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I have a hundred symptoms, how do I self-diagnose?

By Anonymous December 9, 2010 - 12:07pm
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I have been in considerably more pain than I have been in the last couple of years, rior to this I was healthy and fit. I began noticing a pain at the side of my lower abdomen -pelvis hip area, right side then left. It had prgressively become worse and my lower back ached before my cycle. Now I have bone pain, sharp pains in my head, I get a bouncing sensation when walking occassioanlly and I rememeber the exact day all of these systems started. It was 8-9 years ago and I felt my entire bodyslow down whilstr walking, as though someone had sucked the life energy from my bones and I felt instantly tired. The doctors have not diagnosed anything till now and I have undergone a hundred test. I've noticed my bones have a growth or deformity, on my chest and left rib cage area - where it hurts - has a more pronounced look under my skin. I have spasmed before, and had not been able to get up form my back and I have noticed the growth in the back part of my neck, causing me to have an extremley sore and stiff neck.

I am worried but none of the test done show a thing other than an x-ray of a slight bone growth. My doctors think I have a case of psychosis because of this and becuase this has been here for so long, and is only getting worse, I'm worried of undetected cancer. I do not have any idea what to do or look into. I've also noticed my bladder and womb feel as though they could fall out of place because of the pain and heaviness.

I'm lost. I watched the youtube clips from the founder of this site and could not disphere whether I had the exact illness.

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Anon - Self-diagnosis is not a good practice for anyone. While you can make an educated guess from researching information, you need to partner with your doctors to diagnose and treat a medical condition. If you feel your doctors aren't responsive then it sometimes takes getting additional opinions, additional testing and other measures.

The founder of this site had issues following a hysterectomy, but you have not mentioned having one, so I'm not clear why you mentioned her or reviewed her videos. You've made multiple mentions of bone pain. If you have not seen an orthopedic specialist then you should consider seeing one.

It may be helpful for you to put together a written timeline of the symptoms you have experienced and to seek help from a doctor who can review the entire situation as a whole and at a glance. Copies of your test results would also help.

We do not diagnose conditions or provide medical advice, we are here to help you help yourself and to get support from other women. It may be that you have an uncommon condition. It typically takes more time. perseverance and work than it takes with a common condition to get the diagnosis and support that a patient needs. We wish you well in getting the treatment you need.

December 9, 2010 - 5:10pm
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