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Please help my mom!!!

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  • Posted By: lil86mama
  • April 14, 2009
  • 06:26 PM

my mom has some kind of disease or something(dr.s can't diagnose!)and i need serious help figuring it out! here is a list of her symptoms(most bothersum):

nausea(very frequent)
ALOT of pain,both muscles and joints
numbness of certain fingers, fingertips,toes
chronic diarreah(sorry about spelling!)
small purple spots on forearms and backs of hands
swelling in places
frequent headaches
EXTREMELY high blood pressure

she is getting worse and worse all the time, she is 47 yrs old. the dr's guess she has an auto immune disease but wich one is the question! does anyone think this could be lupus???

the most of my concerns right now is her numbness-its getting worse all the time and getting feeling back is harder now!

if anyone can help in ANY way i would greatly appriciate it-if you have same symptoms, know anything about this, or anything, i am very afraid for her and she does'nt have the money to get better checked out-i don't want to lose her!!!!

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  • Sorry I don't have any ideas for your mum.Tell her to keep pushing, find a new Doctor and if that one can't help more onto the next.I wish you the best of luck, please give your mum a big huh I really do understand what she's going through :sadHaving family support makes a huge difference, your mum is lucky to have such a caring daughter :) Sammy http://www.undiagnosedillness.org
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  • Has your mom seen a Rheumatologist? If not, I would recommend finding one. I was thought to have Lupus... have many of the same symptoms as your mom but was was found to have Dermatomyositis. Still falls under the auto-immune disorders. Good luck!
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