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  • Posted By: abnormal
  • November 19, 2008
  • 02:54 AM

I am a fifty-one year old female. My symptoms started 25 years ago. Migraine, joint pain and depression after my second child was born. Next I had episodes of vertigo that lasted a few weeks to a month occassionally with episodes of what i call zingers in my brain that would last a few seconds to a minute or so that came and went. I was diagnosed with fybromyalgia. I also started to get Gerd symptoms @ 15 years or so ago. Then when I was 40 yrs. old I developed Graves disease and had "I" therapy for that. I am now hypothyroid and on .125 of levothyroxine. About 5 yrs. ago I developed hyperparathyroid glands. I take alot of vitamin D for that. About 2 yrs ago I had shortness of breath problems. Lung function tests show some type of restrictive process going on. Scans are normal. I am short of breath all the time and my chest has pains in it. Now for six weeks I have been in one of my vertigo attacks and on leave from work. The doc says vestibular migraine even though I have not had a MRI since 1997. I am angry and frustrated to say the least. Oh, it is hard to breathe hot or toocold of air too. I get migraines @ 3 episodes a mo. in spite of being on propanolol. The sun or maybe just the heat aggravates my symptoms too. I have never had a positive ANA. I also within the last few yrs. developed leaky blood vessells in my ankles. My hands and feet swell. One doctor thought I could have mixed connective tissue disease, but that has never been proven in my blood. I am weary from my search for a definitive diagnosis. I would give up, but how does one give up with something like this?

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