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Fatigue, low body temps, overwhelmed

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 11, 2009
  • 05:29 PM

Something is wrong and has been for years. I'm tired all the time, often cold. Temps from 94 to 97 are usual, especially in the morning. For three years, I couldn't get out of bed in the morning. This is causing family and marital problems.

My doctor told me that it was normal for my age (45 - 38 at the time) to 'slow down a bit' and told me to diet and exercise. He did multiple tests and told me I had an antibody for rheumatoid arthritis and Reynaud's disease.

This has been going on more or less since I had Bell's Palsy about 10 years ago. I was tested for Lyme disease - negative. But later learned that the test only found recent exposure. I am sensory defensive and have heart palpitations. My first frozen shoulder started about 18 months ago and I'm having symptoms in the second shoulder. I often feel a deep depression when things are at their worst.

A nutritionist suggested an anti-candida detox diet which I do a couple times a year, use of progesterone cream and probiotics. This has helped to the point of allowing me to get up in the morning. I feel somewhat functional since those changes. i.e. about 50% of the time, where it may have been 10-25% five+ years ago. Still, I can't concentrate well enough to even work a part-time freelance job from home without the dishwasher breaking down, sending me into a deep depression, feeling completely overwhelmed. I attempted to start a business at had to close it because the symptoms were completely unpredictable, shutting me down. I wasn't reliable.

A year ago, during frozen shoulder treatment, a Chiropractor found a lump on my collarbone. The doctors put me through a battery of tests. It was not a tumor. However, when the Chiropractor broke up what they concluded was scar tissue as a result of an auto accident, I was sick and vomiting for the following 24 hours.

I have had two operations in my jaw in the past five years. Both, prompted by abscesses, were removal of a strange infection that caused the jawbone to become granular. the first case, the doctor assumed it was an infection that came through the sinuses. The second wasn't near the area. he just shrugged his shoulders. It was over a perfectly healthy tooth, no where near the sinuses.

Taking antibiotics during that period seemed to help the other symptoms - low body temps, fatigue, etc.

There is some improvement in symptoms while taking Sam-e.

Still, nothing seems to help completely. I want to know what is causing this and what to do about it. At a minimum tests I should ask for. My husband seems to think that I'm making all of it up and is angry that I feel overwhelmed and am not even employed. :(

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