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persistent undiagnosed symptoms

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  • Posted By: 11melody
  • October 2, 2008
  • 11:28 PM

Ok, here is the problem. I itch all over my body without any rash. The itch seems to be internal. I am lightheaded all of the time. I am nauseous, tired, disconnected, pain in the middle left of my back and in the upper abdomen. My stool is watery and dark most of the time, very soft the rest of the time.
I had a lot of gall stones and had my gallbladder removed a month ago. The doc said my gallbladder was not working at all. I have had a cbc - everything is in normal ranges. I have had a urinalisys - small amount of blood and crystallization, but it was tested and found to be normal. Had my Kidneys tested, liver tested and all was good. I have not changed my diet, other than reducing the amount of soda I drink. I am post menopausal, (went early at age 30) I smoke, do not drink regularly (special occasions, holidays)
anybody have any idea? my doctors have not found anything that could be causing all of this. I know it's not in my head, these are physical symptoms that have been going on for months, even prior to the surgery
anybody?

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  • Did you go to a doctor who specialized in kidneys (or something like that) or did your regular doctor just run a few tests and say your kidneys are fine?
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • October 4, 2008
    • 04:23 AM
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  • Did you go to a doctor who specialized in kidneys (or something like that) or did your regular doctor just run a few tests and say your kidneys are fine?no not a specialist, but had a sonogram done and only found the gallstones, prompting the gallbladder removal
    11melody 4 Replies
    • October 4, 2008
    • 04:30 AM
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  • I'm wondering whether you've ever had a stool test, or any gastrointestinal tests run?
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • October 4, 2008
    • 10:39 PM
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  • I'm wondering whether you've ever had a stool test, or any gastrointestinal tests run?no, i am getting a referal to a gastroenterologist when my regular doc gets back from vacation. why do you ask?
    11melody 4 Replies
    • October 5, 2008
    • 03:31 AM
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  • I'm not really sure why I asked, except that you have the very dark soft stools, in other words, sorry but no, I don't have any specific theory, but I am going to look into this further...
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • October 5, 2008
    • 05:12 AM
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  • The only thing I found to explain kidney and gallstones is crohn's disease, which would also explain gastrointestinal symptoms. http://wrongdiagnosis.com/c/crohns_disease/intro.htm
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • October 5, 2008
    • 05:15 AM
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  • I will first state I AM NOT A DOCTOR. There is someone on this forum who does not like my posts because I am not a doctor. I thought being a forum member was what we were suppose to be to share our ideas and knowledge. The symptoms you have are very much Lyme Disease symptoms. They also fit with other diseases and can also be nothing at all. But if you are feeling there is something wrong, I would suggest you continue your search for your health. Don't let others slow you down or change your mind. Research and be your own strongest advocate. It is difficult to get a valid diagnosis if one has Lyme Disease. Traditional doctors and labs often are of no help. If you read about Lyme and other tick borne diseases and any of the information sounds like a possibility continue on. It took me 16 years to get a solid diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed for all those years with many different illnesses including: migraine headaches, tension headaches, MS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Lupus, and many others. Let me just say this, there are two standards of diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease. Check out both sides before you finish researching. It is a tricky disease to have these days. One day soon Lyme Disease will be more common to hear about than HIV is now. It is infecting more people on this planet than any other infectious disease by far. If you are interested check out these sites: Lyme Disease Association Lyme Disease Network Lyme Disease Foundation
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2008
    • 09:56 PM
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