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Tired of being told it's all in my head.

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  • Posted By: deshanash
  • March 25, 2008
  • 05:52 PM

Hi
I'm a 43 yr old female, Type 1 diabetic, post menopausal. I have constant joint pain with grinding and popping, clicking sore jaw, severe attacks of stabbing burning pain in my stomach and abdomen, difficulty swallowing(have to cut up food fairly small),shortness of breath and feeling of racing heartbeat(with no physical exertion), trouble with memory, I see black and grey webs, light headed,difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep from pain and night sweats, occasional tremors not associated with blood sugar levels, unexplained weight loss. Symptoms have been getting worse over the past year. Sick of not being able to everyday activities WITHOUT pain and feeling like a guinea pig. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated.

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  • has your thyroid been checked??? eat organic, no diet pop..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • you are younger than average to be post menopausal...i am in peri myself at age 47....are you on HRT or anything else...you may need a bit of hormonal help for a while...all you symptoms sound like what many have with menopause...even in post for some...check out www.power-surge.com ...great site for meno sisters with forum and info (non-commercial) Yes, and do get the thyoid checked as many symptoms are similar ...Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • You should be screened for porphyria, you probably don't have it but just in case you do.... you'd never know it unless you get tested a few times.... Hope you feel better soon. tdwi;) Porphyria "Beating A Dead Horse":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIO2qpSsUTA HiI'm a 43 yr old female, Type 1 diabetic, post menopausal. I have constant joint pain with grinding and popping, clicking sore jaw, severe attacks of stabbing burning pain in my stomach and abdomen, difficulty swallowing(have to cut up food fairly small),shortness of breath and feeling of racing heartbeat(with no physical exertion), trouble with memory, I see black and grey webs, light headed,difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep from pain and night sweats, occasional tremors not associated with blood sugar levels, unexplained weight loss. Symptoms have been getting worse over the past year. Sick of not being able to everyday activities WITHOUT pain and feeling like a guinea pig. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated.
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • HiI'm a 43 yr old female, Type 1 diabetic, post menopausal. I have constant joint pain with grinding and popping, clicking sore jaw, severe attacks of stabbing burning pain in my stomach and abdomen, difficulty swallowing(have to cut up food fairly small),shortness of breath and feeling of racing heartbeat(with no physical exertion), trouble with memory, I see black and grey webs, light headed,difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep from pain and night sweats, occasional tremors not associated with blood sugar levels, unexplained weight loss. Symptoms have been getting worse over the past year. Sick of not being able to everyday activities WITHOUT pain and feeling like a guinea pig. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated.At the risk of being called crazy for posting my 4th B12-related message tonight... I'm suffering from nerve damage from an untreated B12 deficiency and I had more symptoms that you'd ever imagine (many the same as yours). The symptoms you have that fall under the list of a B12 deficiency are joint pain, trouble swallowing, breathlessness, memory loss, racing heartbeat, vision trouble, inability to regulate body temperature, tremors, and weight loss - and it can also cause changes in glucose because it plays a part in that process as well. Check out the "B12 deficiency is commonly misdiagnosed" thread in this forum. Definitely something to look into because you do have several signs of it (I also see black and grey webs and suffer or have suffered from all of the symptoms I listed above, plus a ton of other ones). It took me a few years to find the deficiency and by then, the damage was already done.
    sweeticeblue 352 Replies Flag this Response
  • Dufficulty swallowing & abdominal pain are associated with a rare condition called hereditary angioedema. You should see an ear, nose throat doctor.
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks so much for all the advice. My thyroid has been checked, and I do take B12 everyday and it has taken care of some previous symptoms but these ones are relentless. I am also insulin dependent(5x per day) and the final stage(3rd surgery) of hysterectomy was at age 34.
    deshanash 1 Replies Flag this Response
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