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Multiple illnesses and yet nothing wrong?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 29, 2009
  • 07:57 PM

I recently made a job transfer and have been out sick so many days that I'm afraid I'll lose my job. My primary has been working aggressively with me trying to figure out what the underlying problem is and have done extensive blood work, but everything keeps coming back normal.

It started in mid October, the day before I left for a vacation in Hawaii. Ever since then, I've been sick off and on. Out ten days in three months.

Here is the synopsis:
Oct. 8 - Oct 20 Hawaii vacation - Runny nose and cough, vomiting, dizziness, feeling feverish, and shaking with chills.

Oct. 21-22 Runny nose and cough, vomiting, dizziness, 100 fever on tylenol, and shaking with chills. Doc said I didn't have the flu. Just a bad cold.

Oct. 30 Fever of 100 on tylenol

Nov. 23-24 Diagnosed with pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs that causes pain
when you take a breath or cough)

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 Fever of 100 on tylenol, Runny nose, sore throat (Doc said I didn't have anything sides a cold)

Dec. 14-15 Vomiting, weakness, dizziness, unable to keep down liquids, headache, pain in upper arms and neck, upper back pain, upper stomach pain (right under ribs), dizziness, have to switch between ice and heat for the pain

Dec. 17-18 more of the above

Dec. 19-20 diarrhea and extreme stomach cramping

Dec. 21-29 vomiting, diarrhea, headache, on anti-nausea, 101 fevers off an on, extreme pain in upper arms and neck, upper back pain, upper stomach pain (right under ribs), dizziness, have to switch between ice and heat for the pain

I have asthma, hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and ibs. My hands get so dry that the knuckles bleed if I'm not putting on lotion every 30 min. My hair is breaking at the scalp. My lips are always so dry and cracked.

Any help? The doc said to go see a GI which I've seen hundreds of times and they come up with nothing. Sides - why the constant cold and fever? Also have to have my thyroid checked again. With all the vomiting, I wasn't able to take my synthroid like I should have and my numbers were very low.

I'm up for anything. Throw the suggestions at me people!

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