My name is Ivana and Im 20 years old. Within the past year I have been having some unusual things going on with my body and I cant seem to get any answers. Ill list all my symptoms( there are quite alot and unusal ones) and maybe someone can help me out..
** abdominal pain/bloating- brought on by eating or a BM
running to the bathroom 30-60 mins after eating
weightloss- ive lost 25 pounds since january(when this all started)
increased acne on face/neck/chest
hair is falling out-- thinned out so much i cant style it
shortness of breath and dizziness
change in bowels- noticed more mucous
anal bleeding and pain after/during BMs
explosive diahreaa- occuring for about a month now-- very thin/pencil like stool that forms a pile (light brown/greenish yellow)
increase in gas
increase in urination and BMs causing dehydration
extreme joint pain- in knees down to ankles thats dabilitating.. pain in my hip bones started this morning ( really hard to walk now)
muscle stiffness in hands- hand gets stuck closed and wont open.. have to use other hand to pull open
muscle weakness in arms-- i cant use my arms for basic cleaning or holding a book up or really anything for a extended period of time without them going numb and tingly and painful where i have to shake them out or take a break.
have noticed more bruises appearing out of nowhere
very oily skin on my face where i actually have to wipe it off and can see it-- its gross
sweat very easily when i did work out and alot too-- i actually would have salt residue on my face afterwards(never ever had that)
unable to work out now b/c of joint pain and fatigue
change in sleep patterns( difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep-- wake up between2-4am..have night sweats occasionally)
i cant stand up for long periods of time- tire very easily
lack of energy all around-shortness of breath just walking up the stairs
i am very sensitive to cold-- hands /feet/nose are always cold .. it takes a long time for me to get warm
and oddly enough-- memory loss/forgetfullness/brain fog
i guess i could go on and on but i think u get the idea... ive been to my pcp for blood work several times in the last 6 months and everything seems to be coming back normal... i visited a orthopedic for my back and knee pain got prescribed PT for 6 weeks , only went for 2 because the amount of pain i felt in my joints worsened when i worked them out.. went to a GI ofcourse got more blood work done..again everything came back normal.. the blood work done was suppose to test for celiac but the results didnt show any testing for it.. (somebody didnt do their job) from my first visit i was diagnosed with IBS and put on miralax for the past 3 weeks... im suppose to go back in a week or two and get my first colonosopy to see whats going on in there and to rule out crohns... i went to my pcp on tuesday with all my symptoms and told them how its like everymonth i develop something else..got more blood work and am waiting on those results.
i am looking for any advice/support in anyway possible... im really kind of scared and have never felt so ugly in my life...with my hair thinnign out so badly and some acne and paleness. its really taking its toll.... im 20 years old and i think most 50 year olds feel better then i do.. I cant wait to find out what it is that is making me feel this way.. so i can finally get treated and get my life back!