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"virus" since mid July

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 1:03pm
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I have had a "virus" since mid july-been tested for mono-lymes-lupus-ms-malaria-west nile (because I was bitten by misquitoes right before I became ill)- hepatitis- auto immune disorders-HIV- syphliss-had a ct scan for brain and sinus normal-went to ENT to have a scope of my throat and nose which was normal-kidney and liver normal- the only abberation in my blood work is slightly elevated white counts- which seem to be a little better now but not normal yet- it started w nausea-extreme headache- sore throat- swollen neck glands- EXTREME fatigue (I have NEVER been that fatigued in my life- could not even take a shower- needed help to walk to bathroom-the first bout lasted 6 weeks- I got a little better 1 sept to 18 sept (I had a flu shot during this interval- can this trigger an immune system response?)- then I had a relapse- the relapse wasn't as bad but still pretty disabling- I am starting to feel better again (1 month this time) but only about 50% better- my PC stands by her dx as a "virus" although she says she may dx chronic fatigue if I have this for 6 months- does this sound like a reasonable dx- I have never heard of a "virus" lasting this long and not being able to diagnos it? I also had a mammogram on Sept 1 (I had been diagnosed w breast cancer 1 year ago and they wanted to make sure it was not recurring- the doctor is definite that it is NOT) I have tried everything to get over this- but not knowing what is - its the really frustrating part- any advice?

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer. It appears that you have been through many tests with less answers than results. It would be hard for us to diagnose you with the information that your provided but I would certainly suggest that you possibly get a second opinion if this has been continuous.

Here is our informational website on chronic fatigue syndrome https://www.empowher.com/condition/chronic-fatigue-syndrome.

I hope this helps but I think a second opinion will be essential.

Good luck, Missie

October 29, 2011 - 10:16am
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