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Second Opinion, or listen to my Doc?

Posted In: Liver conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 22, 2010
  • 07:24 AM

Ok, for the past 8-9 months I've been absolutely convinced there is something seriously wrong with me.
Last August, my legs swelled up out of nowhere. I had been taking Topical Minoxidil, and the swelling was attributed to this. Around the same time though, I started suffering from bleeding gums. I went to the Doctor, got a CBC and everything came back perfect. Soon after though, I started getting muscle twitches everywhere. I still have them now, they haven't progressed but I'm starting to get some atrophy on the back of my hands(or so I perceive).
Anyway, back to the bleeding gums, I went to the Dentist and was told my gums were in perfect shape. Surely though, it's not normal to be experiencing bleeding gums if my Gums are in perfect condition? I was essentially just told to brush harder.

Well, after going back to the Doctors with my slightly swollen legs, she told me that I was basically just imagining it and prescribed me anti depressants.
Now, today, my worries have resurfaced as all my symptoms are still ongoing, and I'm sure my stomach seems a bit more bloated than it was in the past. I'm generally quite skinny, and I know loads of people get bellys, but wouldn't the weight be distributed more evenly around my body if it was normal weight gain, and not just to my belly?

I kind of don't want to go back to the Doctors, as I'm made to feel like I'm making a meal out of nothing.

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