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pale, fatigue, dark eye circles, powerless

Posted In: Endocrine conditions 11 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 9, 2006
  • 09:46 PM

I have been suffering from these sypmtoms all my life and my life has been ***l, i have had all kinds of tests and they all come up normal, my work life suffers and all i get from co-workers is that they keep telling me how pale i look and i feel week every day, i have been diagnosed with RLS because i am always shaking my legs but i dont think that the RLS would make me look pale and make me powerless, does anybody else suffer from these same symptoms? any feed back would be appreciated.

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  • I do and get puffiness also. i would suggest getting your thyroid thoroughly examined- a lot of doctors dont diagnose thyroid conditions correctly and thats what im going through myself with low energy and dry skin, etc- I would also get some allergy tests done- best of luck to you
    erin23 19 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 06:33 AM
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  • There is a lot of information for this drink that might be of help to you. It is formulated to help with the color pigmentation you were talking about, and definently helps with the fatigue issue. Give it a shot if the information on the site interests you. I use it to complete my vegetarian diet and it helps immensly. Thank you for you time. http://www.feelbetterforlife.net/arcanegroup/20610673BB.html
    MarshalHack 4 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 08:59 PM
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  • iron deficiency? sleep deprivation?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 06:49 AM
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  • Have you had your kidney and adrenal function checked? You could have Addison's Disease, I'd ask your doctor about it.
    girlfromipanema 12 Replies
    • February 3, 2007
    • 05:26 AM
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  • It sounds like I suffer with the exact same thing. I have dark circles no matter how much or how little I sleep. I am very rarely not tired. I can have 9 hours sleep wake up and then five hours later I am starting to feel tired. I am also very pale. I also have a thing for shaking my legs when sitting at my desk, just can't stay still.
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  • Dark circles under the eye can also be totally unrelated to a disease however. It has something to do with circulation to the blood vessels under the eye (a very sensitive area) and some people just have "racoon eyes" regardless of how much they sleep. I know someone who more or less has the same problems as you are having; they had anemia as a child and have been like that ever since. Are your red blood cell count and iron levels normal? Also, did you ever have an infection with EBV (mononucleosus)? You could have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you ever been tested for sleep apnea? I had all of these symptoms until I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. After two months on CPAP machine, I have great energy, the RLS has gone, and the dark eye circles are disapearing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 11, 2007
    • 07:31 PM
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  • I have this problem and the dark circles under my eyes, fatigue and what not. I have Addison's. These symptoms sound a little familiar. And the shaking goes with it to and thats related to blood sugar levels and blood pressure issues. What is your normal blood pressure??? Do you get cold??
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 15, 2007
    • 06:37 PM
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  • Try a slow release iron supplement, around 50 mgs. twice or thrice daily. I had terrible black eyes, but my iron levels were "normal" at 30. I later learned that levels for women should really hover around 70. I've been on iron for 10 days now, and the difference is amazing!!! I didn't even bother with concealer the last few days. Slow Fe is a great brand.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 2, 2007
    • 07:16 PM
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  • I was told dark circles under the eyes were a sign of an allergy.
    mumzie 32 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 06:20 AM
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  • I second the Addison's. I was so pale that whenever doing theatre work, I had to wear darker make-up because I looked white (corpse like) on stage. I also had chronic fatigue and dark circles. All of this resolved when I got treatment for Addisons.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2008
    • 06:25 AM
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