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If anyone recognizes these symptoms please let me know!!

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  • Posted By: sugarmagnolia548
  • November 15, 2006
  • 10:26 AM

I am a 21 year old female. I was recently diagnosed with depression. Not the suicidal kind, I just had no motivation for anything and I was sleeping 14 hours a day which is completely not me. Ive always been the super motivated knows what she wants type of girl. I have also ALWAYS BEEN TIRED....I have never been a normal kid with endless amounts of energy, Im always yawning at the bars and everywhere else for that matter. Even a half an hour after I get up.
Anyways...recently I've been having more problems. I noticed some lumps in my neck...which people told me were swollen lymph nodes. But they have been there for 2 months and have gotten bigger...I have also developed a couple hard lumps on my head near the base of my skull.In addition to this..I have little sores all over my head from what I thought was just an ingrown hair on my scalp but they are not going away.

I also have severe neck pain...it kinda moves around. Right now its on the side where most of the lumps are and its constant and it hurts so bad I want to cry. My joints also ache...my neck, wrists, and ankles mostly. My muscles are very tender and get sore very easily. My toes become numb randomly for a while.

I have also had a lot of dizzy spells lately. It started to be bad when I would be leaning or crouching down at a store to look at something and when I stood up I would get really dizzy, But now it happens alot more even when i havent just stood up. I can't concentrate on anything...and I can't seem to understand anything anymore either. I get so easily confused and thats not like me.

Please help me...this is ruining my life. I might fail out of school this semester and Ive never even gotten below a B.

Thank you

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  • me and you seem to have some similar symptoms.I am not a doctor i am just like you, really concerned.ABout the muscle pain...i have similar pains...stiff neck, and all joints are hurting. I also have lymph nodes. They are not visible but if you were to look around with your fingers around my neck, you can feel them.I am also very tired, and cant last more than until 12 when i go to a bar with my friends. By that time i always want to sleep. I havent been diagnosed with anything, but i will give you the link to where i stated my symptoms and you can see the replies i have had.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=4087
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 16, 2006
    • 01:18 AM
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  • I have the same problems. I just posted a new thread called Fibromyalgia??? under Kgirl.I am 29 and have had swollen lymph nodes at the front of my neck for 2 years. I went through what I believe is called a stress episode and brought on what I think is Fibromyalgia or dep. You can read my post. But I do suffer from this problem of not understanding anyone when they are talking especially if they talk fast. I am a secretary and when my boss ask me to type something and says it fast, I can't do it! I was always smart and witty. Now I feel stupid and am afraid to socialize because I can't comprehend what they are saying. Fibromyalgia can be brought on by a virus or stress. It usually occurs in women between the ages of 20 & 35. You will have trigger points. Knees, elbows 4 places on your upper back between the shoulder blades and 2 on either side of the back or front of the neck. There maybe some more but I know that this is where mine are. My pcp said that I am stressed out and depressed. I know that I am depressed because I don't sing anymore even when I'm not hurting. I just sit in my car every morning and evening for 45 min at a time, listen to the radio, and won't sing not one word. I cry easily and have mood swings. Let it be known that symptoms of Fibromyalgia are stress and dep.... Fibromyalgia is not treatable but you can take meds for depression, which is what my pcp put me on. And you can take meds for the pain when you have a flare up which for me is 1-2 weeks before my period. Is it the same with you? I have only been on the meds for 1 week so I can't tell you for sure if it is helping me. You could be going through stress. I went to college too. And I know it is very stressful. You make good grades. Therefor you care about school and you must put stress on yourself to do good. It can happen very easily. This is any awful painful way to live our lives. I want just to go on and be healthy and happy and I know that you want the same thing. I will keep you posted on how the meds affect me. Kgirl
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 16, 2006
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  • Hi-I know exactly how ALL three of you feel. I am always tired and I can't stay up really late anymore, and that is bad cause I am a night owl. I don't want to do any of my hobbies and I go into dazes. I went on to deppresion meds and I also get really dizzy, and pain right after most times. I have a hard time comprehending anything people say. My neck, back, and hip on my left side is always hurting. And my middle toe goes numb quite often. So I have went to a doctor and I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would recommend to all of you, to go get a blood test for your thyroid, if you haven't yet. I think that could maybe the problem. I also want you to know that I am still feeling all these symptoms. So now I am currently waiting to get a test for cushing's, which also have similiar symptoms. I have read that it is rare, so try to get the thyroid test for sure. Your levels shouldn't be any higher the 3.0, and that may be too high. So if your doctor tells you, that there is nothing wrong with it, ask your what your level is. It then would be good idea to go to an endocrinologist. Hope you all get better. Also, if it is your thyroid, please don't give up, your meds will eventually work, once they are at the right dosage. Good luck. I hope you all find something out!Trina
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
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