Hey All, Im posting because my frustration is starting to build up again and I just need to vent. I am 28 years old and all of this started in Nov 2006 with what i thought was a common cold. I had $30,000 in insurance claims last year and no one can tell me whats wrong still. Here is a list of my current symptoms, things have definitely improved a little since early last year but lots of risidual symptoms still happening:
swelling in left ring finger approx every 2 weeks for the last 8-9 months, it swells for 3-4 days at a time to the point of not being able to bend my finger and is very painfull. It swells in the area between the nuckle and the middle bone part (in the cushy part). The swelling has since started spreading up my arm into my other hand and feet now. I can feel the stiffness everywhere sometimes.
a few times a week my breathing gets very shallow, feels like im not even breathing sometimes, everything feels really "slow" in my body if that makes sents. Lasts for a couple of hours sometimes.
pain/burning sensation in my rib area (sometimes)
distended stomach (look a few months preg)
dizzy and headaches when I attemp to excersize
Here are the things I know:
have hiatal hernia
have endometriosis (diagnosed via lap nov 2007)
low DHEAS level
had strep infection that went undiagnosed for about 5 months, found in blood test.
out of breath with the smallest amount of exursion.
abnormal treadmill test, heartbeart freaks out a little when running, recovers fast per the doctor.
Tomorrow I have a pulminary breathing test.
buldging disk in neck (C6-C7 i think)
3 years of infertility (probably endo) or just being sick)
I am currently seeing a rheumatologist who has seen my hand swelling, she simply gave me naproxin and said "take 1000 mg a day and lets see if we can control the swelling, come back in 2 months". GRRRR! This is my life lady...can we do some work here???!!!
let me know if anyone has any fresh ideas or thoughts, im at a loss at this point. I have had lots of tests done. Brain MRI, neck MRI, abdominal cat scan, ect, ect, ect....I just want to feel 28 again!:(
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