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I need help with diagnoses, i have been sick for 4 plus months. My symptoms have been diverse, the doctor i have seen so far have diagnosed me with chronic fatigue however fatigue is not my dominant symptom.
4 months ago i had a big night out and had a panic attack. 2 days after i felt like my liver was getting bigger and i couldn't breath.
After this i got a fever, fatigue, swollen inguinal glands, and feelings of waves going throughout my body.
This phase lasted about 2 weeks, went to doctors many times who didnt know what it was. One idea was maybe EBV.
Now i have still fatigue in relapses sometimes, very blurry vision a lot of the time, occasional crashes including anxiety if i have not been healthy, my muscles twitch or pulsate and all my glands are going up and down all the time, particularly on my right side. Inguinal, glands in neck, next to ears, armpit.
I have developed lumps sometimes in my ankles that go away. Sometimes i feel completely fine, sometimes really bad crashe


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replied August 4th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

Conditions that can present with recurrent episodic fever (or elevated body temperature), fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, palpitations could be due to - autoimmune conditions, endocrine disorders like hyperthyroidism, infectious mononucleosis, viral infections, chronic granulomatous conditions (like - tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, brucellosis, etc) and many others.

Hence It is more likely that your symptoms could be due to chronic medical conditions, which can be determined only after proper physical examination, evaluation of your medical history and and a few diagnostic tests.

Please consult a doctor (Specialist in Internal Medicine) who can give you proper opinion.
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replied August 21st, 2015
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Welcome to e health forum.

It seems that your main symptom is enlarged lymph nodes and associated minor inflammatory symptoms.

Lymph node enlargement is a very common sign and can cause many people to get stressed and lose their sleep. A few major symptoms and danger signs can help you differentiate very common benign conditions and from those indicating conditions like cancer and chronic diseases.

Lymphomas are lymphoid malignancies, which present with multiple and generalized enlargement of lymph nodes all over the body, in the abdominal and chest cavity, enlarged spleen, and / or the bone marrow within the bones. Apart from lymph node enlargement, individuals may have other non specific symptoms like fever and weight loss, loss of appetite, itchiness all over the body, excessive sweating at night, fatigue, weakness, breathlessness along with swelling of the face and neck, etc.

Based on the description, alone it is very unlikely that you may have cancers or lymphomas or sexually transmitted infections.

Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, where white blood cells (lymphocytes) mature and undergo clonal multiplication. The lymphocytes are important for fighting the infection and clearing the viruses and bacteria from the body. Hence during any inflammation or infection it is common for the lymph nodes to increase in size and also become a bit tender (pain on application of pressure).

In occasional cases, it is common for some nodes to be continuously active and hence appear enlarged permanently.

For the time being, you can take Advil or Motrin , for a few days, and apply cold packs over the lump. This measure, will help in resolution of your symptoms to some extent.

I hope this helps.


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