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please help me find a diagnosis--sick for months!

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  • Posted By: pilatesgirll24
  • August 5, 2008
  • 00:40 AM

Hi, I'm writing with the hope that someone out there might be able to help me find the cause of my symptoms. My doctors have no idea what's going on with me. I'm a twenty-five year old female who has always been in good overall health. In the Spring of 2007, I developed bowel problems including constipation and blood, mucus, and pus in my stool. This occured after taking antibiotics. I had a colonoscopy, which came back normal except for some minor inflammation which biopsies showed were not cause for concern. Bloodwork showed no infections. Then, in late December 2007, I developed abdominal pain. The pain was acute and passed in a few days, but I still experience attacks of sometimes severe abdominal pain at times. During "attacks," my heart sometimes races and I become agitated. Then I began to have chronic painful swallowing, nausea, bloating, lack of appetite, and weight loss (I've lost about 10 pounds in the last few months, and I was 5'4", 115 lbs. to begin with). I had an upper endoscopy which showed no ulcers, and biopsies were done, which came back normal. I was also tested for celiac disease, and bloodwork was negative. Recently, however, I had a gastric emptying scan, which showed delayed gastric emptying. I've also begun to experience joint and muscle pain, tingling in my fingers and toes, cold and pale fingers and toes, red and dry patches of skin, and my heart rate has been increasing 30-40 bmp when standing. The only positive bloodwork I've had has shown increased BUN, Creatinine, and ANA levels. Does anyone has any suggestions or ideas? Thank you!!!

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