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Chronic Fatigue and Double Vision

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  • Posted By: Nikki012781
  • July 19, 2009
  • 03:03 AM

I am a 28 y/o F nursing student. I constantly feel tired for as long as I can remember. Recently I have been experiencing double vision in both eyes and tinnitus in my left ear. I saw my optometrist; no elevated IOP, retinas intact, no apparent neuro involvement. GP sent me for an MRI; no plaques, lesions, tumors. MRI showed fluid around my eyes which apparently causes them to shift slightly and cause the double vision. Dx was sinusitus, but i have no sx/sx other than the vision changes. I am wondering though - what causes this? Lytes are WNL, no anemia, TSH 0.9 (don't know T3/T4), no hx HTN. I also have very irregular menses, excessive sweating, oily skin and acne despite very good hygiene. I asked my GP about a possible thyroid problem, but he said he didn't think so. Anyone have any ideas? Any additonal questions for me?

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  • How does your double vision manifest? Do you have strabismus?
    Shade12345 7 Replies
    • October 19, 2009
    • 07:37 PM
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  • I believe those are all symptoms of magnesium deficiency. There a many web sites about this. There is a good book, Magnesium Miracle. And a very reliable test, EXAtest. The standard blood serum test for this is meaningless. If you want to try supplements, I recommend Jigsaw. It is one of the most absorbable and has the least laxative effect. Note the magnesium in most multivitamins is magnesium oxide. It is not very bioavailable. For 500mg of MgO2, maybe 15mg of actual magnesium gets absorbed. The daily recommended MINIMUM is 400mg.
    DCameronMauch 3 Replies
    • December 1, 2009
    • 00:53 AM
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