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Palpatations followed by 1-3 days of muscle ache, neck stiffness, serious fatigue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 24, 2009
  • 11:31 PM

My husband (34yrs, fit & rperviously good health) is struggling to get a diagnosis for his as yet unexplained symptoms so wondering if anyone else has experienced similar or can suggest specific testing.

It first started Sept 07 just before we were due to go on holiday when he was suddenly struck down with a strange 'virus' which started with heavy palpitations in the middle of the night then he ent back to sleep but when he woke the next day & for the following few days h e felt exhausted with with awful muscle ache, stiff neck and serious fatigue. He then recovered (well felt 70% back to normal) for a few weeks only for the exact same thing to strike again - and then recover tc about 3 more times in 2 months. It then stopped completely & he got on with his life feeling 85% normal.

18 months later (Dec 08) it happens all over again and he's since had about 6 episodes all following the same pattern with hte recent addition of blurred vision. He's seen a cardiologist and they're ruled out any major heart problems but our physician has no idea what's wrong & just says it's a virus & will go eventually!

We have another baby due in a few months so would really like to get this sorted before it starts to affect all our family & day-to-day lives.

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  • Hi I am sorry for your husband Was he initially, at the first flu like, tested for lyme disease?? It seems your husband might have lyme disease that became chronic. That means he need a long term antibiotic to recover 100% standard test are not accurate this is why most americains test in private labs and see specialist named LLMD'S for lyme and co infections often associated with. To seek a doctor, go on ''lymenet'' Look on lymenet and canlyme for the ''real'' symptoms of lyme disease. The bulls eye is not automatic. (50% cases) If you don't do now, remeber this, because he could seriously be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, multiple slerosis, ALS, lupus, or other degenerative disease if this is not treated. I got a bit sick, the really, then bedridden and starting to paralyse. Look for attorney general of Connecticut report on lyme disease. Good luck
    Fannou 111 Replies
    • February 27, 2009
    • 11:40 PM
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  • Sounds like something metabolic (Endocrine) Maybe ask the doctor to test thyroid (T3, T4). If that is normal, I think your husband should ask to get a referral to an endocrinologist that way they can test a variety of glandular function.
    Carrlexzi 36 Replies
    • February 27, 2009
    • 11:41 PM
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  • Hi. I had palpitations for the longest time. I thought it was my heart so I asked my doctor to set me up with a cardiologist. Well, test after test occurred and they found absolutely "nothing" wrong with my heart....but the palpitations were still there. It turned out to be something to do with my hiatus hernia. After I started taking ant-acids and losec, the palpitations disappeared :) What bothered me about all of this, is that my doctor who in my eyes was a cracker jack at his job (very good doctor), didnt know that acid reflux could have had something to do with the palpitations. I had to find the cause of the problem by accident. Does your husband have an acid problem?
    ckanaan 33 Replies
    • February 28, 2009
    • 08:08 PM
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