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Here's my history. I'm 28/F. Back in June my turbinates (glands in the nose) swelled and have been swollen since. Medication hasn't solved the problem so am on the waiting list for surgery. My ENT also referred me to an allergist which confirmed multiple allergies and I'll start immunotherapy in April. I've had allergies for years but they've never caused me this much trouble and nothing in my enviornment changed. My breathing problems go beyound having a blocked nose. I have asthma, although sometimes I wonder if it's infact my lungs inflammed instead. Breathing often feels like I have a tight throat and chest, like I can't get my lungs full or it dosen't go down properly. Breathing through my mouth feels the same. In this time I've also had the flu 3 times, coldsore 4 times, noticeable hair loss/thinning especially on my scalp, pigmentation and broken cappilaries on my face, reoccuring neck pain with migraines and 12kg weight loss. I count calories and even on the weeks I've been over I've still lost weight. My anxiety has also raised recently. My health can come good temporarily, for a week or two and then it crashes again. I've been seeing a new doctor since my last one was getting complacent. He did bloods. Only things of note were B12 slightly low and Positive Speckled ANA 1/80 titre. He sent it for further testing for dsDNA and ENA which came back normal. Obviously this goes beyound having a blocked nose. I've had a couple of doctors be quite dismissive and treat me like a hypochondriac but the fact is many days I'm struggling to breathe and just do not feel or look well at all. I've tried to tell myself it's in my head and it will get better but here I am 8 months later and it's getting worse. Do these symptoms sound familiar to anyone and could this be an autoimmune/inflammatory issue?
Thanks kindly, Skye
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