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scared...please help...BAD BLOOD

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  • Posted By: miserableMOE
  • January 19, 2007
  • 02:45 AM

I am a 34 yr old female. Last year ( 2006) was a pretty rough year for me physically and health wise. Last March, I started getting migraines for the 1st time in my life. Was in ER several times trying to break what turned out to be a 4 week migraine. Started getting 1-2 a month since then. I am very tired all the time. I have a mild headache every day. I began what my Dr said was hot flashes in April 06. My hot flashes, which I call episodes las 45 min to an hour and happen 2-3 times a day. My blood pressure has been up and I am told it is from the pain in my back due to a herniated disc. My back and insides constantly feel horrible. I have gained 20lbs and do not really even eat much. I am usually 115 lbs and blew up to 130? I eat very lean and healthy. I had blod drawn in Oct while I had a kidney infection. My Dr. said my norepinephrine level came back at 600. Should be 0-399. My total catecholamine levels were 723 and should be 0-640. He said could be pheochromocytoma? Did 24 hour urine and came back OK. My insurance will not cover PET scan. I am very worried about this. I have and anyone I know has never heard about this. My own Dr. hasn't treated a patient wuth it. Because urine was ok Doc and hubby do not seem worried. My mom had cancer at 55 and had a tumor on her adrenal gland along with many other sites not knowing primary. There are days I do not feel like getting out of bed. I am exhausted and now all my muscles are aching. I feel like my insides are bruised black and blue. Any advice , similar story would be greatly appreciated. PLEASE, I AM DESPARRATE...THANK YOU

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