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chemical taste and fatigue

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  • Posted By: always_tired
  • June 4, 2009
  • 07:06 PM

A few or more times a day I experience episodes where I smell and taste a chemical, my eyes lose focus and I have a very strong urge to close my eyes and go to sleep. Soemtimes I nod off no matter how hard I try not to. I have even nodded off across the desk from my boss while he was talking to me!

I have seen a neurologist and had several EEGs and a sleep study. They thought I might be having seizures or some sort of narcilepsy, but they never found anything.

Just this week I went to a new doctor and he said he thinks I have an enlarged thyroid. I am scheduled for an ultrasound tomorrow.

I have been complaining of severe fatigue and have had the gammut of tests several times over the last seven years or so. I am hoping that the enlarged thyroid is an explanation, though the blood tests I have had in the past have never shown indications of thyroid problems.

I am hoping to put this to rest, but I am not sure that the enlarged thyroid adequately accounts for the chemical smell and taste. Is there anyone out there that has any ideas about this?


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