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Please help.....can't get rid of my fatigue

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  • Posted By: minaluna
  • August 8, 2007
  • 08:36 PM

:confused: I am a 34 y/o woman who is currently taking Lexapro (10 mg) and Levoxyl (25 mcg) for my hypothyroidism. I've been taking Lexapro for almost a year now; for several months now, I've been feeling this constant fatigue and tiredness. I have no desire to do much of anything; every task or chore, no matter how minor, that I do around the house seems to tire me out. My husband thinks I'm just being lazy, but truth is I lack the motivation and energy to do much of anything. If and when I decide to clean house, I am so worn out it's not even funny. And when I take 2 or 3 hour naps, I still have to go to bed early at night. I can't seem to get enough sleep. No matter how many hours of sleep I get at night, I feel tired and exhausted in the monring. And then the headaches keep coming and going. I was experiencing some dizziness a few weeks ago, but my doc said I had a virus. My doc also rechecked my thyroid because I told her that my fatigue hadn't diminished and the results came back normal. This can't be normal! I feel as sick as I did when I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I fall asleep behind the wheel. I also run out of breath when walking for a short period of time and feel hot all the time. What is wrong with me? I've had anemia in the past, so I wonder if perhaps that's what I'm going through now. Any ideas or suggestions would be great. I am scheduling an appointment with a different doctor to see if we could nip this thing in the butt.

Thank you for any help you can provide!

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  • Ask your doc to check you for hyperparathyroidism.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hmmm.... I'll have to ask her. I'm getting a second opinion, so I'll definitely ask her about that. Thank you.
    minaluna 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • I've been doing some research on hyperparathyroidism and one of the symptoms includes a lump in the neck. I don't have a lump, so could it still be possible that I have this disease? I still intend to talk to the new doc about it. Thanks.
    minaluna 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • minaluna.... I had all of your symptoms...and about 70 more. The only help I found was here in this forum. A wonderful person suggest I go for NAET/Bioset therapy to help combat my symptoms. I was desperate so I went. It works!! I am on my way back to work for the first time in over a year.Research this...it is the way patients are getting relief...regardless of what their "diagnosis" is. I am not the only one advising this...others are too, because it works.If you want to be well and get your life back, google a practicioner near you and go...this is the best advice you will get...not because it comes from me, but because it works!!!Best...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • The signs and symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism are those of hypercalcemia. They are classically summarized by the mnemonic "stones, bones, abdominal groans and psychic moans"."Stones" refers to kidney stones, nephrocalcinosis, and diabetes insipidus (polyuria and polydipsia). These can ultimately lead to renal failure."Bones" refers to bone-related complications. The classic bone disease in hyperparathyroidism is osteitis fibrosa cystica, which results in pain and sometimes pathological fractures. Other bone diseases associated with hyperparathyroidism are osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and arthritis."Abdominal groans" refers to gastrointestinal symptoms of constipation, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. Hypercalcemia can lead to peptic ulcers and acute pancreatitis."Psychic moans" refers to effects on the central nervous system. Symptoms include lethargy, fatigue, depression, memory loss, psychosis, ataxia, delirium, and coma.Left ventricular hypertrophy.Other signs include proximal muscle weakness, itching, and band keratopathy of the eyes. One of the parathyroids becomes larger, but it is not a lump.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 10, 2007
    • 10:17 AM
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  • Thank you to the two of you. I will talk to my doc about my symptoms and ask her to test me for hypoparathyroidism. Mina
    minaluna 6 Replies
    • August 10, 2007
    • 03:11 PM
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  • Thank you to the two of you. I will talk to my doc about my symptoms and ask her to test me for hypoparathyroidism. MinaRead my post to Dxd
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 10, 2007
    • 04:29 PM
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