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  • Posted By: jaenpop
  • June 23, 2008
  • 00:27 AM

Started with cold symptoms and odd rash on my shin. Looked like spider bites. Malaise, difficulty breathing, rash, bounding pulse, muscle, joint, and bone pain (It hurts for my jaw to rest on a pillow.) connective tissue pain, transient low fever, weakness, dry deep cough, extreme night sweats (have to sleep on a towel or change sheets), neucrotic node in chest, malabsorption. This has gone on since Sept (rash started in July). I have also lost 35 pounds. I don't have HIV. Hep., TBWegener's, lyme, hystoplasmosis, lupus, cancer, sarcoid in lungs (although ACE level in 104 w/>60 being high). It also cycles. I was unable to work at all for 4 months, then I did pretty well for 6 weeks, functioned well with some pain control meds. It has cycled like that a couple of times. The rash swells up a couple of days ahead of the other symptoms. AND...my sister is having some similar symptoms. A neurologist found that her diaphragm is 20% nonfunctioning. Don't know about mine...maybe. If you have any ideas about what could be going on, I would be forever greatful. I am afraid of what my life is going to look like, if we don't figure this out. A year ago, I was a very active outdoors person. Hiked, fished, hunted, etc. Thank you for your help!

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