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Swollen Lymph Nodes, Blurred Vision, Constant Pain - PLZ HELP MY MOM!

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  • Posted By: saving linda
  • March 12, 2010
  • 01:41 PM

My mom is 55 years old.

Symptoms since December 2009:
Fatigue
Pins and needles felling down the back of both legs. (sitting is the worst, laying better but never goes away)
Hot water feels like the skin is coming off - cold water is fine
Weakness
Dizziness
Weight loss 20+ lbs in 3 months
Joint pain
Generalized Adenopathy (lymph node inflammation)
Headache
Blurred Vision within the last week (most when looking at small print)
Nausea
Low sodium levels
Orthostatic hypotension (resolved w/treatment)

Tests:
MRI negative
CT showed the adenopathy
Lumbar puncture negative
EMG neagative
Biopsy of axillary lymph nodes - negative for lymphoma

Medications:
Neurotin
percocet
gabapentin
sodium tablets

Ruled Out:
Lupus
Pitulitary tumor

Nothing makes it better. She was in the hospital for a week and a half and is getting progressively worse. They sent her home with no diagnosis (except DEPRESSION!). Could she have an infection from a sick animal or some rare thing?

Please help my MOM.

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