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I'm posting this is several places because it could be several things- my doctor is sending me to an infectious disease specialist though, so I'll start there. Could anybody tell me if this sounds at all familiar to them? Here's whats happening: I had a baby almost four months ago now. Before that I was fine( except for being constantly pregnant most of the last three years)now here's my list of symptoms: itching for no reason -especially my hands and feet, the worst spot is the space between my thumb and forefinger- i've scratched until it bled. I'm always in pain. Muscle, joint, and bones. It's everywhere- never at once. It just kinda makes it's way around- but my hands are the worst. They ache constantly. I've had a low grade fever(mid 99's) for three months. I'm bruising way too easily( i'm fairly dark skinned- this is not normal for me, and i've been taking a pre-natal for years now- I shouldn't be deficient in anything). Very recently petechea have also started popping up- nothing dramatic, but i'm young, and have always been healthy- it is unusual. I'm still waiting on blood work to see if I am actually anemic. My skin hurts badly. It burns, feels bruised, tender to the touch, feels stiff- again not everywhere at once, and it comes and goes- worst on my hands, and forearms( which are also regularly covered in a small fine rash that comes and goes.) this is honestly the first rash i've had since I had the chicken pox when I was 2. I have electrical shock like pains all over but has diminished somewhat lately. My hair is falling out( this is more then hormonal). Severe back pain, and an incredibly stiff neck and shoulders. All sorts of skin spots. Little red spots on my hands, patches of dry skin on my shoulders, red purple splotches on my feet that come and go, again nothing dramatic, but still unusual. Muscle exhaustion- my arms and legs feel heavy all the time and fall asleep very easily. Crampy stomach- no vomiting though. Horrible headaches- they come on super strong, sometimes feel just immense pressure, sometimes like ice-picks, but only last for seconds several times a day. My eyes hurt, ache, and are always mildly bloodshot( I get plenty of sleep). Constant muscle spasms, and cramps- one charlie horse lasted the entire day. I have a swollen spot on one foot right below the ankle- for no reason, and just recently have been having a lot og pain in my pelvis as well. Theres other little things, and better ways of explaining these but thats a start. Could anybody tell me if this sounds at all familiar to them. I've had a clear head mri, a clear chest x-ray. Trust me on this-it would be impossible to have an std, bloodwork on thyroid, lymes, and any virus you can think of all came back clear. Rheumatoid factor was borderline, but there was no inflammation( as of a month ago). I know this is long, but any feedback would be appreciated.
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replied July 8th, 2007
Re: Does This Sound Familiar to Anyone?
coffeehousegrl wrote:
I'm posting this is several places because it could be several things- my doctor is sending me to an infectious disease specialist though, so I'll start there. Could anybody tell me if this sounds at all familiar to them? Here's whats happening: I had a baby almost four months ago now. Before that I was fine( except for being constantly pregnant most of the last three years)now here's my list of symptoms: itching for no reason -especially my hands and feet, the worst spot is the space between my thumb and forefinger- i've scratched until it bled. I'm always in pain. Muscle, joint, and bones. It's everywhere- never at once. It just kinda makes it's way around- but my hands are the worst. They ache constantly. I've had a low grade fever(mid 99's) for three months. I'm bruising way too easily( i'm fairly dark skinned- this is not normal for me, and i've been taking a pre-natal for years now- I shouldn't be deficient in anything). Very recently petechea have also started popping up- nothing dramatic, but i'm young, and have always been healthy- it is unusual. I'm still waiting on blood work to see if I am actually anemic. My skin hurts badly. It burns, feels bruised, tender to the touch, feels stiff- again not everywhere at once, and it comes and goes- worst on my hands, and forearms( which are also regularly covered in a small fine rash that comes and goes.) this is honestly the first rash i've had since I had the chicken pox when I was 2. I have electrical shock like pains all over but has diminished somewhat lately. My hair is falling out( this is more then hormonal). Severe back pain, and an incredibly stiff neck and shoulders. All sorts of skin spots. Little red spots on my hands, patches of dry skin on my shoulders, red purple splotches on my feet that come and go, again nothing dramatic, but still unusual. Muscle exhaustion- my arms and legs feel heavy all the time and fall asleep very easily. Crampy stomach- no vomiting though. Horrible headaches- they come on super strong, sometimes feel just immense pressure, sometimes like ice-picks, but only last for seconds several times a day. My eyes hurt, ache, and are always mildly bloodshot( I get plenty of sleep). Constant muscle spasms, and cramps- one charlie horse lasted the entire day. I have a swollen spot on one foot right below the ankle- for no reason, and just recently have been having a lot og pain in my pelvis as well. Theres other little things, and better ways of explaining these but thats a start. Could anybody tell me if this sounds at all familiar to them. I've had a clear head mri, a clear chest x-ray. Trust me on this-it would be impossible to have an std, bloodwork on thyroid, lymes, and any virus you can think of all came back clear. Rheumatoid factor was borderline, but there was no inflammation( as of a month ago). I know this is long, but any feedback would be appreciated.
start taking fish oil today and in three days you will be cured I promise. I take two 1200 mg everday.I buy it at CVS .An added bonus is nice skin,nails and hair.It also cured my fungal toenails.
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replied September 9th, 2010
Scary but that is alot of symptoms of LUPUS. hopefully its just something simple.
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