How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question

Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 52493
Experience:  GP in the United States
55099014
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now

Seven years ago I had glandular fever. When I had this, I had

Customer Question

Seven years ago I had glandular fever. When I had this, I had significant periorbital cellulitis. Since then, I have had occasional bouts of fatigue which myself and Doctors always put down to my viral history, with blood tests showing thyroid function Etc to be fine. Occasional ferritin deficiencies would show but not much else.
Fast forward to now and I am now experiencing this fatigue on a weekly basis and getting to the point where I cannot function (to the extent where I can't pick up a heavy bottle of water) roughly twice a month. It always has the same pattern and is accompanied by swelling of my eyelids. Since my periorbital cellulitis I also am prone to cellulitis in my legs after small cuts or bites.
Alongside this, I also have joint pain in my toes on one foot (podiatrist referral was made and he has created orthotics but said he is concerned it's part of a wider joint issue) and have begun to get twinges in the joints in my fingers.
I also get pains behind my knees and elbows, mostly at night, about once a month or so which are more of an ache-similar to a headache but in those places.
I also have varicose veins in my
Leg-I am 27.
Previous doctors have suggested hypermobility disorders or post viral fatigue but I've just moved to a new doctor and she doesn't think it's anything to be concerned about. I got the impression she thinks I may be ok as when I went in to discuss it I was having a good day.
Am I worrying unnecessarily or could there be a reason for my symptoms that warrants further investigation?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.
Any other medical issues
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Just that I had the LLETZ procedure done after CIN2 was found on my cervix about two years ago. I don't seem to have any ongoing related symptoms to this. No other symptoms, the fatigue, joint twinges and eyelid swelling are the main thing. Pic of eyelids attached. When I wake up like this I don't see an improvement unless I stay in bed all day and then by about 5pm I feel well enough to make dinner. This is happening two-three times a month so my absence record from work is high, and I really don't like having days off!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.
Has fibromyalgia or other autoimmune disorders been explored?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No nothing of this nature has been explored.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
you need checked for lupus, rheumatoid and other autoimmune conditions right away.that is the first step
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it :)
If you have more questions, just reply

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.