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  • Posted By: catalyst32
  • August 7, 2009
  • 06:53 AM

I am a 33 year old female. I have had asthma and headaches since I was 13 and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was around 25. About 3 years ago I began having joint and muscle pain, after lots of testing my Rheumatologist told me she not sure whats going on but thinks it osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. I've tried Cymbalta, Lyrica, Ultram and muscle relaxers with no relief, so I stopped taking anything for those symptoms. Now I've developed ear pressure, light headedness, severe fatigue, headaches, dark urine and mid/upper back pain. I saw my PCP today, he took a urine culture and is testing my thyroid (again). I've had blood work done for tsh, diabetes, lipid panels, lupus, and so many others I can't count, over and over the last 3 years. The only thing that ever comes back unusual is my inflammation indicator. Help! I can't keep living like this

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  • have your doctor look into or consider ion channelopathies.. such as hypokalemia partial paralysis:)
    kattsqueen 29 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello, I might have an idea, bipolar 1/2? What medication are you currently on?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • would like to know every detail of the present complaints u are having i.e ear pressure, light headedness, severe fatigue, headaches, dark urine and mid/upper back painwhen they actually started which side of the body urine colour any diurnal variation?Having any of the following?visual problemshearing problemsdifficulty swallowingdeviation of face while laughingtaste problemsI would also like to know any drugs in the past or currently u are consuming or any chronic medication u are on? Smoker?are the joint and muscle pain on and off or they are present whole day?which joints and muscles actually pain, any redness or tenderness over the joints and muscles?any change in severity in any of the symptoms since they started?Any similar complaints to any other family member or any neighbor?
    sainin12 27 Replies Flag this Response
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