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Not being taken seriously b/c symptoms come and go

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 10, 2006
  • 07:09 PM

I have been to the doctor for the following symptoms but still she says just Arthritis and a virus.

-Night Sweats
-Fevers (sometimes several times a week)
-Acne or Rash that came out of no where (face- nose & cheeks mostly)
-Very Tired -need much more sleep than before
-Muscle pain and stiffness
-Joint Pain (arthritis)
-Depression
-Gas and Bloating/Cramps
-Alternate Constipation and Diarreah
-Lethargy
-Red and dry eyes (can't wear contacts at all anymore)

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  • Very typical food allergy/intolerence symptoms. Talk to an allergenist and order an allergen serum blood panel. American doctors miss food allergies and intolerences at an absurd rate. Although some form affects 1 in 10 people, only 1 in 500 or so are currently diagnosed. That's a lot of people the doctors are telling "Its all in your head" who need real change in their life.
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • November 10, 2006
    • 10:34 PM
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  • Immune disease - try schelderma (sp??) or Lupus.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 07:41 AM
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  • That rash on your face sounds like a lupus rash (ones with lupus often have a butterfly like rash across nose and cheek bones)... you also have listed other lupus symptoms there .
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • November 18, 2006
    • 02:23 PM
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  • Something to consider when Lupus looks like the cause but the tests don't support that conclusion: Food allergy causes all the same symptoms, and when untreated for years and years, leads to about a 1500% rate of Lupus when compared to the general population.If it looks like Lupus, it could just be the road to lupus, but its not necessarily too late to hit a U-turn!
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • November 18, 2006
    • 02:36 PM
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  • I'd take a stab at the most common food allergens to begin with--wheat, dairy, corn and eggs--and proceed from there. Also look at soy if you eat it and it's in a lot of foods these days so even if you think you aren't eating it because you don't eat soy sauce or tofu, you might be eating it unwittingly. Because it is so new it's not yet showing up on the food allergy radar, but believe me it's probably going to end up being listed in the top four. I've been to some web sites where people are complaining of symptoms like you have: severe joint pain, intestinal bleeding, tiredness, bloating etc.Read the labels of every processed food you eat from the simplest tortilla (yep they are now putting soy in tortillas) to the energy bar (these are often full of potential allergens--nuts chocolate, grains, soy etc).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 03:37 AM
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  • Very typical food allergy/intolerence symptoms. Talk to an allergenist and order an allergen serum blood panel. American doctors miss food allergies and intolerences at an absurd rate. Although some form affects 1 in 10 people, only 1 in 500 or so are currently diagnosed. That's a lot of people the doctors are telling "Its all in your head" who need real change in their life.Sorry you are so wrong. I worked for an allergist and most symptoms she described besides red/dry eyes are not caused by allergies. Ive never heard of a fever or joint/muscle pains from allergies. It is an autoimmune condition, most likely lupus as the rash on the face is adefinitive characteristic of this condition. Do your research next time.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 04:39 AM
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  • Sorry you are so wrong. I worked for an allergist and most symptoms she described besides red/dry eyes are not caused by allergies. Ive never heard of a fever or joint/muscle pains from allergies. It is an autoimmune condition, most likely lupus as the rash on the face is adefinitive characteristic of this condition. Do your research next time. I had joint/muscle pain and constipation with my gluten sensitivity. After I stopped eating wheat, oats, barley and rye my pain went away. Unfortunately, I still live with the constipation. I also had terrible itching on my face. Please consider food allergies they come with some atypical symptoms that are hard to figure out.
    cozynana 39 Replies
    • November 1, 2009
    • 02:51 AM
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