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  • Posted By: Mariah
  • August 21, 2007
  • 11:47 PM

Hello everyone,
I am new to this forum and like many of you I am searching feverishly for answers to my questions. Since the age of 13, I just woke up one day with poor concentration, poor memory, blurred vision and spaceyness/ out of body feelings . I have been to many doctors through out my life time in hopes to finding answers, but have not had much for results. I have been on antidepressants that have made my symptoms even worse then before, and have decided to stop taking them. Testing has been perfromed for thyroid, cat scan for MS, chemical imbalace testing , blood workup, eeg, phsycological evaluation etc. I was diagnosed with Adhd earlier this year and thaught to my self this great now I am sure of my problem. Unfortunately , I have been on three types of med and they have done absolutely nothing for the symptoms. The doctor is at a loss as to the non-effectivness of the meds. I have concluded that this may not be my problem at all. What ever it is my mother suffers from it and now my only child has these same symptoms. If I can't help myself how can I help him?? I am out of ideas and don't quite know where to turn for help.

Need help
Mariah

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  • I would assume an opthalmologist looked at your eyes to see if you had a a lens dislocation common to Marfan's syndrome patients? or keratoconus which is also familial.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
    • 08:36 AM
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  • Thank you for the suggestions, I have had my eyes checked a year ago and all seems fine with them. I had not concered Marfan's syndrome, but I will read up on it for more information.Mariah
    Mariah 3 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
    • 08:34 PM
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  • You are describing Hypoglycemia. I suffered from this for about 20 years until a doctor in Texas correctly identified it. You will need to watch your intake of All refined sugars and take a high quality multi-vitamin. Symptoms will probably start to clear in 4-6 weeks if you are like mosy people.
    sojourner 8 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 09:08 PM
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  • Mariah, I have CFS and Fibromyalgia. My mother and Aunt have Fibromyalgia and my only child is beginning to exhibit symptoms of CFS.It includes all of your symptoms and would certainly explain the "family connection" Maybe this will help Fibromyalgia is very closely related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), the main difference being that with CFS, the predominant symptom is fatigue; with fibromyalgia, it is pain. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disorder that most commonly affects the neck, lower back, shoulders, back of the head, upper thighs, elbows, buttocks, knees and the upper chest. It is important to remember, however, that the achy, burning pains of the disease can strike any part of the body. The pain and stiffness is typically worse in the morning and is often accompanied by insomnia, headaches, depression, brain fog, incoordination, digestive disorders, dizziness, panic attacks and skin rashes. The immune system of an affected person is often hypersensitive and allergies to environmental and dietary factors are common. Symptoms can be aggravated by allergies, overexertion, lack of sleep and acute infections.Hope this helps some of you clear the confusion or encourages some of you to look at the possibility of these two diseases as an explanation for your symptoms.As Always...Trying to Help...IHS...mommy cat:) Please read thread titled NAET/Bioset- A way to get well...All of you should go. It will help immensely.
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 11:42 PM
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  • Since the age of 13, I just woke up one day with poor concentration, poor memory, blurred vision and spaceyness/ out of body feelings mommycat.. no way could this one have CFS with just those symptoms. She didnt even mention tiredness or extreme weakness at all, key features of CFS and to have CFS she would NEED to have that. Her problem must be something else.. NOT CFS. She couldnt have fibromyaliga either if she is getting no pain. She doesnt even mention pain in her post so it cant be FM.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
    • 01:42 AM
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  • Tania, why bother.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
    • 07:23 AM
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  • Rad...thanks alot.:(
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
    • 01:29 PM
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  • Hi everyone, Please don't feel that your responses are useless I appreciate any help possible. I will help to clearify some health information for you that may better shed light on my problem. I have no pain in joints at all, no problem sleeping nights, no extreme weakness /fatique, coordination is fine, no known allergies, no fainting,no inerear problem, no low iron problem. So there you have it hope this helps. I look forward to hearing from all of you.Thank you so muchMariah:)
    Mariah 3 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
    • 11:01 AM
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  • I had similar symptoms, many years ago now. I am bi-polar type. For me it has just taken the right COMBINATION of drug classes to allow me to live a normal and happy life. Many doctors seem to take a one bullet approach to pharmacology, and I'm just fortunate that mine has been fabulous about adding different types rather than an all or nothing approach. For me, ritalin type products would not be good - all by themselves - but I also take an antidepressant along with a mood stabilizer. It is the use of these three different classes of drugs that works (and has been for more than 15 years). Perhaps talking with a psychiatrist who is active in up to date pharmacology would be an avenue to pursue. Please make sure that you try to detail what happened in the past with various meds. This is of course helpful to start with.
    pddeboy 4 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
    • 10:47 PM
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  • I have spent over 15 years in pharmaceutical research. The side effects of the perscription drugs are to dangerous. Perscription medicines only cover up symptoms and never try to get to the underling problems. Their side effects are also worse than the original problem. Sojourner :)
    sojourner 8 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
    • 11:07 PM
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