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i cant solve this... i need help

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  • Posted By: Unreal
  • June 27, 2008
  • 10:13 PM

Hello, im a doctor and i have been head of the diagnostic Department where i work (in a hospital)

but for about 1 year now I have been having many symptoms, what frightens me is that I can't even figure this out

I need help. So I came here and would be greatful for help.


Symptoms:

Rashes (arms, legs, chest, back) sometimes raised
Headaches, rating 7/10 on the pain scale
Numbness, roof of mouth and tongue
Stiff and painful neck
Sore throat, hoarseness
Thrush ( on the tongue)
Double and sometimes blurry vision
Diarrhea
Constipation (longest time without peeing - 2 days, longest time without pooing - nearly 5 days)
Upset stomach
Bone pain, joint pain & swelling
Stiffness of joints
Shortness of breath, can't get full/satisfying breath
Chest pain
Heart palpitations (recently found arrhythmia)
Burning or stabbing sensations in the body
EXTREME Fatigue, Weakness
Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks
dizziness, difficulty walking
Lightheadedness
Difficulty falling or staying asleep
extremely bad pain in both legs, hands and arms

one of the more recent symptoms, four of my toes went numb. cant feel them at all. but when i stuck a pin into my toes i could feel the pain, but ONLY when pain should have occured.

it has slowly creeped a little bit up my foot. (this is all in the right foot)
also, the right foot is very swollen and bigger than the left which a lot of people notice if they drop in and i have forgotten to put socks on or something

testing:
all blood tests negative for everything, lyme disease, RA... lupus panal clear, MRI clear no nerve testing done yet.
RBC count fine... everything is clear.

i decided to write all my symptoms down and think of what it could be, i have ruled out Guillain-Barré syndrome but one of my most recent thoughts has had me thinking that i might have Brucellosis, but im not sure about it.

i live in canada so tropical diseases are out of the way unless i have been in contact with somebody.. which is very unlikely. and i dont travel


if anybody could please offer any input i would be greatful

thank you all in advance

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