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  • Posted By: kibbeson
  • November 29, 2006
  • 04:18 AM

I have a friend who is not getting any answers on what his illness is so i have included what the problems are that he is experince for the last 6 years.
The sypstoms change each day depending on how bad a day it is: He is always in pain has been under going Pyscho and Accupunture, with no result come out of doing this.
Below are the syptoms he is always having:
unbearable pain on talking in larynx
chronic post nasal drip that burns throat
pain after walking
muscles getting knotted up
muscles fatigue quickly

None of the docs in Brisbane are able to come up with why this is happening and was wondering if someone out there would know what is causing this to them so can try and get his life back again.
Thanks for your help.

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  • Is he on any meds? Sometimes high cholesterol meds, the statins like lipitor and such, can cause side effects like the ones you mention. If he is taking more than 3 medications at one time, go to www.drugs.com and check for interactions. Hope this helps
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
    • 08:18 PM
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  • Oh thanks for your help etc, he not on any medications thats whats so werid bout it all still very strange to work out. Dont know what to think it is really
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 3, 2006
    • 06:29 AM
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  • Has your friend tried another acupuncturist? Some are pretty useless like doctors. Is the acupuncturist giving him chinese medicine?See if his GP will refer him for a GTT (glucose tolerance test) this will measure his insulin levels. Muscle fatigue, knotting and pain after walking is linked with insulin resistance. Also if he does have a GTT, make sure you look at the results personally to make sure any insulin levels are in a comfortable range. I was told my tests were normal, only to find out some time later when I wanted to know what normal was, that i was not normal at all and the report said I was insulin resistant. I also suffer muscle wasting as the condition has taken its hold on me. Insulin resistance is reversable in some conditions. Most doctors including speciallists are unaware of insulin resistance and its terrible consequences on the body. Insulin resistance prevents the body using glucose properly and instead the body eats up tissue to supply it with needed energy, thus muscle pain, weakness and so forth.I dont know what the laryx pain might be.I have a lot of mucus since the age of 12, though not burning, all linked with a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Type III; there are six types of EDS.But if your friend has some type of connective tissue disorder he would have all hte discribed symptoms, the problem is trying to track which of the disorders he might have. Try visiting the site and read through all the symptoms of the six types and see if any might be relevant. Even if he doesnt' have EDS, it might put you both onto something more relevant.If it is a connective tissue disorder this would explain his not responding to treatments and his layrx pain. www.ehlers-danlos.orgHow old is your friend?Agape,searchingsam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 3, 2006
    • 10:16 AM
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  • Something sismple to try that might help the muscle issue is calcium. Doctors won't suggest this, mine told me I was nuts when I stumbled on to it, but I have proved it works. I had started taking calcium as a preventative measure against osteo disease, and ran out. Leg cramps and pains that I had been experiencing before, and which had "mysteriously" stopped, reoccured after 3 or 4 days with no calcium. I started the calcium again, and they stopped. I realized what was going on, and purposefully stopped to test what happened, and the cramps and leg pain returned. I have been taking calcium for years now, with always the same results if I stop.My husband for many years had also had problems with "charlie horse" cramps in his calves. I had him start taking calcium, and that relieved his symptoms as well. It can't hurt, and it might help. Your friend could have several issues, not just one, which sometimes seems to confuse doctors. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 3, 2006
    • 02:04 PM
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