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Please help, 19/m w/ no diagnosis, intense pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2006
  • 06:33 AM

PLEASE HELP, any information or suggestion will be much appreciated!

I am a 19 year old male who has been living with unusual and extreme pain for the passed 3 years. The pain happened abruptly with no previous type of trauma and became progressively worse as months went by. I have seen countless physicians, all with having inconclusive results. Briefly, my family history is very light with only prostate cancer in my grandfather and Lupus with my uncle (both being part of my mother's side). I am currently not on any medication apart from just the common Ranitidine 150mg (Zantac) to treat my indigestion and heartburn associated with this.

My symptoms include:

Frequent headaches, 2-3 times a week
Pain in joints, especially hands and feet
Migraines, once every few weeks
Eye pain, straining
Difficulty swallowing, especially when eating, infrequent, recent
Stabbing pain in lower left quadrant, parallel to navel
Recently the pain has become constant and spread to the lower right quadrant with the severity of the pain still located left and parallel to the navel. Pain is felt when breathing and more painful when breathing deep, bending at waist, and any touch.
Twitching or uncontrollable mild shaking of right arm, hand, and fingers
Occurs more frequently in cold or rainy climate, out or indoors
Persistent and exaggerated sweating, full body
Difficulty adjusting to temperature and weather regardless of clothing, environment, etc.
Blood in stool, infrequent, but occurs for usually 2 days at a time
Feeling of nausea after eating, rarely vomiting
Frequent indigestion, always followed by heartburn
Light to moderate spasms in muscles, especially in abdomen
Constant feeling of being ill with a cold
Occurs more frequently and strongly in cold climate, out or indoors

I am hoping someone may have some type of information or suggestion on what I may have and how to treat it, or perhaps even something to help treat the pain. Often I am unable to get out of bed in the morning because of the intensity of the pain, often associated with a migraine. It is eating away at my mental health and my personal life. Often I am unable to attend classes. My last resort would be to attend a 2-3 week inpatient session at the Univeristy of Michigan Mayo Clinic, but have little time to take out of school and work.

Thank you.

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