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kidney pain for 10 months + other symptoms

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  • Posted By: Brandy30
  • January 15, 2007
  • 05:25 PM

I really need some help, I had some of these symptoms for years but my health has begun to deteriorate very rapidly at this point. I've listed all of my symptoms below & tests that have been done.

early March 2006 - kidney infection 10 months ago and continued kidney pain, mouth gets dry w/ pain (had cat-scan of abdomen & X-rays)
lost 1/2 inch in height, this past year or two (was 5’9, now 5’ 8 ½)
since age 21 – headaches (worse since July 2006)
3 years - joint pain (left elbow, neck & back, right foot, right knee, right wrist)
2 years – almost continuous hairloss (off & on 7 years, since 1st pregnancy)
Dec 2001 – hospitalized for severe otitus media, pain in ears off & on ever since (had itching for 1 month prior to infection)
May 2005 - off & on pins & needles sensation all over
August 2005 – goiter (thyroid & calcium levels normal, no antibodies)
late March 2006 – asthma
early April 2006 – became hoarse and felt like throat was closing shut (went to urgent care & was prescribed steroids)
June 2006 - abnormal estrogen ratio
mid July 2006 - strange sinus infection while on progesterone w/ nasal ulcers & cold sores
July 2006 - osteoarthritis developed in rt. knee while taking steroids
July 2006 - osteoarthritis in lower back
since age 21 – headaches (worse since July 2006)
1 year - dizzy spells
vaginal infections & boils & swelling with 2nd pregnancy & off & on since
2 years - recurrent bacterial infections (sinus, ear, staff)
1 year - ringing in ears
1 year - pain in rt. foot
6 months - numbness in toes in rt. foot
6 months - leg cramps
3 months - pain in lymphnodes under arms
3 months - swelling in hands & feet & sometimes around eyes
3 months - vibrating sensations in feet
2 months - breast milk
2 months ago - metallic taste in mouth (while on antibiotics for staff infection in scalp & for a little while after)
2 months – numb sensation in rt. arm
3 years - some fatigue, comes & goes
6 years - chest pain (negative EKG & chest X-ray)
1 year - skin changes; ruddiness, dehydrated, bumps, break-outs, looks old
6 years - swollen gums
off & on for 2-3 years – glossitis
6 months – blurry patches in vision
turning nose (9 months ago)
a couple times have become suddenly tan
gets worse with increased hormones; thyroid, birth control pill, progesterone cream, pregnancy, nursing

Tests done: CBC read by pathologist, SED rate, CAT-scan of head Nov. 2002 & August 2005, CAT-scan of abdomen, X-rays of knee, chest & lower back (showed asthma, osteoarthritis in lower back & rt. knee), kidney & liver functions – June 2006, cholesterol, calcium levels, thyroid hormone, thyroid antibodies, celiac disease, adrenal test, ANCA, Huntington's Chorea gene mutation, estrone, estrodial, progesterone, testosterone levels (estrogen levels were at a strange ratio & one was extremely high), tests for lupus & RA in Dec 2002 or Jan 2003, Allergy testing for indoor, outdoor, food, MSG & hormone allergies (Allergic to dogs, cats & dust mites and had asthma), psych evaluation & 3 months of therapy (normal), put CO2 detector in house

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  • what about Lupus?
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  • hi i am replying to all those people on here that i think might have what i have had please brows net and research candida (thrush) I AM TAKING 3LAC check with doc first ok to take ithope it works good luck xxxxx
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  • If you haven't done this already, I would suggest seeing a Rheumatologist. There are a couple of blood tests that can be ordered that would rule out or help the doctor determine if you could have Lupus. Lupus affects the immune system and also causes a tremendous amount of joint pain/swelling. I would also ask to be checked for Lyme disease. I'm not sure that all of your symptoms are necessarily related to each other, but some of the things you mentioned are common symptoms of Lupus or other issues that a Rheumatologist can diagnose. If that doesn't get you anywhere, then you may consider a consult with an infectious disease doctor.
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  • your symptoms sound like candida ablicans (thrush) i am taking three lac i dont work for them i am on here to help everyone out.... please let me know how u get on.. by posting again.x.x.x..xx
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  • ask youre docs to check for adasons its rare but becoming tan is a symptom, its somthing that they may have not tested , but that should of been the number one clue to this mistrey , good luck !!!!!!!
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