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Posted by: Dee | 2019/09/17

Q.

Searching for a diagnosis, looking for ideas to ask my doctor.

Around five months ago, I developed pain in my joints. However, a couple of months ago, this turned into debilitating bone pain. The bone pain is in my arms and legs, but I would say that it’s worse in my arms and I’ve noticed it gets worse at night. Along with this, I’ve been experiencing some other symptoms. I’ve been constantly fatigued and out of energy and weak no matter how much I sleep, but lately I haven’t been sleeping well because of the pain. I’m also having intense night sweats and I’ll wake up in the morning and my shirt is wet to the touch. Under my jaw, my lymph nodes are slightly swollen. I’m extremely tachycardic; just going up a flight of stairs makes my heart rate jump to around 180 beats per minute-- the worst has been about 200. I’ll also get random palpitations even when I’m doing nothing where my heart is pounding out of my chest between 130 and 180 beats per minute and I’ll feel very out of breath. Over the last few days, my chest has been very tight and a bit painful and I’m having some trouble breathing. I’ve been nauseated and not really hungry lately. I’ve also found a bunch of coin-sized bruises on my legs with no reason for them to be there. I also had dark red blotches on my shoulder that didn’t lose color when I pressed them, but they went away after a few days. However, I’ve been getting rashes all over my body nearly every day and even when I don’t have them I’m really itchy. I also have really heavy periods (an overnight pad will last me a few hours at best) even though I’m on the birth control pill to help with it. I’ve also had some mild stomach aches, recurring constipation, and some occasional sharp pain under my left and right ribs, and bad nausea. I’ve had blood tests for autoimmune disease and arthritis, but nothing has come back positive. The only remarkable things from my tests are an anemia diagnosis, barely low vitamin D (I’ve started supplements since then), and a slightly low white blood cell count. I also have low blood pressure. I’ve seen so many doctors and none of them can find out what’s wrong with me. I’m getting worse and worse every day and I’m just trying to find out what I have. My daily activities are getting difficult. My friends are telling me that I look pale and sick and exhausted. Any ideas?

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2019/09/17

Dear Dee
Thank you for contacting Health24. I am sorry to hear of your health problems. From  your history it appears that you have been seen by various general medical practitioners (GPs). You must request your doctor to refer you to a Specialist Physician so that the cause of your problems can be determined and you receive specific treatment. (MCH).

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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