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Feel like I'm falling apart!

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  • Posted By: meggon
  • September 1, 2012
  • 07:56 AM

I am a 35 year old female. I've worked in smokey bars for the past three years not getting out until 4 or 5 am. I occaisonally smoked but have not for two weeks now. I left my job last week and have since had a terrible sore throat, I could barely chew or swallow for quite a few days. I've been having on and off pains in what I'm guessing is my right ovary. I've also been having terrible heart palpitations, but I am completely aware of my own anxiety attacks, I'm hoping that is the cause of the palpitations.

Today I've had the oddest syptom yet. My shins feel numb to the touch and appear slightly swollen. Over the course of about 8 hours my feet are mildly numb and tingly as well as clammy. I've never experienced this and "shin splints" keep coming up when I search it, but I have never been a runner or jogger. Could being on my feet for 10 hours a night do this? I never experienced this until a week after I quit. Also, it is in both legs, symmetrical sensation.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm avoiding the Dr. since I do not have insurance.

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  • You are use to being on your feet now that you are not your body is probably adjusting. Go to the doctors. There are county hospitals and they have great programs that cost next to nothing to be on. I know I work at a county hospital. Your health is more important especially if you are worried. Go to the ER to get started. Peace of mind is important
    lmbwing 6 Replies
    • September 6, 2012
    • 07:13 AM
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  • If you are getting home at 5 a.m. for the past three years, I assume you sleep most of the day. You did not say where you live or the weather there but I am assuming that you do not get much sun because of your hours if nothing else. The sun makes vitamin D. You could have "hypovitaminosis D". Vitamin D is actually a hormone rather than an actual vitamin. The body requires it to be at least at a level of 30. Severe D deficiencies can cause many weird things. Ask your doctor to check you for a vitamin D deficiency.numbness and tingling can be a symptom of many things. Have you had your blood sugar or HBa1c test checked to rule out possible diabetes.Maybe you just have the flu. In any event, I would check still your Vit. D simply because of the hours you have been keeping for the past three years. It is almost guaranteed to be low unless you eat foods high in Vit D around the clock. You obviously do not get sunshine much in order to produce Vit D in your body.
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  • Actually, the new standards for vitamin D are much much higher. My nutritionist is in agreement with other alternative practitioners who feel that vitamin D levels should be between 60-80 and 30 would be considered deficient. Google Dr. Mercola. and vitamin D3 (which is the supplement you'd want to take).
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