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  • Posted By: coolheat
  • July 18, 2008
  • 02:54 PM

i to everyone, I’m after some feedback on the following symptoms. I’m writing this on my girl friend’s behalf.

For around 8 month now my girl friend has had some pretty odd symptoms, & it’s really beginning to get her down. It started off just before Christmas when she began to feel tired all the time, no matter how much sleep she had, she would still feel tired & run down. From when it all started right up until now nothing has got better, it has slowly got worse. The main symptoms that seem to be affecting her are – 1. tiredness(she feels like she could sleep for days & days even after a long, good nights sleep)… 2. Muscle & joint pains which have become a lot worse as of late, this mainly affects her legs more than anywhere else, but the pain she gets becomes so painful she actually finds it hard to walk, this only really happens at night though once she lays down or relaxes. The pain she describes is like a, tight sensitive kind of pain, which is worse in her joints… 3. Dizzy & disorientated, the dizziness seems to come on at random times, it doesn’t happen all that frequently but when it does its pretty bad, & usually leads to her feeling pretty sick. She describes a sense of disorientation every now then, which leaves her feeling spaced out & not her self, which you can imagine is quite scary at time. 4. Headaches, as of late she has been receiving more frequent headaches, which she describes as being in her temple, & across the centre of the top of her head, this wasn’t really an issue up until the last month or so. Those are the main symptoms she has been receiving, but there are a few more that happen often which are, moodiness, crying for no reason(very emotional), sensitive skin, cold a lot of the time.

Last night she also had palpitations which kept her up most of the night, this has never happened to her before, & this was what triggered me off to post this message. Just in case this helps at all, she’s 22, doesn’t drink of smoke, & is generally quite healthy.

She was diagnosed with under-active thyroid around 6 month ago, but that has now gone back to normal as she received her blood results back last week, & all were normal. Our doctor thinks that what she is feeling is depression, & maybe chronic fatigue mixed in to one? Now she doesn’t feel as though she is depressed, & she’s been prescribed some anti depressants, which she really doesn’t want to take because she feels it’s not depression she’s suffering from.

I was hoping that someone could give me some feedback or advice on this matter? Or if anyone else suffers from these symptoms?

Thanks :)

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