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i have got another clue,KIERA

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 14, 2007
  • 10:35 AM

how r u kiera?
i m posting this thread after a long time .hope you remember me as well as my symptoms.kiera, i met a endocrinologist one week ago and he suggested me serum calcium and serum potassium test(fasting).also suggested fasting blood sugar.according to him my problems may be related with parathyroid disorder.although my thyroid report has come back normal.once you suggested me to rule out rheumatoid arthritis,i want to know how can arthritis cause mental problem like depression ,anxiety and nervousness.
i am again listing my symptoms below_

*day time drowsiness
*fatigue all the time
*brain fog
*lack of initiative drive
*frequent thirst with frequent urination
*loss of stamina
*high pulse rate
*high blood pressure
*very low stamina
*little bit wieght gain which is 'i think' due to antidepressant.
*dry hair
*vision problem
*frequent headache

i have been taking antidepressant near about three year but these drugs are not much effective.
please reply and tell me what should i do?
also answer my question''how can rheumatoid arthritis cause mental problem?

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  • Ashar, I'm not sure of the link between RA and depression, but I can tell you everyone of your problems, my mother also has and she has RA. It took her a very long time to be correctly diagnosed. She now takes IV treatments for the RA. The treatments help the pain and she has more engery, but when her RA comes out of remission (like it is now) her problems reoccur. I'm sorry, I can't tell you the why of it, but I can tell you I personally see the link between the two. Good luck :)
    mz ldh 24 Replies
    • December 14, 2007
    • 05:04 PM
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  • seems like three years on antidepressants could cause a lot of other conditions...have you googled side effects for your meds and see if you can relate any of your symptoms to the side effects???
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • December 14, 2007
    • 07:11 PM
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