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Any good ideas out there? What are all these symptoms?

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  • Posted By: cooklaurad
  • January 24, 2008
  • 03:24 PM

Hello, since the birth of my daughter, it's been a dizzying road to discover or put together the multitude of symptoms I've had. Shes two now and things are not getting any better... only worse! Docs cant find any ONE thing wrong and are pushing everything onto my Depression! I know its more than that. Here is the list, any ideas?
*Major Depression
*Ringing and pain in right ear
*Migraines, Headaches and Ice-Picks in head
*Forgetful and confused!
*Bloating whenever I eat anything
*Extreme Fatigue! Cant wake up!
*Heart Palpitations and Angina
*Back Pain
*Wrist, forearm, and knee pain
*Shooting pains down my upper left arm and
sometimes, down my left, rear thigh
*Strange Icy patches on various parts of body. Feels like someone put a square patch of Icy-Hot on me. (for about 5 minutes)
*Always thirsty

I want to ask about a Schwannoma? what do you think? Thank you!

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  • You mentioned bloating after eating anything...I wonder if your digestive tract is not able to absorb something essential from your diet. While a nutritional deficiency may sound simple, it can have some pretty significant consequences. I think it was a rheumetologist that diagnosed my friend's severe deficiency (???). Also, don't let your doctors convince you it is in your mind--you know your body better than what they can learn in a 2 minute session.
    lsoroosh 51 Replies
    • January 25, 2008
    • 06:35 AM
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  • diabetes or thyroid or both..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 25, 2008
    • 07:18 AM
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  • I had some, but not all of your symptoms, plus other ones you do not have. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Encephalopathy (a rare complication of autoimmune thyroiditis) in April after 8 years of headaches, fatigue, forgetfullness/confusion, somnolence, constipation leading to hemorrhoids. I think these were all related to my HE. I also did have a lot of your other symptoms, such as pains that came and went (mine were vague), palpitations, ringing and pain in my ears. I don't know what these were from...HE is diagnosed by a clinician who can recognize its symptoms (although most doctors still do not know about it yet) and then checks for thyroid antibodies, which will be elevated. For the 8 years I went undiagnosed, my thyroid hormone levels were always normal, and I was told multiple times that i did not have autoimmune thyroiditis. Recent ultrasound and CT scans of my thyrid gland showed it to be full of tiny nodules from the autoimmune destruction- very frustrating!!I do not know if you have HE, but when your doctors "check your thyroid", you may want to figure out if they have tested the antibodies, too (many people with HE have normal hormone levels, which is unfortunate, as doctors are trained to not check antibodies unless the hormones are off first).You may also want to ask about celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases, given your GI symptoms and pain, respectively.I don't know if this will help you at all, but I hope you get the answer to your symptoms soon.Best Wishes!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2008
    • 08:37 AM
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  • Check out diabetes, also did you have an epidural?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 25, 2008
    • 10:15 AM
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  • After checking out all the other things the ones here have mentioned, if none of them pan out.. consider chronic fatigue syndrome. Ones with CFS are often misdiagnosed as having depression or other psychriatic problems due to all the things going wrong with our bodies. CFS can affect the whole body from the gastro system to giving one heart palpitations. Thirst is also common in CFS and incontience can happen in it too..but far less commonly. (ive got CFS and I had the thirst treated with homoeopathy..so dont get that symptom no more, I've also had problems with incontience with it at times). Also with the bloating.. maybe you have a heap of food issues/food intollerances. They too can affect the body in many different ways. or maybe some kind of parasite?? Are you having bowel motions daily? Are you getting diarehhea?? Have you had a complete blood work out?? to make sure you aint deficient in anything.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 25, 2008
    • 11:14 AM
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  • I don't know if you went on any type of Birth Control medication following child birth, if so, it would be worth while to check-out it's side-effects NOW. Every symptom you mentioned correlates with the side-effects of most of these oral birth-control medications. I've read some horrifying accounts where lifes were practically ruined from these over-looked side-effects. Might be worth looking into...and keep your chin up.
    Linda5072 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, you mentioned major depression, and that the doctors are trying to push it all onto that. Have you tried antidepressants? I don't think that this is all due to depression, especially if you don't think so, but you might want to make sure that the depression is treated so that it will be out of the way. Some of these symptoms could be coming from that, and that will help you to know which ones that might be. Did you have the depression before the other symptoms? There are many diseases that can also cause depression, especially when they have such debilitating symptoms. It could go either way. Sorry I don't have any suggestions for a diagnosis. I hope this helps.
    Mystery Pain 10 Replies Flag this Response
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