I am a male 21 year old college student. For 10 months I have been getting sick 3-4 days out of every month at 25-30 day intervals. This has interrupted my college classes and work part time. I have swollen cervical lymph nodes, extreme fatigue, night sweats, high fever, and severe scalp flaking. I am seeing my primary care doctor as well as an ENT and Infectious Disease Specialist. I have been tested constantly with no results. Everything has been negative except high liver functions which goes back to normal after I get through the 4 days of sickness. I have had a fine needle biopsy as well as an excisional cervical biopsy to rule out Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease and Kichuchi Disease. It came back and said I have reactive lymphoid hyperplasia.
I have had a Gallium Scan as well as CT scans of my neck, abdoman, and pelvis with/without contrast which were negative. I have had the usual HIV, Mono, Hepatitis blood tests, urine tests and been cultured for fungus and bacteria.
Here are some of the names of my blood tests that were negative.
Immunofixation, herpes simplex, toxoplasma, anti nuclear, CMV 1GG Panel, Ehrlichia, EHR.Chaffeensis, Brucella antibody, Chlamydia, Q Fever, Epstein Barr.
I was sick again this weekend and the doctor has ordered a PET Scan as well as more blood work (IgA, IgM, IgG, IgE Immunoglobulin)
I am getting very depressed as I keep getting sick and am not finding any results so I can be treated. I can't imagine what other tests are available. Is there anyone out there who can tell me what I should be doing or who I should see next? I am beginning to feel like my doctors are "grasping at straws".:confused: