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2 years w/o a diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 19, 2007
  • 05:12 AM


Two years ago while taking a shower my left leg spasmed out and I couldn't move it for a few seconds. I then proceeded to have a panic attack. About three weeks later I started aching everywhere. My whole body felt raw. It felt like flu-like symptoms but it never went away. As the months went on my joints would ache (hips and knees really bad). I had tremors on my left side, and now even my stomach goes into summersaults. My left side of my face droops slightly down. I get knife like jabs in my skin. I get extremely tired and need 2 naps a day. I fall asleep at the wheel of the car just going to work. I also drink about 3 gallons of water a day. I go from feeling like I have a fever to the chills and hot flashes (no temp on thermonitor). I have seen my family doctor dozens of times, 3 Neurologists, arthritis doctor, Infectious Disease doc, Endocrinlogists, 2 different Internal Med doc's, a psych doc. I've been tested for everything and everytime the results come back negative. When this started I was on Effexor, Remoron and Lorazepam. I suffer with panic disorder. The EEG showed something but the tech said it was the Remoron. I was taken off all meds and put on different ones. Still no changes. Next month will be two years and thousands of dollars later and I am still sick. My employer of 21 years was bought out and 90 people were let go. I have not worked for the past 6 weeks. I am getting unemployment right now but applying for jobs is hard because I am so limited with my pain. I am a 47 year old male. I feel as if all the doctors have chalked all of this up to my panic disorder. I'm not sure how much more I can take. I need an answer please someone. Please!! Thank you for listening.

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