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Another symptom

The weight loss was bad enough. I’m now covered in bruises. No less than 25 on my legs (I counted 31 but some could be the same bruise just continued). I started noticing the bruising on Thursday, and it’s only increased since. My arms also have above the normal amount.

The worst part about the weekend was not being able to do anything and I stayed up late on Saturday worrying. And now that it’s almost Monday, I’m naturally wondering if worrying is overreacting because I have health anxiety.

At this point I will probably leave it because every other time I’ve had symptoms of something bad, it’s always been fine/ because of something less serious. I’m fed up of wasting the NHS’ time and money.

Besides, I don’t think they’ll retest my WBC count any time soon anyway. They have a test tube shortage and since they think the low count before was due to the antibiotics, it’s not going to be a priority to re-test (which I can absolutely understand).

My friend thinks they will because of my symptoms, but they can all be explained somewhat:

The weight loss; I’ve gone through a breakup, a move, an illness and I’ve worked a lot. Whilst I never lost weight when I had covid or worked a lot before, new stuff can happen I suppose.

The bruising: I’ve moved and I’ve also worked 4 days in a row. Even though I don’t recall such, I probably battered my legs a few times moving. And even though I don’t normally bruise because of such, I probably bruised from kneeling at work.

Here’s to hoping I do start putting on weight and the bruises start disappearing so I can wear my dress without leggings/ tights!

#WeightLoss #LowWBC #illness #bruise #BloodTests #symptoms #newsymptoms #HealthAnxiety #Anxiety #bruising

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Does anyone have migratory arthritis? #UndifferentiatedConnectiveTissueDisease #MigratoryArthritis

I am now 73 and was diagnosed with UCTD about 3 years ago, but have had symptoms of extreme exhaustion, migratory arthritis and a very low WBC (1.8-2.0) since my late 30s. I’ve never met anyone like myself. I’ve been fortunate that one nightly Aleeve works like a miracle on this bizarre kind of arthritis, which can be excruciating and ean loss of use of the joint invovled for about 48 hours. I don’t mind it because it goes away. wMy doctor tried to treat the exhaustion with plaquenil, but I had an adverse reaction to it. I otherwise go untreated except Aleeve and prefer the symptoms I have to various strong meds. I do have scar tissue on my lungs, and work with a specialist at Cleveland Clinic for that (Interstitial Lung Disease), but the doctor said it’s to early to start steroids, much to my relief! Anyone have migratory arthritis or lung scar tissue with their UCTD? #UndifferentiatedConnectiveTissueDisease #MigtatoryArthritis #InterstitialLungDisease #LowWBC #LowWhiteCellCount

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