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Please Help, so desperate. Life being ruined.

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  • Posted By: bennett0119
  • June 1, 2010
  • 10:06 PM


I am a 24 year old female living in Pennsylvania. I am a little bit overweight 5 foot 7 weighing 174lbs but otherwise healthy, until recently. On feb 1st I woke up and my knee was swollen, I had an x-ray done 5 days later that showed nothing abnormal. By 2 weeks later I could not walk and was in the hospital having my knee drained. The fluid was tested for septic, lymes, and gout. I also had blood drawn, had a full blood panel among other things. Nothing came back on my tests, everything normal. About every ten days my knee would swell up like a melon and I would be unable to walk. Then my heel started to do the same thing. This stopped about a month ago, my knee feels strange and looks funny now but doesnt blow up the way it used to. But now, the same thing is happening to the large joint on my big toe. It has progressively been getting worse over the last 5 days, now almost the whole inner side of my foot as well as the area surrounding that joint it grossly swollen and so painful i can hardly walk. Since Feb I have seen doctors in the ER, a joint specialist, a rhuematologist, a gastrointestinal specialist and a regular family doctor. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy. They found only 2 gastric ulcers and no signs of crohns disease. I am now seeing a family doctor who ran tests to check my levels of vitamins and minerals, hormone levels and some test looking for celiac diesase. The only thing she found was that I am extremely vitamin D deficient. I am at a loss that nobody has been able to diagnos me. This is ruining my life, there are days i cant work because the swelling gets so bad. The swelling is often accompanied by bathroom troubles, severe irritability and crying fits, as well as really bad night sweats. The obvious diseases that could cause these things are Celiac, Crohns, and Lyme but i tested negative for all of them so far. Please help.... anybody somebody. I now have a debt of about $6000 for just the past 3 months and i am scared to see anymore doctors who have no idea what is wrong with me.


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