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I'm so tired.....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 14, 2007
  • 01:30 AM

I am a 38 year old woman who eats healthy (and not a vegetarian) and excercises daily. Three years ago I went to see a cardiologist for rapid heart beats that would take me to the ground. The paramedics were called to my place of business three times. When they would arrive all my symptoms would subside. I wore heart monitors that finally recorded my heart rate of 160 beats per minute. A transesophegal echocardiogram showed my heart to be completely healthy. He hypothesized that my thyroid needed regulating and that was likely the cause. I do have hypothyroidism that I take Levoxyl for. It is under control however. My cardiologist gave me Atenolol and sent me on my way. He said I can just take it whenever my heart started beating fast rather than daily. I spent $8,000 out of my own pocket on all the tests he ordered. There was a two month period where these symptom persisted. Now it comes and goes. I feel like I am dying - truly. I was even given anti anxiety medicine because they thought perhaps it was psychological. None of the medication helped.

Throughout the past three years I have become increasingly fatigued. Now I am tired from the moment I wake up. I stopped working out 6 weeks ago. I don't have the energy. I am frustrated at how difficult it has become to concentrate. (A MUST in my business). I feel like I have puffed out - lethargic. I have dark circles under my eyes. My abdomen has grown to the point even my trainer asked me if I was pregnant. My doctor ordered ultrasound and CT scans to see if I had any growths. All were negative. I insisted on bloodwork because I know this is NOT normal. I am active and healthy - I should not be feeling this way.

My bloodwork came back showing both an iron and b12 deficiency. Up until now I had thought all these "weird" symptoms were unrelated. Could the tachycardia have been caused from the deficiency? I am scheduled for one b12 injection tomorrow and then just supplements after that. It sounds like I need to push for more injections?

I am also meeting with a gastroenterologist who suggested scoping my stomach to see if there is an absorption issue. Is there anything else I should be doing. I greatly appreciate any guidance. It has been a loooong three years!

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  • Find a local NAET/Bioset practicioner. You are my age and telling my story...even with the paramedics being called for you at work!! It is the only thing that helped me. I was desperate so I went. It worked!! A woman in this forum recommended it to me...bless her heart. I've convinced my whole family to go after they have seen the improvement in me!! best of luck.. www.naet.com .... mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 00:39 AM
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  • My bloodwork came back showing both an iron and b12 deficiency. Up until now I had thought all these "weird" symptoms were unrelated. Could the tachycardia have been caused from the deficiency? I am scheduled for one b12 injection tomorrow and then just supplements after that. It sounds like I need to push for more injections? Please read Sally Pacholok's (SP?) post on Vitamin B12 misdiagnosis - it is a very long thread, but very helpful - you can also get her book, which I understand is useful. Methyl B12 is supposed to be the best B12 and you need LOTS of it to get your levels back. Don't use cyanocobalamin as it doesn't absorb as efficiently. NAET can be very helpful in evaluating whether you are having a problem with absorption of iron and B vitamins, as malabsorption will cause a deficiency. I know there are a host of people who think NAET is not worthy of a close look, but I can also say it has completely changed my life for the better. Research and then decide for yourself:) . Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 01:49 AM
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