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So Many Symptoms

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  • Posted By: Rae Roe
  • December 7, 2006
  • 00:49 PM

I have tingling, numbness, stabbing pains in my arms, legs and feet. Shaking, tremors, nausea, dizziness, ringing ears, chest pain, confusion, loss of memory, blurred shaky vision, bladder problems...and more. I have had an MRI to see if it is MS. Negative. I have had an eating disorder for several years and one doctor thought these were all signs of brain damage, or circulatory problems. But why the shaking? It feels like several mini seizures.
I am at my wits end! No one can tell me what's going on...they all say I am just anxious. I also never have periods...and am thinking hormonal stuff is going on. I am in a nightmare... I don't know what is happening with my body. I would appreciate any insight or advice.
Thank you so much.

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  • I myself get almost all those symptoms and more with a condition I have.. do you also feel weak and tire very very easily?
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 00:57 PM
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  • Hi.... do you have any idea what these symptoms are from? I was just reading...and I have ALL the symptoms of lyme disease. I don't know if I have been checked for that. Do you have any advice for me?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 01:20 PM
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  • If you have had an eating disorder in the past, then you could have a vitamin/mineral deficiency...I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like a B-vitamin deficiency. The easiest way to find out is to have blood work done.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 02:50 PM
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  • Sounds like typically famine-related diseases caused by malnutrition. There's probably brain/nerve/circulation damage. I'm not sure exactly what your eating disorder is, but it definately sounds like your body is starving to death. The good news is, it may be reversible, unless your digestive system is also damaged for some reason..
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 03:30 PM
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  • Endocrine! Have you talked to anyone about having a MR. Are you overweight, with unwanted hairgrowth? And do you have a lump at the end of your neck right at the part where your back begins? If so, I would ask for a cortisol test and some hormone tests.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 05:42 PM
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  • First, I am not a doctor or a medical professional. But I have experienced neuralgia before and know how painful it can be and had to end up treating myself and educating myself because the doctor I went to at the time failed to diagnose me. (She diagnosed me with AIDS. I had chicken pox that went into shingles and neuralgia within a very short time.) Fortunately, I had a really great book on my bookshelf called The Nutrition Almanac that my father had given me for Christmas one year and it saved me from permanent damage from the neuralgia because I began to take b-vitamins and eating brewers yeast for my nerve pain and vitamin E for my myelin sheaths to protect them from damage from the neuralgia.However, I did not have an eating disorder. In your case, I agree with an earlier post that you are probably suffering primarily from a B-vitamin deficiency, but there are probably other nutritional deficiencies as well. Because b-vitamins are co-enzymes (they work with enzymes) they are involved in many metabolic processes. In fact all nutrients depend upon one another--they work synergistically. For instance you may not have properly absorbed calcium and magnesium because you lacked the enzymes and co-enzymes to absorb those two minerals.You're going to probably have to supplement your diet to bring back your stores of nutrients. And of course, you will have to follow a very healthy diet. I'd recommend getting to a health practitioner who can work with your diet and who will prescribe supplements (and in some cases) give injections of some supplements where your absorption has been impaired to bring you back to normal. However, if you don't have the income you may want to start by educating yourself on nutrition and at least begin to take a multi-vitamin supplement that includes the B-vitamins to help with some of your symptoms. One thing great about B-vitamins is that the body usually responds quickly to supplementation because they are water soluble and absorbed readily. I'd recommend the book I mentioned earlier as it will explain how each nutrient plays a role in your body. Again, I really think you should see a nutritionist or perhaps someone who practicies orthomolecular medicine.You might want to take a look at the following web page. Go down to the heading that reads "Nutritional Supplements That May Be Helpful"http://www.evitamins.com/healthnotes.asp?ContentID=1208004#Diet-OptionsGood luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2006
    • 08:01 AM
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  • Hi I am interested in the symptoms you describe. the one who wrote Endocrine and talked about Cortisone. I do have unwanted facial hair, am overweight, and have a bump (bone?) at the end of my neck. I have also been plagued by strange symptoms over the years - currently crackling in my neck, a "drip" like sound coming from the base of my skull, muscle twitching, pain, eye problems, and they have found excess cortisone in my urin, and low white blood count. I have had spinal taps, 3 mris over the last 15 years, evoked potential test, and neurologist exams - all have been normal. I have always gone the neurologist route - never endocrine system. If you know what I can research or have a name for the condidition you refer to please let me know. Thanks!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 06:43 PM
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  • I'm gonna have to agree with the person that suggested Lyme Disease. We had a lady come into our acupuncture clinic and she had similar symptoms. (Her MDs had failed to find her problem in a timely fashion and that resulted in an inability to move her left leg!!) We addressed her problems and patterns as a Liver/kidney Disharmony and she had a few treatments and felt much relief. Liver imbalances cause headaches, tremors, twitching of limbs (internal wind) and Kidney imbalances show as ringing in the ears, low back pain, leg pain, etc. This makes no sense in Western medicine, however it is seen more often then you would think in Chinese Medicine)!!! They also look at the person as a whole being and assign emotions to the various organs to help find out whats the ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. Liver=anger and Kidneys=Fear. If this makes any sense to you- please check into getting relief from a qualified Chinese Practitioner in you area. Best of Luck to you!!!The reason the MDs don't tell you about this stuff- is CUZ IT WORKS!!! (but it's not PROFITABLE). :rolleyes: Namaste~~1111healer If Chinese medicine DIDN'T work- does it make any sense that they would be doing it for 2000+ years. NO!!! lol
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 10:04 PM
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  • ". I also never have periods...and am thinking hormonal stuff is going on. " "I do have unwanted facial hair, am overweight, " All the above things together can be signs of Polycystic ovulation syndrome. (PCOS)
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 08:31 AM
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