Diseases: Lupus, Rheumatoid, Fibromyalgia, Celiacs, Raynaud's, Sweet's Syndrome, Anemic and a few others I've forgotten:P
Problems arose two months ago. I had strep, once again. I had swollen glands that didn't go down after a round of antibiotics. Doctor sent me for an ultrasound of the neck. I have 3 swollen glands in neck, largest being 5 cm. They have not shrunk at all, and it's now been 3 weeks since that scan. She ordered another one in two weeks. My hemoglobin is dropping (83, not sure how it works? Supposed to be 120?) even though I've been taking my iron and sticking to a gluten-free diet. I've also started having bowel movements with bright red blood mixed in with the stool. I went to the doctor, she told me to get the er. I went, and doctor said there was definately quite a bit of blood during rectal exam. I got a referral to the gastro doc here, but don't get to see (consultation) him until Oct, due to the shortages of doctors in our city.
Has anyone else had these problems, or am I being paranoid?