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strange sensations.. Any ideas ??

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  • Posted By: reggie01642
  • September 5, 2009
  • 06:55 PM

Im 30 - Male slightly overweight nothing signinficant in medical past .. took pills for anxiet in 2004-2006.. In May this year I had a throat infection- Since then I havent quite felt "right" ( fatigued, miserable, achey painy e.t.c) following a long period of good health ..Prior to this I have been under an enormous amount of stress for 2 years (2nd year of uni course had just ended).. I have previously taken medication for anxiety and depression but had been meds free for three years..In June I continued to feel lethargic.. one week my glands were swollen, I felt run down and fainted at work.. but I did not get any further symptoms.. I started getting strange pains/sensations.. predominantly on the right hand side of my neck but also top of my chest.. would describe the pain as nagging like toothache but not that painful.. more irritating. These sensations rarely go away.. they have now spread to the centre of my back (burning sensation) , hands, fingers and legs (aching as If I have exercised hard even though I havent). They tend to not be there when I wake up but start pretty much soon after and get worse through the day.. I went to the doctors who said most likely glandular fever.. I had bloods taken .. white cells and plasma viscosity borderline were low so asked to come back in a month.. He told me to rest completely which I have.. I have much more energy enough to play sport again and sport doesnt exhaust me.. My mental health has also picked up (it had made me low in mood and anxious) The thing is I still have these pains/sensations 2 months on . Currently these aches are mostly in my chest.. it now hurts when I eat.. in myback and chest .. the aches are all over my body and my chest feel like it does when recovering from a chest infection.. Its starting to freak me out because this has got gradually worse and doesnt show any signs of improving despite other symptoms improving .. Any ideas what might be going on for me? Anybody else had a similar experience.

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  • Reggie, have you figured out what was causing your weird sensations yet?I've been going through the exact same thing for 6 months now. After MRI's, x-rays,having gallons of blood drawn, nerve conduction studies, etc etc, I have finally found that I am allergic to GLUTEN of all things, and that was what was making me feel like I was being poisoned!
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