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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 9, 2008
  • 01:54 AM

I am about 16 and within the past few years I have had basically non stop problems. I had severe knee pain and went to physical therapy to fix it. It didn't help so I resorted to accupucture it helped for a little bit. Before that I had a stress fracture in my right hip growth plate after starting cross country- that didn't last long. After all of that I had surgery to remove a cyst in my right hand. And in october hand pain came back and I was put in a splint. Since then, my hand pain has subsided but have been diagnosed with strep (not in the throat) and my number of atibodies for mono was very high, so I was fighting off mono at the same time. For about the past 4 weeks I have also been falling. Falling as in my knee or knees will give out and I will fall to the ground. Except for 3 times when I blacked out for less than a second, I have been able to catch myself. I have also been feeling lots of back pain, headaches and nausea. Falling is scary and I don't know what causes it. The falling has been up to 7 times a day. For the past 3 days I have been on Ammoxacilin for an infection and of all 3 days, I've fallen once (a record!) Coincidence?
Here's what has been performed and diagnosed:
-Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
-Brain MRI-normal
-Back/spine MRI (2)-normal with flat back syndrome
-Hand MRI-cyst and torn ligament
-Knee MRI- normal
-Various x-rays
-Various blood work
-EEG - still awaiting results
-Left tarsal coalition surgery in 2004
-not ciliacs
-not lyme
-not MS
-not tethered cord

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