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Old 09-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Any ideas?

I wasn't sure where to post this but I'm hoping someone here can help. I posted in the dizzyness message board a week ago but had no reply.

For the past 10 years I have experienced episodes of fatigue that have improved after rest. However, this year I suffered a severe episode around Feb that was accompanied with really bad dizziness. The doctor suggested I had labyrinthitis with post viral fatigue syndrome and also put me on antidepressants.

I guess I should also mention I am or was a nationally competitive mountain biker! I used to train up to 12hrs a week(normal in my sport- not overtraining). I took a month off the bike and started doing some easy classes at the gym. Things improved for a little while. However, about a month ago it all came back terribly.

Now I am extremely fatigued, dizzy nearly everytime I stand, I can't tolerate getting too hot or cold. I am nauesous and have really bad stomach issues (possibly IBS). I can now barely stand long enough to do dishes or teach a class. I get so dizzy and everything goes black. I don't think I actually faint, sort of a semi- controlled fall but it's really scary. I never get enough sleep to feel refreshed. My muscles are so week now. I can barely ride my bike.

Everytime I see a doctor they are convinced I am depressed and that is causing all my symptoms. They put me on Anti-depressants and sedatives. I have suffered from depression on and off for many years and I know that this is something else but no-one will listen to me.

I have been tested for many of the obvious things like iron, TSH, glandular fever etc but the only thing that ever shows up is a very slightly raised WBC count.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm absolutely distraught. As a very active sportswomen, sitting around all day feeling terrible is miserable. I'm having to put my studies on hold.

I saw a naturopath who thinks adrenal fatigue but because it's not a recognized diagnosis the only meds I can get are natural and very slow acting.

Please help!

 
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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Re: Any ideas?

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I wasn't sure where to post this but I'm hoping someone here can help. I posted in the dizzyness message board a week ago but had no reply.

For the past 10 years I have experienced episodes of fatigue that have improved after rest. However, this year I suffered a severe episode around Feb that was accompanied with really bad dizziness. The doctor suggested I had labyrinthitis with post viral fatigue syndrome and also put me on antidepressants.

I guess I should also mention I am or was a nationally competitive mountain biker! I used to train up to 12hrs a week(normal in my sport- not overtraining). I took a month off the bike and started doing some easy classes at the gym. Things improved for a little while. However, about a month ago it all came back terribly.

Now I am extremely fatigued, dizzy nearly everytime I stand, I can't tolerate getting too hot or cold. I am nauesous and have really bad stomach issues (possibly IBS). I can now barely stand long enough to do dishes or teach a class. I get so dizzy and everything goes black. I don't think I actually faint, sort of a semi- controlled fall but it's really scary. I never get enough sleep to feel refreshed. My muscles are so week now. I can barely ride my bike.

Everytime I see a doctor they are convinced I am depressed and that is causing all my symptoms. They put me on Anti-depressants and sedatives. I have suffered from depression on and off for many years and I know that this is something else but no-one will listen to me.

I have been tested for many of the obvious things like iron, TSH, glandular fever etc but the only thing that ever shows up is a very slightly raised WBC count.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm absolutely distraught. As a very active sportswomen, sitting around all day feeling terrible is miserable. I'm having to put my studies on hold.

I saw a naturopath who thinks adrenal fatigue but because it's not a recognized diagnosis the only meds I can get are natural and very slow acting.

Please help!

 
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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What I think you should do is get the dizziness checked out with an ear,nose&thoat doc., which is an Otolaryngologist. He/she will check your ears to see if they are causing the dizziness. Your balance will be checked probably about your inner ear. There is also something called Minere's disease associated with the ears. All the best.

 
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