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still no ideas..

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  • Posted By: scotsman
  • September 11, 2008
  • 01:55 PM


I posted last year with some recurring symptoms which were getting increasingly worse.

Day -to day they wre sickness, fatigue, dizziness - the kind of thing the doctors tend not to worry about. I was also getting sudden attacks of urticaria, one of which caused me to pass out dues to low blood pressure.

Anyway last Novemeber I woke up one morning with with excrutiating pain in my abdomen. I was rushed to hospital where the said my liver function tests were very abnormal. First they thought it was gallstones, which scans showed it wasnt.

I ended up with 5 emergency admissions between november and january with the same symptoms.

During this year I have had multiple tests including, ercp scans, endoscopies, colonoscopys, multiple blood, stool and urine samples, hida scan etc...Nothing has shown on any of these.

During this time I have had worsening symptoms of nausea, diarrehea, fatigue on a daily basis. My urticaria attakcs, which are supposed to be being controlled by drugs, are increasing in severity. I have had all the patch tests and they are convinced this is not an allergy. I ended up at the accident and emergency again this morning after having a serious attack.

The doctors are lost and do not kow what to do next. Visits to A&E usually result in my symptoms being eleviated and then i get released.

Does anyone know of anything that could link all of these symptoms? I do not believe they are separate illnesses. If they are separate illnesses then I have got three illnesses and the doctors cannot name one of them - his is unlikley I feel.

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome - I am getting very depressed by this as it has gone on for a couple of years now. and my life is on hold.

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