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    Old 09-08-2019, 11:06 PM   #1
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    Chronic Pain with No Diagnosis

    Iíll try to give a basic overview.

    I am a male in my early twenties and have been suffering with health issues for about 8 years now. Iíve never been an extremely healthy person, but it has progressively gotten worse over the years. When I was in my early teens, I started getting chronic ocular migraines, and would go through periods of getting a migraine daily.

    Then a few years later, I had rapid progression with what appeared to be subcutaneous rumors, and actually ended up being diagnosed as a rare condition called Granuloma Annulare. This condition is not supposed to have many symptoms and should be easy to live with but I obviously have something else going on.

    I have chronic pain, fatigue, lethargy, brain fog, headaches, upset stomach, weight loss, and occasional dizziness. I have been seeing doctors and healthcare professionals for YEARS and they canít come up with anything. Iíve been through countless blood tests, ultrasounds, CT scans, X-Rays, and even a brain scan, but still nothing ... theyíve checked for diabetes, arthritis, Addisonís disease, thyroid abnormalities, IBS, etc. and just crickets.

    To say Iím burn out is an understatement but as the symptoms slowly worsen Iím persistent in finding some answers. Iím just dumbfounded as to what could be going on but Iím curious to see if anyone has some potential insight.

    Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.

     
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    Old 09-09-2019, 07:14 AM   #2
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    Re: Chronic Pain with No Diagnosis

    Hi Timewaster001,

    Did any of your doctors check you for food allergies? Sometimes health issues can arise from foods like wheat and/or dairy.

    Being overweight, too many high calorie, high sugar, high sodium, low fiber processed foods can lead to many different autoimmune diseases. Of course there may be other lifestyle issues contributing as well, like stress, lack of exercise and sleep.

     
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    Old 10-16-2019, 10:33 AM   #3
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    Timewaster... I too have Granuloma Annulare and am having all of the symptoms you listed except for the weight loss. I have fatigue, lethargy, brain fog, headaches, upset stomach, dizziness, joint and muscle pain. I am a 60 year old woman who has had Granuloma Annulare since I was 14 years old. It has only went away 2 times in those 40+ years.. once when I was pregnant (came back after birth of my daughter) and again disappeared when I was on the weight loss drug Belviq over the course of 3 years. I am now off that drug and the GA is returning.

    I had daily chronic migraines in my late 30's which went away once I started thyroid medication. My TSH was always normal, but my antibodies were sky high (TPO was 1500). If you haven't had your thyroid antibodies checked please do so. Most doctors won't do it unless your TSH is high. Took me 10 years worth of doctors to find one that would.

    Your symptoms including the weight loss could point to Hemochromatosis, which is a hereditary disease causing iron overload. Has your doctor did a Iron Panel??? If not, ask for one. It is a very serious disease, but has an easy cure of giving blood (phlebotomy). I thought I had this because of the symptoms, but it looks like I may have anemia instead. You can also order a DNA health test from 23andMe.. which I have done and am awaiting results.

    You are much too young to be feeling this poorly, please post updates when you can.

     
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