I woke up this morning to find that the whole bottom of my face, chin and cheeks, are numb and swollen. My right ear is ringing and loud noise makes it ringing loud and makes my head pound. I have no pain in my ear but I can tell that it is plugged up and I can't hear very well out of it. This just happened in the 2 hours I fell asleep. The numbness is starting to spread down my neck and to my shoulders. What can this be??
(Syracuse, New York)
(Bozeman, Mt, Us)
(Boca Raton, Florida)
(Boca Raton, Florida)
(Forest Park, Ohio)
Hi my name is Mr. Kelly, Here is my problem in a nutshell. My neurotransmitters misfire. I am unsure what my levels of Serotonin and dopamine are to be in my body, but if there is misfiring going on I'll bet their out of whack. Folic acid, also called folate, is a B vitamin that is often deficient in me. The last time I was in the hospital vitamin B was way down. Also magnesium is needed for serotonin production. So I'm willing to bet it is low too. To add to things my doctor also told me my testosterone was way to high. Should I ask for a blood test to see what is what. Where to begin, and what to do is the question. I want to get off all these depression and anxiety drugs. Mr. Kelly
(San Antonio, Tx)
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa)
I have bean extremely unwell for a couple of years now, I have had bowel and lung infection which was cured with antibiotics, but now nothing is working. I am suffering with severe pain right shoulder blade shoulder legs feeling like passing out some kind of infection we think. Please help me as the hospitals just keep sending me home saying my bloods are normal, I feel this is my last hope. Please help me...
I have been sick for 6 years and I am getting worse. I con not eat, Walk, Stand, or sit up do to unexplained pain. The docs just take some blood work and say don't know what to tell you. I know I had a bowel blockage for 5 of those years. I know some if not all has passed. I seem just flooded with this yellow fluid substance. My urine has extremely way to much pigment. No I'm not dehydrated it isn't dark or amber. The same exact color and tone in on my stool. I also can only eat about once a day and have extreme bone pain that I take morphine and codeine for. Any help would be awesome. thanks
I have had a few things occur concerning my health and I wanted to share to see if anyone can help, its been really worrying me.
Last at Christmas I came down with a cough and cold and then the day after new year in January 2011 I came down with acute sinusitis and pain in the legs, then my stomach was upset and I felt sick and could not eat. I then began to notice my eyes go yellow and my skin was itching I then had jaundice.
This is the point that I went to a doctor and had blood tests.The tests came back in Jan 2011 with high liver enzymes pointing to a hepatitis of some sort, the tests for hepatitis B and C were negative and for hepatitis caused by a virus ( hepatitis A ) the results were negative for an active virus ( present in the body ) but the blood tests were positive for IGG which shows that I have had hepatitis A and was in the recovery stage.
It all pointed to the hep A at this stage. I also had a scan and they said there was nothing there only the liver and spleen a little enlarged due to an infection possibly we thought related to the hepatitis A virus? I then began to get better slowly thoughout Feb, March and April. The eyes and skin recovering and the yellow going.
Anyway I had more blood tests again in June and July so to monitor my recovery ( assuming I was recovering from hepatitis A which they say you recover from in 3-9 months ) and although the readings were going down they were still quite high in June and July, I was still getting tired with little night low grade fevers here and there but was functioning ok with all my duties.
I also, in July went to see a hepatic specialist. However, she was quite negative after seeing the blood results saying I may have autoimmune hepatitis and it was not Hepatitis A virus as you recovery quickly within 3 months with blood values dropping quickly .. She then said to have tests on the immune system, which I did. The results came back mainly negative except for one- ANA necleo which was 1.329 which another medical person said not to worry about.
I then, this December 2011, went to have another blood test to see how it was looking as I have been having low grade fevers in the early morning between 4-6am and sometimes aching muscles in the legs etc. Anyway the reading this December said that the enzymes related to the liver were still high ( however they were lower than the blood test readings in June and july 2011 ) they were going down gradually but not back to normal. The doctor then said to have another blood test to see for any special viruses or bacterias that could be causing the infection and most of these were negative except it showed I had had in the past the Epstein barr virus.The doctor at the blood test place then said maybe there was a blockage from gallstones etc. and so we decided to book me in for a complete body scan 3 days ago ( very advanced scan you go in a tube, not nice :( ) After the scan they said no blockages or tumors or growths but the liver and spleen still a little enlarged from a virus maybe or the doctor there said some form of hepatitis.
So we returned yesterday to a visit with the lady Hepatic doctor who looked again at all th blood results and autoimmune blood results and again she said she was 100% convinced I had autoimmune hepatitis and was not recovering from Hepatitis A. It could have been the Hepatitis A that caused some damage and it brought something I already had dormant in my system which is Auto immune hepatitis ( which basically is the immune system attacks cells from another organ such as the liver.. She also said it's genenic but none of my family as I know have it or had it??? She said I need to have a liver biopsy to see the damage and then treatment of steroids ( cortisone ) to help the liver recovery and keep the autoimmune system in remission. I do not really want to take steroids as they have side effects?
Also I am not sure I have autoimmune hepatitis so I am going for a second opinion. Can anyone suggest anything? Is it slow recovery from Hep A as the blood values for the liver are going down or does it suggest autoimmune? Although it all started after a common cough and cold and sinusitis.. Many thanks
i have hives with another symptom. I have swollen fingers and joints that feel broken. Does anyone else have or had this too? in pain now for 4weeks
(San Diego, Ca, Usa)
My son has had an awful cough for 1 week now. But has had a fever for more than 2 weeks now. He's also really tired he says and not much of an appetite for a few weeks now. He's been to hospital a few times now but they don't know the source of the infection. They have him on antibiotics but he's not getting better. Maybe it's helped with appetite a bit. I'm really worried it's leukemia. Can I do the baking soda and lemon juice with him? I also ordered the h202 food grade. That won't be here for a few days. Any suggestions? We are going back to the hospital prob tomorrow if he's not better. I'm hoping to help him, so he doesn't have to do chemo or radiation if he does have leukemia. I've seen people cure cancer in a few weeks before they were to start treatments so any help would be great.
I have a feeling of a lump in my throat, also my ears feel clogged. In addition I have a slight burning sensation at the very top of my chest. Two different doctors have found nothing on physical. I have a constant headache and top of neck, under jaw, feels sensitive when I push. Any suggestions on what this could be?
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)
Was wondering if you could help me find any solutions for getting menstrual-like cramps at he age of 64!
2 weeks ago I awoke in agony in both feet, both ankles and 8 - 10" up both legs. Edema, big red splotches all over my feet, unable to move my toes. Dr took blood test which showed no rheumatoid arthritis, no lupus, no lyme disease and no gout, gave me steroid shot and sent me to a Rheumatologist who I saw today. Neither he nor his partner had ever seen anything like what I am presenting. He had 8 vials of blood drawn and x-rays taken. I go back in 3 weeks. After hours of research on the internet I have not seen one person who has described the same symptoms. Does anyone have an idea what it could be? Can't walk. Dr said bursitis does not have the "skin color change" as he called it. Thank You
(San Antonio, Texas, United States)
Hi. This is my first time on your web site and find the information on acid reflux very informative. I have been diagnosed with GERD, but I also have a serious problem and I'm wondering if it's related. Over the last 5 months I have had 8 episodes that go as follows. First thing in the morning I will start to feel funny. First, my legs get very weak. Then I get immediate diarrea and extreme nausea follows. I get very light headed. The other interesting fact is that my blood pressure soars. I have to lie down and stay still in order to prevent vomiting. Soon, I start to shake uncontrollably...not from cold but it's like my nerves are over reacting and shaking. Usually it will take 5 or 6 hours for this to subside...then I start with gatorade and soda crackers and slowly improve. My doctor thought perhaps I have a tumor on my adrenal gland that presents these intermittent symptoms and we did a 24 hour urine test. Problem was that it was 3 days after my attack and probably not accurate. I guess you need the urine test while the episode is happening and I haven't been able to do that. My Dr. told me that I could take imodium and benedryl for diarrea and nausea. This does help. I also take anti-anxiety pill which seems to help with the shaking. But I have no diagnosis and I am controlled by the fear that this attack will come on when I am away from home. My doctor prescribed a berium ex-ray which confirmed that I have bad acid reflux...which I already knew. I am scheduled to go to a gastroenterologist and will be having the scope down my throat. My fear is that he will prescribe some rx for the acid reflux and I still will not have a diagnosis on my episodes. Has anyone had similar problems? I have tried to see if certain foods or liquids eaten the night before might be a cause but there does not seem to be any common denominators with each episode. Please, I am so frustrated. Does anyone have any thoughts?
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
(Grand Junction, Co)
Hi I am Mohammad, 44 years of old male patient is non-diabetic, nor-motensive and currently complaining of severe abdominal pain on & off , too much acid & gas formation, occasional vomiting once pain on and constipation for few months. For this reason last one year I was treated in the hospital for several times as an in-patient and conservative treatment was given at local Canada hospital. I had been suffering from this similar episodic pain since 2011 and also from Last 7 months I developed severe abdominal pain, rigidity and unable to perform daily activities and was admitted in the hospital and seen by Senior Gastroenterologist. Several tests were performed including ultrasound scan, endoscopy, Capsule Enterscopy, single-baloon enteroscopy and showing nothing abnormality. Canada Gastroenterologist suspecting that I am suffering ULCERATIVE COLITIES, I was prescribed prednisolone 20mg for two weeks initially and then tapering doses for six weeks. But my condition is not improving at all rather than deteriorating. MY CURRENT SITUATION ARE FOLLOWINGS ; a). ONCE THE PAIN START MY SMALL BOWEL BECOME VERY HARD AND TOO MUCH PAIN, ALSO INTESTINE, COLON BECOME TOO MUCH PAIN. AND RIGHT AWAY I HAVE TO GO HOSPITAL ADMITTED FOR MIN 7 EACH TIME. b) I CAN'T WALK NORMALLY BECAUSE WHEN I START WALK, I FEEL PAIN SMALL BOWEL AND INTESTINE, COLON. Past Medical History: 1. Abdominal pain since 1985 and treated as peptic ulcer in Bangladesh. 2. Pancreatic stone was diagnosed in 1999 TO 2000 and E R C P was done and stent placed at the same time. 3. In 2000, pancreas was found tortuous and dilated with recurrent pancreatitis and side to side pancreatico jejunostomy was performed on 20th June, 2000. 4. in 2008 I had colonscopy and 4 pcs polyps had been removed. Drug History: ( At present) 1. Prednisolone, 20mg daily 2. Dexesmeprazole 3. Digestive enzyme 2 capsule with food 4. Hydromormorphone, 2mg if severe pain Thanks Mohammed maz112r at live dot com
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
My son who is now 17 has a mysterious condition that doctors just can't figure out. He was born full term and went home as normal. Five days later back to the hospital and he was diagnosed with sepsis seven days of antibiotics and was released to go home. That was just the start. He was developing normal but a little delayed and was told it was due to the sepsis.
At age two he had a febrile seizure and was diagnosed with pnemonia and from that point on he started to loss miles stones gradually. He was talking and walking now he was walking with assistance and losing his words.
By the age of four he was crawling and not talking. He also was having abnormal movements of his body. He was diagnosed with seizures and put on medication but still having the movements only when he got excited or tried to use his muscles. He was taken off seizure medication two years later. Doctors were still baffled and thought is was the sepsis until his younger brother started having symptoms of the same thing. Now they figure it was genetic. So now all the testing started with all coming back normal but only thing found was the MRI showed lesions in the part of the brain called the Basil Ganglia but still nothing specific that they could diagnose. It presents itself with hearing loss, dystonia type movements, not able to talk walk or control his muscles and he has been the same way since four years of age. They just gave it a generic term for it familia infantile bilaterl stiatal necrosis. Both boys had the same MRI results. His younger brother did not start losing his mile stones until he was 6 years old and unexpectedly passed in 05 at age eight and autopsy could not show any cause of death and brain biopsy didn't show anything.
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to something that would help my son to improve or anyone know of someone who has the same condition. Thank you.
(Rusteburg, North West South Africa)
(Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa)
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa)
Some weeks ago there was a plea for a diagnosis in respect of "a clogging sensation in the temples, as if cling-film were tightly wrapped round the head" (though entirely pain free) - a sensation that had already persisted for a number of years. So far as I know the only response was from a fellow-sufferer.
I too am desperate to find the cause of this mysterious malady. Could it be the sinuses? But the sinuses are nowhere near the temples.
Pain-free it may be, but desperately debilitating, and there seems no end in sight. Is there perhaps a newcomer to this site, who missed the first query but who knows the answer?
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
hi, i have a symptom of throbbing feeling on my chest, I went under twice endoscopy, one time angiogram for my heart and one time esophagus spasm test through my nose.result is nothing until a doctor in turkey told me I have pangastritis.what ever tablets im taking the pain is always there a specialy in the morning after breakfast until around 4 pm.all these started as I was having like stop now order in my chest if I wanted to run, now after 4 years this is where I am/is there anything you may think of? Regards
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(New York, US)