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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi, I'm a 32 year old woman. I've been sick ever since I had surgury to remove a small bone from my left foot four years ago. I had been a professional dancer who has been athletic my entire life and had no history (or family history-my whole family is sporty) of health problems. I believed it to be hypersensitivity pneumonitis caused by mold in the apartment i lived in in New York because I had a plethora of symptoms including: Extreme breathing problems (especially at home - Ive moved multiple times since only to become allergic to new things (shown by breathing problems (though less severe than initially) and sometimes rashes or severe acne). I've since replaced all of my belongings. Extreme muscle soreness Extreme weight loss (lack of apetite) Numular eczema rashes all over my torso Bleeding gums Hyperextending both of my arms doing regular athletic things Hair thinning Left side chest pains that began the day I moved into a house with fiberglass installation Left eyesight worse by .5 now I have breathing problems around cigarette smoke and various other things. I always have left side chest pains. There have been three nonconsecutive days this entire time where I've had no chest pains and absolutely no other symptoms and was totally energetic and fine. I don't know why. I dont smoke or ever have. I rarely drink and have never done drugs. I have tried various homeopathic things and am taking no medicine. I eat organic now. I sleep almost all the time I'm not at work. (as a legal word processor - office-desk job). I've been to regular doctors, two pulmonologists, a cardiologist, a rheumatologist and a dermatologist. I've had xrays, a cat scan and breathing tests. All cleaar. I was given albuterol the second year I was sick and it made me cough. I was given it a fee months ago and it caused severe breathing issues for about five minutes and general malaise for a day. My lupus and arthritis tests were clear.
Doctor :   How can I help You?
Doctor :   Let me read what You have typed
User :   (hello doctor -sorry so long. I just wanted to get it all out there)
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So what do You wish to ask me?
User :   Um. Can I get better? No one seems to think I have what I think.
User :   I don't know what else to do
Doctor :   It appears that You are allergic to many substances
User :   Yes. It came on suddenly.
Doctor :   It would be best if You saw a dermatologist and got a few allergy sensitivity tests done
User :   That would help my breathing?
Doctor :   There are several tests that dermatologists do to determine which substances You are allergic to
Doctor :   And theY suggest ways to desensitise you
Doctor :   ways
User :   How does that explain all of my symptoms or that I knows the exact day I got sick. Or that it's linked to chest pains?
Doctor :   Your chest pains could be due to the pneumocystitics carini You are telling me about
User :   I'm allergic to everything. That is not natural.
User :   How do I get rid of this?
Doctor :   Yes so it is better You do these patch tests and find out what exactly You are allergic to and how to boost Your immunity and desensitise You
Doctor :   There is desensitivity treatment
User :   It's not the allergies that are the root cause. Do you not understasnd What I'm saying?
Doctor :   Since Your immunity is low You have suffered this infection on p carinnii
Doctor :   Is Your diet good?
User :   The three fasts I had no chest pains I also had no sympto s.
User :   Oops not fasts, days
Doctor :   Hw are Your eating habits?
User :   Like I said, I eat organic
Doctor :   I think You are missing Out on a normal diet which could be affecting Your immune system .hence You have low immunity
Doctor :   Are You on any medications
User :   Do you know what organic means?
Doctor :   Which may be supressing Your immune system?
Doctor :   can You explain?
User :   Like I said, I'm not taking any medicine.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How was Your infection diagnoised?
User :   Can I have my time redeemed and talk to someone else?
Doctor :   A sputum examination and a chest xray?
Doctor :   What do You wish to ask me?
User :   I aant another doctor
Doctor :   I can answer Your queries but I am not sure what you want to know
User :   Another doctor
Doctor :   So plaese ask me any thing specific which You would wish to know so that I can help You
Doctor :   Is there any specific reason You would like to see another doctor?
User :   You don't understand and have wasted my time--money
Doctor :   What do You wish to know?
User :   Is this a different doctor?
Doctor :   I am sorry if I have said anything wrong But please can You ask me any specific questions dos o that I can defnitely help You out
Doctor :   yes
User :   I'm talking to a different doctor than the initial one?
User :   ?
Doctor :   we would like to call You and answer You over the phone
Doctor :   Can You clarify Your phone number and place
User :   Is this the first doctor I was chatting with or a different one?
Doctor :   Would You like a call from a new doctor?
User :   Yes please.
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