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I never feel 'good', what's wrong?

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  • Posted By: katieanne
  • July 30, 2008
  • 10:44 PM

I have various symptoms and never really feel good. I've been to the doctor plenty of times but they almost always tell me they found nothing wrong.

About me. I'm a female. I'm 27 years old. I weight 109lbs and I'm 5'4". I don't smoke. I no longer drink (but used to in my teens/early 20's). My blood pressure is usually around 100/60 or lower.


-My upper middle back always hurts.
I had x-rays done and went a specialist about it, they gave me something for arthritis and said it 'might' be that or a ruptured disk. But he said we would have to do a lot of tests to prove if it was one of those things and that there wasn't much he could do for me even if it was diagnosed. The medicine didn't seem to help so I no longer take it.

-I was having other back pains which they were able to diagnose. I had a gallbladder infection which was also effecting my liver. I had my gallbladder removed two years ago.

-I keep losing weight and I am always cold.
Up until I was 20 years old I stayed pretty much at a steady 105lbs. After having a couple kids I was 130lbs or so. But now I keep losing weight even though I am not dieting or trying to lose weight. And I am very cold. I have to wear a coat at work sometimes and I get some funny looks from my co-workers. I thought maybe the weight loss had to do with getting my gallbladder removed since it started around then, but I don't know. Oh yeah, and I have had my thyroid checked, tests came back normal.

-Sometimes my chest feels very tight (like I am being squeezed inside or something heavy is on me) and my throat feels like there is a lump in it.
I notice this happening when I drive home from work (maybe something about leaving my freezing work and getting into my hot car?). My chest also feels tight at night if I lay on my back, I have to sleep on my side.

-Eczema & Allergic reactions
It's finally cleared up since about a month ago. But for about 6 months I had a eczema on my hip. The doctor diagnosed it as contact dermatitis and said I am allergic to neosporin and band-aid adhesive. I had a sore on my hip and had treated it with neosporin and a band-aid. I've never been allergic to anything before. There is a lot more to this story which I wont get into since it is so long but the doctor said to me when trying to figure out why it was so severe that I was like a puzzle that he did not have all the pieces to.

-Burning/tingling hips & thighs.
This doesn't both me as much but it seems to happen when I am carrying something heavy (like one of my kids). I will be walking and my hips/thighs area will start to burn/tingle (sorry that's the best way I can describe how it feels), when it's happening it feels like my legs are going to collapse and I have to stop walking and stand there until it stops.

If anyone has any helpful advice, I would love to hear it.
-Katie

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