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Sick and Tired

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  • Posted By: worried wife
  • May 22, 2008
  • 03:44 AM

I am a 48 year old woman praying for some help for my husband. This issue has been going on for about 7 years and NO medical professional has been able to find the cause. We have been to multiple doctors, the local hospital in our small town was our starting point 7 years ago and three major hospitals in the large city nearby. He can be feeling fine for several days and then his energy level goes to nothing. He said sometimes he can feel himself "falling" or loosing his energy. Getting up for work and putting one foot in front of the other are major efforts. Symptoms that often accompany this are left arm pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, jaw pain and nausea. New to his latest hospital visit was disorientation, "felt like my head was in a tunnel". However, when they ran the EKG and ran blood tests, no evidence of heart related problems were seen. He has been diagnosed with arrythmia.
He had a stress test done about 2 years ago. He has had a heart cath and GI testing. No problems were seen with his gall bladder during last years bout with this.
We thought his problem might be blood sugar related as his grandfather was a diabetic so we purchased a glucometer. I have researched Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a little.
He wants nothing else to do with doctors. He feels like he has been told nothing over the last 7 years. He even stopped taking his blood pressure medication. If I just had something new to suggest we try or do he might agree to it. I don't know what to do. I know I can't fix it but I can't ignore it either.
Any help is appreciated!! God Bless!

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