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my son's mysterious illness

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  • Posted By: mom doesn't know
  • September 12, 2007
  • 02:20 AM

beginning in August, my son has had extreme fatigue. His doctor has ordered every test imaginable: Mono, anemia, meningitis,a brain anyerusm, thyroid condtions, even West Nile Virus. Mark is 17 and a football player on a championship team. He is a great student and has a wonderful girlfriend. We have quizzed him about depression which is in his family history, but he says all he wants to do is sleep. Is there some virus out there that makes the strong weak? Help!!!

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  • beginning in August, my son has had extreme fatigue. His doctor has ordered every test imaginable: Mono, anemia, meningitis,a brain anyerusm, thyroid condtions, even West Nile Virus. Mark is 17 and a football player on a championship team. He is a great student and has a wonderful girlfriend. We have quizzed him about depression which is in his family history, but he says all he wants to do is sleep. Is there some virus out there that makes the strong weak? Help!!!this sounds familiar to me, but it may not be what i have personally.did the test results come back clear? if they did then there's several things it could still be that don't show up on tests and yes, unfortunately there are illnesses that can make the stong weak.
    wednesdayhunter 1 Replies
    • September 13, 2007
    • 01:41 AM
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  • this sounds familiar to me, but it may not be what i have personally.did the test results come back clear? if they did then there's several things it could still be that don't show up on tests and yes, unfortunately there are illnesses that can make the stong weak.I agree, there is so much that never gets investigated : vaccine side effects, mycoplasma infections, candida overgrown, H. Pylori, heavy metal toxicity, intolerances to teflon, mercury, aluminium, sudden allergies triggered by bugs or antibiotics.Make sure you check the carbon monoxide levels- low levels and long term of carbon monoxide exposure are a huge huge problem all across USA and Europe.Revise/inventory diet.Best,Frui
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • September 13, 2007
    • 03:03 AM
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  • HI,So sorry to hear about your son's illness. A few weeks ago I had seen a program on TV about 'mysterious illnesses'. There were a couple of cases where even though the 'lYme disease' tests were negative, it turned out that they DID HAVE LYME DISEASE! So, please do get the tests for Lyme and other tick diseases done multiple times. I do not remember the name of the physician who finally did find the problem and they were on their way to a cure. Please do research it. Good Luck.Jessie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
    • 01:36 PM
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  • Needs to see neurologist who will consider sleep study to rule out narcolepsy. Narcolepsy usually starts to show symptoms at your son's age. It is considered rare but is probably vastly underdiagnosed in kids his age. Narcolepsy is NOT the bizarre disease that it has been made out to be in movies, etc. It IS more common than most docs think-- the average time from onset of symptoms to correct diagnosis is usually years. This is way too long to postpone treatment that is life-changing for teens with narcolepsy. Find a neurologist who will test for it. Do not accept that he does not have it until it is PROVEN by a sleep study. Too many docs blow it off in teens, only to diagnose them years later after their lives are truly negatively affected. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 07:02 AM
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  • Your son probably has narcolepsy. Take him to a sleep specialist who deals with the condition. You can get a list of sleep centers from the Talk about sleep website. It is important to go to somebody who is expert at treating it as well as diagnosing it as many sufferers go undertreated.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 09:56 AM
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  • beginning in August, my son has had extreme fatigue. His doctor has ordered every test imaginable: Mono, anemia, meningitis,a brain anyerusm, thyroid condtions, even West Nile Virus. Mark is 17 and a football player on a championship team. He is a great student and has a wonderful girlfriend. We have quizzed him about depression which is in his family history, but he says all he wants to do is sleep. Is there some virus out there that makes the strong weak? Help!!!I am a very sporty lady, play badminton for cheshire and in the nationals,ski,play tennis,then suddenly I contracted a strange illness, felt tired, wanted to sleep but just had power naps. \i just generallyfelt under par.My son had recently had slapped cheek syndrome which resulted in me getting parvovirus which is what slapped cheek is.It took the doctors four years to find out why I was so exhausted and it was queried as M E or yuppy flu virus. Have a blood test for parvo B19 virus
    alypaly 36 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 00:46 PM
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