I am a white female 50 years old. I have been suffering from EXTREME Fatigue on and off for several months. I can't seem to get any answers or know what direction I should take. I have had chronic pain in my lower right back (hip area) X 3 years, tennis elbow X 4 years and pain in my right shoulder X 2 years. (the elbow and shoulder tends to flare up and the shoulder feels more like arthritis while the hip or lower back feels like siatica). In January 2010, I became very ill and was hospitalized with cellulosis (they thought was MRSA but was negative). Since then I have been feeling tired and run down. Then in March the Fatigue became extreme, I could barely stay awake. It was a fight not to fall asleep. The sysmptoms whoudl disappear then return suddenly. It began hitting suddenly like I was hit with a hammer and I would have to pull over in the car and have someone else drive. It might last an hour or several hours. Then it became worse, I began missing work because I couldn't get up. I would sleep for days. During these "attacks" I get a headache (not severe) behind my eyes, sensitivity to light and sound, confusion, dizziness, hands shake, can't concentrate, forgetfulness, shortness of breath during ANY activity, chronic pain worsens, and aggiation. In January I weighed 120 lbs and went to the gym 4 days a week, now I weigh 156 lbs and don't have the energy to do laundry. I saw a GP and he checked my Thyroid and put me on some meds which did not help. Then he put me on Paxil which I could not tolerate because it caused sleepiness. I told my Rheumatologist (I was seeing for chronic pain my RA factor was 17.9) But I do not have Rheumatoid Arthritis or an Autoimmune disease. The Rheumatologist put me on Cymbalta "in case" I have Fibermyalgia, Chronic Fatigue or Depression. The Cymbalta has not helped. I decided not to return to the Rheumatologist because he would rather tell me how I felt than to listen to me. I went to another GP, who ran another series of blood tests which came back normal. He prescribed iron and vitamin C and to come back for a re check. I can't take anymore. I'm so desperate. Please someone point me in the right direction.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.
Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.
Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.
Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.
Is it sensitive skin or something else?