Positive ANA, and a bunch of other symptoms. I feel like I'm falling apart.

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   Posted 10/24/2015 2:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm writing on here because I feel kind of lost at this point. I have so many symptoms, but nobody can seem to diagnose me. My doctor told me I need to get a second opinion with a rheumatologist. She also wants me to see a neurologist and cardiologist. I'm hoping that some one on here can guide me in the right direction, or at least give me some kind of hope

My symptoms:

-Positive ANA
-Chronic widespread pain
- jaw neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, fingers, back, legs
-gained 50 lbs quickly over a year, and I can't lose it.
-nausea almost every day, sometimes vomiting
-tremors in my hands, fingers
- spasms in my lips, eyes, thighs
-numbness and tingling in my hands, feet and on my left shoulder blade closer to the middle of my back.
-chest pain
-dry skin
-dry/redness under my nose and my bottom lip
- frequent black or bloody sputum
-dry mouth, even when I'm constantly drinking water to stay hydrated
-very itchy ears
-itchy all over actually
-sporadic palpitations
-sometimes blurry vision
-trouble breathing (like that feeling that im unable to get enough air)
-get overheated easily
-trouble sleeping
-difficulty getting the right words out
- random, but more frequent slow thinking or movement (like I have to stop and remember how to do something I've done a million times)
-frequently dropping things
-body is constantly tense
-I have a "mad face" as a resting face, which is apparently a symptom of PD
- depression
-low vitamin D, which I've been taking supplements for
- recently bruising more,easily than before
-abdominal pain on my right side near my belly button for a few years now. Two CT scans showed swollen lymph nodes and my elium (not sure if spelled that right) is swallon. They thought it could be chrohns disease, but my colonscopy and biopsy was normal, the doctor never followed up with me on anything else, even though the pain is still there.

Also, I recently had an MRI of my brain, and they said the results were normal.
Chest x-ray was normal.
Thyroid tests were normal.

Not sure where to go from here. I'm sick of doctors looking at my age (28) and saying "you're too young for anything serious. It's just anxiety." I can feel that there is something wrong, and it's getting worse. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!

Post Edited (JB1605) : 10/24/2015 2:24:49 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/24/2015 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
You should see a rheumatologist. I wouldn't be surprised if you have some sort of auto-immune disease, and rheumies are the Drs that diagnose and treat auto-immune.

Good luck.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

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   Posted 10/25/2015 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like my symptoms when I was first diagnosed with Lupus.
Be sure you see your skin and your gut conditions are connected. Just the same when your dog or cat has a skin condition you add Omegas and amino acid to your diet look at what they are eating that's promoting these conditions.
If you don't become proactive you will continue to decline.
I have had Lupus for over since my 20's I had Barretts syndrome, Graves Disease since 15 yrs old and Sjogrens since my 40's. Plaquinal has given me my life back and MTX stopped my widespread burning. But, the Naturalpathy showed me how to detox and clean up and eat right. Now I am a great grandmother of 9 so there is hope for a good life if your willing to gain the knowledge to survive. Don't fall pray to the drugs. I did and in my early 30's I was a mess on anti seizure drugs and antidepressants and all the drugs they could through at me. But, I watched my bestfriend die from all the antibiotics and I didn't want to die young so I went a different direction.
If you can get to a Naturalpath for complementary treatment and go organic then you could be cured or get yourself in remission. You have been poisoning yourself with our poor American diet. Our environment is poisoned too.
Stop the pop completely and only clean meat.
No GMO's in your diet and start refusing vaccines completely. Detox and cleanse, start drinking green smoothies and your body will heal itself. You are young enough to recover your health if you wake up and fight your way to remission.
You must become focused on cleaning up your insides.
Start reading the conditioners and shampoo ingredients look up the words and cut out Carcinogenic poisons before too late. Your skin is like a sponge it sucks up everything you put on it and it goes right into your blood stream.
We are all produces of our environments much more then we have been taught.
If you want a better life and better health only you can make it happen.
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