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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 6, 2006
  • 02:12 AM

I have been having these symptoms since 1 month after the birth of my son (who is now 6mths), and I cannot seem to get any help or answers, no one wants to take me seriously. My symptoms are as follows:
>muscle weakness and pain
>hands become inceasingly tired after being used for a very short time period, 30 min approx.
>pain in my back - whole back- with huge knots in the lower part of my back- one on each side
>pain in right hip
>pain in bones of ribs (not breathing trouble but pain in the bones)
> tremors that feel like they are on the inside of my body, but not visable
> tiredness
> left arm became so "weak" that i could not even pick up a pencil

I have had my thyroid checked, was checked for lyme disease, also have a check for RA, and CK levels. Everything comes back normal. Also I have had nerve conduction testing in both my legs and arms and they came back normal. The dr said I could have tendonitis, for the hand problems, but with everything else he just shrugged. I have an appointment with a different DR in Nashville at Vanderbuilt, but that is not until the 26th of December. Does anyone have any suggesstions so that I may have a somewhat pain free christmas????

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  • I know this sounds really scary, but you might have pregnancy induced cardiomyopathy aka peripartum cardiomyopathy. After reading your question, I remembered a conversation I had with my sister in law--whose friend was recently diagnosed with that. She was told that she'll recover from it. Good Luck and hope all goes okay. By the way, who is the Dr. you will be seeing at Vanderbilt. I have a relative who is a Dr. there.
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    • December 6, 2006
    • 05:40 AM
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