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I broke out in fluid filled itchy blisters about quarter

I broke out in fluid filled itchy blisters about quarter inch or smaller following my work in a gift shop Sept 17. Originally that evening I had 10 to 15 blisters on wrists arms elbows legs (from knee down) ankles and top of feet only. Some clustered some not. I saw doc that Tuesday and she thought it looked viral and told me to take zyrtek and apply hydrocortisone cream and caladryl and try not to scratch. I have no fever and by the 27th the affected skin is scaling so I thought it was clearing. However now I see new ones forming on shoulders around abdomen and at waistline...as well as new ones next to old ones. Heat ..such as baths..sun light...make them seem to come out more. Recently i had labs to diagnose inflamation occuring at night causing foot pain..showing my ANA count was moderately high with no apparent autoimmune diagnosis after further labs done after rheumatoid arthritis ruled out. I'm 51 and healthy. Aside from rash I have been horse. No new soaps or detergents or plant exposure so am baffled as to what I have.

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I've been getting severe cramps in my calves, dry mouth,

I've been getting severe cramps in my calves, dry mouth, soreness in my tongue, taste is off especially anything spicy or salty seems to burn my tongue. It's really sensitive and some taste buds are white and swollen. I thought dehydration but I have been drinking plenty of water and fluids, close to a gallon of water a day plus 2 bottles of Gatorade.

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My boyfriend has been on gluten free for awhile. Now he's

My boyfriend has been on gluten free for awhile. Now he's has been suffering with a miserable rashOver most of his body .He has been using a cream prescribed. Yesterday he went to the ER with large inflamed lumps in his armpit! They drained and opened and packed the area ! I am wondering if all this is related !He has joint pain can't sleep . Could he possibly deaing with some thing autoimmune?Thank you for you timeBonnie

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My wife has been through surgery (L4L5 ) and injections

My wife has been through surgery (L4L5 ) and injections trying to stop pain in her right foot . Her toes looks as if she has Hammer toe . They constantly rake the floor but big toe stays still . I actually have been monitoring her and I think stress is causing are making a lot worse . Neurologist thought the Issue was Nerves around L4 and L5 . We have had horomones , endocrinologist , home remeidies , blood test and several other things checked more than once but have not found cause . This is painful to her because of it never stopping . Her D levels were of concern and we hoped that her monitoring it would show improvement . She did have gall bladder removed several years ago . Does anyone have any ideas ior things to check . We have searched and searched for a answerOptional Information:Person's Gender: FemalePerson's Age: 47

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I think I am suffering from arthritis, since my joints hurt

I think I am suffering from arthritis, since my joints hurt and get stiff. I've been taking Ibuprofen and using icyhot patches.

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Over the last year or so I have notices a decline in my

over the last year or so I have notices a decline in my health. Many weird things going on. Severe joint and muscle/bone pain, ringing in my left ear, visual disturbances (rx changes every year and diagnosed with macular degeneration). Now I tend to get a stomach virus a lot, 6 times this year so far. Low grade fever severe body aches and burning, left upper quad pain, nausea and vomiting and diarrhea. I have had blood work and I am vitamin D deficient and have a pos ANA. Rheumatologist dismissed me with a fibromyaligia diagnosis. I have also had to have 2 knee surgeries in be past year do to my meniscus tearing apart. I am 46, very active, eat healthy and exercise as much as possible. But lately the fatigue and body and joint pain is horrible.JA: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Do you have a fever?Customer: yes i do have dizzy spells and fever when I have the nausea episodes. The fever is new.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Oh, I am now bruising very easily.

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Iv just got home from the doctor and I'm a little confused.

Hi :-)Iv just got home from the doctor and I'm a little confused.I got an ultrasound to check for pcos and endometriosis she said I don't have signs of pcos but I have a small blob of calcification. She doesn't seem to concerned but is this something I should be concerned about? My symptoms are very long irregular periods I can go from a 35 day cycle to a 60 day cycle they are also extremely painful I get really bad period and ovulation cramps as well as back pain and hip and leg pain it's painful sometimes during intercourse and I have horrible headaches and migranes all the time.

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Cat scan- no contrast-read as follows-mild join posterior

cat scan- no contrast-read as follows-mild join posterior aspect of the left sacroiliac joint at the posterior and superior aspect of the right sacroiliac joint within the fibres portion of the artiuclatio space narrowing anteriorly of sacroiliac -a subchondracl cyst is seen within the posterior aspect of the left sacroiliac joint posterio and superior aspect of the right sacroiliac joint within fibres portion of the articulation ) there is articulation facet between the sacrum and the ilium with associated irregularity and the illum with associated irregularity and sclerous series 3 image 60 and serioe 9 image 58 there these finding are consistent with an accessory sacroiliac joint a less dramatic accessory joint is ssenon the left without the associated degenerative changes there is severe disc disease at l5/s1 this is manifested by joint space norowieng irregularity of the endplat and vacuum phenomenon a mild posterior disc bulges visualized at tho levelmild facet joint osteoarthis is seen at l5/s1there is ante version of the distal coccygeal segment which may be a aviation of normal no acute osseous abnormalities are visualizeddegenerative changes of thr symphys pubis and hip joint bilateralfocus fo mineralization to the posterior aspect of the uterus likel a pedunculated uterine fibroidaccessory saroilac joint on the right with associated degenerative changes/micro micro motionry sacroillac joint is seen on the left without associated degenerative changes there is superimpose miles ostarathritis within the synovial portion of the sacroiliac joint bilaterallysevere degenertive disc disease l5/s1 symphysis pubis and hip joint bilaterallytheer is gnes reres hre

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Numbness and aching in my feet and pain up my legs, why?

What causes numbness and aching in my feet and pain up my legs? I am an 88 year old woman in good health.Ibprophen does not seem to help. No other history that I know of would cause this. No swelling. Just a real tiredness.

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