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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 13, 2007
  • 08:10 PM

I am a 32 female.

I have been sick for around 6 months now.
It started of with numbness and tingling on the side of my face and then my arms and legs as well as my back this went on for a few weeks. I had a ct scan and mri of my head which were both normal. I was diagnosed with h pylori I went on antibiotics while on this treatment I was diagnosed with having a blood clot in my leg which was treated with amoxiperin.Since being ill I have lost 50 lbs. I have lost a lot of hair as well. I have been tested for lupus and ms they were both negative. I also had a colonoscopy and endscopy which show chronic gastritis but nothing else. I no longer have a regular periods and when I do get it ,it is just clots coming out no blood flow. I have had a ct scan of my chest and abdomen which also showed nothing. Recently I have developed very small lymph nodes in my neck and and groin but the doctors don't think it is lymphoma because my scan in December did not show any lymph nodes in my chest or abdomen. I have had a few night sweats when this whole thing began but it was only from the neck up and no high fevers. My most recent symptom is I find at times my skin gets extremely soft and warm and I also have muscle weakness and pain. Anyone with the same symptoms or have any further suggestions for testing please let me know.Resent blood were all normal except platelet count was eleveated at 444 and wbc was slightly low at 39.

I'm so frustrated.

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  • I suggest you go to a Rheumatologist. A Rheumatologist is a doctor who specialises in Auto-inmune diseases. Lupus, Vasculitis and other auto-inmune conditions are sometimes very difficult to diagnose. Many of the blood tests performed to diagnose Auto-immune diseases such as ESR, Rheumatic Factor, and "C" Protein reactive, yield false negative results;and as a result the Physician will have to treat the patient based on symptomatology. Some of the symptoms you describe could be consistant with Sarcoidosis, Lupus or Systemic Vasculitis. These conditions require corticoesteroid treatment. Hope this helps.
    Marisol 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • I suggest you go to a Rheumatologist. A Rheumatologist is a doctor who specialises on Auto-inmune diseases. Lupus, Vasculitis and other auto-inmune conditions are sometimes very difficult to diagnose. Many of the blood tests performed to diagnose Auto-immune diseases such as ESR, Rheumatic Factor, and "C" Protein reactive yield false negative results; as a result the Physician will have to treat the patient based on symptomatology. Some of the symptoms you describe could be consistant with Sarcoidosis, Lupus or Systemic Vasculitis. These conditions require corticoesteroid treatment. Hope this helps.
    Marisol 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks so much for your advice.
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