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So weak........

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  • Posted By: jilliankma
  • January 1, 2009
  • 07:50 PM

I have really bad trouble breathing and extreme weakness in my chest and in the back of my throat and the back of my skull/brain feels very weak also and weakness in my arms and legs along with crazy muscle spasms. I've posted before but no answers. :( I've been to cardiologist, psychiatrists, therpaists and a neurologist that said i was fine but i had them fax over results for me from my ekg eeg and it said my lower extremities came back mildly abnormal and he said that i was fine no sign of any neuromusculer disease. I also had my lungs tested to for asthma and that came back normal. I've had plenty of blood tests that came back normal also. They say it's all panic disorder but i've been taking meds as prescribed and i feel like the weakness seems to be getting worse. :(

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  • I was also diagnosed with panic / anxiety for many years even tho I was sure that wasn't it. They tend to diagnose on the symptom that you are most concerned with. Think back and make a list of your symptoms in the past. Have you had any diabetes testing? Does your heart pound, or go too fast or slow at times...Are you dizzy, lightheaded? You are more likely to get a response on here if you are more specific.I was eventually diagnoses with Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, and I too have been weak, dizzy, muscle camps, fatigued, etc...Good LuckPamela
    pamelasmc 82 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 09:13 PM
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  • What does ''weakness''in your chest feel like.I've never heard of that.However,there are many causes of weakness:hypothyroidism,Addison's Disease,POTS,and several neurological disorders,not to mention autoimmune illnesses.Have you been tested for all these things?I failed to mention diabetes and hypoglycemia.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 09:34 PM
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  • By the way,what are you taking for panic disorder,and do you think it's helping?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 09:36 PM
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