The 24 year old daughter of a friend had high fever, sickness and fatigue last September and has found it difficult to eat solid food since then. She mainly eats soups, shakes and other high calorific soft foods to keep her weight on although she has lost over a stone in weight. Acid reflux and H.pylori have been ruled out. Prescribed antibiotics but developed allergy so had to stop taking the dose. Over the last few weeks she has suffered swollen tongue where tongue feels too big for the mouth and throat feels like it closing together with a blotchy rash that comes and goes from face and body. It's a long shot but does anyone have any ideas? Could it be thyroid related? She doesn't have an eating disorder. Doctors are puzzled.