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How is this nothing????

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  • Posted By: sherylv
  • August 13, 2008
  • 02:49 AM

For the last year, since moving to the south, I've had a collection of symptoms that all appeared to come at once.
Fatigue,serious weight gain, bleeding gums, muscle and joint pain, and shortness of breath.
Until last year I had no problem with any of these things.
I moved to New Orleans and had asked my doctor if there was possibly an environmental factor, such as mold. He said no.
I do take several medications regularly and have for years....adderall XR, Protonix, Valtrex and asked if any of these medications could be causing the issue. He did not think so.
I've had an immunological study done and all was well with the exception of a somewhat low helper T8 count.
The study was not done because of these symptoms, but because he was concerned about a recurring herpes rash on my left leg and right inner arm. This has been happening for years and caused me no concern at all, but it was the ONLY symptom that concerned my doctor.
His final say is that there's nothing wrong with me but "normal aging"
I'm 44.
Does anyone have any idea what could cause such a collection of symptoms?
Everything I've looked up says it's either a leukemia, which it is not, as all of my bloodwork was fine and dandy, or lupus, which does seem to occurr in my family, but which my doctor says I do not have.
It all coincided with the move to new orleans and I can't help but think that that has something to do with it.
Any thoughts?

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