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Brain fog, fatigue, slow healing, weakness for over 10 years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 11, 2009
  • 01:18 PM

I'm a 30 year old male. My problems with poor concentration and memory started at an early age and have continued to worsen over time. When I was about 18 I noticed that I had problems with fatigue, which was gradually getting worse. I was a physically active person, but after starting some cardio at the gym and a martial arts class straight afterwards I felt incredibly weak all of a sudden and broke out in a cold sweat and nausea. Since then, I've also noticed that moderate exercise or muscle stretching would leave my muscles aching for days, like they weren't being repaired efficiently anymore.

A year later, the fatigue and concentration problems were seriously interfering with my work life, so I had to quit my job. I went to the doctor complaining primarily about the sleep and memory problems, and because I felt so distressed about what was happening to my body and mind, I broke down in tears. This led to a diagnosis of depression. I was prescribed medication but after trying lots of them I have had no real success. Now I'm at a loss as to what to try next. My physical symptoms don't fit in well with the d/x of depression. My doctors are trivialising the physical aspects, or thinking they are anxiety-based/somatoform or whatever.

I've had a neurology exam (walking in a straight line and the usual stuff), neuro thought I was wasting his time.
Also had a daytime EEG, which was fine. If anything was abnormal they would have been able to give me a sleep study or nighttime EEG, as my sleep is very disturbed.
Had blood tests done again recently: blood count, biochemistry, liver & thyroid function, they all came back ok.
I have asked my doctor to check my testosterone levels, because of my non-existant libido and lack of morning erections, which has been a problem for around 5 years now. I'm waiting for that result at the moment.

Some more symptoms...

Physical:

Easy bruising & slow healing of cuts or other damage to the skin
Muscle weakness
Weight loss
Intolerance to heat & cold
Internal shivering sensation
Dizziness & problems when standing
Hypoglycaemia
Dry, flaking lips, skin & nails
Dark shadows under eyes
Lower back ache

Mental:

Severe Brain fog/blank mind
Mood changes
Poor appetite
Feel worse in the morning
Irritability
Jumpiness

To confuse things a little more, I can feel partially better one or two days per week. I will have more energy, less aches, brighter mood and better appetite.

Any responses are greatly appreciated.

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  • I was a physically active person, but after starting some cardio at the gym and a martial arts class straight afterwards I felt incredibly weak all of a sudden and broke out in a cold sweat and nausea. Since then, I've also noticed that moderate exercise or muscle stretching would leave my muscles aching for days, like they weren't being repaired efficiently anymore. It appears quite clearly from what you said above and your other symptoms (even hypoglycaemia is common in this illness) that you more likely than not, have chronic fatigue immunity dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) also called chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. http://wwcoco.com/cfids/bernesx.html (has a good list of symptoms from studies). The CDC says that 80% of CFS patients are undiagnosed. This is due to doctors not being up to date with this illness or not knowing much about it and not feeling comfortable diagnosing it. Being male .. many doctors are under the myth that it's a female illness, when in fact 25% of ones with CFIDS are male. I strongly suggest you contact your local CFIDS/CFS or ME association and request info or the names of any doctors in your area who are specialising in this illness. ........... In CFIDS there appears to be problems with the mitochondria eg issues with energy production. A new CFIDS testing procedure based on mitochrondial issues is currently in the process of gaining offical approval. Abnormally high lactic acid levels have been found in some CFIDS studies. Unfortunately doctors dont tend to test those things (specialised or advanced tests). Many with CFIDs have a little known about condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). This will give you dizziness esp when standing. If it is actual POTS causing that symptom (sometimes it occurs in CFIDS also without actual POTS) it may be helped by POTS treatment eg high fluid intake of sports drinks etc. Stogjen's (sp?) disease? (hopefully someone else can give you the name, i have memory issues too) can be an overlapping condition with CFIDS. The Stogen's will give one a lot of dryness. This may be your issue too esp if you also suffer from dry eyes. I'm a 30 year old male. My problems with poor concentration and memory started at an early age and have continued to worsen over time. When I was about 18 I noticed that I had problems with fatigue, which was gradually getting worse. I was a physically active person, but after starting some cardio at the gym and a martial arts class straight afterwards I felt incredibly weak all of a sudden and broke out in a cold sweat and nausea. Since then, I've also noticed that moderate exercise or muscle stretching would leave my muscles aching for days, like they weren't being repaired efficiently anymore. A year later, the fatigue and concentration problems were seriously interfering with my work life, so I had to quit my job. I went to the doctor complaining primarily about the sleep and memory problems, and because I felt so distressed about what was happening to my body and mind, I broke down in tears. This led to a diagnosis of depression. I was prescribed medication but after trying lots of them I have had no real success. Now I'm at a loss as to what to try next. My physical symptoms don't fit in well with the d/x of depression. My doctors are trivialising the physical aspects, or thinking they are anxiety-based/somatoform or whatever. I've had a neurology exam (walking in a straight line and the usual stuff), neuro thought I was wasting his time.Also had a daytime EEG, which was fine. If anything was abnormal they would have been able to give me a sleep study or nighttime EEG, as my sleep is very disturbed.Had blood tests done again recently: blood count, biochemistry, liver & thyroid function, they all came back ok.I have asked my doctor to check my testosterone levels, because of my non-existant libido and lack of morning erections, which has been a problem for around 5 years now. I'm waiting for that result at the moment. Some more symptoms... Physical: Easy bruising & slow healing of cuts or other damage to the skinMuscle weaknessWeight lossIntolerance to heat & coldInternal shivering sensationDizziness & problems when standingHypoglycaemiaDry, flaking lips, skin & nailsDark shadows under eyesLower back ache Mental: Severe Brain fog/blank mindMood changesPoor appetiteFeel worse in the morningIrritabilityJumpiness To confuse things a little more, I can feel partially better one or two days per week. I will have more energy, less aches, brighter mood and better appetite. Any responses are greatly appreciated.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies
    • August 12, 2009
    • 03:25 AM
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  • Did they check your thyroid levels thoroughly or just relied on the TSH test? The symptoms you list are classic hypothyroidism ones. The TSH level doesn't tell the whole story about your thyroid health in spite of what most doctors will tell you. There is a good thyroid info forum on "about dot com" run by Mary Shomon (not sure if I can post a link here but search her name and you'll find it). A lot of thyroid patients have a TSH level in the normal range but still fell crummy and suffer from many of the symptoms you listed. Hope this helps and good luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 12, 2009
    • 08:06 PM
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  • Although I am female I suffered many of these same symptoms for about five years. I saw multiple Dr's and took just about every anti-depressant on the market (multiple times). When each DR could not figure it out they told me "maybe you should see a Psychritryst" (which by the way I was willing to do, but I felt like if I was mental I would know it). Finally after one Dr deciding I had Fibrmalagia and sending me to a rhumatologist who tested my "parathyroid" it was determined that I had "hyperparathyroidism" which is where your parathroid turns into a tumor and causes your calcium level and vitamin D levels to mess up your whole system and cause the majority of symptoms you are complaining of. It is a pretty quick and easy fix. There is a website that has a bunch of helpful information parathyroid.com. This may not be your problem but for whatever reason it is a common problem that is far to often overlooked by Dr's. Good luck to you.... I know what you are going through and it is miserable and no way to have to suffer through life! I hope that somehow they are able to figure out what is wrong with you! Don't give up keep trying new Dr's until someone figures it out, and DO NOT! LET THEM TELL YOU IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!!!!!!!!!! You know your body better than anyone and if you think there is something wrong then there is!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 13, 2009
    • 03:27 PM
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  • Look up fibromyalgia. I hav been having similar symptoms especially extreme brain fog and muscular aches, nausea, fatigue, lack of sex drive. When i typed in all my symptoms its what kept popping up. Fibromyalgia can often be misdiagnosed as depression or chronic fatigue syndrome. Hope it helps..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 20, 2009
    • 11:52 AM
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  • Could be Morgellons Disease.http://www.morgellons-disease-research.com/Morgellons-Message-Board/
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 21, 2009
    • 01:15 PM
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  • Hi thereI have very similar symptoms to you, and am just this month (Aug 09) starting tests for Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder or Glycogen Storage Disorder, both metabolic conditions. Various Endocrine department have already told me my adrenals are fine.The only improvement I get is when I eat huge amounts of carbs: cornflour/cornstarch in orange juice has become my substitute for the fat-calories I don't seem able to access. If I don't eat lots of carbs I just fade and can't think or get out of bed. Your disturbed sleep is very likely to be night-time hypoglycemia: hideous nightmare, sweats and frequent wakings? Fill your face for a few days on pasta and cornflour, see if it helps.Don't bother being upset with the doctors: I've already had to come to terms with their unbelievably arrogant Silo thinking. If the condition-knowledge doesn't happen to be in their head, you probably can't be suffering from it... Ideally, look for someone with cross-relations with other departments, eg Endocrine - they're rather more imaginative. If you're in the UK and can get to Birmingham, there's a good chap in the Metabolic Clinic at Birmingham Children's Hospital (yeah...) - Dr Suresh Vijay.Pen
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 28, 2009
    • 02:45 PM
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  • Hi thereI have very similar symptoms to you, and am just this month (Aug 09) starting tests for Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder or Glycogen Storage Disorder, both metabolic conditions. Various Endocrine department have already told me my adrenals are fine.PenThose sound like very esoteric illnesses, how on earth did you find out about those? I now strongly suspect my adrenals are not working well. I have an appointment in Oct with an endo, I'm not as hopeful as I should be as I know they generally recognise Addison's/Cushing's as a problem and nothing else. How did they test your adrenals? Apparently saliva testing is the way to go.To other respondent who asked about what thyroid test was done, it was TSH, and I know that isn't very definitive. I'm hoping that the endo will do a more complete thyroid panel.I'm also now strongly considering a private consultation with a reputable doc named Liam Chapman in NW London, where I live, who specialises in thyroid and adrenal problems. Not sure whether to wait to be disappointed by the NHS endo or jump in an spend a lot of money on private tests that the NHS will do for free and might potentially reveal what I need to know. I'm pretty sure that NHS only does serum cortisol testing, though, not saliva. Confused and bewildered I am!Testosterone levels were fine, by the way.Thanks to all who responded, except the one about Morgellon's, I didn't say anything about fibres coming out of my skin!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 29, 2009
    • 02:10 PM
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  • I'm a 30 year old male. My problems with poor concentration and memory started at an early age and have continued to worsen over time. When I was about 18 I noticed that I had problems with fatigue, which was gradually getting worse. I was a physically active person, but after starting some cardio at the gym and a martial arts class straight afterwards I felt incredibly weak all of a sudden and broke out in a cold sweat and nausea. Since then, I've also noticed that moderate exercise or muscle stretching would leave my muscles aching for days, like they weren't being repaired efficiently anymore.A year later, the fatigue and concentration problems were seriously interfering with my work life, so I had to quit my job. I went to the doctor complaining primarily about the sleep and memory problems, and because I felt so distressed about what was happening to my body and mind, I broke down in tears. This led to a diagnosis of depression. I was prescribed medication but after trying lots of them I have had no real success. Now I'm at a loss as to what to try next. My physical symptoms don't fit in well with the d/x of depression. My doctors are trivialising the physical aspects, or thinking they are anxiety-based/somatoform or whatever.I've had a neurology exam (walking in a straight line and the usual stuff), neuro thought I was wasting his time.Also had a daytime EEG, which was fine. If anything was abnormal they would have been able to give me a sleep study or nighttime EEG, as my sleep is very disturbed.Had blood tests done again recently: blood count, biochemistry, liver & thyroid function, they all came back ok.I have asked my doctor to check my testosterone levels, because of my non-existant libido and lack of morning erections, which has been a problem for around 5 years now. I'm waiting for that result at the moment.Some more symptoms...Physical:Easy bruising & slow healing of cuts or other damage to the skinMuscle weaknessWeight lossIntolerance to heat & coldInternal shivering sensationDizziness & problems when standingHypoglycaemiaDry, flaking lips, skin & nailsDark shadows under eyesLower back acheMental:Severe Brain fog/blank mindMood changesPoor appetiteFeel worse in the morningIrritabilityJumpinessTo confuse things a little more, I can feel partially better one or two days per week. I will have more energy, less aches, brighter mood and better appetite.Any responses are greatly appreciated.It sounds like hypothyroidism or fibromyalgia, but sounds more like fibromyalgia. It sickens me how doctors instantly think physical symptoms, such as yours, are depression. They have done the same thing to me. If you know it's not depression, and it doesn't sound like depression to me, then I recommend you keep trying different doctors until you find one that cares enough to help you through this. I wish you all the best!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 10, 2010
    • 03:26 AM
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  • Have anyone here consider Celiac disease? which has the exact same psychological symptoms that many of us described here.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coeliac_disease
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  • I have been disabled for 12 years now. I have about all of these symptoms and a few more. I also have CFIDS, that is what my SSDI was approved on. However, I have been getting steadily worse over the years. I take 21 pills a day, they halp me to function somewhat normally, unless I am having a relapse. I had a Gastric By-pass about 5 years ago and have recently found out that I have a Thiamine deficiency. But, wouldn't you know, none of my SPECIALISTS! know what to do. Alot of people post Gastric By-pass have been getting Dry BeriBeri Syndrome. There are alot of other causes for Thiamine Deficiency. To get the correct blood test, you can do a regular plasma B1 test. It has to be a whole blood test. None of the hospitals or labs in my state do this test, I finally found a Hematologist/Oncologist who found the test in a bood form the Mayo Clinic, he sent it to them and I do have very low Thiamnine. The main symtpom to bother me is loss of memory. I have had brain fog and confusion for over 12 years, which I take 60mg of Adderall, but I began lossing blocks of time and had no idea what had happened. I am only 42 years old and they put me on Aricept which is for Alzhiemer's. I am very concerned, because after you get to the stage of this much confusion, the Beriberi can cause permenant brain damage. My Doc's are still not sure what to do. I have been taking oral Thiamine supplements, 200mg a day and it is still really low. I believe I need I.V. Thiamine. If there is any chance you may have a defiency, pleases get it checked, it can be fatal.
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  • Gosh, I don't feel qualified to inspire someone not to give up when I have been suffering myself for eleven years. Finally after six years I was told that tests revealed I have lesions on my brainstem which prevent me from breathing when I sleep, but because it is so rare, I cannot find anyone willing to treat me. I have a complete endocinre shut down with my adrenals, thryoid and pituitary barely putting out any hormones. All this has caused a severe immune deficiency for which I must take IVIG every month. My symptoms have always been vague with fatigue and pain being the main ones. The pain would roam all over my body and the doctors pegged me a flake. IT appears that I have an unusually large pathogen load of unknown variety. This pathogen made a sweep of my major body systems wiping them out one by one before his/her permanent home in my brain. I have lost a lot of vision now because of these lesions. I am on oxygen 24/7. I will likely die without ever receiving the care that I know America is capable of. I know that somewhere there is a doctor who has the answer, but instead of helping, the internet has made things so much harder. The hits on google are overwhelming and yet doctors feel that surely we must have tons of options with online access and all. Many doctors simply do not care. Most of my appointments are just first visits where they turn me away. I must research and research disease processes from five different specialties. They just pass the buck to the next guy. Often times doctors will begin an appointment attacking all the other doctors and treatments you've tried, but yet offer no options themselves. This is just a manipulative tactic to monopolize the appointment lest you ask a question they can't answer. Nothing even has the glimmer of health care anymore but rather medicine is a "business" that even doctor's feel justified in claiming is their right. They feel that in a free country where everyone goes after the golden dollar why should they be any different. If it is even close to plausible, I've heard every excuse possible by now. All I can suggest is to never give a doctor more than three visits to come up with a plan on how he is going to help. I had a doctors once claim that it might take him five years. They may not have the answer, but they can sure as ***l come up with a plan of action for the money they are being paid. Best of luck.Peg
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  • I have been disabled for 12 years now. I have about all of these symptoms and a few more. I also have CFIDS, that is what my SSDI was approved on. However, I have been getting steadily worse over the years. I take 21 pills a day, they halp me to function somewhat normally, unless I am having a relapse. I had a Gastric By-pass about 5 years ago and have recently found out that I have a Thiamine deficiency. But, wouldn't you know, none of my SPECIALISTS! know what to do. Alot of people post Gastric By-pass have been getting Dry BeriBeri Syndrome. There are alot of other causes for Thiamine Deficiency. To get the correct blood test, you can do a regular plasma B1 test. It has to be a whole blood test. None of the hospitals or labs in my state do this test, I finally found a Hematologist/Oncologist who found the test in a bood form the Mayo Clinic, he sent it to them and I do have very low Thiamnine. The main symtpom to bother me is loss of memory. I have had brain fog and confusion for over 12 years, which I take 60mg of Adderall, but I began lossing blocks of time and had no idea what had happened. I am only 42 years old and they put me on Aricept which is for Alzhiemer's. I am very concerned, because after you get to the stage of this much confusion, the Beriberi can cause permenant brain damage. My Doc's are still not sure what to do. I have been taking oral Thiamine supplements, 200mg a day and it is still really low. I believe I need I.V. Thiamine. If there is any chance you may have a defiency, pleases get it checked, it can be fatal. Interesting post M68. I have CFS on SSDI for it too, popping just as many pills as you are (probably a lot more, its crazy! i have the typical methylation issues which go alone with CFS) and are on twice weekly B12 injections which have helped my memory, (thou it's still not at all good but without them i just cant function memory wise). Right now im trialing Seroquel (the CFS and other hormonal issue has me in bad mood swings), trialing progesterone (to attempt to balance my hormones), on Proxen SR (as an injury isnt healing and ive got inflammation, i think the CFS is stopping my body healing), taking xanax and a ton of other vitamins and minerals for polymorphisms and deficiencies i have got with the CFS. normal B12 tests usually show CFS patients as being in normal range. It is thought that we can be lacking B12 in our brain cells themselves.. the normal blood tests i dont think test what is actually inside our cells). Lots of CFS experts recommend B12 injections for us. The only other thing ive found to help my CFS memory loss is pure juice organic diet. I discluded all foods for several days at a time and just had freshly done organic juice. i found while doing in different trial periods, that some juice mixes helped my memory while others dont. One i did with celery, beetroot and apple (with a touch of spice) .. helped my memory.. where just orange/carrot/apple juice diet didnt. Must be something to do with the spices, beetroot or celery which helps me. Ive read that someone with a deficiency in a B vitamin is far more likely to be deficient in other B vitamins. Maybe you can get your doctor to give you a trial of B12 injections (when i first started them, i could feel the postive affects from one wearing off in 3-4 days.. i noticed the much improved memory after only the second or third injection). Ive been on them for a couple of years now and find i nowdays dont go relapsing backwards in my memory if i stop them and hold the improvement for a few weeks.... yah, they seem to be actually healing something in my body..fixing a methylation cycle issue??. i hope you can sort out the Thiamine issue. best luck
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  • Those sound like very esoteric illnesses, how on earth did you find out about those? I now strongly suspect my adrenals are not working well. I have an appointment in Oct with an endo, I'm not as hopeful as I should be as I know they generally recognise Addison's/Cushing's as a problem and nothing else. How did they test your adrenals? Apparently saliva testing is the way to go. Hi.. i know you asked someone else the question but saw there was no answer to it. i myself have found blood testing of cortisol to be poor. In my own case when i have a morning blood cortisol tests done.. they turn out to be quite normal (ive had several of those done). When i have thou 24 hr urine cortisol testing done thou, my results are very low and out of normal range. Ive had three 24 urine tests done now in the past couple of years.. all low and abnormal (while morning blood tests all come out normal still). As you may already know our bodies go throu 24 hr cycle patterns with cortisol with amounts changing.. obviously in my case my body functions normally in mornings after waking but must be highly abnormal at certain other times, enough to make abnormal my whole 24hr results.
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  • Have anyone here consider Celiac disease? which has the exact same psychological symptoms that many of us described here.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coeliac_diseaseI agree. Please get yourself tested for Celiac Disease if you have not already. My story is a lot like yours. I was a healthy, energetic athlete. Then at 18 I became extremely fatigued: Diagnosis was depression and anemia. Over the next 9 years I suffered various conditions/problems that lead to doctors testing me for thyroid/endocrine problems, bleeding disorders (Von Willebrand's disease), Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, fibromyalgia, ulcers, chronic fatigue syndrome, anemia, sleep disorders, estrogen deficiency, Vitamin B 12 deficiency, ulcers, supressed liver function, immune system supression, etc, etc. I also suffered extreme fatigue, dark circles under my eyes, frequent and long-standing illnesses, and multiple frequent injuries/bruises that would not heal properly among lots of other symptoms. And my muscles ached all the time for no reason. I was unable to exercise anymore and I was having trouble performing at my job.I researched every possible disease I could think of because I KNEW that so many problems had to be connected and I KNEW something was actually physically wrong with me. Ultimately I stumbled across Celiac Disease and sure enough, my blood tests and biopsy were way positive (you need both). The treatment is simply a gluten-free diet and now I'm starting to feel better than I have in years. My joints feel better, my energy is back, and the dark circles under my eyes are gone. In fact, I rarely catch colds/flus anymore! Please have yourself tested before you look into any of these other extremely rare conditions. (You will need a screening blood test and also an endoscopy/biopsy to be sure.) Celiac Disease affects 1 in 100 people and is often misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome, endocrine disorders, depression, fibromyalgia, or multiple other disorders! People with Celiac Disease take an average of 9 years to get diagnosed and they often describe feeling like hypochondriacs because none of their symptoms could be connected to an actual disease/condition by their doctors or because they were wrongly diagnosed with OTHER diseases!Good luck with your search!
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  • please consider testing for diabetes. It can actually be slightly harder to diagnosis than you may think for as common as it seems to be.
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  • I have also suffered from B1 deficiency. Taking around 300mg per day should do the trick. It is common with gastric bypass (although mine was a different cause). Most of the absorption occurs in the ileum, so you're ability to absorb it may be diminished due to the bypass surgery.If you can't get into the middle of the normal range, you'll need shots or IV thiamine.Don't let someone tell you that your test results are normal if you are at the lower end of the normal range....I had all the symptoms of b1 deficiency well into the lower end of the normal range. You can become deficient within about two weeks of slowing down on supplementation, so you need take the supplement regularly.Check out any articles by Dr. Derrick Lonsdale, he is an expert in b1 deficiency, and is still practicing medicine at the preventative medical group in Westlake Ohio.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 8, 2010
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  • I strongly urge you get a complete cardiac workup and if that is normal ...I recently had VERY similar symptoms as yourself (except that I am female). I had the million dollar medical workup and everything except one liver function came back normal. Dr. said I had depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and that basically it was all in my head. SO I started doing research on my own because I knew there was something wrong and was not accepting 'muscle inflammation' as a diagnosis! So in 'peeling the onion' I came up with the following:1) I started with the 'fatigue' - not being able to run from here to the curb and I figured I'd start with the vascular system. I read about calcium deposits in arteries and long story short K2 MK7 from Natto is a vitamin that redirects excess calcium from vascular system to bones and ligaments where it belongs. In addition I started on a whole heart multi vitamin AND my shin splints and tendon problems which I'd had for YEARS quickly healed.2) For the overwhelming 'muscle aches and pains': I did a lot of research on dietary nutrition and metabolic processing of sugars and I put myself on a strict diet of everything under '50' on the glycemic index. (look it up it's all over the web) AND the difference in just two weeks was AMAZING!!! My muscles have healed, I dont walk like I'm 85 years old (as I'm only in my early fourties), and I have abundant energy. My anxiety has also disapated. Besides limiting 'bad' sugars to the body, this diet 'melts' the visceral fat from organs that accumulates over time by regulating insulin levels.I hope this helps you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 25, 2011
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  • I have similar symptoms. I think you should look up Hashimoto's Disease. It's an autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid, causes a lot of those symptoms.
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  • hello i was searching abt my problem n finally i found its brain fog thats troubling me from the past 3 yrs now. I am a well settled person age 37.happy family and good job. The only problem in life is that i am not happy. There is always pain in my head. Neck is stiff and the whole day i feel low. I used to gym regularly, martial arts, cycling, yoga, well balanced diet and i tried every thing to get rid but things get worse and finally i had to leave every thing. I have tried ayurved,homeopathy,naturopathy which its of no use. My situation is declining day by day. I used to write so good but now things dont come in my mind,i am always confused,taking decission is very difficult.listning to music, television , reading books is now head ache. i have fobias and fears also. Memory self testing is another thing that troubles me a lot. Living evry day is ra struggle. I sleep well and want to stay in that state most of the time. i have done almost all the test MRI,sugar,thyroid and what not. I have lost all hopes and my confidence is broken. Now i dont trust any thing. I am not happy and feel that its in my fate and i have to live with it. If life is like this than i have to accept it.hope less feeling ,life less ness,anxiety,depression is gift from god. I am a responsible person so i am trying to live with it. I believe its my past life karmas that are coming back in this present life. I take deep breath and say go on on on and on. Can any one guide me as to what next i can do. If yes than please do, it will be so kind on your part. vik.................
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  • hello i was searching abt my problem n finally i found its brain fog thats troubling me from the past 3 yrs now. I am a well settled person age 37.happy family and good job. The only problem in life is that i am not happy. There is always pain in my head. Neck is stiff and the whole day i feel low. I used to gym regularly, martial arts, cycling, yoga, well balanced diet and i tried every thing to get rid but things get worse and finally i had to leave every thing. I have tried ayurved,homeopathy,naturopathy which its of no use. My situation is declining day by day. I used to write so good but now things dont come in my mind,i am always confused,taking decission is very difficult.listning to music, television , reading books is now head ache. i have fobias and fears also. Memory self testing is another thing that troubles me a lot. Living evry day is ra struggle. I sleep well and want to stay in that state most of the time. i have done almost all the test MRI,sugar,thyroid and what not. I have lost all hopes and my confidence is broken. Now i dont trust any thing. I am not happy and feel that its in my fate and i have to live with it. If life is like this than i have to accept it.hope less feeling ,life less ness,anxiety,depression is gift from god. I am a responsible person so i am trying to live with it. I believe its my past life karmas that are coming back in this present life. I take deep breath and say go on on on and on. Can any one guide me as to what next i can do. If yes than please do, it will be so kind on your part. vik................. You mention you have neck stiffness and get headaches. That makes me think that possibly a good chiropractor may be able to help you some. When one has things out of alignment (dont trust a doctor to tell you), it commonly can give headaches and neck stiffness.... and may be responsible for other symptoms too. You could also be suffering from depression (which is low serotonin) but do see if your neck is giving you issues.
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