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please help me figure out what's wrong

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  • Posted By: chantellen
  • August 6, 2009
  • 03:17 AM

In october of 2008 I began having episodes once weekly of cripling stomach pain followed by diarrhea followed by instantaneous fatigue.
I went to my doctor and he told me everything was fine and it was probably just food poisoning; but I knew that wasn't the problem.
I went to the doctors again about my stomach problems and he sent me for a number of blood tests, including one to see if I had a gluten allergy, an ultrasound of my liver, stomach, gall bladder, kidneys, and spleen.
...All coming back normal.
My blood test did however show that I had a slightly high uric acid level in my blood and he instructed me to no longer eat foods with breads in them.
I then asked the doctor what the next step was in diagnosing me,
and he simply had no answer to offer me.

In the past few days I have noticed that when lying down I find myself almost gasping for air and it is making sleeping nearly impossible for me.
I tried the breathe right nasal strips and those seem to help but I it's not something I want to wear for the rest of my life.
And something as simple as inhaling deeply has become painful to the point where I simply don't deep breath anymore.

In the past few weeks, I have begun to notice that when these stomach pains present themselves my whole right arm becomes limp and my fingers twitch and I am unable to make a fist.

My doctor thinks I'm just making this up,
but I am truly afraid that the outcome won't be good if I don't get the diagnosis I need.
Someone please help shed some light on this issue for me,

thanks, chantellen

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