I hope somebody in this forum has at least an idea what is going on with me.
For the last three years I have had a persistent sore throat, fatigue, dizziness, and burning feet. The sore throat and the fatigue have been there almost every single day since June 2005. The dizziness when away for a few months last year, now is back. The burning feet appear in 2006 together with a generalized muscle twitching. Symtpoms are sometimes worst in cycles of a few weeks, but better or worse are always there. The dizziness is of strange kind -it is more like having difficulty to concentrate. If the sore throat gets worse, everything else gets worse, including the burning sensation on my feet and sometimes on my hands. Sometimes my neck bothers me. However, doctors have never felt enlarged lymph nodes. During all this time I have also developed folliculitis in my chest and acne in my face that does not go away with antibiotics. My scalp is always oily.
The only time I experienced a combination of sore throat, fatigue, and this specific strange type of dizziness was in October 2004. Exactly three months after protected vaginal insertive intercourse with a sex worker in South America (July 2004). The symptoms lasted 2-4 weeks. Before this episode, and right after the sexual encounter, I experienced a generalized itching that lasted a couple of weeks. It was treated like scabies and went away. A month later (August/September 2004) I was diagnosed with molluscum contagiousium. It was treated and cured by December 2004. Between December 2004 and May 2005 I did noit have any symptoms.
Labs have been always normal (last were in December 2007). Sometimes I have slightly elevated ALT (range 40-50). I have been tested for a number of infectious diseases. Results have always been negative, tests include: HIV1/2, HBV, HCV, EBV, HHV1,2,6, CMV. Also TBC, Lyme, Brucellosis, Strep, Malaria. I have also been tested for a number of autoimmune diseases. All negative. Also for diabetes, and the results were also negative.
Whatever it is, it does not seem to be bacterial (I took antibiotics -Vibramicin- for three months and I did not experience not even the slightest change in my symptoms. I only experienced some improvement in the acne). It is not allergic either (I have tried different types of antiallergics and I have not experienced any change in my symptoms either). I have been treated for reflux with no changes in my sore throat.
Two endoscopies -the last one in July 2005- were normal. A colonoscopy in April 2007 showed microscopic lymphocitic colitis, which I understand could be related to some sort of immune or autoimmune problems. Between January 2007 and July 2007 I experienced some irritable bowel symptoms -but never persistent diarrhea. Thorax/Abdomen CAT scans in 2005 and 2006 do not show any abnormalities. I cannot recall having feaver, but at the beginning of these symptoms (2005) and also lately I sweat easily.
Any ideas? Please help me. This is starting to affect my work.
:confused: :( :mad:
PS. I have seen 12 doctors already. They do not know what I have.
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