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Stress fractures, extreme fatigue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 11, 2007
  • 02:46 PM

I have had this problem for four years now. It started with me getting off my sofa and finding out that I couldn't walk on my heel. My foot was swollen under my arch and behind my heel. The doctor thought it was a stress fracture, and I had bone scan done, which showed a hot spot on my ankle. X-rays came back with healthy bones, and thus a pat on the head and your okay and a push out the door started. It took 6 weeks for that to heal. Next, I got up out of a chair and realized I couldn't walk on the ball of my right foot. Went to the orthopedic surgeon and he thought I stress fractured my bone. Another 4 weeks of limping. Next, I was standing at work with a backpack in my right hand and turned to switch off the printer, and "pop" my rib broke. A through and through and no one could say why it happened. Then I started getting horrible pains down my side. Everyone said it was my rib, but my doctor pushed on my pelvis and I came off the table. Nothing showed up on the X-rays again, for like the forth time. I can't tell you how many doctors I've been to, I have extreme fatigue, I can't think very well, I get the shakes when I wake up. My muscles sometimes stay "on", instead of relaxing. I get horrible cramps in my feet. There are day's I can't raise my arms up. My bones ache every day. Most of this happens in the winter. I'm much better in the summer, although I was in a lot of bone pain last year, all year. I now take Vitamin D3. When I took massive doses of this, I felt wonderful. My summers are much better, but I get a repeat of all the pains in my bones in the winter. My Vitamin D (25 doxy) test reads 23, while on 50,000 I.U. of Vitman D3 a month. I don't seem to be able to store the D3. I'm relieved of pain for all of 3 days for the whole month on that dose. Does this seem normal to anyone? I'm tired of doctor's telling me I"m fine, when I can't function in the winter. Any suggestions? Anyone know what it is?

Nicky

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