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Extreme Fatigue...world is crashing down

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  • Posted By: jme2012
  • December 30, 2010
  • 06:23 AM

I am reaching out here to hopefully get some kind of lead on what might be affecting me this badly after seeing numerous doctors. I am a white female, age 20, weight 120.

I use to be the most healthy person I have ever known until four years ago when I contracted mono and from there on I have been into a slow decline becoming a shell of my former self. After this I went on to college where the past three years I have been diagnosed with numerous maladies yet still have yet to find the root of my problem.

First came the extreme fatigue to both my mind and muscles. I would feel so tired that I would get dizzy and pass out into a two hour nap only awaking to not even remembering to lay down to sleep.

Then came mental issues where I was diagnosed with GAD and mild OCD and prescribed ambien in hopes of riding me of fatigue which didn't work. To this day I consitently wake up every two hours only to fall back asleep and wake up with the worst back pain imaginable.

The past few months my fatigue has gotten from bad to worse and now I cannot even concentrate in my courses or study for my grad school tests. My hair is beginning to fall out more rapidly then it has previously and I just want my life back. I went to doctors in tears asking them to fix me but with normal blood tests for diabetes, mono, iron, and red blood cell count being normal they have all dismissed my issues saying I am imagining the pain and I need to just workout more and eat better. I am the most active healthy person I know and for them to say that makes me think they have no clue that my pain is REAL.

Please help me (sorry for long post)

Also some side things: I have had many TB tests that come back positive but with x ray have no active TB. I also have tried a variety of diets involving avoiding processed food, gluten, meat etc. and I take vitamins daily with extra dose of B12.

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