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  • Posted By: stacyd33
  • January 19, 2007
  • 08:07 PM

I am a 34 year old female, who was healthy until 3 months ago when these strange symptoms started. This all started with a viral respirtory infection that lasted 5 weeks. My son started pre-school this year so he was constantly bringing home colds. I started with a sore throat for a few days, then the cough started. I had a dry cough that I just couldn't get rid of. After 5 weeks, I started to feel flu-like and run-down so I decided to go to the doctor. He put me on Advair to help clear my lungs. I only took it for 5 days, then discontinued it because my lungs were started to ache. A few days later my cough and my achy lung symptoms were gone. I was still feeling run-down so I went back to my doctor for some blood work. All my blood work came back fine except my thyroid reading was high. After giving me a T3 and T4 test to check my thyroid level more closely , my doctor told me that those results were fine.
Later that evening, while lying in bed, I started to get very dizzy. My hands, feet and face were tingling and I thought that I was going to pass out. I went back to the doctor the next day and had an EKG which came back fine. My doctor thought that I was having anxiety attacks---I didn't agree with him. Days went on and I would have daily episodes of tingling and feeling extremely fatigued. I started to lose my appetite and lost weight. I finally decided to try Zoloft because I didn't know what else to do. I took it for 2 weeks, then discontinued it because I was having so many side effects. I had diarreah, lost 10 pounds, had heart palpatations, and felt worse than I did before the Zoloft. I had a very bad week, possibly from the withdrawal, along with my original symptoms. I have had an MRI of my brain to rule out MS, which came back normal. I have also seen a neurologist who wants to do an MRI of my spine. Every day I have symptoms that come and go. Some mornings I wake up and feel terrible. Some days I get the chills and have low grade fevers. I get dizzy spells that last for hours. I also get brain fog, feel shaky all over, sensitivity to light, fatigue. I still get tingly in my hands , feet and face, but not all the time. I also have this pain up under my right rib. I had an ultrasound of my organs which came back negative. There are times during each day that I feel good. I always assume that I'm getting better, but the next day I get symptoms again. I don't know what is causing this, nor do my doctors. My theories were an autoimmune disease that was caused from my respiratory illness. I have also had a yeast infection for a couple of months that I can't get rid of. I also thought that this could be a candida overgrowth throughout my whole body. I would appreciate any feedback or advice. I don't know what to do and am getting scared and frustrated that no one has been able to give me any answers. PLease help!!!!!!

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