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  • Posted By: liamdoggie
  • October 23, 2006
  • 06:27 PM

For over 10 years we have been trying to find out why my wife (55 years old) has the following symptoms. This happens mainly in the morning, but can be at any time of the day. She will feel a tingling in her face, a 'funny feeling' behind the left eye, they start getting dizzy. A severe feeling of diareha will the start - usually having to be done as quickly as possible. She will get very weak and feel like she will pass out. Recently been getting severe headache at any time of day. Don't know if related, but new. In addition, she has has bone-shaking chills with teeth chatter waking her up at night. All blood test come up negative, except for an 'infection' that appears to be liver related. All other liver test are great. No doctor can tell us what that is. We have been to many doctors, all either mis-diagnoise (?) or give a clean bill of heath. Blood sugar levels are ok during these 'attacks'. We have had brain MRI/MRA, numerous blood tests, and even homopathic tests. Addisons and low thyriod have been diagnosed, but then changed by other doctors. This will last anywhere from brief minutes to sometimes 2 hours or so. Terrifying when the feeling of passing out occurs. Exhausted when over, but otherwise fine. Thanks in advance to any and all who may have ideas where to go next or what to bring up to docs.

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  • I would say based on your symptom history (wife) Addison's is right on. Cortisol is @ it's lowest in the AM, and if she has Addison's or just Adrenal Fatigue (common @ her age) she does not have much to begin with. Search the web for a doc who aggressively treats thyroid, adrenal issues and has experience with bioidentical hormones. If these issues are in combo with menopause...watch out. She is @ serious risk for complications...life threatening.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 11:08 PM
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  • Has she had her eyes checked lately. Check for Glacoma.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 06:21 AM
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  • I would recommend checking adrenal function. Some doctors, mostly ND, will do saliva tests for adenal hormons.Low serotonin levels also will have similar symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 07:22 AM
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  • Has your wife been to a cardiologist, I have sinus tacch and similar but not all symtoms. hope this helped.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 00:25 PM
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  • Has she had a complete stool test done? this is one you take over several days and have to freeze some of the samples (yuck!). If she hasn't had this she needs to...especially have her checked for candida and c. difficile in her stool...but also check for parasites and e coli. Also, I recommend her try acupuncture and Chinese herbs to help with this problem. Acupuncture is just great for gastrointestinal diseases, as well as others. To find one near you log on to www.acufinder.com and type in your zip code. Hope this helps.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 03:15 PM
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  • For over 10 years we have been trying to find out why my wife (55 years old) has the following symptoms. This happens mainly in the morning, but can be at any time of the day. She will feel a tingling in her face, a 'funny feeling' behind the left eye, they start getting dizzy. A severe feeling of diareha will the start - usually having to be done as quickly as possible. She will get very weak and feel like she will pass out. Recently been getting severe headache at any time of day. Don't know if related, but new. In addition, she has has bone-shaking chills with teeth chatter waking her up at night. All blood test come up negative, except for an 'infection' that appears to be liver related. All other liver test are great. No doctor can tell us what that is. We have been to many doctors, all either mis-diagnoise (?) or give a clean bill of heath. Blood sugar levels are ok during these 'attacks'. We have had brain MRI/MRA, numerous blood tests, and even homopathic tests. Addisons and low thyriod have been diagnosed, but then changed by other doctors. This will last anywhere from brief minutes to sometimes 2 hours or so. Terrifying when the feeling of passing out occurs. Exhausted when over, but otherwise fine. Thanks in advance to any and all who may have ideas where to go next or what to bring up to docs.Allergies. Allergies are joined to liver inflammation and renal problems.Passing out: she is internally intoxicated. Blood Pressure drop, chances of shock.She need to see an allergist and a doctor of integral medicine ASAP.It it happens again, give her vitamin C (wheat free, sugar free, corn free,soy free) to bowel tolerance, and take her to the ER.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 03:22 PM
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