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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.
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    • February 11, 2007
    • 10:11 PM
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  • Hi, not sure if this has already been received - I tired to post earlier but a power black out hit just as I was sending. I shall repeat just incase. I have many of these symptoms too - headaches, extreme dizziness leading to nearly balcking out, nausia, extreme muscle fatigue, mental fogginess, spaced out, depressed, (of course who wouldn't be!) plus tingling in my hands and feet, re-occuring sore throats, female pains ..shall I go on? I am 33, diagnosed with Ross River Virus 1 and a half years ago and have not been the same since. Docs say it isn't RRV anymore and don't have a diagnosis for me. My B12 was found to be low and everytime I have a b12 injection it seems to help with many symptoms briefly. Have your b12 checked - they don't always do it and the symptoms of low B12 are nasty. I have recently started on a herbal detox from an excellent herbalist. Sysmptoms have worsened dramatically since doing this but apparently this is part of the detox. If the detox is just bringing the nasties out of my system and the result of this is making me sick - well I'd rather those nasties be out than in. I honestly believe that if you have these kind of symptoms you gotta detox your body through a very good herbalist who will prepare something especially for you and your symptoms. It is a scary ride though but if you have any nasties in your organs or system - I am sure you want to get them out. I don't think diet alone can do it, you may need additional help of herbal medicines - especially if your system has had something ravage through it like a wild fire. Drink heaps and heaps of water during the detox.Modern medicine doesn't always have all the answers - though I wish it did. I have benfitted from alternative therapies like energy work/pranic healing. If you can't afford this type of treatment, learn chi-kung. It is gentle and healing. Find a good instructor and classes that you like. It will help get your energy right. Word of mouth will find you someone. Once you learn some basic chi-kung excercises you can do it from home in your garden. Yoga is another good way to help the body detox but this is more exhausting and you may not be able just yet. Be as pro-active as you can. Don't stop trying and looking. Be as involved in your own healing as you are able. I know how challenging it is on your spirit. You can feel alone but the truth is that there are so many people out there suffering. Hang in there everyone.
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  • Hi, not sure if this has already been received - I tired to post earlier but a power black out hit just as I was sending. I shall repeat just incase. I have many of these symptoms too - headaches, extreme dizziness leading to nearly balcking out, nausia, extreme muscle fatigue, mental fogginess, spaced out, depressed, (of course who wouldn't be!) plus tingling in my hands and feet, re-occuring sore throats, female pains ..shall I go on? I am 33, diagnosed with Ross River Virus 1 and a half years ago and have not been the same since. Docs say it isn't RRV anymore and don't have a diagnosis for me. My B12 was found to be low and everytime I have a b12 injection it seems to help with many symptoms briefly. Have your b12 checked - they don't always do it and the symptoms of low B12 are nasty. I have recently started on a herbal detox from an excellent herbalist. Sysmptoms have worsened dramatically since doing this but apparently this is part of the detox. If the detox is just bringing the nasties out of my system and the result of this is making me sick - well I'd rather those nasties be out than in. I honestly believe that if you have these kind of symptoms you gotta detox your body through a very good herbalist who will prepare something especially for you and your symptoms. It is a scary ride though but if you have any nasties in your organs or system - I am sure you want to get them out. I don't think diet alone can do it, you may need additional help of herbal medicines - especially if your system has had something ravage through it like a wild fire. Drink heaps and heaps of water during the detox. Modern medicine doesn't always have all the answers - though I wish it did. I have benfitted from alternative therapies like energy work/pranic healing. If you can't afford this type of treatment, learn chi-kung. It is gentle and healing. Find a good instructor and classes that you like. It will help get your energy right. Word of mouth will find you someone. Once you learn some basic chi-kung excercises you can do it from home in your garden. Yoga is another good way to help the body detox but this is more exhausting and you may not be able just yet. Be as pro-active as you can. Don't stop trying and looking. Be as involved in your own healing as you are able. I know how challenging it is on your spirit. You can feel alone but the truth is that there are so many people out there suffering. Hang in there everyone. Please check the "I can't Get a Diagnosis"Forum. Many there are suffering the same symptoms. I also have many of these symptoms and am searching for an answer. It obviously ties in with CFS/ME. Other suggestions have been: Lyme, brucellosis, hypoparathyroid, Hashimoto's thyoiditis, and a few others I can't recall. I also am taking an amphetamine like drug, but the fatigue still breaks through, especially after the effects wear off or if i do not take them for a few days. My B12 was also very low for someone my age. The B12 injections have helped slightly, but I do not think it is my "cure". A woman on the WD site in the section "Misdiagnosis" or another one is the author of a book on B12. Sally something. Please look for that thread also as it has valuable information. I think perhaps that the B12 I am taking is not the correct kind. Whatever you do, do not try supplementing with sublingual B12 on your own. Have it tested first along with the tests this nurse, Sally Polchak, author of the book recommends. Also, it is difficult for others to answer if you submit as "unregistered". Too many unregistered's. Curly is a wealth of information as well. Good luck! Take care.
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  • Hypothyrodism is what is sounds like, but it could also by anxiety, panic attacks. Dizzy and out of it is part of the diagnosis. Also sleeping a lot and being fatigue because the panic takes a lot out of people. If all of the tests have come back normal you may want to take to your doctor about panic. You don't always have to have the rapid heartbeat. They can be very suttle to severe. Just a thought
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    • September 23, 2007
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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
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    • November 5, 2007
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  • Hi, Im 22 yeas old and male. About 6 months ago right out of nowhere i felt completely trippy, weird, confused and then passed out. For months afterwards especially, but still i suffer from:-constant fatigue -a kind of dizziness which is like a sensation which can come slowly or quickly that is just like being on drugs. nothing seems real and i can hardly feel my body. -confusion-strange anomalies in sight-Numbness in random parts of the body, usually head and neckIt is something that really scares the crap out of me and ruined my life... i had to quit my job, couldnt do my university work and began to develop agoraphobia as a result.Reading about nervous breakdowns, in particular 'self help for the nerves' by Dr Claire Weeks, has helped me to cope with anxiety which fueled the attacks. Drinking alcohol made me realise it was nothing physically pressing since i never suffered the symptoms whilst being drunk. Plus I was more likely to suffer if i was in a busy environment.Nothing changed in my life to bring this on. it came out of nowhere and was so unbelievably severe I thought I KNEW it was life threatening, which is why it is so baffling. If you feel weird, strange, trippy, giddy, fatigued etc, AND your doctor cannot help you then check that book out, go out and get drunk and enjoy yourself as much as you can..FACE and ACCEPT the weirdness DO NOT DWELL ON IT. It will help believe me. maybe not always or entirely, but over time. I am still suffering but this is the best solution i have found so far. If anyone else has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.Good luck everyone....
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    • January 24, 2008
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  • To all of those experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue, I may have some valuable solutions for you. I am 25 years old and have also experienced these same symptoms. I tried to receive help from a nurse practitioner and doctor and they suggested drinking gatorade and making sure I get enough carbohydrates, protein, and fat per meal. However, I needed more advice and went to CVS and asked a pharmaceutical technician. I told her that I was trying to become a vegetarian and she's a vegetarian, she also asked me for my blood type (I'm O+) and she also said that meal intakes depend on blood type as well. She suggested a "B-Complex with C" pills and Iron supplement pills (take 2 per day) as well as eating plenty of peanuts per day and another source of vitamins is romaine lettuce. So here's what I am currently doing per day, I take a Special K protein bar in the morning and drink gatorade and water too, an hour later I take a Women's One a Day tablet, a B-Complex with C pill, and 2 Iron Supplement pills. At every meal, I consume gatorade (for electrolytes + sodium) and water and protein per meal. I noticed a drastic change yesterday and the heaviness in my head slowly faded away, as well as fatigue, and dizziness. I also recommend seeing a nutritionist.
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  • 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.:(Woah. That's weird. I am having similar problems and I also cannot eat cow products. No dairy no beef no veal. I can eat "dairy" products made from sheep's milk though. I am definitely not anemic as I've been tested for everything under the sun. My periods have almost doubled in length, PSM severity and volume. A sonogram was normal. My Gyno is puzzled along with everyone else. Any news on your thing?
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  • I know exactly what you mean. For the past 2 years, I've had headaches, dizziness, severe fatigue, and really bad GI problems. I've been diagnosed for everything from IBS to Anorexia & Bulimia (which I knew I didnt have). They even put me through counseling.I really wished when they tested me for Celiac's Disease that it was positive, just so I had a real name to my disease and could finally have a cure or medication to make me feel better. I was tested for over 20 different things.Thats when they said it was all in my head and told me I had an eating disorder and needed help since I was losing weight. My last hope was a GI dr. in Syracuse, NY. I had a colonoscopy and I ended up having receptors on my colon which missfire when I eat, causing a lot of my problems. There's nothing I can really do but eat more fiber, and control it with medication. As for my dizziness and headaches, I don't eat red meat either. Turns out I was anemic on top of my GI problems. I had to take iron supplements.I suggrdt being tested to Lyme Disease as well if you live in a dominant area. Headache, dizziness, fatigue, and malaise are all symptoms of lyme as well.
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  • You might check whether your adrenal glands are responsible. I don't know if there's a clinical test for it, or whether you'll just have to try the supplements and see if they help.I had horrible health for over 6 years beginning when I was 13 or 14. I had all of these symptoms -- fatigue, constant headache, always out-of-it, sluggish, lack of concentration. The only exception was my menstrual which, though painful, became lighter and lighter, almost as if I were going through menopause. They put me on Prozac, had me tested for all manners of nutrient deficiencies, thyroid problems, you name it. Nothing helped until a nutritionist diagnosed me as having malfunctioning adrenal glands. He put me on adrenamine and pantothenic acid and within days, I was feeling like a new woman. It's been a slow recovery even so, but that was the major turning point.If you're curious what that stuff is, this is what I was told: Adrenamine is adrenal hormones extracted from animals. It's to boost your adrenamine artificially and is only taken for 8 months or so. Pantothenic acid slowly heals your own adrenal glands so that they can take over after you stop taking the adrenamine.One more thing: A lot of well-meaning people will recommend you exercise more. This works up to a point. After that point, your body loses its ability to heal itself, and the more you break it down, the worse it gets. I was past that point, and exercise only made things much much worse. This is rare, but having been there, I want to acknowledge it. If you're feeling the same way, stop exercising. Rest.
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    • November 16, 2008
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  • 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.:( Hi, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalsia this year. I would bet my bottom dollar you also have it. Do a search on the condition and see if you have any of the other symptoms, there are many. Especially muscle soreness and joint problems, dry eyes, IBS, etc. Good Luck, I know how you feel and it sucks! lillypond :(
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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
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    • December 10, 2008
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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.
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    • December 27, 2008
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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
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    • December 27, 2008
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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.
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  • Hello,I have had hypothyroidsm since I was 8. I was treated with syntroid and levoxil most of my life. I started feeling bad (most of the syntoms that everyone has complained about above), and asked my doctor. My doctor said that I probably have Adrenal Fatigue. The symtoms are just what everyone has described above. I also think is a combination of toxins in the body and hormonal changes. Also, be careful because most doctors only check t4 and t3 levels when testing you for tthyroid problems. But there are many other things that can cause your feelings and they are related to hormonal issues with your thyroid. It is very complicated. However don't stop at anything when it comes to your health. I have had "specialists" tell me that is just the way it is, and that is not acceptable. They are just lazy, or don't want to waste the insurance money doing tests. I know that sometimes there is nothing else you can do, but most times at least you can get the right diagnosis if you are persistance. My symtoms are:I feel tiredGained weightHeadachesDizzinessCan't concentrateKind of depressedDry skinI have recurrent throat problemsMy eyes get blurryI know I have hypothyroidsm, but some of these aren't due to that. My doctor now think I have mono or had mono. Because of that she says I feel so tired and my throat hurts. I still don't think that is it. Please let me know if someone finds out a cure for whatever it is we have...
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  • Has anyone ever heard of EBV? It is the Epstein Barr Virus. Sometimes (and I say sometimes strongly) it can be the primary cause of fatigue. EBV is a virus that lay dormant in your system -- just like many other viruses (ex: Herpes, "Chicken Pox") -- and may "come out" frequently or infrequently in the form of extreme exhaustion. Since there is nothing to do for it, except prolonged rest periods, then you have to just wait it out. EBV may be the virus that causes "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome." Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is just a name for this exhaustion feeling but has been linked to EBV. Epstein Barr Virus is the virus that you test positive for when being tested for mononucleosis (MONO.) Once you get mono, then the EBV lays dormant until it feels like popping it's little head out again, later in your life, to make you feel dreary again. It stinks, I have it. Feeling like this right now. (I contracted mono in 2005 and went to the ER because after a week, I felt as though I had heart disease or something - I mean I felt like I was dying. I could barely function. And, being overweight, the DR.s all want to blame that.)But, again, you all could have anything......and all of your final diagnoses may be completely different. All I'm saying is that you could be tested and at least know the result of another blood test. You never know.....it could be a high number. If your EBV number is high, then you might be feeling this way because of it.
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  • At 26 years old, I had the misfortune to live in Melbourne, Australia for two years. The whole time there I suffered from severe asthma, extreme fatigue, dizziness, visual disturbances, disorientation, stiff neck, many aches and pains, anxiety and lots of weight gain. I was told to take cortizone for the asthma, and the rest was "in my head" When I moved away from Melbourne I had one attack about two weeks later and then nothing for 30 years.Guess what I just recently found out. Melbourne had fluoridated water. I haven't been exposed to fluoridated water since then until earlier this year when Brisbane was fluoridated. Even though I only showered in the stuff, and drank bottled water, my asthma problems and aches and pains were worse than ever.I now make every attempt to exclude fluoride from my life. Non fluoridated toothpaste, organic food, no reconstituted juices, no tea, and I am installing a rainwater tank so I don't have to deal with fluoridated water at all.I suggest to everyone here that you do the same and see if your symptoms go away. You may not need other treatments.If you are taking antidepressants, beware, they have fluoride in them.Research on the web is easy, www.fluoridealert.org is a good place to start.Good luck:)
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  • ive 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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