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Dizziness for 7 years then 6 months ago...

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  • Posted By: mae3057
  • October 10, 2008
  • 11:25 PM

Hello everyone,
I am a 29 year old woman and mother and I have some mysterious symptoms and illness.I have been dizzy everyday for 7 years after the birth of my 1st child I did have a epidural which caused severe neck pain and stiffness for 3 months and it went away,but the dizziness stayed.I thought it was anemia or hypoglycemia but through all the years the doctors have thought nothing of it.So I lived with the dizziness.I've noticed during pregnancy I had vision problems like squiggles blindness in one eye and it would go away within a half hour.But I'll get to the problem now 6 1/2 months ago I had my last baby.After I started my 1st cycle I was extremely dizzy,weak,short of breath the sunshine felt as if it was sucking the life out of me...I'd get white as a ghost I felt like I couldn't move I was so tired.I've been to 13 doctors in 4 months I've had ct scan of lungs showed 1st stage emphysema and thats rare I'm only 29 I had an echo my heart function was only 45%.The cardiologist said I had postpartum cardiomyopathy but it resolved itself????My problem is I have the same symptoms till this day.My problems get worst when I have my cycle and I'm also shedding hair like crazy.I've had many blood test done and they only thing that shows is high liver enzymes and lupus anticoagulant I haven't had the remaining 6 lupus test yet,I go to a specialist next month for that but I Don't have alot of the lupus characteristics (the rash)(the uclers) and the ana and dna was negative. Please any input would be greatly appreciated.I'm on my own medical mission as many of you are and I'm getting really discouraged.Can having a baby make my hormones go so out of whack and make me so sick.Is there specific hormone testings that may help?

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