Do I need to go to a doctor specializing in immunity? I keep getting very sick.?
Over the last 7-8 months, I've been getting very sick.
It all started out with getting mono, then a severe kidney, urethra, and bladder infection. I was hospitalized and put on bed rest for 4 days, they gave me medicine and it gave me a vaginal yeast infection, I took another antibiotic to get rid of that and it gave me thrush.
I finally got rid of it and went to my pcp and she did blood work and told me I have Anemia. (She also made a comment that I was a hypocondriac) BUT every single time I go to her for a sickness, it is proven (by test) that I actually do have something.
Anyway, she put me on bc to help with the loss of iron and vitamins.
Anyway, two weeks ago, I was hospitalized with pneumonia and I still haven't gotten completely better.
I had side effects from the bc pill, depression and insomnia.
Which, I have insomnia regardless.
I feel like nothing is happening. I'm still tired all the time, getting sick. I now have a huge rash all over my face, neck, shoulders, and back. All visible things, so I know I am no crazy and making this up. I hate that she said so.
What could I have? Should I get further tested?
Because I've done everything to increase my iron and I still keep getting sick. Oh, and I've gained weight over the last month (like 7 lbs) but have maintained a 1,200 to 1,400 calorie diet.
I'm 17 yrs old, btw
- bballproLv 410 years agoFavorite Answer
It's easy to label a patient a hypochondriac, but easily dangerous unless all potential diagnoses are excluded by testing.
-Have you been tested for diabetes (a blood test to determine your glucose level)? Those with diabetes are at increased risk for various infections, fatigue, mood swings, and weight gain.
-Have you had an HIV test?
-Need to rule out a thyroid disorder, like hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland).
-Anemia needs a work-up to determine why. Heavy menses can cause it, but so can other more worrisome causes.
I recommend seeing either:
-a different internist
-an infectious disease specialist
-or an endocrinologist.
Once you find a caring, curious, and smart physician they can help you find the solution to your problems.Source(s): med man
- rohlmanLv 43 years ago
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