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10 different diagnosis but still no help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 19, 2008
  • 05:58 PM

Please help! I've been suffering with variuos symptoms nearly all my adult life (32) Every 2/3 months one set of symptoms seems to flare up or get worse and I go and see my GP, I've variuosly been diagnosed with depression, stress, anxiety, narcolepsy, cataplexy, partial epilepsy, osteoarthritis etc etc.

However none of the 'treatments' I've received have helped and its getting worse.

Here's a list of the symptoms I suffer regularly - I'd really appreciate any help.

Muscle Pain
Muscle weakness leading to collapse
Extreme Fatigue
headache
sinus pain
sore throat
swollen/tender glands
Sleep problems (hallucinations, sleep paralysis, non refreshing sleep, night terrors)
sore blurry eyes/vision
earache
anxiety
mood swings
Fever
Chills and shakes

I get what appears to be viral illness's about 6-8 times a year, 2 or 3 of these are really severe. I am freezing cold, aching so badly I end up taking prescription codiene alongside double strength nurofen, and shaking and weak.

Its all made worse by stress/ anxiety or exercise. I try and stay fit but I've collapsed several times after trying to do DIY round the house or on a bike ride.

This is wrecking my ability to lead any kind of life and I'm on the verge of a divorce because my husband thinks I'm malingering.

I'm slim, eat reasonably well, plenty of fruit and decent amount of veg. Mainly homecooked food, not a big meat eater, very little 'sweet' or fatty/fried food. (I get headaches from sugar anyway so my sweets are dried fruit or dark chocolate)
I dropped coffee about 10 years ago and only have 3-5 drinks of alchohol a week. I do drink tea - about 4-5 cups a day, no fizzy drinks and at elast 8 glasses of water a day.

Despite the tiredness I stay as active as I can, I bike or walk everywhere and I have a 3 yr old who keeps me busy and running round.

Slowly but surely though the maount I can do is getting less. I need this to get SORTED or I will lose my husband and my son.

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