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Could this all be related?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 16, 2008
  • 05:36 AM

I'm sorry, this may be a bit long. I've been wondering for years if all of my symptoms could somehow be related, but I haven't been able to find a doctor who cared enough to do more than throw medicine at my symptoms.

I'm a 32 year old stay at home mom of 3, and I have been suffering with varying symptoms all my life. Before puberty I had allergies and asthma. After puberty I started to have symptoms of ulcerative colitis, for which I was diagnosed years later, and in my early 20's I began to have debilitating migraines with all the classic symptoms (have had both an MRI and CAT scan that were fine). I have also struggled with infertility, unwarranted weight gain and a great resistance to losing weight.

My most recent addition to the list is even stranger. I am having what I have researched to discover are hypnopompic hallucinations upon waking, and sleepiness even when I get enough sleep, and my upper back left leg has been weak with a painful tingle. My joints in my knees, ankles and the bottoms of my feet are also weak and sore. I have a loud roaring sound in my ears every night as I am trying to go to sleep.

Last night when I got up in the middle of the night to check on my baby and use the restroom I suddenly realized I couldn't get a sense of balance. I almost fell over, and had to grab on to the crib to stay upright. All day today I have had nausea and slight dizziness.

Has anyone ever heard of anything that would cause all of these symptoms? I don't mean to sound dire, I am happy and most days I am extremely active with my family. But in the back of my mind I am always wondering if there is something getting worse inside me. But try to take such a story to a doctor!

One other thing I'd like to point out is that a lot of my symptoms disappear during pregnancy. That leads me to believe that there is something related to my immune system, which would be lowered during pregnancy.

Thank you to anyone who might be able to provide any sort of advice or information.


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