I'm a 21 year old female and I haven't been feeling well for about 8 months now. I've been to the doctor but with no insurance it's hard to afford having them test for numerous possible issues. They've tested for anemia, diabetes, and other possible bacterial infections. When those came back negative they referred me to the mental health clinic because they thought it was stress.
I have really bad night sweats, I lower my AC at night and bought fans to blow on me while sleeping and neither help.
I have tested positive for anemia in the past but I take daily Women's vitamins, Vitamin C, and an Iron/magnesium/calcium complex and have had no problems since.
I've had no energy and have been absolutely exhausted. When I come home from work I have to take a nap in order to remain functional and I'm still in bed by 10 every night (I get a full night's sleep every night). I nap between classes and sometimes fall asleep in class because I'm just so tired.
I have these little red dots (like pin ****k size) on my skin, they are random and NOT grouped together. For example, I have one spot on my forearm, one on my shoulder, a few on my chest, one on my stomach and several scattered on my upper thighs. They don't itch or anything and they're not raised either. I haven't been running any fevers.
However, I have been constantly ill since early 2009. I've had several sinus infections, bronchitis (twice), laryngitis, food poisoning and even pertussis (whooping cough which I had been vaccinated against in 1999). I have a permanent cold, or so it seems, constant runny nose, cough and sinus pressure. I've tried just about every allergy medicine and even tried an inhaler for awhile. There is a history of sinus problems in my family and my mother's recent skull xray showed polyps in her sinuses.
I don't know if it would be related or not but, my hips have been very sore, they almost feel like my thigh and hip bones are grinding together and when I lay down I'm left with a dull achy sensation in the joint. I've switched to more low impact exercise like biking to school instead of walking and it's not making a difference.
I have had cysts removed from my jaw as well as my wrist and I have another that doesn't cause any problems and comes and goes behind my left ear.
There is also a history of breast cancer on both sides of the family.
Any recommendations on tests I should request?
I appreciate your help, thanks!
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