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I am a 43 yr. old female and have been sick for 1 yr. now with no diagnosis. The following are my symptoms: palpatations, blurred vision, stuttering, slurred speech, sore throat, sores on tongue, constant headache that nothing helps even ultram, severe tremors that look like seizurs but I am alert and can communicate, very painful joints and mucles, weakness, red eyes, extreme fatigue even after a full so called nights rest (restless), extreme sweats and at times become so cold that nothing gets me warm, ice cold joints while rest of body is hot,bright red face neck and arms sometimes legs also, dry eyes, extreme thirst with little output, swollen face and hands sometimes feet, constapation and diariah more of the first then second, abdominal and stomach swelling with pain, uncontrolled bp and heart rate, nausea with no vomiting, losing hair by handfuls and it feels like straw, cramping in feet and legs. I have been to a neuro psych for testing and has confirmed left side brain prob
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Health Professional: Doctor G., Doctor (MD) replied 8 years ago
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Can you please tell me which specific blood work you've had?
Have you had some one look for lupus or some other autoimmune problem?
Have you seen an endocrinologist?
Did this start all of the sudden or did you begin with one symptom and then other were added on?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

pretty much everything but most recently I wrote them down TSH, aldolase, Alpha 1 e antitrypsin, creatin kinase, ENA, Erythrocyte Sed, C Reactive, Metanephrines Plasma, DNA anitibodies, Myositis Antibody Panel, all normal except Metanephrines slightly elevated.

Lupus has been ruled out and MS.

I started with one symptom then the others came at one point I was taking 18 diff rx for diff ones now I am down to only a few and don't know what was worse.

Health Professional: Doctor G., Doctor (MD) replied 8 years ago
Wow, you had pretty much the entire battery...I will have to opt out at this point so another expert can try to help you. Good luck.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Thank you for trying.

Health Professional: Nurse Tracy, Nurse replied 8 years ago
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Hi,

I am a nurse who believes in a combined appraoch to health: modern medicine if needed, but a stronger focus on natural healing and remedies. I am not sure if I can help you as you have had a lot of tests with no diagnosis, but I can offer a few tips.

First, have you had your liver enzymes checked (I am assuming yes), and have you had a stool culture for parasites? Even if your liver enzymes come back normal, I would think that after so many Rx drugs, your liver is probably somewhat damaged as most drugs are processed through the liver. Liver problems (even undetected ones) can cause skin problems and hair loss. So even though you are only down to a few medications, I would recommend you add a supplement called "Milk Thistle". This is a natural herb that cleanses the liver. This can be purchased at most grocery stores in their natural food/herb section or at any vitamin shop. Start with the recommended dose on the bottle for the first week, and then double the dose the next week. Stay on the double dose for approximately 4 weeks. After that, go back to the normal recommended dose. Milk thistle is not known to interact with any Rx drug.

With regards ***** ***** are everywhere and our bodies normally fight them off. Yet when our immune systems are compromised, parasites can grow out of control in our bodies wreaking havoc. Just like we can get a viral or bacterial infection, we can also get a parasite infection. Sounds disturbing, yet it is true. A few parasites are known to cross the blood-brain barrier causing problems within our brains. This is rare, but possible. Parasitic infections not only present themselves with abdominal problems (bloating, stomach pain, food intolerances/allergies), but can mimic autoimmune disorders, because in fact they wreak havoc on our immune systems. The best way to test for this is a stool culture to see if there are parasites in your intestines.

With regards ***** ***** abdominal swelling and pain, and nausea, you might try taking probiotics...found in the same places as milk thistle. Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, but a better source is Keifir (found in the dairy section). Keifir is like a very thick yogurt, and is great for nausea as it coats the stomach. You can also get probiotics in capsule form.

You may also have a significant yeast overgrowth in your body which can cause many of your symptoms. Same principle applies here as with the parasites. However a yeast overgrowth is more commonly associated with antibiotic use (more than 1 Rx a yr) and steroid use (like prednisone). There is an abundance of information I can provide you with if you are interested.

I will be on and off all day today, so if you have any further questions, I will get back to you within the day.

Thank you, *****
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