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Just got some blood tests back that show the usual picture consistent with "Gilbert's Syndrome" (high unconjugated bilirubin, normal LFTs). I have a couple of other blood abnormalities too (slightly high rheumatoid factor, Creatine Kinase , and uric acid) but they don't seem to add up to anything.
I haven't felt quite right for about four years. Admittedly, it started with something that resembled a panic attack (after a viral infection), but has persisted since.
- Very low tolerance to alcohol (if I have more than two or three pints in a night, which I sometimes do, I will get panicky and shaky the next day)
- Poor tolerance to heat; sweating when I wouldn't have before
- Chronic tiredness. Not of the kind that "knocks me out", but I never feel 100% rested.
Preexisting conditions are asthma and GERD, both of which I take medication for and which are well-managed (as far as I know).
I've had normal neurological tests and a normal abdominal ultrasound. I've seen a rheumatologist, gastroenterologist (although I don't think a good one), endocrinologist, and a neurologist.
No "unifying diagnosis" has ever been found beyond, although the endocrinologist did say she thought it possible that I had an Inborn Error of Metabolism (IEM) but couldn't pin it down to any one she was familiar with and said that genetic testing would not be financially feasible — or likely to yield any information that would help with diagnosis and treatment.
Does anybody else share a frustrating feeling that the doctors are missing out on something? I haven't done any real "investigating" beyond these blood tests in a couple of years, but the symptoms never seem to just "vanish" as I had always hoped they would.
Thank you in advance to anybody with information to share!
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