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Need help..could it really be cancer

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  • Posted By: tishmist
  • March 25, 2008
  • 03:28 AM

Hi i am new on this board and I am really nervous right now. i just turned 40 and have been having lots of health problems this year..Also I guess I should say that I have lupus and thyroid disease. It started with stomach problems and finally diagnosised as pancreatitis, had ERCP (four) they couldn't open the biliary tree very well, why it closed down they have no idea. Now months later I am having pain again and nausea and vomiting, then real bad weakness and fatigue, (so bad some days I am unable to get up out of bed) and night sweats and low grade fevers. I went to Doc. they said it was a virus, rest and take care! well after a month went back and then they put me on a whole bunch of antibiotics. well I went about four weeks and then lymph glands in neck and armpit and elbow swelled, so back on the antibiotics...they didn't work. So Gp sent me to my Rheumy for second opionion. He said it is my lupus don't worry..did tons of blood work and chest x-ray. Then put me on Methotrexate (chemo) for my lupus..it suppress my immune system and helps with symptoms...well I came back to him still feeling in 4 weeks but the change was my glands..they had gone down. Now he decided to send me to a surgeon for biopsy, he couldn't get biopsy because nodes were in bad place..(the ones that were still slightly inlarged) so Rhuemy sends me back to GP and he tries to get some scans done..insurance wouldn't pay until biopsy..now had CT done and seen Oncologist, he said it could be lymphoma. Have family history of luekimia and lymphoma and melenoma. Also have had Epstein Barr in blood work and due to immune problem he feels it could be a problem..I am just scared that they aren't going to diagnosis this right..heck I just would like a diagnosis. I feel like this isn't going to stop..I really want to have a normal day. Get up brush my teeth and go out and work in my barn and work with my horses and get to giving riding lessons to the kids. My life has stopped as I know it.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I really would like some input..
Thanks
Tishmist:confused:

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  • Hey no one has answered my post and I am really wanting any info I can get on this problem...please! tomorrow I have another CT scan and am getting stressed out. I don't want to be a whiner but it is really scaring me..:(ThanksTishmist
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  • Hey no one has answered my post and I am really wanting any info I can get on this problem...please! tomorrow I have another CT scan and am getting stressed out. I don't want to be a whiner but it is really scaring me..:(ThanksTishmist I am sorry you are having so much trouble. Wow - methotrexate is a HORRIBLE drug, and can actually cause cancer in rare cases, not to mention kidney and liver failure:eek:... Please post ALL of the current meds you are taking - are you still taking antibiotics? Please get yourself the best quality PROBIOTIC and take this daily - double dose if you can. A PROBIOTIC will help rebuild your ravaged intestinal flora. This is crucial - you can find one at a good healthfood store or online at www.vitacost.com. Please consider going to a holistic doc, especially acupuncture, to help with your symptoms. Continue with all of the specialists and testing, but try acupuncture - it works and is fantastic for autoimmune dysfunction. Best wishesDOM
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  • Thanks for getting back to me about this..I had my scan yesterday and with my luck had an adverse reaction to the contrast dye...made me very ill. I never thought about probiotics ...I actually use that with my horses after they are wormed or been ill..ha ha I guess I need to take of my self as well as I take care of my horses..I still am sick and am scared of the outcome..but you know I have lived with lupus this long and nothing is going to beat me:cool:ThanksTam
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  • Thanks for getting back to me about this..I had my scan yesterday and with my luck had an adverse reaction to the contrast dye...made me very ill. I never thought about probiotics ...I actually use that with my horses after they are wormed or been ill..ha ha I guess I need to take of my self as well as I take care of my horses..I still am sick and am scared of the outcome..but you know I have lived with lupus this long and nothing is going to beat me:cool:ThanksTam Hi Tam, sorry i cant help u, just want to wish u well & "Stay Positive!" even at times that may be difficult. Like u said "Nothing is going to beat u !" I do hope u get better sooner rather than later ! Take care :)
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