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Old 08-11-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

I was wondering if anyone else here can relate to the symptoms I have been experiencing recently. Here they are...

* Mild to moderate shortness of breath.
* Frequent itching on arms, stomach, chest and legs
* Some loss of libido with delayed ejaculation

I've had the shortness of breath (where you feel like you can't get a "full" breath) off and on for years along with tons of tests and everything always came back normal so it was concluded that it was simply anxiety (which I take Ativan for). For the last few weeks though, it has been pretty bad (especially during excersize). I should also mention that I have a lot of allergies, sinusitis, rhinitis, etc and I also have a lot of animals. I'm pretty sure the breathing problem isn't caused by my heart because I've had numerous recent chest X-rays, a stress test, lots of blood work, etc. I don't think it's anxiety or panic attacks either because I'm not anxious most of the time and because the shortness of breath is present even when I take the Ativan.

The itching is somthing that has started within the last week and I'm not sure what is causing it except that I have been eating a lot of chocolates lately but then again, I have never had this kind of reaction to chocolate in the past.

The loss of libido, delayed ejaculation has been with me for about 3 weeks. I do have a history of prostatitis but I don't currently have it. I am an alcoholic who drank for a year and a half, then quit for a year, then drank for a year and just quit for good 15 days ago. I also stopped smoking and only chew now.

Other than that, I am a male in my 40's, I eat healthy but spend way too much time at the computer and probably don't get nearly as much excersize as I should be getting.

Anyway, can anyone else relate to these symptoms?. I'd really appreciate hearing from you and getting some input.

Thanks so much, Steve
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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Re: Can anyone else relate to these symptoms?

Itching can be a sign of jaundice. Which is caused from a rise in Liver levels. Many babies are born with jaundice and are treated by UV lights. Ask your doctor to check your blood for liver levels.

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