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lupus??

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 30, 2007
  • 05:09 AM

For the past year I've been having serious issues with fatigue. I can sleep 12 hours a day and still be exhaused by the end of the day. At times I can feel alive and full of energy and hours later I'll feel so tired, and mind my just can't concentrate on anything. I often get light headed as if I'm about to faint, and lose my sense of balance. Sometimes when I'm walking I lose my balance and tend to stumble a bit. Neck pains, back pains are extreme, and sudden chest pains come and go. When I get chest pains I cannot move one bit!! My body gets completely stiff. Another symptom is joint pains in my knees and elbows. Sometimes it doesn't let me sleep at night from the intesity. A few months ago I went to see a docor about this, and they said it was stress. How can stress last so long?? I've been more stressed on other occasions!! I don't know what to think... :/

Please write me if you have any thougts on this...Thanx

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  • Ask for an EBV antibody test. Have you ever had mono before? You might have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.Also, maybe ask for a cortisol level check, a Red Blood Cell count (to check for anemia), and a thyroid hormone check.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Stress can last a very long time and can affect many different parts of the body. Have you found any good stress relieving activities or done counseling. I would address this first so you can walk back in the office and say--"OK, I have a handle on the stress but I am still having problems with XYZ." If you do have an autoimmune disease, like lupus, stress does have a direct result on your body and will make you as sick as a dog. Please don't take this as I am saying it is all in your head--it isn't, obviously. But you will have more ammunition to face the docs with if you honestly assess and address each suggestion that makes even the slightest sense. What you shouldn't do is just say "well I guess I will always feel like this and I am just crazy or stuck with it". You aren't keep looking and take care of your body on the way. Good Luck and God Speed
    emsbabydoll 73 Replies Flag this Response
  • www.ahummingbirdsguide.com you have some sx of ME take a look, you'll be suprised...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • f you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. There are many kinds of lupus. The most common type, systemic lupus erythematosus, affects many parts of the body. Discoid lupus causes a rash that doesn't go away. Subacute cutaneous lupus causes sores after being out in the sun. Another type can be caused by medication. Neonatal lupus, which is rare, affects newborns.Anyone can get lupus, but women are most at risk. Lupus is also more common in African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American women. The cause of lupus is not known. apostille
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