3 years i have been getting many seemingly unrelated problems my BF has had Crohn's for more than 20 years since he was in his 20s he was worried i might have it too since symptoms are very similar
the doc said i had IBS , possioble wheat allergy and severe aneamia she ignored nearly all the other things (other than the bowel pains) i was curious about :- prematurely greying hair (not hereditary) for a few years bearing in mind i turned 18 last month, diarrhoea (not the most pleasant topic) run to the loo and then... nothing, constipation (sometimes at the same time), severe stomach pain which is becoming more frequent and sometimes wakes me up, constant soreness around the stomache area, very painful ribs sometimes mainly in the right side, severe back pain, hip pain, stomache and muscle cramps, very bad joint pain (esp right knee and left wrist), recurring numbness in left side of body, arm very sore and difficult to lift, sort of locking pain or stiffness which starts at the knee then spreads down and up whole leg (becomes achy, sore and yet numb), weakness and fatigue, fingers and joints achy and difficult to bend (despite regular occasionally strenuous exersise(you know what i mean ), odd marks on my body like large burst blood vessels (about 1mm in diameter), dizziness and nausia, regular headaches and ,oddly, a wonderful feeling of euphoria.
OMG i look like such a hypochondriac no wonder theve ignored it, nevertheless they happen and i'd rather they didnt.
BTW they tried to diagnose depression because of the ammount ive times ive been in hospital (for phisical injuries caused people in school, in england being able to think for yourself is like being the antichrist)
Post Edited (Cap'n Jack) : 1/27/2007 5:01:44 PM (GMT-7)