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Tired All The Time...

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  • Posted By: Pretty Kitty
  • December 6, 2008
  • 05:39 AM

I am just curious as to what is going on with me lately and what I can do to make it better. These past several months I never seem to be able to get enough sleep, even when it seems like I should've gotten a full nights rest. I wear out really easily and often get to point where I get dizzy and/or have blurred vision, or have a black out of sight for a few seconds. I have also gained several pounds and don't have the energy to do much. I have tried to change eating habits, drink less caffienated beverages, walk more, and spend time with friends to get more energized, but just don't have the energy to keep up. I feel "pooped out" and would rather just vegitate. I have also had incredibly dry skin which does not seem to go away, even after being lathered with lotions. I Sometimes, while laying in bed, I get scary heart palpitations and have had aches and pains in my knees, back, and shoulders. I would just curl up under the covers and sleep all day if I could get away with it just to feel like I've caught up on my rest. Any suggestions or ideas as to what could be going on? I just want to feel my normal, perky self again!!!
Any help would be great.
Thanks!

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  • Have your cortisol levels checked....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2008
    • 00:26 AM
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  • Thanks for the replies! I will just have to go get that checked out. I looked up cortisol on webmd and the symptoms seemed to match up. I remembered having heat intolerance problems over the Summer when all of my friends were fine and ended up having to go the E.R. once for heat exhaustion when it was only in the low 90's outside. Sometimes I get really shaky for no reason and even after I eat I can not seem to stop shaking. I was looking at some of the other posts and they seemed to match up to how I have been feeling lately. Are gland problems hereditary? I think my grandma may have had some thyroid problems and my Dad told me my Mom suffered from severe skin problems and depression, possibly related to hormonal imbalances. I am not the biggest fan of Dr.'s, but I may just have to go get things checked out if I am to feel myself again and find out what is really going on with me. Thanks again and have a great day :)
    Pretty Kitty 3 Replies
    • December 8, 2008
    • 01:28 AM
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  • I also forgot to mention that I have had a lot of bothersome headaches on a fairly regular basis. I got some reading glasses to see if that would help and it has helped work go a lot better, as I am on the computers all day long. But lately the headaches are coming back even when I wear my glasses. So, still exploring what could be the cause of the headaches. I had a severe concussion in an accident several years previous and never followed up with a Dr. on that. Considering my previous posts, I am wondering if that could be attributing to some of the symptoms I am suffering with as of now. I just barely thought of this and considered that these details might help.Good Night!
    Pretty Kitty 3 Replies
    • December 8, 2008
    • 07:33 AM
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  • If it does turn out that your cortisol is elevated then it will be caused by a problem with the pituitary gland (found in the front part of the brain, just above the nose) or a problem with the adrenal glands (just above your kidney). Cortisol levels are hard to measure and should be drawn on a regular bases over a 3-4 month period. You should ask for a 24 h urine test as well. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2008
    • 06:05 PM
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  • Hi Pretty Kitty I would go along to your doctor and get a full blood count, TSH, FT4, FT3, thyroid antibodies, B12, ferritin, folate and sex hormones. Quite a number of your symptoms sound like an underactive thyroid. Visit the following sites as they are really good:- http://www.thyroid-disease.org.uk/ http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ http://forums.realthyroidhelp.com/viewforum.php?f=2 http://www.thyroidhost.proboards30.com/index.cgi?action=logout http://tpa-uk.org.uk/symptoms_hypot.pdf http://www.pernicious-anaemia-society.org/Home_Page.html Hope these sites help Take Care Sylvs x
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2008
    • 07:11 PM
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  • Thanks for the reponses. I will have to go check out those websites! Have a wonderful day :cool:
    Pretty Kitty 3 Replies
    • December 8, 2008
    • 11:48 PM
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  • I am just curious as to what is going on with me lately and what I can do to make it better. These past several months I never seem to be able to get enough sleep, even when it seems like I should've gotten a full nights rest. I wear out really easily and often get to point where I get dizzy and/or have blurred vision, or have a black out of sight for a few seconds. I have also gained several pounds and don't have the energy to do much. I have tried to change eating habits, drink less caffienated beverages, walk more, and spend time with friends to get more energized, but just don't have the energy to keep up. I feel "pooped out" and would rather just vegitate. I have also had incredibly dry skin which does not seem to go away, even after being lathered with lotions. I Sometimes, while laying in bed, I get scary heart palpitations and have had aches and pains in my knees, back, and shoulders. I would just curl up under the covers and sleep all day if I could get away with it just to feel like I've caught up on my rest. Any suggestions or ideas as to what could be going on? I just want to feel my normal, perky self again!!!Any help would be great. Thanks! http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948&page=141 B12 deficiency is a possiblity. Check out the symptoms list and talk with us.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 11:53 PM
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