Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Pain at both sides and lymph nodes, please help!

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • Posted By: student
  • February 17, 2007
  • 04:15 PM

Hi, i'm a 23 year old female. My problems started at the end of November 2006. First I had pain at the right side of my belly, just onder the ribcage. constant dull pain with stinging pain attacks, that worsened with eating fatty food, poking/resting on my side or exercise. I also had chills and sweating, although I had a low fever. After a week I went to see a docter. He told me that I would probably have a bladder infection, they tested my urine and it came back slightly positive. I got antibiotics and everything would be ok. But the antibiotics didn't work so I went to see the docter again and this time the urine test came back negative. Then I had some bloodtests and an ultrasound done which also appeared to be negative. After a few weeks the pain expanded to the left side of my belly, about the same place, under the ribcage. And also pain in my lymph nodes in my groins, sometimes this goes down to the inner side of my legs to my knees. My armpits are sometimes painful too.
And I also have an enlarged lymph node in my neck (painful too)
I have allergic asthma (stable), and take a combined inhaler 2 times a day, symbicort(containing budesonide, anti-inflammatory corticosteroid and formoterol fumarate, bronchodilator.) Since I have lowered the dosis my lymph nodes got even more painful.
After a month I went to see the internist and he ran a lot of bloodtests, x-ray of my lungs and urinetests. They all returned negative except for reumatoid factor, which was very high, positive.
After that I had 3 bloodtests done, IgM mononucleosis, IgM cytomegalovirus and lymph glands; they all came back normal.
The most annoying, I have to skip lot's of things, work and studying at university. I am experiencing so much pain that I have to lie down at least once a day. :(
I tried to ignore the pain as much as possible but that didn't work out. Not getting diagnosed, and ignoring my illness, caused stress symptoms: like fast heartbeat, stomachproblems, tiredness. I feel hopeless, about it.So now I try to rest much, but the only things that are fading away are the stress symptoms...

Every advise is very welcome, please help, I don't know what to do anymore.:confused:

Thanks and greetings; student.

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.