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  • Posted By: sweetestoflove
  • September 26, 2007
  • 02:46 AM

I am 22 years old and have been feeling very fatigue. I have a case of chronic headaches that come and go explainably (4+ years). I feel really dizzy at times when i'm just at home sitting down watchin T.V. I experience tingling sensations in my arms and legs and a burning sensation in my legs. I have sharp stabbing pains that go as quickly as they come all around my head and down my arms and legs. ( 4 months) I have trouble remembering things and at times difficulty taking notes in class ( about 7 months). (i have trouble copying down things as i read them or hear them. It's like i understand it, but can't reproduce it!) I often have a feeling of sort of a constricting feeling impairing my breathing (recently). 5 out of 7 days of the week, i become so tired i can't get through my day without having to take a nap. I have to go to the restroom to urinate at least 10 to 15 times a day. I have trouble controlling my urges to go. It seems as if i'm getting worse and worse by the week with new symptoms popping up.

MRI of my brain is "normal", thyroid bloodwork is normal, and i'm not anemic. On a scale of 1 to 10, i associate the level of my stress to be about a 4. I don't consider myself stressed.

Neurologist said it was all stress related and the reason why i can't breathe is because i'm hyperventilating. And because i'm hyperventilating, i am experiencing tingling and burning sensations in my limbs and possibly causing my headaches. Advice nurses have hinted at a neurological disorder, but my doctors have yet to make a diagnosis.

Should i request another MRI of my brain AND spine? Is this something serious enough to pursue considering how young i am?
I need help.

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  • How well do you sleep? Do you have restless leg syndrome, insomnia, early awakening, etc.? Do you snore? A sleep disorder could cause your very symptoms. You can read more about it at:http://www.thesleepsite.com/
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 08:43 AM
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  • Get your blood sugar tested. You might have diabetes with all the urination.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 10:11 AM
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  • Do you have any allergies? Perhaps you are having a reaction to a food or other trigger...? Do you have any swelling in any area of your body? Have you ever had severe abdominal pain? Look up angioedema.
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 05:28 PM
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  • Your neurologist sounds like an idiot.:confused: Neurological problems can occur due to nutritional deficiencies. Please visit www.1stholistic.com and look up your symptoms and see if there are some common nutritional deficiencies - B12, EFA's and vit C come to mind. As you are a student and young, this seems like a likely possibility to me. If you aren't taking a good quality supplement I recommend doing so. Do you live in a Lyme area? IF so, please get tested for Lyme - Igenex and Bowen labs are the ONLY reliable labs for this test. Insist on this to rule it out. I am assuming you are female? What are your periods like? Are you on any birth control and do you take any medications? Do you have a history of UTI's? How is your diet - do you eat well, or poorly? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 07:55 PM
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