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Symptoms question

Hi, I have been having the following symptoms for like two years: numbness in feet, arms, hands, legs, neck and lower face, foot/leg cramps, weakness in my legs and arms, aching leg pain, minor muscle spasms and tingling in my legs and feet. As well as recently I have started getting eczema or some kind of dematritis on my neck, foot, hands and eyelids, dizziness, itching, uncomfortable eyes, back pain, fatigue and feeling like I have bruises on my legs when I haven't hurt them. I also cannot burp and have painful stomach aches and chest pains when the gas gets trapped, it doesn't feel like heart burn, but sometimes it is so bad I can't bend down to pick up my bag.

I'm 19, I eat healthily and haven't drank in 3 months. I know I have listed a lot of things but I am listing anything that could be relevant. I am not sure if this is the right place to post this but I couldn't find anything else. I went for doctors appointment in October and the doctor dismissed everything I said saying that I was too young to have anything. I went back in January after I had terrible leg pains in December and the doctor tested my leg muscle strength and said I had scitica, but did a blood test to ensure everything was ok. My test came back low in calcium  so I redid it and it came back normal. She referred me for physiotherapy, but my symptoms got worse so I went back and the doctor and asked to do a celiac blood test since it ran in my family. I have just got those results back and they said it didn't show celiac but my iron levels were on the low side of normal, so I should make an appointment.

I feel like the doctors won't take me seriously or help me. It probably doesn't help that I have never seen the same doctor twice because it is a university clinic. I have never had any kind of illness in the past. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas what this could be?
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Take your butt to a HOSPITAL!!! No university clinic except mizzou or KU medical center can diagnose what you have. University clinics only handle colds, strep, fevers, minor things. Also, they are underfunded, and not at all well equipped for something like that. You need to go to a hospital.
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Get a different doctor! I'm 19 also, and lots of times they just don't want to hear it. You need to find a good doctor that doesn't bypass your issues, thats what doctors are for to treat their patients, not dismiss them. Otherwise? I cant put my finger on just ONE diagnoses. First, I was thinking bad circulation issues, or RLS, Then it also sounds like a digestion issue paired with a skin issue, so I'd go find a new doctor because it's obviously something.
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I agre with RyRy4 that you need to see a good general doctor.

You may have trapped nerves (well we know you have at least one trapped nerve - the sciatic nerve).  

Neurological problems, bacterial or viral infections.  You already know that your iron levels are fairly low so that will make you have the fatigue.

As you are at university, you will be experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety.  That too can manifest itself with physical problems.

The eczema that you now have also needs to be treated.  And again this can be a flare up due to stress or from contacting something that you are allergic to.

I am surprised the doctor did not prescribe iron and folic acid and also calcium and vitamin D tablets.  Vitamin D helps calcium to be absorbed.

It would also be worth your doctor checking you for diabetes and an autoimmune disorder as well as checking your blood pressure.

The disgestive problem can also be due to anxiety and stress.

Keep a record of what you eat and drink and also right down your symptoms to see if you can identify a food that makes you feel worse.

keep off junk and processed foods and fizzy drinks.

Make time to have relaxation time, like walking in the park, swimming or whatever makes you feel relaxed.  Also have a good sleep hygiene.

I hope you find a doctor that can listen and not dismiis all your problems and help you out soon.  Write a not of all you symptoms to hand to the doctor if it helps.

Best wishes.

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