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   Posted 7/3/2018 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't sure which thread to post this in as i don't have a specific diagnosis, only symptoms. I've been chronically ill for the past 7 years. I'm 21 now and it started when i was around 13-14. I've been to the doctor and had blood tests done, thyroid tests done (all tests), celiac test done, ferritin, folate, b12, insulin, live enzymes and all came back normal yet i've been having a list of symptoms for years. The main ones are puffy face, dark circles under eyes, pale skin, washed out looking, , stiff joints, sinus congestion, bad skin, loss of collagen, hayfever, fatigue, brain fog. I've managed to get symptom free in the past by eating a balanced diet and exercising but it seems to be getting harder and harder to get symptom free. For the past few months i've been living the healthiest lifestyle that i have in years and yet i've been feeling the worst i have in a while. I increased my vegetable intake and just eat more organic wholesome foods and i don't drink much anymore either. Why am i feeling so bad if i'm doing this? My symptoms have sort of changed now to a feeling of pressure over my liver/gallbladder area and sometimes even a burning sensation there. When i get that sensation it brings along symptoms too like flaky dry red skin, anger, itchiness. And also very frequently i've been getting cold-like symptoms. It's like how you feel just before you get a full on cold. This has been going on for months now and i'm lost as to what to do. The healthier i try to eat the more the symptoms flare up. If i eat some junk food it calms things down but i'm afraid to continue to eat junk food in case i make things worse long term.Can anyone help me with this or give me some much needed advice?

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   Posted 7/7/2018 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you though that you might have Lyme or co-infection like babesia or bartonella? I have all three and I get similar symptoms. You just can't manage them just by a healthy lifestyle, unfortunately, although it does help.

You might consider seeing a Lyme-literate doctor to get tested (most regular doctors don't do the right tests). There are also different questionnaires you can fill out on the internet; if you get a high score, it is likely that you have Lyme disease.

You might also consider getting tested for parasites, although I don't know if they cause the symptoms you mentioned.

I hope you start to feel better soon.

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   Posted 7/24/2018 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Healthiskey~

I definitely would go back to your doctor for more test especially if you're having pain symptoms. Have you been tested for allergies? Just a thought. Do you think stress might play some part?
Eating healthy and exercise is always a good idea. I sounds like you're doing all you can which is why it's a good idea to get your doctor involved again.

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