No idea what is wrong with me. Body pain, exhaustion, lump in neck. (blood work included.)

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Date Joined Jul 2014
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   Posted 8/12/2014 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay... long story. I've had health troubles all my life, mostly digestive issues. I also have thalassemia minor. But these things have been tolerable. So in June I went to my doctor because I am always exhausted and I have all over body pain. She had me get blood work for rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I couldn't get back to her for a follow up until this last Friday because she was booked. We discussed my bloodwork results and decided that I should see the rheumatologist anyway (which I can't get into until September 24th). I am still exhausted and constantly in pain. about 4 weeks ago in the shower a noticed a large, immobile lump in my neck. I showed it to my doctor. She sent me for bloodwork which came back a little funky. I have always had a slightly elevated inflammation level but it is a lot higher than normal. She wants me to get an ultrasound on my neck but the soonest available isn't until September 4th. I have no idea if the two are related but I am freaking out.
My symptoms are
-Exhaustion, never feel refreshed no matter how much I sleep
-Shortness of breath (not all the time, just when walking or running)
-Sweating even when I feel cold
that's about it. I don't feel sick or anything. Anyway, here are my blood results.


Reference Range: 0-20
Result: 25 mm/h

CRP, Quantitative

Reference Range: 0.0-0.8
Result: 1.7 mg/dl


Reference Range: 3.80-5.10
Result: 5.14 m/uL

Reference Range: 11.7-15.5
Result: 12.5 g/dl

Reference Range: 35.0-45.0
Result: 38.9 %

Reference Range: 80.0-100.0
Result: 75.7 fL

Reference Range: 27.0-33.0
Result: 24.2 pg

Reference Range: 32.0-36.0
Result: 32.0 g/dl

Reference Range: 140-400
Result: 267 k/uL

Reference Range: 42.0-71.0
Result: 67.8 %

Reference Range: 24.0-44.0
Result: 22.8 %

Reference Range: 2.0-12.0
Result: 6.0 %

Reference Range: 0.0-8.0
Result: 2.8 %

Reference Range: 0.0-2.0
Result: 0.6 %

Reference Range: 3.8-10.8
Result: 7.2 k/uL
Red Cell Distribution

Reference Range: 11.0-15.0
Result: 17.0 %

Reference Range: 7.5-11.5
Result: 8.7 fL

If anybody could please help me. I would be so grateful. I am desperate. September feels so far away. :/

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   Posted 8/13/2014 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
If it hasn't already been done, perhaps a thyroid check would be in order. Start with TSH, Free T4 and T3. If things are wonky there, your doc would want to test for anti-thyroid antibodies. It may be a long shot, but all of those symptoms have been attributed to thyroid issues. Good luck.
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