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Alternative diagnosis for 7 year illness - Please Advise

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  • Posted By: revapo
  • June 8, 2008
  • 07:18 PM

For the past seven years, I have had a condition or combination of conditions that have left my completely unfunctional. I am hoping someone here may have further suggestions for finding a diagnosis. I am a 38 year old male. I have been told I have:
Fibromyalgia - three different doctors. I have not had any relief from several medication regiments and often am made worse by them.
Depression - Both Chronic and Bi-polar disorder depending on which doctor I spoke with. Again no relief. I have tried all but 3 medications approved for treating both chronic depression and/or bi-polar disorder. (Lastest psychiatrist evelauted every med I have taken in the past 7 years). Often the medications make the syptoms worse.
Anxiety disorder or agoraphobia Tranquilers help, but don't go far.
Arthritis - Not a single test run by the physiatrist. I have EXTREMELY bad reactions to most pain medications, and the ones I can tolerate do not relieve any pain.
Sensitivity to noise
Occasional low grade fever
Trembling hands
Occasional twitching in shoulder
Headache - Often, almost constant
Joint and muscle pain
Memory Loss
Concentration problems
Nervous bladder
Nervous bowels
Chemical sensitivities - Peticuliarly medications
Sinus infections
Chest infections
Ear infections - rare but a few times a year.
Chect pains - Upon exertion (I do know I have High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol)
Occassional swollen glands under jaw sides
Night sweats
Constant need for acidic liquids - I will generally drink an entire jar of pickle juice in a sitting. I also drink a ton of acidic juices. Not that I like them so much, I feel I need them.
Thank you for considering my request. It has taken me over a half hour just to make this post. Before I got sick, I was a computer specialist and programmer. :(

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  • Mods, it seems that I have placed this in the wrong category or forum. Would you be so kind as to place this in the most appropriate forum. I would love to get a reply.
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  • have you had any CT scans done? You might consider that? What about treatment for migraines? I don't want to scare you. But having CT scans or MRIs done can help you discover if there is anything growing in your melon that might not need to be there. At 19 I was diagnosed w/ brain cancer. I had a lot of the symptoms you listed. luckily, I am healthy now. I wish you luck and hope you find treatment soon.
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    • November 2, 2008
    • 08:35 PM
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