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tiredness & assoc symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 2, 2006
  • 10:20 PM

been constantly tired & lethargic-unintersted in things I luv to do for 18months no matter what time I go to bed & get up. Also suffering regular frustration, low patience threshold, poor memory, lack concentration, constant headaches. Had blood test but all came back ok. Anyone any idea's before I go completley mad :eek: . I avoid coffee, choc, alcohol, fizzy drinks n have good diet.

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  • HiFrom the symptoms that you mention...the first thing that comes to minds is an auto-immune disorder called: pernicious anemia, which I know well..because I have it. The early symptoms is: being tired all the time, having headaches 24 hours a day, mood swings, I didn't see you mention it, but your heart will feel like it's really pounding. It took me more than a year going to doctors, and for more symptoms to develop before a specialist...A Neuroligist knew what it was ( she told me that she had one other case like mine...a few years earlier..and she recognized the symptoms. One of the later symptoms is..a positive Babinski Reflex ( which if this happens...means that you can be having damageing effects in the brain. One test that they did was called a "vitamin B12 cascade. They can also check and see if you have an antibody against your intrinsic factor (which most people with pernicious anemia has). I would suggest that you see your doctor..and mention to him/her about pernicious anemia and see if they will do the tests..I also suggest that you look up pernicious anemia on the different websites (this one and www.webmd.com and others) and see for yourself if this fits your symptoms. If you have more symptoms that you can share..that would be great. Good luck..and by all means...don't give up...keep looking for answers. Pernicious anemia is very treatable if FOUND EARLY! Take care...SKEETER
    skeeter 42 Replies
    • November 3, 2006
    • 02:31 AM
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  • Hi,It also sounds similar to CFS/M.E and that might also be worth checking out.There are many other illness's that overlap with CFS/M.E symptoms such as those in the previous reply and these need to be eliminated before a diagnosis of CFS can be made.Main symptoms inc: excessive tirdness, unfreshing sleep, limited energy, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, reduced concentration and memory retainment, muscle aches and pains, mood swings. Not all suffers get all of these symptoms. Also look into illness surrounding the thryoid.Good luck!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 3, 2006
    • 11:42 AM
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  • i have been going through the same things as you are experiencing for the last month & 1/2 i have had all blood work done which was fine. had a ct scan done which came back fine told my doctor that somnething is wrong with me i just could tell i have a 16 month old in which i would be so tired couldnt even paly with him the lack of memory and focus made me feel i was going out of my mind. Had headaches like i have never experienced before with extreme eye pain and burning pains in my head. Insisted on more test be done they did an MRI and found that i have a artery that is twisted in my brain that could be an aneruysm I am going for a CTA test to see if it is. dont give I had a dr tell me that there was nothing wrong and you know your own body. Also have them check for MS as it is commom for women between the ages of 30-50 to get it and it has some of the same symtoms an MRI will show legions on your brain if you have the disease.
    jane doe 1 Replies
    • November 3, 2006
    • 02:48 PM
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  • This sounds a lot like depression. Especially the lack of interest in things you used to love. It might be worth while to discuss this possibility with your doctor or a psychologist.
    kate1982 6 Replies
    • November 3, 2006
    • 11:00 PM
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