Our patients often tell us that they like how our doctors really listen to what they are saying about their symptoms. Lets hope we never miss any of these!
1) Symptoms: fatigue/kidney/heart/lung issues, rash and joint pain (often misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or rheumatoid arthritis)
Tests to confirm: CBC, anti-dsDNA, ANA and lupus erthymatosus cell tests, chest film if symptoms warrant it
2) Symptoms: tremors in the hands, arms, legs, head; stiff muscles or problems with balance or walking (often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s, stroke, stress, traumatic head injury, essential tremor
Tests – None
3) Symptoms: vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, leg cramps (often misdiagnosed as IBS, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis)
Diagnosis: Celiac Disease
Tests: Antibody blood tests may be postive in up to 10%, small intestine sample biopsy, genetic (DNA) testing
4) Symptoms: loss of memory or concentration, sore throat, painful lymph nodes in neck or armpits, muscle and joint pain, extreme exhaustion (misdiagnosed as sinus issues, hepatitis, fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis)
Diagnosis: Chronic fatigue syndrome
Tests – Diagnosis is based on ruling out all above mentioned disorders.
5) Symptoms: anxiety, depression, increased pain sensitivity, incapacitating fatigue (often misdiagnosed as Rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome)
Tests: None. Diagnosis is made based on presenting with a history of generalized pain lasting 3 or more months and the presence of at leat 11 tender spots on the body that are extraordinarily sensitive to pain.
Dr Jenny Crosby
Getting St Charles County well for 15 years with chiropractic, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, food allergy testing, rehabilitative care and more