Just as everyone else who is here, I'm desperate for answers, suggestions, comments, anything. To add further add to my confusion, I work in medical and I am still in the dark about what is going on with me. I'm so sick all the time and it's only getting worse. I appreciate any input. So here goes, the condensed version...
A little background - I'm 40, have had pyelonephritis 3 times (twice in the past 3 years) that has required inpatient admission for both, kidney stones all in the right kidney. I've had a cholecystectomy as well 10 years ago. I recently found out that I have multiple fibroids as well as a "mass" in the pelvic area. I've been known to have mildly elevated liver functions as well. A couple of years ago, I started experiencing horrible sharp pain in the left lower quadrant/pelvic area that would come and go. Along with this came the long and heavy menstrual cycles that have worsened to the point where my I have my cycle for AT LEAST 2 weeks of every month that are very painful. I look pregnant - my abdomen is distended and much of the time hard. I eat very little because of nausea and GERD-like symptoms, yet I cannot lose weight at all, and in fact, because of the distension, gain weight. My hair is falling out. Back in October, I had pneumonia. After the first visit, where I was given a shot of strong antibiotic AND oral antibiotics, I had to go to the ER 2 weeks later because I was not getting better and in fact, was getting worse. My white count was 23.8 and yes, they sent me home without knowing a source of the infection (they said my pneumonia was clearing??) Shortly thereafter, I started having daily late afternoon/nighttime fever, aches, extreme fatigue, and being hot. It continues- every single day but now has progressed to sometimes waking up in the morning with the fever. I am tired all the time and have difficulty staying awake during the day. A few weeks ago, the mental "fuzziness" began, doing things like transposing letters of words and numbers, missing my turns when driving, etc. Those things are intermittent, but again, daily, and sometimes worse than others. I underwent extensive workup in October through January and I still have no answers. It is impacting my activities of daily living, my work (if I didn't work from home I would be fired probably from missing work), my sanity/mental well being. I don't have the ability to even speculate on this anymore; I'm just so tired of it.
Thanks in advance.
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