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Please Help Me - I need direction

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 28, 2006
  • 06:13 PM

I am a 30 year old woman. I have had one child and had severe complications while pregnant. My father has Wegener's granulomatosis, and I have been tested because of my symptoms on several occassions. My mother has arthritis and a thyroid condition.

I have arthritis and I am bipolar. These two things I am certain of. I cannot take NSAIDs because they make me have a very difficult time urinating and I swell, plus several muscle pain. Over the last few years, when I get sick, I get very sick. Last Thanksgiving I had been sick for 6 weeks, spent another 5 days in the hospital, and then took another 2 months to recover. They never did provide a "cause", just that I had some sort of respiratory infection.

I have always had very heavy 7 day periods, and bouts of "anemia". In the last year, my wear and tear arthritis has started turned my knuckles red and I have severe swelling in my joints, along with poor blood flow. My hands and feet are always like ice. However, I have started have such bad problems with free bleeding that I have even stopped testing my blood sugar because it takes a half an hour to stop bleeding from just a little stick.

I am tired, and going to the doctor has become pointless. If anyone has any ideas, my doctor and I are out. I will take any help with great appreciation.

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  • :) Hello, i am so very sorry, that you and your family, has had to deal with these maladies. My father is gone, my mother, my sister, a long list of friends, etc. I myself have been on the merry-go-round as well. I have a way for you to deal with this, if your open to it! Years ago, 1972 to be excact, i had more problems than i could handle, not the same as yours but in the same catagory. By this i mean at a loss, i'd come to the end of my rope! So after some serious soul searching, i was led by devine province, to whom i reffer to as my Lord and Saviour, The "Lord ***********t", and it was there i found myself. Praise his mighty name! You too can have this peace, a peace that passes "all" understanding. May the Lord lead, guide and direct you. The very worst thing that "will" happen, is that you "will" go to Heaven, guarantied. Please help yourself to this "free" gift. The dissision is yours to make. Lee in seattle.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 07:06 PM
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  • I am so sorry to hear what you are living with. Are you seeing the same doctor? Maybe you should consider another one. It seems that you need some testing done, or have you had any? You are so young to be going through what you are. I have a daughter your age. I know how doctors can be. it really does seem that if they can't figure it out simply, they kind of brush it off. I just changed my doctor for this very reason. It seemed that when I went to his office it was "me" who made suggestions such as, "should I have a blood test", or "should you check my urine", or for shoulder pain which he just prescribed Naproxin for, I asked him if I could get physical therapy which he quickly agreed to. I wondered, "who is the doctor anyway?" So I just went to a new doctor for an initial consultation and will see her for a complete physical next month. She has ordered a multitude of blood tests for beginners. I am afraid of what might or might not be discovered, but at least feel that she is being thorough right from the beginning. I am hopeful that she will help, but time will tell. I will pray for you. I do bellieve as another response said that you need to put your faith in God, but there are things you need to do for yourself. One is finding a good doctor, or group of doctors who will "care" enough about your ailments to look for answers. Sometimes it takes a lot of searching. You are not alone, if this helps at all. There are so many people with health issues that feel like they are on a raft in the middle of the ocean. I am one of them. My problems are very different, though are very scary and not knowing what is going on with me is very frustrating. You are in my thoughts and I hope you find the answers you need to get well. God Bless,Mel
    wpbabydoll 6 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 07:44 PM
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  • Thank you for your kindness. I have had tests -- for ten years now. All my symptoms have gotten worse since I had my little girl. She's five now. God is very close to our hearts. I confess I do pray for her more than myself. I know in my heart that even though the circumstances were not great, God gave the gift of motherhood when he did because I could not carry another child, or would not have been able to carry one at all if I had waited. I take nothing for granted, and I am thankful for all my blessings, including my health. I know things could be worse, but it would be nice to know what is wrong. Thank you again.
    ladybug5161 2 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 09:37 PM
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  • :) Hello, Again; You know as well as i do, that problems that effect others, are only a problem to the one's that have to, wade through them. Now it appeares that you as well as myself, understand that the hand's "God Almighty", surround us on all sides. Who is to know the way he deals with us, the way's he does things? You will find that the closer you draw near to him, the more you will understand him. I hope i've been helpful, for i find that "is" the work i've been called to do, Lee.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 10:35 PM
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  • :) Hello Again, it truly is a blessing to be a part of this forum. It "is" the work the Lords given me for the time being. When it comes to recomending someone to a qualified p.h.d. i second the motion. There is a site named, "natural cures" You can contact them by phone, or e-mail; the clinic deals with natural cures, of which i'm a strong believer! When it comes to the Lord, i also have a strong opinion that is; draw near to him, and he will draw closer to you. He's not pushy!. Please follow up on these, listed above, and you will be "more" than satisfied, all for now Lee.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 11:22 PM
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