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Old 05-03-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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Question Please help! Fatigue and memory loss

This is my first post ever to a message board but I am in desperate need of some help. I have been experiencing health problems for 2 years now and cant seem to get an answer from anyone. Let me start with my symptoms:
First symptom 2 years ago was a rash, it was itchy and not localized to any specific area. Second noticable symtom was a chronic low grade fever that lasted about 8 months. It began shortly after the rash. Around the same time i developed chronic, debilitating fatigue and muscle pain. That was followed by some minor joint pain in hands mostly. I have not experienced the fever or rash since the first occurance. I also had two somewhat scary symptoms that only occured once; I had ascending tingling in my legs that made it to my knees before descending. It lasted about two months. Second, i had an episode of VERY severe pain all ocer my body that i had to be hospitalized for, My most troubling symtoms now is the nagging fatigue, persistant insomnia (began long after the fatigue) and severe long term memory loss. (For example, I have two kids ages 5 and 7, and i cannot remember their first words, steps, birthdays, things no mother would EVER forget.)

Now for what the doctors have done:
I have had every blood test under the sun (literally) and the only abnormal results were very low vitamin D and positive EBV infection showing twice in the previous year (meaning i had the virus active at two different points within one year which i was told is quite uncommon). I have also had nerve conduction testing, and a CT of my brain. The best the doctors have come up with is possible fibromyalgia or lupus (symptoms seem to fit SLE but no malar rash or positive ANA so that is doubtful)

I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can offer. I have lost faith in my doctors and am beginning to think they think i am crazy. I lost my job because of all of this (and in turn my health insurance).

Thanks!

 
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