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getting worse everyday...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 31, 2007
  • 02:19 AM

Approximately 4 years ago at age 25 I started to have discomfort when going up a flight of stairs. This would come and go and I really never paid much attention to it only when it was happening. I also at times would have discomfort opening and closing my hands. I made a doctors appointment and was told everything is fine. I then over the years began excessively sweating all the time - only on my head and face. My hair will become soaking wet and sweat will drip off my face. Again no medical explanation. I now have swelling in my upper eyelids and hands in between the joints. I have discomfort everyday now going up/down steps or going in/out of cars. I can only describe it as if you were exercising and doing "squats" you start to feel that discomfort after so many reps... thats what happens mid way up the stairs. I also have discomfort even while resting. I can only describe it as if you were to walk a great distance then when you would sit down usually you can feel a kind of relief of rest. For some reason i cannot get that relief feeling - i feel like this even when not doing anything physically strenuous to cause it. Progressively I am getting worse everyday..... anyone have similar symptoms??? Ive been to the doctors so many times and keep getting theres nothing wrong with you.

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  • The facial and upper body sweating is what's known as facial and upper body flushing. google it
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I read somewhere on here that someone was entering symptoms into symptom checkers on the internet. I looked for myself and there are many of them to use. It is my next step as I see it as worth a shot
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Look up hypo-parathyroidism. I had it and it felt like I had the flu for a year. Bone tired. A hormone excreted by the para-throids send a message that the body needs more calcium. Bones lose their calcium and can weaken. A few simple blood tests could tell you what's going on.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you both for you input. I will be exploring more info on both subjects. I searched "excessive sweating" to no avail and never came up with the term "facial flushing" just briefly looking into it im amazed that that seems to be exactly whats going on with me! I again thank you for you time and input!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sorry, I had a typo. I had HYPER-parathyroidism.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • now that you've found the info on facial flushing, know that it is a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Look into that one. Getting worse everyday, or at least, feeling that way is also a symptom.
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