Suggest treatment for left flank pain, brain fogging, fatigue and facial rashes

Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Left dull burning ache in flank, moves into left side abdomen. This started 2 years ago. It Lasted for 4 months then pain went away for 6 months!!!! Flared up again and been constant last 8 months. Also incurring waves of brain fog with fatigue where I feel detached no concentration or able to or want to engage with people or make conversation. I get light headedness with numbness feel with red rash to face that comes and goes. Intense itchy scalp, ears, eyes, nostrils. Waves of fatigue, right ear ache comes and goes. Intense food cravings that come and go, bruise easy, aching knees come and go. Alcohol intolerrnce just gives me worst acid that lasts for days. Constant lower back ache 7 years. Rash comes and goes from waist up. Short term Memory loss, black under eyes. I feel all this is connected not felt well in 12 years when 1st symptoms of acid reflux started, gradually got iller with all these other problems. No weight loss in fact I struggle to lose weight currently 16.5 stone 6 feet tall male 41 years old. I now can't walk 18 holes of gold without severe fatigue and muscle, knee pains for days after. All this has to be related to 1 disease. Hope you can help me.
Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Your symptoms may or may not be due to one disease.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, i can fully understand your concern.
Your symptoms are all quite varied, and may or may not be due to one disease.
You need to get examined by a team of doctors, including an Urologist for your
left flank pain, with a CT-IVU scan report,
a Neurologist, for your symptoms of brain fogging and fatigue, with reports of video-EEG, MRI scan, thyroid profile, blood sugar,and liver function tests,
an Allergy specialist, with a CBC, AEC,for your rashes,
and a general physician for weight gain, and other symptoms.
According to their advice, follow the treatment, and you should improve considerably.
Wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Matthew J. Mangat 5 hours later
Hello and thanks for your initial answer. Is it possible that it is one of the following illnesses?? AnD which would my symptoms most point to??

Gilbert's syndrome
Adrenal gland
Hep c
hypothyroidism (check TSH reading)
Lymes disease

Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not a single disease causing all your symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again.
Let me assure you that, all your symptoms are not caused by any one of the diseases, listed by you.
As you don't have jaundice, forget about Gilbert's syndrome and Hepatitis C.
Adrenal gland disease alone may cause skin striae, but not the other symptoms.
Hypothyroidism can be present, and detected by doing the tests i mentioned.
Lymes disease may also be present, if you've a pet at home, or in constant touch with animals, around your home.
Hope your doubts are cleared.
Wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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