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Hi I am 44 yo I have been overweight most of life so I suffer from all sorts of aches and pains that I relate to weight and being out of shape. Anyhow recently I have had this weird feeling on left side under ribs almost like a bubling or gurgling of stomach and I can feel it when I breathe at times. Fast forward to December I had "bronchitis" I took a z pack didn't get better my dad was sick in hospital and I had extreme stress with him and the holidays. Just before the new year I felt like I had a UTI, I did and it was resistant to a lot of antibiotics, which is crazy because the z pack was first abx I took in years and I don't get UTI's and I was also told I had pneumonia since my left lung was full of junk and wheezing. I was treated with other abx and prednisone and breathing treatments. Well I felt crappy and jittery with all these meds and didn't really get better so things had to be extended then I did see a pulmonary dr to I seen a urology dr for the UTI I also had CT scan of abdomen and chest nothing alarming the chest showed a little area of inflammation. I then was put on singulair to try to get over the hump. 3 days later I developed this severe facial flusing and hives on neck pain all on left side. I went to the ER my BP was extremely high and my pulse they gave me ativan and sent me home. The pulmonary dr saw me and started my back on abx for 6 weeks (which I stopped taking after almost 5 days) and more prednisone. She did an angio of chest to check for blood clot it was negative and the inflammed area was almost gone from the previous CT. I then had days of this facial flushing so bad my dr saw it tested me for lupus, my ANA was + but the double stranded DNA was -. I then went straight to a cardiologist and had an echo which was ok but my BP was 200s/120s and HR in 160s. That night I developed the same UTI again. I was tested by 24 urine for carcinoid syndrome (-), aldosterone releasing tumor (-), phetocycroma (-), and cushing disease (-). All of my labs are pretty much normal. My BP is still high I am on one med for it and my cardiologist is adding second med today, bp 150s over 90s. pulse is down. I wasnt' sure if i was having anxiety from the singulair so I stopped that this past weekend. I also have been nervous over all this and now think what can be wrong next. I still have palpitations, I did have a 24 hour holter monitor and it was normal. I dont' know how to explain how I feel sometimes ok other times not myself at all. I have had a dull headache almost constantly. I feel like I have a short leash at times, mostly because I don't feel like myself. I had some weird things like burning in nose, mouth, throat during those facial flare ups. They also feel itchy. People have said are you sure you are not having an allergic reaction, my eyes also get puffy and so does my face. The hives on neck are not raised and I do get itchy not extremely bad but a little and I get antsy also. My mouth and such does feel like I want to take benadryl but I haven't. I have not had the red face that bad in about 2-3 days. I feel like things have slowed down for the moment. But in the past months I do feel like i am inflammed inside it is a weird feeling I don't look it but I do feel "swollen". These are just some things I can name. Just curious if I should ask for testing for this because my dr is perplexed and really feels something there but not sure and everything is negative. He even called me on last saturday to test for cushing., because of the BP and flushing and I always had hard time losing weight. But my friend has this and then after researching it I am realizing these symptoms kind of go with this. My urologist said I appear as if I having something immune going on but no one can put finger on it.
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