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List of ongoing symptoms, please help!!

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  • Posted By: JaciB00
  • February 14, 2011
  • 07:28 PM

Hi,

I have been going to my doctor for years to find out what's wrong. I am tired of fishing around with multiple visits for an answer. I have been seeing her for fatigue and daily headaches but more recently, my condition has quickly gotten worse. I have recently had two babies and (my youngest is 8 months) and I was putting off my symptoms as "part of my pregnancies" but I am currently still experiencing these and they are getting worse.

Here is my list of symptoms;

Fatigue (ongoing for years)
Headaches (daily and ongoing for years) more frequent ice pick headaches
Itchy skin (ongoing for years)
Low platelets
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and face as well as one (2cm)on upper abdomen and one on the inside of my arm (1cm)
Swollen supraclavicular (both sides)
joint pain
heartburn and problems swallowing solids (this is recent)
Intense pain in back when standing, sweeping, etc (major discomfort in lower back)
Floaters (ongoing for years) and now floaters with light flashes (more recent)
Numbness in arms and hands (mom has MS and I am schedules to go for an MRI on Feb. 25th)
Depression (ongoing for as long as I can remember)/low sex drive
Dizziness (This is becoming much more frequent)
"water trickling" sound/sensation like a rain stick down the back of my neck ad I can hear it in my ears (??)
Years ago I used to get major night sweats, then they stopped all together and now I am getting very mild night sweats recently
Eye shakes where it feels like everything around me is shaking and I kind of "zone out"

Like I said, my mom as MS and I am getting an MRI on the 25th and my brother is a survivor of Lymphoma. A week and a half ago I went for an ultrasound on my abdomen and a chest x-ray and last week I had an ultrasound of my lymph nodes in my next and the supraclavicular area and have been patiently waiting for the results. (What takes so long for them to get back to the doctor?) In the meantime, I continue to be really scared. I am a 36 year old female with a 13 year old, a 21 month old and an 8 month old and I want to be around for a long time with them.

Please help??

Thank you,
J

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  • Hi, I have been going to my doctor for years to find out what's wrong. I am tired of fishing around with multiple visits for an answer. I have been seeing her for fatigue and daily headaches but more recently, my condition has quickly gotten worse. I have recently had two babies and (my youngest is 8 months) and I was putting off my symptoms as "part of my pregnancies" but I am currently still experiencing these and they are getting worse.Here is my list of symptoms;Fatigue (ongoing for years)Headaches (daily and ongoing for years) more frequent ice pick headachesItchy skin (ongoing for years)Low plateletsSwollen lymph nodes in neck and face as well as one (2cm)on upper abdomen and one on the inside of my arm (1cm)Swollen supraclavicular (both sides)joint painheartburn and problems swallowing solids (this is recent)Intense pain in back when standing, sweeping, etc (major discomfort in lower back)Floaters (ongoing for years) and now floaters with light flashes (more recent)Numbness in arms and hands (mom has MS and I am schedules to go for an MRI on Feb. 25th)Depression (ongoing for as long as I can remember)/low sex driveDizziness (This is becoming much more frequent)"water trickling" sound/sensation like a rain stick down the back of my neck ad I can hear it in my ears (??)Years ago I used to get major night sweats, then they stopped all together and now I am getting very mild night sweats recentlyEye shakes where it feels like everything around me is shaking and I kind of "zone out"Like I said, my mom as MS and I am getting an MRI on the 25th and my brother is a survivor of Lymphoma. A week and a half ago I went for an ultrasound on my abdomen and a chest x-ray and last week I had an ultrasound of my lymph nodes in my next and the supraclavicular area and have been patiently waiting for the results. (What takes so long for them to get back to the doctor?) In the meantime, I continue to be really scared. I am a 36 year old female with a 13 year old, a 21 month old and an 8 month old and I want to be around for a long time with them.Please help??Thank you, Jlook up peripheral neuopathy...i am not a dr. but i play one on the computer... sorry, it's not funny. I have researched so much info for my own conditions, I learned a lot about other issues that are and are not related to me. It sort of sounds like this, but with other issues added in. What i find very frustrating is the drs. who can't, for all their worldly knowledge and arrogant attitudes, seem to figure things out with a list and they do not like being told you have ! Good Luck to you and your Babes!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 18, 2011
    • 08:13 PM
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  • Have you gotten any answers yet? I have a lot of the same symptoms.
    Chris1234 12 Replies
    • February 19, 2011
    • 00:59 PM
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  • Maybe ask your doctor for a cbc (complete blood count). To check your white blood cell count.
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • February 21, 2011
    • 07:42 AM
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  • Hi, I have been going to my doctor for years to find out what's wrong. I am tired of fishing around with multiple visits for an answer. I have been seeing her for fatigue and daily headaches but more recently, my condition has quickly gotten worse. I have recently had two babies and (my youngest is 8 months) and I was putting off my symptoms as "part of my pregnancies" but I am currently still experiencing these and they are getting worse.Here is my list of symptoms;Fatigue (ongoing for years)Headaches (daily and ongoing for years) more frequent ice pick headachesItchy skin (ongoing for years)Low plateletsSwollen lymph nodes in neck and face as well as one (2cm)on upper abdomen and one on the inside of my arm (1cm)Swollen supraclavicular (both sides)joint painheartburn and problems swallowing solids (this is recent)Intense pain in back when standing, sweeping, etc (major discomfort in lower back)Floaters (ongoing for years) and now floaters with light flashes (more recent)Numbness in arms and hands (mom has MS and I am schedules to go for an MRI on Feb. 25th)Depression (ongoing for as long as I can remember)/low sex driveDizziness (This is becoming much more frequent)"water trickling" sound/sensation like a rain stick down the back of my neck ad I can hear it in my ears (??)Years ago I used to get major night sweats, then they stopped all together and now I am getting very mild night sweats recentlyEye shakes where it feels like everything around me is shaking and I kind of "zone out"Like I said, my mom as MS and I am getting an MRI on the 25th and my brother is a survivor of Lymphoma. A week and a half ago I went for an ultrasound on my abdomen and a chest x-ray and last week I had an ultrasound of my lymph nodes in my next and the supraclavicular area and have been patiently waiting for the results. (What takes so long for them to get back to the doctor?) In the meantime, I continue to be really scared. I am a 36 year old female with a 13 year old, a 21 month old and an 8 month old and I want to be around for a long time with them.Please help??Thank you, JHave you been tested for HLA-B27? Are you either RH-Negative yourself or from an Rh Negative Family? All of these conditions are related to my research. Please Google " Rh Negative Autoimmune" to find my site. I am not sure if I can post the link, but you can contact me through my site. Jessica
    thefarrellfam 46 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 08:47 AM
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