Hello everyone, my name is Luca and for a few years now I have been suffering a lot of pain in the sternum and the arms. Every doctor's appointment I have had has turned out negative results, except for a high level of white blood cells, but I am really sick. I don't know what else to do, I do not live well. I have been told oftentimes that my symptoms are imaginary, but that's not the case.
My mother died from Wegner's Granulomatosis, and I am finding the same symptoms. However, I have been tested, all negative. These are my symptoms: joint pain, bone pain, fever, the inside of my mouth is irritated, as if I had burned it. For a while now I haven't been able to digest correctly, but the most painful are still the pains in my sternum. I have also had EKGs, but to no avail. This week I got tests again, the only thing that was out of the normal levels was cholesterol, and also triglycerides, as well as my white blood cells.
Please answer, as I feel really sick. Thanks for everything.
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