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Any ideas? I'm so tired of this.

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  • Posted By: ldymcbth33
  • October 15, 2008
  • 08:15 PM

My history: I am a 33-yr-old female with Polycystic Ovaries. I am 6 months postpartum. 3 months postpartum, I developed some kidney stones that took 2 months to pass. Have been to the urologist several times - everything ok there.

I also have a small hepatic adenoma (benign tumor on liver from hormonal birth control use) that has been under observation for a couple of years now.

For 8 weeks now, I have been dealing with intermittent dizziness. For the past 4 weeks, I have been dealing with intermittent loose stools - I'd say 4 out of 7 days my stomach is upset. And then for the past few days I have also started having night sweats and increased sweating in general.

I had a panic attack in conjuction with some of the kidney stone pain, and have been having anxiety problems postpartum, as well.

Thyroid numbers have been checked out, deemed ok. Had abdominal MRI on liver/gallbladder and all is fine there. Liver function fine, kidney function fine, CBC fine. Went to EENT and ears/balance seem fine. They put me on prednisone in case I had neuritis but nothing changed during the course of treatment so they assume that'snot the issue.

My GP chalks all this up to generalized anxiety disorder and panic problems, and has me on Lexapro. Which is fine - I do need the help. But I can't shake the feeling that there has to be something going on with me medically causing the dizziness, which occurs probably 10-12 times a day.

Do you have any ideas or suggestions as to additional tests that should be ordered?

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  • Just a suggestion. It may sound like an outside chance, but check out Lyme Disease. The dizziness sounds awful. Lyme can cause growths and kidney issues, and such. How is your pain level? Where do you live, do you have animals, do you hike or walk in areas with brush or bushes, etc. This disease is everywhere now, but is more prevalent in some states. Lyme Disease Network and CALDA - California Lyme Disease Association Try not to worry but keep track of things that are obvious to you. How is your baby doing? Since you just had your baby, it is wise to just keep track of you both. No doubt your baby is just fine, but it is wise to just travel the cautious road. This could very well be nothing or anxiety, but I think it is always a good idea to keep an open mind. If there is anything going on, you want to keep track, so make a journal or make notes on your calendar as to how bad and what is going on each day. See if there is anything cyclical about this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 15, 2008
    • 08:50 PM
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  • LIGHT and BLAZE think everything is lyme disease. Since you say you have cystic ovaries, have you gone back on birth control since having your baby? Could be a simple hormonal imbalance. Good luck.
    missbarbiegal26 10 Replies
    • October 15, 2008
    • 09:09 PM
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  • Miss Barbie, you are not helping anyone by going around trying to under mind other members who have taken time and effort to try to offer POSSIBLITIES to people who are suffering. No one person has all the answers, but you going around abusing other members is NOT helpful. Unless you have years of experience about LYME disease, its symptoms, tick life stages, spirochetes life stages and forms and treatment pro and cons, you are doing an injustice to people in need, and your comments might even prevent someone from doing a bit of reseach and finding something that helps them. Please stop being hostile and get with the team effort to help people.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2008
    • 07:22 AM
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  • Just calling it like I see it. Sorry to offend the spammers on this site. I have never seen either one of you say anything other than LYME. Not everything can be lyme, just trying to offer something that is actually useful here and not advertising.
    missbarbiegal26 10 Replies
    • October 16, 2008
    • 07:48 AM
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  • I have a question Miss. What is a spamer to you? And what have I done that you don't like? And what do you offer people besides slamming others? Sure disagree with people, that is a good thing. Differing points of view or differing treatment ideas are good things to share, but slash and burn techniques aimed at other forum members is worthless and can even set a tone to a thread that will prevent the initial writer with the problems and questions from getting help or anything worthwhile. This site is for adults. Perhaps you don't realize that people on are smart enough to tell what is worthwhile for them and what isn't. They don't need a little miss to police or limit what they read or listen to. One reason most of my posts bring up the possibility of Lyme disease is because I don't go around answering or offering information about things I don't know about. I offer ideas only when they sound like my own experience and the experience or education I personally have. I don't go following other forum members around calling names and accusing them of spamming or whatever you are doing. Unless you are an expert on Lyme disease you should keep your posts to what you do know SOMETHING about. Your type of "helpfulness" would better serve a teeny bopper rumor chat line -- well that wouldn't be fair to them. Unless you know what you are talking about, why don't you stop annoying the forum with name calling and petty, childish behavior. Grow up and stand up for your own information and experiences. You must have lots of time on your hands to attempt to just go around slashing and sprinkling negativity. I am sure you have some experiences that may very well help others or you wouldn't be on this forum.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2008
    • 05:07 PM
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  • Miss Barbie, Blaze and Light are accurate in what they are posting. Since it appears that they have both suffered from Lyme Disease, I would imagine that they are very familar with its symptoms, which are very similat to those listed. The fact they are throwing the suggestion out indicates they are hoping that if it is Lymes then the person may not have to suffer what they have been through. Isn't that what this forum is for? :)
    Nutritionist7 16 Replies
    • October 17, 2008
    • 02:23 AM
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