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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 13, 2008
  • 06:52 PM

I sleep, sleep, and sleep averging about 15 hours per day and some days 19. Just went to doc for tsh and free T4 test. I have fibromyalgia and my back has been extremely in pain with knots all over as well. Three years ago I had a bad leg rash but remember that I slept all of the time and the doctor testing me and said CMV. Now as I read I see that it never leaves your body (just like I get cold sores quite often). Any ideas for treatments since I read there really isn't any. The last time I got steroids because of the rash but it cleared the 'CMV' as well and I finally was myself and could do something in life. I do my job and some of the housework and my husband helps me. I had a hysterectomy in December but was robotic and supposed to recover in just a few weeks. Still tired since then. Any ideas??


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  • YOur symtpoms can be two things that I know of and have experience myself: 1. Thyroid....TSH and FT3 and FT4 and the antibodies for autoimmune disease of the thryoid and perhaps a scan are a MUST...all of them. ALso be aware than many, many doctors are not very "up" on the delicate balances of the thryoid and overlook the detail testing of this important gland which effects EVERY cell of the body. A TSH test and FT4 is not enough and you need to be aware that not all doctors are up on the latest lab values...generally a TSH over 2.5 or 3 needs help (hypo) and under 0.8 with FT3 out of range needs help (hyper) and also antibodies are present that also is indicative of help for that poor thryoid....for more great info on this very common problem especially among women, try Mary Shomon's site...great infor and forum with great, knowledgable ladies....DO NOT OVER LOOK the thryoid....I have seen so many folks suffer needlessly for YEARS because the doc did not pick up on this 2. You had a hysterectomy....you HORMONES are out of whack...of course! You have been shoved into menopause and are most likely experiencing all the "wonderful" symptoms ALL AT ONCE...Do check out this great site for women like you and those in perimenopause and menopause at this non-commercial site: www.power-surge.com/ The site has great information and the message boards are wonderful with really, really caring ladies that after time you will feel like are your friends....highy recommended. In the meantime, thryoid tests, and talk with GYN about hormones. Joan
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