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kidney pain for 10 months + other symptoms

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  • Posted By: Brandy30
  • January 15, 2007
  • 05:25 PM

I really need some help, I had some of these symptoms for years but my health has begun to deteriorate very rapidly at this point. I've listed all of my symptoms below & tests that have been done.

early March 2006 - kidney infection 10 months ago and continued kidney pain, mouth gets dry w/ pain (had cat-scan of abdomen & X-rays)
lost 1/2 inch in height, this past year or two (was 5’9, now 5’ 8 ½)
since age 21 – headaches (worse since July 2006)
3 years - joint pain (left elbow, neck & back, right foot, right knee, right wrist)
2 years – almost continuous hairloss (off & on 7 years, since 1st pregnancy)
Dec 2001 – hospitalized for severe otitus media, pain in ears off & on ever since (had itching for 1 month prior to infection)
May 2005 - off & on pins & needles sensation all over
August 2005 – goiter (thyroid & calcium levels normal, no antibodies)
late March 2006 – asthma
early April 2006 – became hoarse and felt like throat was closing shut (went to urgent care & was prescribed steroids)
June 2006 - abnormal estrogen ratio
mid July 2006 - strange sinus infection while on progesterone w/ nasal ulcers & cold sores
July 2006 - osteoarthritis developed in rt. knee while taking steroids
July 2006 - osteoarthritis in lower back
since age 21 – headaches (worse since July 2006)
1 year - dizzy spells
vaginal infections & boils & swelling with 2nd pregnancy & off & on since
2 years - recurrent bacterial infections (sinus, ear, staff)
1 year - ringing in ears
1 year - pain in rt. foot
6 months - numbness in toes in rt. foot
6 months - leg cramps
3 months - pain in lymphnodes under arms
3 months - swelling in hands & feet & sometimes around eyes
3 months - vibrating sensations in feet
2 months - breast milk
2 months ago - metallic taste in mouth (while on antibiotics for staff infection in scalp & for a little while after)
2 months – numb sensation in rt. arm
3 years - some fatigue, comes & goes
6 years - chest pain (negative EKG & chest X-ray)
1 year - skin changes; ruddiness, dehydrated, bumps, break-outs, looks old
6 years - swollen gums
off & on for 2-3 years – glossitis
6 months – blurry patches in vision
turning nose (9 months ago)
a couple times have become suddenly tan
gets worse with increased hormones; thyroid, birth control pill, progesterone cream, pregnancy, nursing

Tests done: CBC read by pathologist, SED rate, CAT-scan of head Nov. 2002 & August 2005, CAT-scan of abdomen, X-rays of knee, chest & lower back (showed asthma, osteoarthritis in lower back & rt. knee), kidney & liver functions – June 2006, cholesterol, calcium levels, thyroid hormone, thyroid antibodies, celiac disease, adrenal test, ANCA, Huntington's Chorea gene mutation, estrone, estrodial, progesterone, testosterone levels (estrogen levels were at a strange ratio & one was extremely high), tests for lupus & RA in Dec 2002 or Jan 2003, Allergy testing for indoor, outdoor, food, MSG & hormone allergies (Allergic to dogs, cats & dust mites and had asthma), psych evaluation & 3 months of therapy (normal), put CO2 detector in house

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