague you can't understand like "pain" just look around it to see what area of the body I'm talking about.
Also Note: I’ve just realized, almost everything seems to be on the right side of my body! This rash, the lymph node under my arm that hurts, the mole, most pains in torso, my ear, the thing on my tonsil, my restless arm, my sore eye right now, that rash that he said was probably shingles even though the test was negative, that ‘freckle’ on the side of my mouth, the worse toenail….everything! RIGHT SIDE! Odd. Is there anything that would affect primarily one side of the body? Or why one side of the body would be more prone to things?
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  • Minor Headaches (I think due to ears)Ear poppingItchy earsSharp needle pains in earsDull pains in earsSometimes can’t hear well or I hear like I'm hearing through tubes (most of the time I have superhearing!)Hurts more in some positions, sometimes can’t lie on a side if one ear is hurtingSometimes tinnitus type noises, or feeling like someone is breathing in earRetracted eardrums (said doctor)Narrow canals (said doctor)Possible Eustachian tube dysfunction (said doctor)Vision weirdness (though, usually, supervision)Wandering eyes (no one’s ever said anything except when I’ve caught my eyes doing that through photography…actually I tried working on it before :P got one to look straight and one to look totally left lol)Hurting/dry/itchy type eyesEyelid twitch/spasm/pulse (not constantly :P just random once in a while for a few minutes – a day long)I have red spots in my iris. (Don’t know if that means anything but hey, I’m being thorough here)Once cried a crystal. That was weird, and hurt a bit.Tongue occasionally turns all white, and then peels J it’s lovely >.>Random taste bud inflammation. ßhurts and is highly annoyingGrind teethSensitivity (from grinding)Tonsilloliths - White areas (white blood cells?) that come and go on tonsils (currently large on right)…I can't take them out like other people, I’ll puke. Interesting note: I do not even appear to have a left tonsil.Always have red/sometimes sore throatMoles/freckles, possibly getting bigger/more prevalent. There’s one on my arm since forever and I’m thinking it might be bigger, and there’s been one on my right breast for years, I don’t know if it’s getting bigger or not :/ so I measured it a few weeks ago and I’ll measure it next time I think it looks bigger I guess…Odd ‘freckle’ by mouth. It’s really big, almost the shape of a square or diamond, and it light…people think my mouth is dirty from eating v.v it’s embarrassing.Pale. Not that I go out in the sun much, but even when I do….I don’t tan :/…if anything, just get more freckles.Stretch marksSkin hurts to touch sometimes (or not even touched :/) …almost like sunburn…but as I said, I know it’s not, because I wasn’t in the sun! And, there’s no visible redness or anything. Just hurts.Blood Spots (benign clusters of capillaries, says doctor. )Petechiae on right on arm (an area of them…rash?...but doesn’t look as serious as pictures I looked at) and one spot on leg, and before that one spot on underarm(bigger, but it was only one, and the first time so I didn’t think anything of it “could have just hurt myself”)Get various types of rashes and itches constantly-finger rash blister things. They were really itchy, and red, and it’d look like a blister but it did not contain anything and was not hollow. Some had little red blood spots in the middle and some of those spots would disappear using the ‘glass test’ and some wouldn’t :/ (inconclusive testing. Doctor gave me a corticosteroid type cream…haven’t really had them since. I was getting them a lot before that though. That was a few years ago.)-painful itchy rash on inside of right leg, like outside the edge of panties. Doctor thought it was shingles...but the tests were negative. He gave me some pills that they usually use for herpes and they went away (though they probably would have without the pills). Haven’t got a whole rash since, but there have been times where I’d have one or two little things but they’d just be gone in a few days.-itchy palm-itchy feet-itchy arm/face/jaw/thigh(there seems to be a red speckly area there but it doesn’t change at all and it’s been there for years)/underarm-occasionally and randomly, rash on arm/legs (looks like hives)Areola discharges (started like 6 years ago, went to doctor and specialist, they said everything was fine…prescribed some hydrocortisone for itchyness around under part of bra) (seems to be more discharge in right breast)Breast tenderness/pain3 times recently I’ve had something on my left nipple >.> I don’t have any idea what it was but it was sensitive as ***l. At first it looked just like a little tiny growth (I mean tiny), but then it went all like there was a capillary inside it and then turned dark red and I guess fell off.Place on/in underarm, possibly swollen lymph node, hurts a lot of the time (right side)Sometimes breathing difficulties with exercise/or without (I find it more difficult to breath even standing in water because of the increased pressure on lungs)Stomach pain (sharp dull you name it)Sick feeling when drink water, or eat fibre (they often both seem to go right through me :/ …i.e. almost instant diarrhea, or the same feeling as if I’m going to have diarrhea)Sudden need to use bathroom (often right after eating, especially after breakfast )‘Tummy’ area pains (sharp, dull, prolonged, short, you name it)Noisey stomach/tummy (o.0 really loud sometimes, like, loud lol)Diarrhea (quite quite often…not usually like totally liquid though >.> :/ just like more watery/gooey and …loose I guess would be a term I’ve heard)ConstipationBlood, Mucus, whateverHurts if I sit down or lay down or do anything but stand (that only happened once or twice)PainIrregularOnce or twice before they were the width of a pencil before, and sometimes quite oversized…radius I suppose >.>Cloudy Urine – sometimesConcentrated Urine – sometimes (probably dehydration, I don’t drink much water or much of anything…mostly milk which is, in all fairness, about 80% water)Irregular periods (usually long between and short)No libidoPains (the ones around where the ovaries would be and normal period pains *shrug* probably normal I dunno, but also get some like somewhere on the inner right side of vagina or something *scratches head* it’s hard to pinpoint where pains come from)ItchinessOdor/DischargeBack pains (sometimes dull, sometimes sharp like a stab in the kidney) (possibly caused from bad posture?)Restless Leg Syndrome (used to a lot as a kid, but not for years, but recently had in legs and right arm, which is rarer than legs)Foot cramps (very hurty, actually visible cramp that contorts my toes…I’d have to sit down and move and hold them in normal position with my fingers and massage my foot…haven’t had one for a while…I learned to kind of feel when they were about to happen and prevent it by not really using the muscles in the area and just massaging it a bit >.>)Flat footedness resulting in pains when standing, walking etc.Onycholysis (nail dislodging from nail bed) They did tests for fungus and stuff but they were negative, used lamisyl for a while and it helped a bit I think, but it kept coming back, but then doctor said to stop using it because it could give liver problems or something. (right toe worse than left) They used to be kind of yellow and hurt and swelled and itchy a lot before though, they don’t do that anymore, but still do the stupid layering thing. Recently stopped growing, started again. They were starting to look normal - the layers had almost totally grown out…but they just started again a week or so ago and *sigh* I have another layer again. They must have dislodged again and that’s why it stopped for a while.Two big toes went numb. Lasted for about half a year.Cold hands and feet constantly (and nose sometimes)Excessive Sweating, and IMO incredibly strong and stinky (no one else ever seems to notice..must have a small radius).Random Heart Palpitations (lying in bed, freaky, can totally feel it shake like the whole bed…it feels like someone is dropping boulders in my chest )Did one of those blood pressure things for the first time recently and it was something crazy like 115/55 and a pulse of 0.Never thirsty, but occasionally get a huge thirstiness not quenched by water (milk works)Appetite changesWater Allergy. Yes, it’s true. I get itchy if I get water on me. I hate taking showers v.v….and don’t say its something in the water where I live or that it’s my soap because it happens at my house, other people’s houses, in fog, lakes, oceans…Weight loss?TirednessLethargy/FatigueWeaknessSleep for 12 hours and still be tiredInsomnia (long time to get to sleep, wake up a lot, etc)IrritabilityTrouble focusingMajor Anxiety (something to do with my perfectionism and stuff maybe..I’m always worrying about things, that affects the insomnia too)Minor Depression (that’s to do with last relationship, it was abusive )Vertigo and or a feeling similar to being carsick or having sunstroke…being in the sun makes me feel like crap usually…All around feeling like crap :)crying more lately (crying’s also because of the last relationship I do believe)
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • I mean this VERY seriously. Stop eating EVERYTHING with High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame and Hydrogenized Vegtable Oil for life, and for two months, eat nothing but raw vegtables, fruit, water and juice. It will change your life. It changed mine.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • SymptomsCeliac Disease may appear at any time in a person's life. The disease can be triggered for the first time after surgery, viral infection, severe emotional stress, pregnancy or childbirth. CD is a multi-system, multi-symptom disorder. Symptoms are extremely varied and can often mimic other bowel disorders. Infants, toddlers, and children often exhibit growth failure, vomiting, bloated abdomen and behavioral changes. Classic symptoms may include: abdominal cramping, intestinal gas, distention and bloatingchronic diarrhea or constipation (or both)steatorrhea -- fatty stoolsanemia - unexplained, due to folic acid, B12, or iron deficiency (or all)weight loss with large appetite, or weight gainOther symptoms: dental enamel defectsosteopenia, osteoporosisbone or joint painfatigue, weakness and lack of energyinfertility - male/femaledepressionAphthous ulcersDermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is skin manifestation of celiac disease characterized by blistering, intensely itchy skin. The rash has a symmetrical distribution and is most frequently found on the face, elbows, knees and buttocks. DH patients can have gastrointestinal damage without perceptible symptoms. Looks like you have some of the symptoms. Also, are you allergic to jewelry? Take it all off and see what happens, especially earrings.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • Also look up binocular vision for that wandering eye.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • If you're female, Turner Syndrome is associated with some of these things, especially nevi (skin spots), strabismus (wandering eye), uveitis (iris inflammation), hearing problems & anxiety. Ask your doctor about possible genetic links.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • Celiac Disease...Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is skin manifestation of celiac disease characterized by blistering, intensely itchy skin...Looks like you have some of the symptoms. Also, are you allergic to jewelry? Take it all off and see what happens, especially earrings.Hmmm *scratches chin* my sister suggested celiac before (she knows people with celiac, and she has colitis)...I never knew it had the rash before..that might make sense hmmm.....maybe I'll ask about it next time I'm at the doctor...Jewelry jewelry, I don't wear jewelry too often, don't have any peircings, and rarely wear any sort of makeup. I think I might be allergic to makeup because recently when I actually decided to put a fair amount on (was at an anime convention) I was all sniffly and eyes hurt all day. It was mostly eyeliner. So it's probably good I don't wear makeup :p...why did you mention the jewelry? for the itches or something?
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • Also look up binocular vision for that wandering eye.Binocular vision seems to be the normal functioning of the eyes..?
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • If you're female, Turner Syndrome is associated with some of these things, especially nevi (skin spots), strabismus (wandering eye), uveitis (iris inflammation), hearing problems & anxiety. Ask your doctor about possible genetic links.Hmmm...well...some of those things I do have, or it's possible that I do, but I looked it up and I'm not deformed >.>...and I definitely don't have learning disabilities or any of that...and wouldn't they diagnose that at birth or something?..Though, it is interesting to note, that my mom is quite short >.>...as is my sister >.>...I'm not particularily tall but I wouldn't call myself short >.>...and I didn't start my period till like grade 8 though :/...and my mom says she was like in grade....11?...:/ like really late....if my mom has Turners that would mean both me and my sister would, wouldn't it? Apparently only 5% of women with Turners are fertile though....The whole thing about the disabilities and stuff though >.> we're all really above average smart :p...I'm gonna check this 'short fourth metacarpel' thing out on my mom right now >.>
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • I mean this VERY seriously. Stop eating EVERYTHING with High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame and Hydrogenized Vegtable Oil for life, and for two months, eat nothing but raw vegtables, fruit, water and juice. It will change your life. It changed mine.I don't eat aspartame. What has high fructose corn syrup in it (and is fructose not the same sugar in fruit v.v)? What has hydrogenized vegetable oil? I like my vegetables raw usually anyway. I can't stand water - if you read my list - and juice feels like it has the PH levels of bleach to me, I can't drink much of it either. Where did this 'diet' come from? What's the reasoning behind it?
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
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  • My first thought was Celiac disease.. but i see someone has beat me to mentioning that. Get tested for it. If not Celiac disease, one of the problems you appear to have seems possible to be Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I suggest you research IBS. IBS is comorphid with many other conditions so if it turns out that you have IBS, I suggest then you seek out other things in which IBS is often coexists with. "Tiredness Lethargy/Fatigue Weakness Sleep for 12 hours and still be tired Insomnia (long time to get to sleep, wake up a lot, etc) Irritability" Chronic fatigue syndrome will cause not only the above symptoms but many others too including IBS and restless leg syndrome, sore throats etc. A lot of the things you have..................... I keep thinking/feeling that you may with whatever your issue is, have a problem with a sort of food, I suggest to play about with your diet and see if avoiding certain types of foods help some of your symptoms some. Your reaction to water.. makes me wonder if you have intollerance issues with the water you are drinking..due to possibly chlorine in it or something. I too had a problem with water in my shower making me itchy etc, i'd end up scratching so much due to it that I'd end up being covered in red marks. I have multiple chemical sensitivity so hence are sensitive to something in it. (sensitivities to things are common in CFS). "Did one of those blood pressure things for the first time recently and it was something crazy like 115/55 and a pulse of 0." Often those blood pressure monitors fault. Obviously it did have a fault if it gave your pulse off at 0! "I have red spots in my iris. (Don’t know if that means anything but hey, I’m being thorough here)" Red spots in iris are said to be caused by iron deposits (excess iron).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
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  • My first thought was Celiac disease.. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)....comorphid with many other conditions...Chronic fatigue syndrome...play about with your diet...Your reaction to water.. makes me wonder if you have intolerance issues with the water you are drinking..due to possibly chlorine in it or something. I too had a problem with water in my shower making me itchy etc...I've multiple chemical sensitivity so hence are sensitive to something in it. (sensitivities to things are common in CFS)... Red spots in iris are said to be caused by iron deposits (excess iron).Hmmm...do you happen to know how they test for Celiac? *just out of curiosity*IBS...quite possible...is there anything you can do about that? I always just get the impression that it's like a..."if we can't find a problem we'll just call it this" thing lol...Hmmmm...one of my friends suggested Chronic Fatigue...it's interesting if it makes you sensitive and stuff too...it also sounds kind of like the "if we can't find a problem we'll just call it this" type though >.> is there something that actually causes it? And how do they diagnose and treat it?Hmmm...I've never been organized enough to put myself on a diet >.> maybe I'll have to try :/...:O Iron deposits you say?! Iiiiiinteresting!
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
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  • Binocular vision is the norm...but there are MANY impairments to it. See if your wandering eyes fit any description. Nickel in jewelry can cause a skin reaction. Atopic dermatitis What is Atopic Dermatitis? Atopic Dermatitis or eczema is an itchy, dry hypersensitive skin disorder affecting many people. It is common in children but can occur at any age. It is not infectious or contagious. The exact cause of atopic eczema is unknown. It may be hereditary. The patient or some family members may have other hypersensitive conditions like asthma or hay fever. The rash may appear red, wet and weepy or dry, thickened and scaly. When the disease starts during infancy, it is sometimes called infantile eczema. This is an itchy, crusted rash that tends to be localized principally on the face and scalp, but can appear at the other sites. Scratching often aggravates the rash. The skin thickens and becomes darker. It is a chronic condition. It can affect any part of the body, particularly the elbow bends, back of the knees and the neck. Q. What should be done to treat atopic dermatitis?A. See your dermatologist. Try to relieve itching by eliminating these aggravating factors: -Rapid changes of temperatures, strenuous exercise and hot weather. -Rough, scratchy, tight & woollen clothings. -Frequent use of soaps, bubble bath, hot water and other cleansing procedures that tend to remove natural oil from skin. Use mild detergents for your clothes and rinse the clothes thoroughly during washing. -Emotional upsets. Wear light, smooth, soft, non-binding clothing. Do not increase the skin’s dryness by prolonged or frequent hot baths, or showers and soap. Use mild soaps or ‘soap-free” soaps or emulsifying ointment. Bathe or shower with luke warm (not hot) water. When necessary sponge gently under the arms, in the groins and in other areas where cleansing is imperative. At other times, cleanse the entire skin with non-greasy lotion. Avoid sudden changes of temperature for instance, coming to air-conditioned rooms from the hot outdoors. Try not to rub or scratch. When the itching is severe, try to relieve it by dabbing or applying cloths soaked in iced water. It is important to comply with treatment. Your dermatologist can usually help you by prescribing external remedies (corticosteroid creams are most effective). Use sparingly. Apply a thin layer of cream on the rash with your fingers. Rub onto the skin till it disappears. Apply at least twice a day, preferably after showering. Do not use strong steroid creams for long periods as over-use will harm the skin. Use weak steroid creams when your eczema is mild. Oral medication (sedatives, antihistamines and sometimes, antibiotics by mouth) to control the itching and baths with diluted potassium permanganate are helpful. Corticosteroids taken by mouth or given by injections should be avoided if possible. However, when all other measures have failed, your physician may prescribe systemic corticosteroids for short periods. Generally 90% of children out-grow the condition by early teens, although some continue to have problems even as adults. Q. Would a change in environment be helpful?A. For reasons that are not yet known, a radical change of environment, like a cool environment, sometimes is the “best” cure for atopic dermatitis. Many patients get better rapidly in the hospital. Look up glycemic index sugars.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
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  • ...See if your wandering eyes fit any description.... Atopic dermatitis or eczema is an itchy, dry hypersensitive skin disorder affecting many people..red, wet and weepy or dry, thickened and scaly... I'll have to try out that covering on eye test sometime maybe *shrug* not that worried about it though >.>It's not eczema :)
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
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  • Deat Temperate, It is possible to have both CFS and Fibromyalgia. I know..I have both.Your symptoms are indicative of it and it is NOT a "catch all" diagnosis or one that is given when doc's don't know what it is. The only help I found was Bioset therapy. I had severe symptoms like yourself and was debilitating. I'vew gone for 6 treatments and my symptoms are almost gone. Whatever is left, is very mild. I have written a thread regarding this and I will be posting links there. Best of luck and keep your chin up...there is help, you just have to find it. You are in the right place.Best wishes,mommy cat Here is something that may help... Fibromyalgia is very closely related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), the main difference being that with CFS, the predominant symptom is fatigue; with fibromyalgia, it is pain. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disorder that most commonly affects the neck, lower back, shoulders, back of the head, upper thighs, elbows, buttocks, knees and the upper chest. It is important to remember, however, that the achy, burning pains of the disease can strike any part of the body. The pain and stiffness is typically worse in the morning and is often accompanied by insomnia, headaches, depression, brain fog, incoordination, digestive disorders, dizziness, panic attacks and skin rashes. The immune system of an affected person is often hypersensitive and allergies to environmental and dietary factors are common. Symptoms can be aggravated by allergies, overexertion, lack of sleep and acute infections.Hope this helps some of you clear the confusion or encourages some of you to look at the possibility of these two diseases as an explanation for your symptoms.As Always...Trying to Help...IHS...mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
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  • It is possible to have both CFS and Fibromyalgia. I know..I have both...it is NOT a "catch all" diagnosis...Bioset therapy...Fibromyalgia is very closely related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)...predominant symptom is fatigue; with fibromyalgia, it is pain....person is often hypersensitive and allergies to environmental and dietary factors are common...Symptoms can be aggravated by allergies, overexertion, lack of sleep and acute infections. Hmmm..interesting...yes...I would say my predominant is fatigue I think...*scratches chin* ....I don't think I get arthritic pains...just more of skin stuff...and internal organs or something >.>...I've never been diagnosed with any allergies, but neither have I been tested for any :)...do doctors do allergy tests if you just ask them to or do they need a reason? XD
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
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  • Hmmm...do you happen to know how they test for Celiac? *just out of curiosity* Yeah i can answer that question, I have a lot of severe Celiacs disease running in my family and carry the genetics (picked up throu testing). There are several kinds of tests which can be done for Celiac disease, thou sometimes certain tests can be inaccurate and someone with Celiac disease may be missed. A bowel biopsy is the best way to find out if someone certainly has celiacs disease (as celiacs disease flattens the villa in the bowel). Another way to rule out Celiacs disease is via genetic? testing (its a blood test). Negative DQ2/DQ8 virtually excludes coeliac disease!... if positive as far as the HLA DQ2/DQ8 goes and celiac disease is suspected (even with other negative celiac tests) a bowel biopsy is often recommended. There is also coeliac disease autoantibodies test (another blood test), this is the one most commonly done. This thou isnt ALWAYS accurate. eg If one hasnt eatten gluten before the test... a false result will happen. (I had this test done and didnt find that out until after it was done.. so my result is irrelevent). There is another blood test too which can be done I think. (my specialist took more blood for another Celiacs disease test). IBS...quite possible...is there anything you can do about that? I always just get the impression that it's like a..."if we can't find a problem we'll just call it this" thing lol... Yes there is several things one can do for IBS. My gastro specialist put me onto fibre supplements for it. That's meant to stop IBS from "flaring?" so much and balance things. Im also on probotics for it too. Both of these things can help. along with avoiding anything one knows triggers their IBS eg certain foods. Avoiding stress can help some too as stress can trigger bouts of IBS or make it worst. Hmmmm...one of my friends suggested Chronic Fatigue...it's interesting if it makes you sensitive and stuff too...it also sounds kind of like the "if we can't find a problem we'll just call it this" type though >.> is there something that actually causes it? And how do they diagnose and treat it? It isnt known what causes CFS yet but it seems to be triggered by various events eg stressful life period, viruses, toxin exposures, vaccination etc etc. The triggers seem to make something go haywire in the body and hence then after the trigger has gone, one is left with a malfunctioning system. CFS seems to affect most body systems eg neurological, immunogical, digestive etc etc, over time often more systems go haywire with it. Along with this, there seems to be a genetic predisposition. "Fibromyalgia is very closely related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)," Fibro is diagnosed by having a certain amount of tender fibro tender points and the problems often do both overlap.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
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  • Could be a couple dozen things...shingles test may be a false negative...could be allergy to food, skin cancer, breast cancer...fungus..to name a few...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
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  • A bowel biopsy is the best way to find out if someone certainly has celiacs disease (as celiacs disease flattens the villa in the bowel). Another way to rule out Celiacs disease is via genetic? testing (its a blood test). Negative DQ2/DQ8 virtually excludes coeliac disease!... if positive as far as the HLA DQ2/DQ8 goes and celiac disease is suspected (even with other negative celiac tests) a bowel biopsy is often recommended. There is also coeliac disease autoantibodies test (another blood test), this is the one most commonly done. This thou isnt ALWAYS accurate. eg If one hasnt eatten gluten before the test... a false result will happen. (I had this test done and didnt find that out until after it was done.. so my result is irrelevent). Yes there is several things one can do for IBS...fibre supplements for it...probotics...avoiding anything one knows triggers their IBS...Avoiding stress.CFS...triggered by various events eg stressful life period, viruses, toxin exposures, vaccination etc etc. Hmm...I see...so he'll most likely do a blood test.Fibre supplements :s eep, I don't think my guts like fibre :(I was reading up on CFS (in wikipedia) and it really seems to fit >.>..and I was reading about that particular area about when it starts, and I think it could be from that time I had bronchitis in grade 8, I stayed home almost a month, and I remember saying years afterwards that I felt like I never really got better. Only pretty much better, and then sick again, and pretty much better, then sick again etc...
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
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  • Could be a couple dozen things...shingles test may be a false negative...could be allergy to food, skin cancer, breast cancer...fungus..to name a few...Hmmm...I see
    Temperate 35 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
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  • Start any fiber additions to diet VERY slowly. Take at least a week to get up to the recommended amount (or you will suffer for it).
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
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