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Everyone agrees he's sick...no one knows why

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  • Posted By: twoholyhearts
  • September 28, 2008
  • 09:28 PM

Normally very healthy, very high energy, extreme go-getter 49 year old husband sick since January 2008. Started with cold/flu that he never completely recovered from. Had relapse in March with deep racking dry cough, extreme fatigue, difficulty breathing after walking just a few steps and ended up on oxygen. Pulmonologist said it was a cardiac issue and they found him in atrial fibrillation. Corrected by medicine but still no recover. In July he was diagnosised with mono. Still has dry cough and now extreme hoarseness plus now has profuse sweating spells. Emergency room visit this week shows no mono but swollen tonsil so given Z-pak. White cell counts 9.6 (normal). The next day - another emergency room shows white cell count 0ver 19,000 even though he was on antibiotics. He is EXTREMELY fatigued and rarely has the energy to leave the house although he was involved with dozens of activities. He is NOT depressed - just frustrated with the lack of energy and lack of diagnosis. Thyroid has been high then low now slightly elevated but no treatment - just being wtched.

He saw a show about misdiagnosis and found similar symptoms in a woman with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that took her 3 years to get diagnosed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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