Annual cost of lymphedema treatment fell $12,000, study found
by lovedogs23 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:28 AM
First of all I'd like to say the reason I'm not at the doctor right now is because I'm a poor 21 year old girl with bills to pay and a new job I'd rather not take days off for. Seems like a lack of priorities but I just don't need to waste any time. I'm hoping someone here can tell me whether or not INEEDto go to a doctor.
So it started in April (8 months ago). My stomach had distended badly without weight gain. I went to the doctor they didn't seem to worried. She suggested for the recently heavy cycles and bloating that I take Birth control. I didn't take it long.
In May, I had start dropping weight. 20 pounds by the end of the month. I started bleeding a little which I assume was hemorrhoids(no pain however). Headaches started in frequently and I had severe back pain.
By June, I started having fevers on a nearly daily basis as well as a pressure on my chest accompanied by shortness of breathe. My lymph nodes were swollen for a few weeks. One of which (right side of neck) is still swollen and prominent.
In July the fevers were almost constant and night sweats began. I was beyond exhausted and had frequent panic attacks. The back pain became so bad that I had to quit my job as a waitress for one that allowed me to stay off my feet. By the end of the month I had lost another 10 pounds, regardless of my emotional eating.
In August, thanks to my new job, My back pain decreased but still occasionally brought me to tears. My cycle started coming in every 3 weeks, lasting a couple days longer than usual and much heavier and clotting.
Between August and September a small cough started. The lymph nodes on my neck were swollen to the point of cutting off air ways if my head moved back to far. I felt breathless and tired.
By October, Dizziness started in making it difficult to concentrate and my ears felt full and bruised. My "hemorrhoid" problem got a little heavier and slightly more frequent (5-6 times)
In November I succumbed to a SEVERE flu for about 3 weeks. At this time feeling a horrible shooting pain in my ears. As well as bone pain. Not like the arthritis I've had since I was 10 but pain radiating from bones instead of joints all over.
In December I dropped another 5 lbs (have been fluctuating since) Leg cramps started and small rashes started up all over my body. They are light blotchy patches on the skin and they itch a little. Often times I feel a crawling sensation, like a bug is on me. My bowel movements turned from constipation(as it always is) to foul smelling diarrhea.
And now this week in January the "floaters" people see have started to become bright. And as off today I started what felt like hemorrhaging blood, not in any way like I have before when I thought it was hemorrhoids. It was dark, clotted and there was enough to turn the toilet water orange. It went on for about 2 hours when it finally slowed down.
Can anyone give me an idea of what this could be? Should I wait longer or what should I do? Any advice is certainly welcome
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