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  • Posted By: tricia32
  • February 10, 2011
  • 11:36 PM

i have been suffering for a year and a half now. going back and forth to the drs.
i have severe muscle weakness,nausea,shortness of breath.but now in the last three months I have lost 30lbs.and still experiencing all of the above. my primary now says it might be dermatomyositis.but he just gave me a script to check for cancer. im lost and i need help.

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  • i have been suffering for a year and a half now. going back and forth to the drs.i have severe muscle weakness,nausea,shortness of breath.but now in the last three months I have lost 30lbs.and still experiencing all of the above. my primary now says it might be dermatomyositis.but he just gave me a script to check for cancer. im lost and i need help.I think if it is cancer, glad the doctor is looking for it, right?. Your symptoms cover multiple body systems, which seems unusual. In what order did they occur? Which are most severe? The weight loss and shortness of breath are the most concerning, I think. It may be that you have more than one thing going on, but if not, issues that most often seem to involve multiple systems relate to blood/vessels, immune response, hormones, or cancer. Consider my initial questions--they try to get a better history because that will probably help you to find a more likely answer.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2011
    • 08:13 AM
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  • i have been suffering for a year and a half now. going back and forth to the drs.i have severe muscle weakness,nausea,shortness of breath.but now in the last three months I have lost 30lbs.and still experiencing all of the above. my primary now says it might be dermatomyositis.but he just gave me a script to check for cancer. im lost and i need help.Have they considered Celiac disease. I have been misdiagnosed for 12 weeks. I know you have not said anything about abdominal pain or diarrhea but weight loss can be caused by it. Shortness of breath and muscle weakness can be caused by medications, electrolyte imbalances, diabetes, anemias and b12 deficiency. I am a believer in 2nd opinions. Don't give up! God speed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2011
    • 10:16 PM
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