Hey guys, I’m a 21 y/o male desperate for answers.
Two years ago, I started to get bad nausea, change in bowl movements and general malaise. I lost 15 pounds in 3 months and was unable to workout. These symptoms seemed to go in cycles where I would feel tired and lethargic a couple days and then feel worse 3-5 days in and finally feel better and then start over again.
I ended up going in for blood work and all vitamin, mineral, and CBC came back normal.
In Jan 2017, I went gluten free. This made my stomach symptoms go away almost completely. However, I still had flare ups and the fatigue, malaise continued. I went in for stool tests, and also a colonoscopy and endoscopy and they found just mild acid reflux. I’ve seen an immuneologist and got tested for mast cells, and I’ve gotten all blood levels retaken including thyroid and that was fine as well. I did take the western blot and the bands 41 and 57(?) came bavk positive but there’s not enough to call it lyme. I did go on antibiotics and those did not help.
Over time, I started to keep track of my own symptoms and foods I eat.
My symptoms seem to change in duration and severity during the day sometimes.
Here are my CURRENT symptoms:
Headaches (sometimes migrane like)
Facial tightness/tingling to where it is very uncomfortable. It’s my worst symptom
General malaise and feelingvof needing to lay down
Nasal congestion on one side of nose
I noticed that these symptoms are made worse by alcohol, sugars, stress and working too much and not getting enough sleep or lack of activity.
Another note is that these symptoms aren’t as bad after I eat and while I’m eating. I also have been working out for an hour a day for the past 4 months and I feel better when I workout. When I’m out with friends and I get symptoms, I feel drunk, like in a daze and my face gets tight, my body feels tight as well and that’s when my skin feels hot and I get the nasal congestion.
Sorry for the long post and kind of unorganized info. Ask any questions!
Thank you in advance!