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Digestion, bowels, heart-rate problems, headache, joint, sweats, tired.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 28, 2006
  • 02:10 AM

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Almost a year ago, I had surgery for a partially ruptured ectopic pregnancy in my right tube. My female parts seem to have recovered OK, but the rest of me has not been the same since.

I have seen almost every kind of specialist you can name and I still don't have a real diagnosis. The only thing any doctor wants to tell me is that I am probably depressed. I'm not convinced!

I have trouble with digestion, bowel movements (one extreme to the next), problems with my heart rate, headaches, joint and mucles aches, night sweats, and never ending tiredness. I do know that all of these things can be related to depression, but I have never had a problem in the past and I have faithfully been on antidepressants since my surgery at my doctors request.

If there is anyone with advice, I'd love to hear from them.

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  • A lot of those symptoms can be related to Sjogren's syndrome. It is an autoimmune disease. Look it up online and mention all these symptoms to either an immunologist or rheumatologist if you want to go that route - that is if your symptoms of joint pain are bad enough. Rheumatologist also have a degree in internal medicine, so they have a wealth of knowledge about a lot of conditions/symptoms. Good luck!
    JuliaBias 1 Replies
    • September 30, 2006
    • 04:47 PM
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  • Has the doctor tried changing the antidepressant you are on? If you've felt bad since the surgery and started the antidepressants after your surgery, maybe they are causing negative side effects. This has happened to me and after changing antidepressants, I started feeling a whole lot better. Just something to consider.... Hope you feel better soon. KJ
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2006
    • 04:32 PM
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  • your symptoms appear to be similar to some of the ones I had .I believe that you could have a yeast overgrowth condition as I had and many people have had for years. It is a condition which is hard for doctors to diagnose and treat it seams. But if it IS that you can overcome it.I you have taken antibiotics you could have what is called Dysbiosis.It can stay with you for years until you learn to balance the intestinal flora.it can be a serious condition, leading to much pain and many conditions and health problems it appears..Check out any site on the internet dealing with yeast infections, the intestinal type,you will be amazed at the array of health problems you will become aware of, and which generally is not diagnosed by doctors.( mine were not able to diagnose the yeast problem I had even after blood tests, xrays, etc. I had experienced a lot of pain, stiff neck, skinconditions,joint pain here and there which moved around and was worse one day and better another.(I found out it was as a result of what I ate)I was dizzy, uncoordinated at times ,forgetful,tingeling feet. I had no other choice than to find out for myself what it was.I may have had some heavy metal poisining ,I looked into many possibilities.So to combat this I did some chelating therapies and a program of correcting the intestinal flora balance which is so important to your well being.it worked.but it is not a quick solution. heavy metal poisining.. sometimes seem to go hand in hand with yeast infections..which in itself has over 40 symptoms and a host of resultant serious diseases..do some research,It is a start.good luck, O.J.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 3, 2006
    • 10:58 PM
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  • I agree with Julia about Sjogren's. A good site for info is sjogrens.org. You can definitely trust the info. It the site for the national sjogren's syndrome foundation. The information is from doctors that treat and/or study sjogrens. I'll be happy to answer any questions about sjogren's that I can.
    rock666 4 Replies
    • October 14, 2006
    • 08:35 AM
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  • hi my deari am verry sorry for u and i have solution to ur problems but all what i need is to trust me ok..first if u have collagen disease i advise u to do simple lab test ESR if its high u may suffer from collage dissecond u have to believe that u r the only one who can helpwith faith u can overcome any psychiatric disease .finally i recommend u1.be sure that god will help2.make urself busy all the time and have no time for negative thinking3.sport-reading-walking in open airall these may helpGOD HELP US ALL:)
    dr_abomazen2005 1 Replies
    • October 15, 2006
    • 01:12 PM
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  • Hope you are doing better. Did you ever get a diagnosis and if so, what did it turn out to be?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 07:13 PM
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