Hello, I'm new here and came across the forum while searching about my symptoms. a little background:
Feb 2012- diagnosed with GERD based on symptoms but never actually tested
April 2012- diagnosed with adult onset asthma after multiple uppper respiratory infections and sinus infections. my asthma has been very difficult to control. in the last year I have had 1 urgent care visit, 1 overnight hospital stay, and 3 rounds of prednisone.
in the last year I have noticed an increase in eye floaters, saw an opthamologist and was diagnosed with vitreous detachment (this typically affects people over 65 I am 40)
hisotry of recurrent yeast infections, anemia (although iron levels are good now), sinus infections (sinus xray and ENT visit showed nothing wrong with sinuses).
bad abdominal pain, feels like early labor pain sometimes
stomach rumbling after eating, sometimes I feel spasms
foot cramps to the point where my toes actually bend and look crippled. If I'm driving I have to pull over because it's crippling.
dark circles under my eyes and they look sunken in a little (my husband noticed this before I even did)
eczema, and rosacea
constipation, sometimes loose
bad hemmorhoids (sorry to much infomation here, pretty embarassing)
celiac blood test= negative
endoscopty with biospsy = negative
abdominal xray= negative
h pyrioli= negative
gallbladder and liver are fine
CBC showed low calcium levels but my Dr. thinks it could be due to the recent hospital stay for my asthma? says shortness of breath could cause it.
also low alkaline phospate levels
test after test but my symptoms are still present. I have always had a hard time keeping weight on. I am 5' 3" and usually weigh 109 but I have lost 3 1/2 pounds in the last few weeks so I'm down to 105.4 right now
my asthma went undiagnosed for over a year. My dr. kept diagnosing upper respiratory infection and I was on 4 different courses of anibiotics within a year and a half.
extremely frustrated at this point and seeking some advice, thank you all in advance.
right now both my husband and I agree to try gluten free to see if I improve but it seems pretty clear I don't have celiac even though so many things point to it.