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Various symptoms - are they loinked?

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  • Posted By: Pacifex
  • April 16, 2010
  • 10:19 PM

I've had various ailments for years - none serious, just annoying, perhaps they're interconnected? Maybe someone has an idea? Am I just pushing my body too hard?
-neuromas (swellings on nerves doctor said) that are ocassionally tender, but mostly just noticeable as a slight lump under the skin - had them for years
-clicking joints (knees, wrists, ankles). Had arthritis blood tests but this came back negative
-dry nose nearly all the time, except after sneezing/hot curry, seems to be drier than it used to be. Gets so dry I wet it to avoid soreness.
-deviated septum (doctor's diagnosis) - I'd say it looks more like the outside of one nostril has collapsed inwards, but hey he's the doc
-longitudinal wrinkles along my fingers (perhaps this is old age...)
-hair loss when stressed, though I seem to regrow this no prob
-non specific abdominal pains lower left quadrant, had it for years, can't really link it to anything (previous diagnosis, IBS...)
-slow to heal, in the last couple of years I've noticed it can take over 2 weeks for wounds to close, even a small cut
(-mild sensation in tip of left middle finger when I take a deep breath sometimes)
(-upper back pain, daily, irritating not interfering with life etc - but doesn't every have back pain??)

Background about me: I'm only 30, do a sedentary computer based job, but am seriously into exercise for last 13 years- exercise 5 or 6 days a week mainly XC cycling/rowing/tennis/swimming, rarely drink, no drugs, little tea/coffee, plenty of water, good diet (rice/pasta/chicken/beef/prawns/mackeral/nuts/many veg/daily fruit/oat ceral with milk.....chocolate bars:-))

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