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Should I be worried?!

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  • Posted By: alphaomegaproduction
  • March 30, 2009
  • 01:14 AM

Hello there, maybe someone can help me out. I don't want to be the person who overreacts but I do have some wierd symptoms that may or may not be related. Any help you could send my way would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Here's where I think it started:

Last summer (2008) I began to experience reoccurring numbness and tingling in my arms and primarily in my legs. It still comes and goes.
I am a person that uniates once, maybe twice on a normal day. Now I have to urinate anywhere from 3-5 times in a 12 hour period....and it's the urgency that's annoying because I really don't have much when I do use the restroom.
I am a college student that waits tables. For the last 2 or 3 months my legs (as in calves, thighs and ankles) have been so painful after work that I have to take an otc sleep aid to allow me to sleep through the pain. I've been waiting tables for years and this has never been a problem until recently. I would rate the pain anywhere from a 5-8 on a 10 point pain scale. There are some nights that I'm crying they hurt so badly now.
About a month ago my legs started hurting almost constantly. I only work part time and they are hurting every day. It's difficult to accurately describe the pain; it's a mixture of an aching, throbbing, squeezing pain. Sometimes it feels like someone is squeezing the backs of my legs and hips with their hands, othertimes it feels like sharp shinsplits from ankle to hip.
For the last two weeks, my shoulders and upper arms have started to have the same constant pain that my legs have.
Advil, Tylenol, etc aren't really relieving the pain as much as I would hope. The daily pain I would rate from a 3-5. It's definately enough to be uncomfortable and it's really quite annoying because it's that deep aching pain or that sharp shinsplitting pain that you can't seem to get rid of.
I have had a lot of frequent headaches for the last month or so and my eyes hurt when I move them, like when you run a fever and they hurt sometimes.
I've been exhausted for the last 3 months or so. Regardless of how much sleep I get, I could crash in bed by 7 at night!
I don't want to be the random whining person at the doctor's office and I really feel like my symptoms are fairly vague and may not even be related. Any suggestions or anyone who has had this same cluster of symptoms? I feel like I'm in my early 20's and trapped in an 80 year old's body......Thanks for any suggestions or thoughts you might leave!

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  • Hi alphaomegaproduction,Are you experiencing any increase in hunger and/or thirst? Any weight loss?Some of your symptoms are consistent with possible Type 2 diabetes. You may possibly have an endocrine disorder or an electrolyte imbalance.Your symptoms may or may not be related but they are concerning. I'd recommend you see your doctor. He will hopefully order labs to check electrolyte levels, blood glucose, thyroid, hepatic (liver), and renal (kidney) function, and also a urinalysis. He may do a finger stick in the office to check your blood glucose.I hope you get some answers soon. Be well!! John
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