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Nausea Headache Fatigue

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  • Posted By: jd052876
  • August 23, 2007
  • 01:52 AM

Ok here's the deal:

Starting several months ago I began noticing how tired I am all the time. When I say tired I mean I'm walking down the hall at work and it is taking concentration to continue moving. I don't want to talk to anybody or do anything and I think about a bed most of the time. If I sit down I'm out usually. For awhile I thought I'm just tired and need rest but I've been getting 6-8 hours a day for awhile now and I've begun taking naps with no relief. Some days I'll feel somewhat ok but not 100%. Lately I've been having headaches more and more and now nausea and the periodic stomach cramp but the cramps are rare...just a pain every now and then for no reason. The other noticeable problem is low sex drive...real low. I was contributing this to the fatigue but now I'm wondering if it is an actual symptom as well?

I'm a white male, 31 years old. I just had a complete physical along with blood work and chest x-rays and a CT scan of the sinuses (today which has not yet been reviewed by my Ear Nose and Throat doctor). Everything so far has come back fine. I have suffered from sinusitis all my life and typically swallow crap on a daily basis. I had tonsilitis several times last year and for awhile they were begging me to have them removed. As of yesterday however they looked fine. This bothered me because I've been blaming them for all of this and now it looks like that's not it.

Today I came home at 5, ate some dinner and went to bed. Woke up moments ago still feeling like I got hit by a truck, my head is hurting and I have nausea. I would like to workout but don't have the energy. There's something else...I began working out on a regular basis about 2 months ago. I am 188lbs and 6 ft tall. I have never had much stamina but been good with weights. I was able to run 7 miles 2 years ago after running for almost 6 months regularly but my knee began bothering me and I basically quit all exercise until recently. My muscles are typically sore alot these days because of the new workout. Is all of this related to my body trying to catch up to me working out again? Currently I'm down to working out about twice a week consideirng the fatigue. I watch what I eat and consider myself a better eater than most. I also woke up last night extremely and I mean extremely thirsty. Today I've drank 3 16 oz bottles of water and a similar size bottle of Gatorade. I still feel thirsty...I asked my doctor today if the tests showed dehydration and he said no??

I also moved into a new house in March and find myself believing I was fine before I moved. Could my trouble with Sinusitis and a possibly dirty house be the cause? Anybody ever allergic to a house?

Any help will be greatly appreciated...please feel free to ask questions I'm very curious to solve this mystery. While I'm typing this my nausea just turned to hunger? I find that ODD!

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  • headaches, stomach problems, tiredness which is unrelieved by sleep, muscle pain etc etc.. or point to a possible problem with chronic fatigue syndrome. Thirst or increased thirst is also a quite common CFS symptom. If you have suddenly developed CFS, IT COULD be related to the new house. I know of several with CFS who "black mold" (a toxic mold) in houses they'd moved too, seemed to be the trigger for CFS and the dysfunction which comes with this illness. You may want to get your house checked for mold. A good symptom list for CFS is at http://wwcoco.com/cfids/bernesx.html I hope you have something other than CFS as there is no cure if this is now the issue. If you are having issues with thirst, you should be checked for diabetes. Diabetes can cause tiredness and other issues too.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 05:19 AM
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  • Im also wondering if you've had a nasal swab done due to the Sinus problems. Staphylococci can cause CHRONIC SINUS PROBLEMS and is very common in the population. The thing is that many strains of Staphylococci are also toxin forming and hence can cause more problems than just sinus ones. (people with CFS and sinus issues.. are usually found having Staphylococci of the toxin producing kind. Treating the Staphylococci often improves symptoms some and often cures the Sinus issues). Ask doctor to do nasal swab if one hasnt been done.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 05:33 AM
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  • Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:Increased thirstIncreased urinationIncreased appetiteFatigueBlurred visionSlow-healing infectionsImpotence in menthirst + impotence+ fatigue=diabeteslibido problems + fatigue =low testosterone levels
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 09:49 AM
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  • Diabetes is also a CFS symptom. I had ALL of your symptoms and was diagnosed with severe CFS. Someone in this forum recommended NAET/Bioset therapy and in my desperation, I went. My life was going downhill fast and no doctors were helping me. It took me years just to find one who even "considered" CFS. www.naet.com I was VERY skeptical...but I went.My symptoms are 90% resolved and even my fiancee has said that Bioset is the reason for my recovery. http://www.naet.com/subscribers/testimonials.html this link is full of testimonials from people who have tried it!!I am working on writing mine. It truly is a God send!! Best,mommy cat
    mommy cat 1,654 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 10:53 AM
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  • The symptoms you describe are sound like Hypoglycemia. I know because I was diagnosed with it over 25 years ago. In order to get a diagnosis you will probably have to demand a 12 hour glucose tolerance test from your doctor (most doctors refuse to acknowledge it exists). Hypoglycemia is the opposite of Diabetes. In Hypoglycemia your blood sugar goes high and then drops very low. For the symptoms of it look at the ones you just said you have. The nice thing about it is that it is brought under control by a proper diet and a high quality Muti-Vitamin Mineral supplement. I would recommend http://www.advancedsupplements.com. This is where I get mine from and I am back to my normal self. Also all of my sinus problems disappeared. Another possible would be Celiacs Disease which is an allergy to gluten which is found in grains. This causes your body to not absorb nutrients properly also resulting in similar symptoms.. The treatment for this is a complete Gluten Free diet. I hope this helps you. Sojourner:)
    sojourner 8 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 08:46 PM
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  • Diabetes is also a CFS symptom. mommy cat mommy cat. In 10 yrs, Ive NEVER heard of diabetes being a CFS symptom, never seen that listed on a CFS symptom list or heard it mentioned as being connected. I've heard that CFSers can have problems with low blood sugar thou (which isnt diabetes.. but rather hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia and diabetes are two different diagnoses). I myself have had episodes of hypoglycemia (shown via a blood test in which I had a reading of 2.4 .. a reading of 2 can cause unconsciousnesss) but cant say for sure that I'd relate it to my CFS. Can you please direct me to a good referance which says diabetes is a symptom of CFS? sorry but Im doubting your statement, thou I know I could be wrong but Im really surprised Ive missed this info (thou of cause its possible that I have). References please....
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
    • 02:47 AM
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  • have your thyroid function checked.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 12, 2008
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  • Back in 2003, a study showed a link between chronic fatigue and sinusitis, two conditions previously never associated.Sinus symptoms were more common in patients with unexplained fatigue than in patients with fatigue explained by a mental or physical illness, suggesting the syndrome of unexplained fatigue is more closely associated with sinusitis than are other types of fatigue.Headache is another common sinusitis symptom but you better go further with your tests to check for food intolerance, allergies, vitamin B deficiency, etc
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
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  • JD,I don't see a reply from you as to whether you solved your health problems or not. I just want to say that your observation about your health and your house may have an important correlation. We lived in a house that had mold and my family all developed asthma, allergic sensitivities, bloody noses, allergic skin rash and chronic illness. Later we moved into a new house and our old symptoms cleared but new ones slowly developed: nausea, digestive trouble, headaches, allergies, MCS, illness. It took more that two years to find the culprit. I started looking for mold again and ultimately found a gas leak behind my stove. You can read more about the symptoms at gas-leak.org .I truly hope this isn't your problem - 3 years later we are still working on healing.There are so many ways a home CAN make a person sick. My mother became ill after moving into a manufactured home. These homes are built mostly with presswood that has plenty of toxic materials in it (formaldehydes and glues). I know of an excess of pesticide under a mobile home that made another family sick. Carbon monoxide poisoning is another culprit that can easily be ruled out with a detector and headaches are a main symptom.I hope this is a help to your or anyone looking for help.v
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  • Please check your new home for mold. You have all the symptoms of it. Very few doctors know about it but black mold can get you very sick.Ok here's the deal: Starting several months ago I began noticing how tired I am all the time. When I say tired I mean I'm walking down the hall at work and it is taking concentration to continue moving. I don't want to talk to anybody or do anything and I think about a bed most of the time. If I sit down I'm out usually. For awhile I thought I'm just tired and need rest but I've been getting 6-8 hours a day for awhile now and I've begun taking naps with no relief. Some days I'll feel somewhat ok but not 100%. Lately I've been having headaches more and more and now nausea and the periodic stomach cramp but the cramps are rare...just a pain every now and then for no reason. The other noticeable problem is low sex drive...real low. I was contributing this to the fatigue but now I'm wondering if it is an actual symptom as well? I'm a white male, 31 years old. I just had a complete physical along with blood work and chest x-rays and a CT scan of the sinuses (today which has not yet been reviewed by my Ear Nose and Throat doctor). Everything so far has come back fine. I have suffered from sinusitis all my life and typically swallow crap on a daily basis. I had tonsilitis several times last year and for awhile they were begging me to have them removed. As of yesterday however they looked fine. This bothered me because I've been blaming them for all of this and now it looks like that's not it. Today I came home at 5, ate some dinner and went to bed. Woke up moments ago still feeling like I got hit by a truck, my head is hurting and I have nausea. I would like to workout but don't have the energy. There's something else...I began working out on a regular basis about 2 months ago. I am 188lbs and 6 ft tall. I have never had much stamina but been good with weights. I was able to run 7 miles 2 years ago after running for almost 6 months regularly but my knee began bothering me and I basically quit all exercise until recently. My muscles are typically sore alot these days because of the new workout. Is all of this related to my body trying to catch up to me working out again? Currently I'm down to working out about twice a week consideirng the fatigue. I watch what I eat and consider myself a better eater than most. I also woke up last night extremely and I mean extremely thirsty. Today I've drank 3 16 oz bottles of water and a similar size bottle of Gatorade. I still feel thirsty...I asked my doctor today if the tests showed dehydration and he said no?? I also moved into a new house in March and find myself believing I was fine before I moved. Could my trouble with Sinusitis and a possibly dirty house be the cause? Anybody ever allergic to a house? Any help will be greatly appreciated...please feel free to ask questions I'm very curious to solve this mystery. While I'm typing this my nausea just turned to hunger? I find that ODD!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 22, 2009
    • 10:47 PM
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  • Insulin Resistance also known as Metabolic Syndrome is a precursor to Diabetes. This all starts with the pancreas as it is a major regulator of blood sugar as well as GI/Digestive function. The normal food that we eat gets broken down into glucose, or "sugar" and then gets accepted into cells to be stored and/or used for energy. When one has IR, and MANY MANY Americans have this, the sugar is UNABLE to get into the cell to be stored and used for energy so it gets converted into fat. In MEN, the stored fat creates estrogens and its a vicious cycle where the fat cell creates even MORE estrogen (the main female hormone) this leaves the man ESTROGEN DOMINANT and decreases sexual function. In WOMEN, IR makes them Testosterone Dominant and also decreases sexual function. Your symptoms that you listed such as the fatigue, low libido, increased thirst, impaired gut functions all are clinical implications for Insulin Resistance. Check your blood work again for IR markers, or check with your primary care. Functional Medicine also is something that you should check into, if there are any Functional Medicine practitioners near you. Have you been gaining weight easier than normal or have you developed "man boobs?" IR mimics hypothyroidism.It might be worth looking into IR and androgen dominance. It wouldn't hurt getting your house checked for any environmental toxins.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 23, 2009
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  • Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:Increased thirstIncreased urinationIncreased appetiteFatigueBlurred visionSlow-healing infectionsImpotence in menthirst + impotence+ fatigue=diabeteslibido problems + fatigue =low testosterone levelsHe is very young, he is not fat, works out and eats relatively heatlhy, so I think diabetes mellitus would be very unlikely
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 19, 2009
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  • i feel for you. i've been having similar symptoms for about 5 years and over the last few months, it's gotten even worse. the most frustrating part is they can't diagnose it and all the lab tests and the scans are coming back normal. the doctors keep saying i'm depressed but i know i'm not ... except for the fact that i'm sick all the time. if anyone has an answer to this, i'd love to know.
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  • Have them check the T3 levels of your Thyroid function; it's possible they didn't check your Thyroid at all. I had the same thing for 5 years and it wasn't until I got on medication to treat Hypothyroidism that I got my life back. YOur doctor might say you're in the "normal" range for your T4 (the most common check for thyroid function) but each person is individual with thyroid results. Have them check your T3 - that they usually don't include in testing. I wish you luck!Ok here's the deal: Starting several months ago I began noticing how tired I am all the time. When I say tired I mean I'm walking down the hall at work and it is taking concentration to continue moving. I don't want to talk to anybody or do anything and I think about a bed most of the time. If I sit down I'm out usually. For awhile I thought I'm just tired and need rest but I've been getting 6-8 hours a day for awhile now and I've begun taking naps with no relief. Some days I'll feel somewhat ok but not 100%. Lately I've been having headaches more and more and now nausea and the periodic stomach cramp but the cramps are rare...just a pain every now and then for no reason. The other noticeable problem is low sex drive...real low. I was contributing this to the fatigue but now I'm wondering if it is an actual symptom as well? I'm a white male, 31 years old. I just had a complete physical along with blood work and chest x-rays and a CT scan of the sinuses (today which has not yet been reviewed by my Ear Nose and Throat doctor). Everything so far has come back fine. I have suffered from sinusitis all my life and typically swallow crap on a daily basis. I had tonsilitis several times last year and for awhile they were begging me to have them removed. As of yesterday however they looked fine. This bothered me because I've been blaming them for all of this and now it looks like that's not it. Today I came home at 5, ate some dinner and went to bed. Woke up moments ago still feeling like I got hit by a truck, my head is hurting and I have nausea. I would like to workout but don't have the energy. There's something else...I began working out on a regular basis about 2 months ago. I am 188lbs and 6 ft tall. I have never had much stamina but been good with weights. I was able to run 7 miles 2 years ago after running for almost 6 months regularly but my knee began bothering me and I basically quit all exercise until recently. My muscles are typically sore alot these days because of the new workout. Is all of this related to my body trying to catch up to me working out again? Currently I'm down to working out about twice a week consideirng the fatigue. I watch what I eat and consider myself a better eater than most. I also woke up last night extremely and I mean extremely thirsty. Today I've drank 3 16 oz bottles of water and a similar size bottle of Gatorade. I still feel thirsty...I asked my doctor today if the tests showed dehydration and he said no?? I also moved into a new house in March and find myself believing I was fine before I moved. Could my trouble with Sinusitis and a possibly dirty house be the cause? Anybody ever allergic to a house? Any help will be greatly appreciated...please feel free to ask questions I'm very curious to solve this mystery. While I'm typing this my nausea just turned to hunger? I find that ODD!
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  • I've had these same symptoms for years, headaches basically daily, fatigue all the time, nausea, neck and back pain, stomach hurting after I've eaten, thirst, recently more frequent urination, my mom and I have tried everything, eyes checked (which I did need glasses, but I was told I'm a blurry 20/20), but recently I feel like my eyes have gotten worse, allergy testing (and I am allergic to a lot of outside plants and dust, and the allergy shots I have been getting have helped so much with my allergies, but not with the headaches, fatigue, and nausea), I've been to a neurologist who subscribed multiple medications that did nothing but give me side effects, I've been to a headache specialist who had me do a DHE treatment where I spent 5 days in the hospital for the intravenous treatment, after I finished my headaches were worse for a few days and then basically went back to how they've always been, it didn't help at all. I've tried acupuncture, a chiropractor, I've had my thyroid checked where she discovered that I've been severely deficient in Vitamin D which I am now taking daily, but it feels like everything has gotten worse lately. I have trouble falling asleep, and when I do I wake up a lot and I never feel like I'm getting any actual rest. I'm 20, female, and attending college. I don't know what else to do and it's awful. It's been going on since my early teens and I feel like it's getting worse. Any thoughts..?
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  • look into Whipple's disease
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 17, 2010
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  • I have had ALL of these symptoms and I am a 36 year old female. I am being tested for sleep apnea by my doctor. Of course he did want to take me down the path of depression but I am not buying it. I have abnormally low vitamin D for which I have been on high dosoage for a few months but it has not helped with my symptoms. I am also being tested for lyme's disease. Try ruling out the following: Thyroid - test TSH, T3 and T4cortisol levels - for addisons's or cushings diseaseLyme disease Vitamin D and vitamin B12 levelsSleep studyInsulin and diabetes In fact I need to push my doctor to test me for insulin resistance since he has just tested me for diabetes which was ruled out....
    dimps74 4 Replies
    • August 18, 2010
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  • Ok here's the deal: Starting several months ago I began noticing how tired I am all the time. When I say tired I mean I'm walking down the hall at work and it is taking concentration to continue moving. I don't want to talk to anybody or do anything and I think about a bed most of the time. If I sit down I'm out usually. For awhile I thought I'm just tired and need rest but I've been getting 6-8 hours a day for awhile now and I've begun taking naps with no relief. Some days I'll feel somewhat ok but not 100%. Lately I've been having headaches more and more and now nausea and the periodic stomach cramp but the cramps are rare...just a pain every now and then for no reason. The other noticeable problem is low sex drive...real low. I was contributing this to the fatigue but now I'm wondering if it is an actual symptom as well? I'm a white male, 31 years old. I just had a complete physical along with blood work and chest x-rays and a CT scan of the sinuses (today which has not yet been reviewed by my Ear Nose and Throat doctor). Everything so far has come back fine. I have suffered from sinusitis all my life and typically swallow crap on a daily basis. I had tonsilitis several times last year and for awhile they were begging me to have them removed. As of yesterday however they looked fine. This bothered me because I've been blaming them for all of this and now it looks like that's not it. Today I came home at 5, ate some dinner and went to bed. Woke up moments ago still feeling like I got hit by a truck, my head is hurting and I have nausea. I would like to workout but don't have the energy. There's something else...I began working out on a regular basis about 2 months ago. I am 188lbs and 6 ft tall. I have never had much stamina but been good with weights. I was able to run 7 miles 2 years ago after running for almost 6 months regularly but my knee began bothering me and I basically quit all exercise until recently. My muscles are typically sore alot these days because of the new workout. Is all of this related to my body trying to catch up to me working out again? Currently I'm down to working out about twice a week consideirng the fatigue. I watch what I eat and consider myself a better eater than most. I also woke up last night extremely and I mean extremely thirsty. Today I've drank 3 16 oz bottles of water and a similar size bottle of Gatorade. I still feel thirsty...I asked my doctor today if the tests showed dehydration and he said no?? I also moved into a new house in March and find myself believing I was fine before I moved. Could my trouble with Sinusitis and a possibly dirty house be the cause? Anybody ever allergic to a house? Any help will be greatly appreciated...please feel free to ask questions I'm very curious to solve this mystery. While I'm typing this my nausea just turned to hunger? I find that ODD!Have you been checked for mononucleosis? I know mono usually occurs in younger people, but I'm 24 and was diagnosed last year. I work in a school so I'm always around germs. I was having similar symptoms (awful headaches, total fatigue, thirst, lack of any drive) and I was working out big time- P90X actually- when it started. The first thing I noticed besides awful headaches and constant tiredness was the swelling of my eyelids... I looked asian. I thought it was an allergic reaction of some kind. I was then mis-diagnosed with Lyme Disease (another one you might wanna check for). My nurse mother reordered my bloodwork and they checked for mono and sure enough I had it. Have you noticed any pain or weird sensations under your left breast area? It could mean your spleen is irritated which causes nausea. My doctor told me once you have mono, you have it forever (Epstein-barr virus) and it can flare up at any time in the form of tonsil and throat issues or just plain exhaustion.I would suggest getting checked for mono and Lyme... they are very very similar. Also- get checked more than once. The bloodwork often comes back negative for Lyme if it is not currently active in the blood cells the doctors examine.And... I feel your pain. I was sick like that from April to July before I was "back to normal". Best thing to do is sleep as much as possible. I still try to get 8.5 hrs a night and a nap in the afternoon - I sound like an old lady but it does help. Working out (especially weight lifting) is really not good if you do have mono or Lyme. I was living off Ibuprophen for my headaches for a while, but then it irritated my stomach. Best thing for that is to keep your bloodsugar up and have food in your stomach. I gained weight during this time because I was not allowed to exercise... which makes you even more depressed... which makes mono worse... its cyclical. Good luck my friend.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 7, 2010
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  • I've had these same symptoms for years, headaches basically daily, fatigue all the time, nausea, neck and back pain, stomach hurting after I've eaten, thirst, recently more frequent urination, my mom and I have tried everything, eyes checked (which I did need glasses, but I was told I'm a blurry 20/20), but recently I feel like my eyes have gotten worse, allergy testing (and I am allergic to a lot of outside plants and dust, and the allergy shots I have been getting have helped so much with my allergies, but not with the headaches, fatigue, and nausea), I've been to a neurologist who subscribed multiple medications that did nothing but give me side effects, I've been to a headache specialist who had me do a DHE treatment where I spent 5 days in the hospital for the intravenous treatment, after I finished my headaches were worse for a few days and then basically went back to how they've always been, it didn't help at all. I've tried acupuncture, a chiropractor, I've had my thyroid checked where she discovered that I've been severely deficient in Vitamin D which I am now taking daily, but it feels like everything has gotten worse lately. I have trouble falling asleep, and when I do I wake up a lot and I never feel like I'm getting any actual rest. I'm 20, female, and attending college. I don't know what else to do and it's awful. It's been going on since my early teens and I feel like it's getting worse. Any thoughts..?Ask about Fibromyalgia, you sound like you have a lot of the symptoms. I have all of those too. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, lots of pain all over (mostly joints and muscles especially back), headaches, and lots of anxiety and digestive problems.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 13, 2010
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  • HelloI''m a 30 year old woman who is having the same symptoms. My mother recently passed away after a long battle with cancer and I was attributing the symptoms to stress because they don't seem to have a cause. I've been feeling a little crazy. My blood tests have come back as normal thus far although I have not done a glucosamine fast. Did you ever find an answer or relief....What tests did your dr. run?I'm very tired of feeling so sick and tired all of the time? Please reply.Thanks
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