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8 Specialist, Countless labs & No Dx

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 27, 2008
  • 03:59 PM

I am 38 year old female. I started getting sick in September 2006. It started out like the flu, less the chills. I have had weakness, severe abdominal pain, throat pain, stiff lower back, neck, legs, hips feet. Numbness comes and goes on left thigh, right leg below knee, and right arm. Achilles tendons and bottom of my feet hurt so bad I have a hard time walking and can not wear shoes. Illness flares. At one point, my throat was so weak, I could not eat or drink. Right right arm and right leg swell slightly. Labs are inconsistent. Hypersentivity to the cold weather/temps - my pain and stiffness increases significantly. Positive Speckled ANA, Sed 28 Westergreen (has been lower on other labs), RF Negative, Ferritin Serum Low, Creatine Kinase Low, WBC/RBC/Hematocrit Low, Monocytes Low, Lymphocytes High, MCH high, Creatinine Low. All other labs are normal. No STDs. TSH Normal Range. If I have a good day, I will be more active. The following day (s) I will feel horrible. No diagnosis, but family doc and orthopedic doc thinks it is some sort of automimmune or connective tissue problem ? It seems my symptoms so far are not validated by my labs. Before getting sick, I was an energetic, happy, and in great shape, life of the party type person. I am here because I do not know what to do or where to go anymore.

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