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Headaches, dizziness, fatigue

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  • Posted By: alive29
  • November 17, 2006
  • 06:58 PM

I have been prone to headaches for a few years now. My father suffers from migranes which I read can be heretitary. My headaches have been worse this year sometimes including nausea but I don't know if I can call them migranes since I'm still able to move around unlike my father who will spend the entire day trying to sleep, not able to eat or talk. This year, however, I've been feeling a lot "different" if that makes sense. From time to time I'd get this strange fatigue feeling almost like I'm drugged. It almost feels like I've been up for days on end yet no matter how much sleep I get I still feel the same. Recently I've been feeling this a lot more maybe a few days a week if not more. It almost seems separate from the headaches since I don't always get the headache along with the fatigue but I do however get headaches more frequently since feeling "different". Another change I've noticed in my body is that my menstual periods have been a lot more painful and heavy since I've been feeling this way. I feel bad cramps almost 5 days before I even get my period and then when I do it's so heavy I'll have to change sanitaries every 2 hours for nearly 4 days straight! I have been thinking that maybe it's low iron since I am allergic to red meat and have never eaten it but I don't know...Well I guess this is beginning to run on but if theres anyone with this simular feeling or and advice it'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks.:(

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  • Could it be iron deficiency if you don't ever eat red meat? Get that checked out just in case. Other probs could be liver toxic overload.1: If you answer yes to 5 of more questions, you may be increasing your risk of pollution to your body.Do you live in a city or by a busy road?Do you speand more than 2 hours per week in traffic?Do you exercise by busy roads?Do you smoke more than 5 cigarettes / day?Do you live or work near people who smoke?Do you bust foods exposed to exhaust fumes?Do you generall? eat non-organic?Do you drink more than 1 unit of alcohol a day?Do you spend a lot of time in fron t of TV or by a VDU?2:CHECK OUT YOUR DETOX POTENTIALScore 1 for every symptom you occasionally have, and 2 for those you have frequently.HEAD headaches, faintness, dizziness, insomnia EYES watery or itchy, swollen, red or sticky eyelids, bags or dark circles, blurred vision EARS Itchy ears, Earaches, ear infections, Drainage from ear, Ringing in ears, hearing loss NOSE Stuffy nose, Sinus problems, Hay fever, Sneezing attacks, Excessive mucus formationMOUTH Chronic coughing, Gagging, frequent need to clear throat, hoarseness, loss of voice, Swollen or discolored tongue, gums, lips, canker sores SKIN Acne, hives, rashes, or dry skin, hair loss, flushing or hot flashes, excessive sweating HEART Irregular or skipped heartbeat, rapid or pounding heartbeat, chest pain LUNGS Cheat congestion, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing DIGESTION Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation bloated feeling, belching, or passing gas, heartburn, intestinal/stomach pain JOINTS/ MUSCLES Pain or aches in joints, arthritis, stiffness or limitation of movement, pain or aches in muscles, feeling of weakness or tiredness WEIGHT Binge eating/drinking, craving certain foods, excessive weight, compulsive eating, water retention underweight ENERGY Fatigue, sluggishness, apathy, lethargy, hyperactivity, restlessness MIND Poor memory, confusion poor comprehension, poor concentration poor physical coordination, difficulty in making decisions stuttering or stammering slurred speech, learning disabilities EMOTIONS Mood swings, anxiety, fear or nervousness, anger, irritability or, depression If your total score is above 20 suspicious of a detox problem and clean up your diet.If your total score is above 45 detox potential is under par.If your total score is above 65 - advised to seek the help of a practitioner.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 10:11 PM
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  • I have had Migraine headaches for 11 years now, after dealing with everything from nausea, numbness, loss of vision & speech (up to 6x a month) I have finally had a slight break through of what it might be Wolffe parkinson white syndrome- my heart has an extra pathway that they are goign to to in on Oct 1st to fix... they think it may cure my drugged feeling and migraines since my heart & oxygen don't work the way it should due to my heart. I am hoping for the best:)I have been through MRI's, EKG's Total hysterectomy, millions of meds that don't work, depression meds, vertigo (dizziness) and hoping this is the final test to end all my misery, I am 27 years old with 3 children & would finally like to be able to enjoy the the way normal mom's can:):)good luck to everyone out there & i hope the best for you all
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 03:19 AM
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  • I also feel the same symptoms as everyone on this topic. I constantly have a horrible headache, feel like i can black out frequently, and i feel like Im on a boat that is rocking in the sea often. No matter how much sleep i get, I still feel like i need more. Gettin out of bed each morning is such a hard task. Things that never even posed a problem, like walking up a flight of stairs, now has me very winded and very dizzy. I can no longer perform daily functions as I used to. This is ruining my life and the doctors cannot figure out whats wrong with me. Ive been tested for mono, negative, tested my thyroid, everything normal, and tested to see if i was anemic, of which im not. Im desperate for answers. Im also tired of drs suggesting that it could be depression, or stress, or all in my head. I know something is physically wrong with me, but the doctors cannot find anything. I am supposed to see an infectious disease doctor in two days, hopefully it will help. As to those of you who share in my struggle, Im so sorry that we all are going through this. I wish there was a way to find what is wrong. Thank you to those who take the time to read this and provide suggestions. Shenaabercrombiegal28@hotmail.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 23, 2007
    • 11:36 PM
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  • I have felt this brain fog thing for a few days now, as well as depression, dizziness, fatigue etc, so far nobody is that concerned but i really feel like something is terribly wrong. i mean, seriously, i'm sitting here crying my eyes out. i don't think i can live the rest of my life feeling like this, i don't think i want to. if anybody gets diagnosed can they let me know so i can find out what is wrong with me. thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 5, 2007
    • 06:29 PM
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  • I have felt this brain fog thing for a few days now, as well as depression, dizziness, fatigue etc, so far nobody is that concerned but i really feel like something is terribly wrong. i mean, seriously, i'm sitting here crying my eyes out. i don't think i can live the rest of my life feeling like this, i don't think i want to. if anybody gets diagnosed can they let me know so i can find out what is wrong with me. thanks Hi. Look up fibromyalgia on google, you fit the bill and I feel your pain, literally! lillypond
    lillypond 3 Replies
    • December 10, 2008
    • 10:29 PM
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  • Hi there....I have had similar symptoms to a lot of people in this thread. I googled hpothyoidism and it seemed to fit me almost accurately. "fatigue...depression...dry, rough pale skin...dry, coarse hair...cold intolerance" I'm going to be going to the doctor about it soon. But I was wondering if anyone here had it and is it normal in teens? I'm 14,and this will be about my 5th time going to the doctor to figure out what is wrong with me.But I wanted to see if there are other things I could ask my doctor about having. Still feeling sleepy after 10+ hours of sleeploss of energydepressionmigranesstomachachesdry eyes...If anyone could help that would be excellent. I'm going to make an account right after this post and will comment with my account.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2008
    • 05:39 AM
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  • Hi there....I have had similar symptoms to a lot of people in this thread. I googled hpothyoidism and it seemed to fit me almost accurately. "fatigue...depression...dry, rough pale skin...dry, coarse hair...cold intolerance" I'm going to be going to the doctor about it soon. But I was wondering if anyone here had it and is it normal in teens? I'm 14,and this will be about my 5th time going to the doctor to figure out what is wrong with me.But I wanted to see if there are other things I could ask my doctor about having. Still feeling sleepy after 10+ hours of sleeploss of energydepressionmigranesstomachachesdry eyes...If anyone could help that would be excellent. I'm going to make an account right after this post and will comment with my account.This guest was me. I have no updates about my problem, snce I have not been to the doctor...but I will post results as soon as I am able to get in
    HeyMicky! 1 Replies
    • December 27, 2008
    • 10:16 PM
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  • I am 30 years old and a stay at home mom of 4. I too have been battling the headaches, fatigue, depression, loss of concentration, dizziness, worsening female problems, etc. I was diagnosed about a year ago with Chronic Migrane Disorder, but I think only because they could not find a good reason why I was being plaqued by horrible headaches every single day! I began using aspirin and aspirin based pain relievers and that made a great difference on the headaches, so I thought I was doing better. But then I began gaining weight for no apparent reason and unable to lose it. I became more and more fatigued no matter how much I slept. Doctor tried diff anti-depressents to fight what she thinks is just hormones. I'm still on one and the syptoms are gradually getting worse, so now she's afraid to pull me off uggggg. For the weight gain she put me on a stimulant diet drug to help get my body responding to my attempts to shed the new pounds. Got to say the stimulant pill is great! I would be hardly able to function during the day if I didnt have it to keep me awake and moving. But now my dizziness is getting worse and more frequent. It used to be on occasion or just if I bent over. Now it will just hit me and I have to grab on to something. Out of the blue, for no reason, my vision will just go wierd and I have to grab on to not fall over. I know something is not right, but no one seems to know the answers. I've had an MRI and the blood tests. Nothing shows up that sends red flags. I'm tired of depending on pills to get thru my day. I'm so worried that this is only going to get worse and my kids will be the ones who suffer. It's all I can do now to try to clean my house and then I barely have energy enough to play with my kids. I'm begining to get depressed and I've noticed I know cry ALOT. Oh and as for the female portion, I get those horrible cramps and pains in my ovary, sometimes for a week before my period and for the week after. In have to use both tampon and pads and for at least 2 days of my period I have to change BOTH every 2 hrs! I've had my tubes tied and thought maybe that was it, but honestly, I had almost concluded that I was just crazy before coming across this forum. If there are so many of us with these symptoms, then surely to God there has to be someone who knows what is causing this!
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  • I am 30 years old and a stay at home mom of 4. I too have been battling the headaches, fatigue, depression, loss of concentration, dizziness, worsening female problems, etc. I was diagnosed about a year ago with Chronic Migrane Disorder, but I think only because they could not find a good reason why I was being plagued by horrible headaches every single day! I began using aspirin and aspirin based pain relievers and that made a great difference on the headaches, so I thought I was doing better. But then I began gaining weight for no apparent reason and unable to lose it. I became more and more fatigued no matter how much I slept. Doctor tried diff antidepressants to fight what she thinks is just hormones. I'm still on one and the symptoms are gradually getting worse, so now she's afraid to pull me off uggggg. For the weight gain she put me on a stimulant diet drug to help get my body responding to my attempts to shed the new pounds. Got to say the stimulant pill is great! I would be hardly able to function during the day if I didnt have it to keep me awake and moving. But now my dizziness is getting worse and more frequent. It used to be on occasion or just if I bent over. Now it will just hit me and I have to grab on to something. Out of the blue, for no reason, my vision will just go wierd and I have to grab on to not fall over. I know something is not right, but no one seems to know the answers. I've had an MRI and the blood tests. Nothing shows up that sends red flags. I'm tired of depending on pills to get thru my day. I'm so worried that this is only going to get worse and my kids will be the ones who suffer. It's all I can do now to try to clean my house and then I barely have energy enough to play with my kids. I'm begining to get depressed and I've noticed I know cry ALOT. Oh and as for the female portion, I get those horrible cramps and pains in my ovary, sometimes for a week before my period and for the week after. In have to use both tampon and pads and for at least 2 days of my period I have to change BOTH every 2 hrs! I've had my tubes tied and thought maybe that was it, but honestly, I had almost concluded that I was just crazy before coming across this forum. If there are so many of us with these symptoms, then surely to God there has to be someone who knows what is causing this! Hello, I wish more doctors would test before giving pills!! They mostly just mask whats really going on here. We girls know our bodies and know when something is wrong. Gosh!!! My first question is: Your dizzy spells: Might it be vertigo. Does the room spin and your not? Have you been tested for B12 deficiency? Sounds like your headed for hysterectomy. Ive been there. Havin any more kids? Its not a bad procedure, and such freedom!! Tho your kinda young yet. Maybe fibroids. Thats what I went through with mine. Back to B12. There is another thread on this site. "B12 deficiency commonly misdiagnosed" Go to page 658 #6571. This is a symptoms list. See how many pertain to you. It is very long. This condition starts slow and adds symptom after symptom. You are already deficient when the symptoms start to show. Think back the last 5 or 10 years when you look at the list. You know how we women just keep pluggin along even when we feel like sh--! Super girls we are. House, family, job, and ourselves last. We chalk up things to doing to much or just getting older. Listen to your body. Antidepressants are probably not the answer or the speed drug your on. This other site has lots of info on the subject so dont be afraid to post there also. I have some more pages that are important to read. I'll give them to you later. Most people start at the last page and work backwards. The first part of the thread is not updated anymore. Better info later in it. Get back to me and good luck.
    cyndyd 458 Replies Flag this Response
  • Try to get a tilt table test if you can. It sounds like your blood pressure drops when you change position and can be significant. Don't let a doctor convince you nothing is wrong if you feel there is something wrong. Stress and depression are the blow off answers most Drs like to use these days.Good luck. DLive had migraines since i was 11. my mom had all three symptoms for as long as i could remember, and died when i was 9 due to a stroke. ive had lightheadedness for a couple years now, and fatigue for a few months. i get lightheaded every time i stand or sit up and im so tired and out of energy everyday that all i can do is lay in bed or sleep 90% of the day. i have extreme anxiety and am majorly stressed. i went to the doctor and they said all it was is im too stressed. i know thats wrong, i dont know what to do.
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  • I am 30 years old and a stay at home mom of 4. I too have been battling the headaches, fatigue, depression, loss of concentration, dizziness, worsening female problems, etc. I was diagnosed about a year ago with Chronic Migrane Disorder, but I think only because they could not find a good reason why I was being plaqued by horrible headaches every single day! I began using aspirin and aspirin based pain relievers and that made a great difference on the headaches, so I thought I was doing better. But then I began gaining weight for no apparent reason and unable to lose it. I became more and more fatigued no matter how much I slept. Doctor tried diff anti-depressents to fight what she thinks is just hormones. I'm still on one and the syptoms are gradually getting worse, so now she's afraid to pull me off uggggg. For the weight gain she put me on a stimulant diet drug to help get my body responding to my attempts to shed the new pounds. Got to say the stimulant pill is great! I would be hardly able to function during the day if I didnt have it to keep me awake and moving. But now my dizziness is getting worse and more frequent. It used to be on occasion or just if I bent over. Now it will just hit me and I have to grab on to something. Out of the blue, for no reason, my vision will just go wierd and I have to grab on to not fall over. I know something is not right, but no one seems to know the answers. I've had an MRI and the blood tests. Nothing shows up that sends red flags. I'm tired of depending on pills to get thru my day. I'm so worried that this is only going to get worse and my kids will be the ones who suffer. It's all I can do now to try to clean my house and then I barely have energy enough to play with my kids. I'm begining to get depressed and I've noticed I know cry ALOT. Oh and as for the female portion, I get those horrible cramps and pains in my ovary, sometimes for a week before my period and for the week after. In have to use both tampon and pads and for at least 2 days of my period I have to change BOTH every 2 hrs! I've had my tubes tied and thought maybe that was it, but honestly, I had almost concluded that I was just crazy before coming across this forum. If there are so many of us with these symptoms, then surely to God there has to be someone who knows what is causing this! I just wanted to let you know that my daughter who is 27, was checked for B12 deficiency. Her level was 311. Thats too low. She also has bad periods, and migranes. Since she started supplementing with the B12 MethylB12 sublinguals, she hasnt had a headache at all. Her energy is better, and she can sleep better too. If any of you out there have had lots of tests, and docs cant figure out why you have them, try to get a b12 check. 550 or higher is the number it should be. Jarrows brand is a good one to take. 5000
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  • I totally check out to be more than 65 O_o i hit all of the emotional syptoms and soo many others at 2! my goodness...i really should go see a doctor :(Could it be iron deficiency if you don't ever eat red meat? Get that checked out just in case. Other probs could be liver toxic overload.1: If you answer yes to 5 of more questions, you may be increasing your risk of pollution to your body.Do you live in a city or by a busy road?Do you speand more than 2 hours per week in traffic?Do you exercise by busy roads?Do you smoke more than 5 cigarettes / day?Do you live or work near people who smoke?Do you bust foods exposed to exhaust fumes?Do you generall? eat non-organic?Do you drink more than 1 unit of alcohol a day?Do you spend a lot of time in fron t of TV or by a VDU?2:CHECK OUT YOUR DETOX POTENTIALScore 1 for every symptom you occasionally have, and 2 for those you have frequently.HEAD headaches, faintness, dizziness, insomnia EYES watery or itchy, swollen, red or sticky eyelids, bags or dark circles, blurred vision EARS Itchy ears, Earaches, ear infections, Drainage from ear, Ringing in ears, hearing loss NOSE Stuffy nose, Sinus problems, Hay fever, Sneezing attacks, Excessive mucus formationMOUTH Chronic coughing, Gagging, frequent need to clear throat, hoarseness, loss of voice, Swollen or discolored tongue, gums, lips, canker sores SKIN Acne, hives, rashes, or dry skin, hair loss, flushing or hot flashes, excessive sweating HEART Irregular or skipped heartbeat, rapid or pounding heartbeat, chest pain LUNGS Cheat congestion, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing DIGESTION Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation bloated feeling, belching, or passing gas, heartburn, intestinal/stomach pain JOINTS/ MUSCLES Pain or aches in joints, arthritis, stiffness or limitation of movement, pain or aches in muscles, feeling of weakness or tiredness WEIGHT Binge eating/drinking, craving certain foods, excessive weight, compulsive eating, water retention underweight ENERGY Fatigue, sluggishness, apathy, lethargy, hyperactivity, restlessness MIND Poor memory, confusion poor comprehension, poor concentration poor physical coordination, difficulty in making decisions stuttering or stammering slurred speech, learning disabilities EMOTIONS Mood swings, anxiety, fear or nervousness, anger, irritability or, depression If your total score is above 20 suspicious of a detox problem and clean up your diet.If your total score is above 45 detox potential is under par.If your total score is above 65 - advised to seek the help of a practitioner.
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  • If you folks who posted here have not gotten any results with testing. Try to have a doctor check your B12 level. It should not read below 550. Most docs say 2 or 300 is borderline normal, and wont treat. Believe me, mine was 261 when diagnosed, and I had head to toe problems.Classic symptoms are migranes, acid reflux, tiredness, dizziness, fatigue, pain, and muscle stiffness. Also stomach issues, depression/anxiety, eye issues, memory problems, with a whole lot more if left unchecked. You start out with one symptom and more and more appear. Doctors think its all in your head. This is a link to some information about B12. Please look at the symptoms list. Think back 5 or 10 years, and see where this could put you. Just test for it to rule it out. I was sick for many years before diagnosis. Doctors treated the symptoms, not the underlying cause. There are many causes of B12 deficiency, but it is treatable. Please read... http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327Check out all the basics and the list of symptoms. You will be amazed at how much b12 covers.Do not comment here...this is just for information.
    cyndyd 458 Replies
    • September 12, 2010
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  • I am a 26 year old female and I have some of the symptoms described in this forum for the past year and a half - 2 years. Been searching the Internet for answers but am going to the Dr. today. I have constant fatigue, headaches, irregular periods, mood swings, and constipation. In the past I have struggled with depression but not so much anymore. I'm really hoping to find an answer to this it's getting hard to function.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2011
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  • I had dizziness and feeling "different" or in a fog about 4 years ago. I felt like my head was strapped to a lawn mower, under water. I was intensely fatigued and if I napped, the buzzing in my head would stop for a time, upon waking. I saw an allergist who told me I had mild cat, grass and dust allergies, which I pretty much already knew just from experience. My Dr. referred me to neurologist. The neurologist was keen enough to see that antidepressants might help me, and he was right! I hated to admit I had depression at first, but 50 mg of Sertraline per day, generic for Zoloft, completely irradicated my symptoms. Now I feel fine about having "depression", although I didn't feel all that blue. I think depression is labled wrong and the name itself perpetuates the stigma surrounding the disorder. I think depression should be called Brain Chemical Imbalance, or Body Chemistry Dysfunction. Problem is, now I'm having dizzy symptoms again and I can't tell if it's a depressive episode, or pollen allergies. Sux.
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  • Hello guys, I have been feeling the same way as all of you lately and i don't know why. I am only 18 and have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I just feel like I am drugged or faint all the time. Its getting to the point where I think I am going to die. Should I talk to my doc about this?
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    • February 18, 2012
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