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Old 09-06-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Dizzy/Blurred Vision/Various unexplained symptoms - help!

Hi all ~

I've been experiencing very strange symptoms over the last couple years and I'm going crazy trying to figure out what it is or if I'm just nuts! The latest, as you'll see at the bottom of the list, has to do with sudden bouts of dizziness and blurred vision which has me concerned. I'll just list some of the things that have been going on and let me know if any of this sounds familiar. Any advice would be so appreciated.

2009:
Hand tremors
Shortness of breath
Neck pain (trauma 15 years ago)
Ortho noticed:
Positive Hoffman's sign
Hyper-reflexia
Ordered Spinal MRI (no contrast) for spinal obstruction (normal)
Sent to Neuro
Suspected MS and ordered brain MRI (normal)
~ no diagnosis

2010:
Shortness of breath
Continued hand tremors
Sudden onset of cold sores (never had even one before 2007)
GP performed physical with abnormal EKG
Ordered stress test (normal)
~ no diagnosis

2011:
Significant weight gain around the middle (from size 6 to 14 < a year)
Increasing, more frequent onset of cold sores
Severe constipation
Mouth sores
Extreme fatigue and exhaustion (trouble staying awake while driving)
Weakness/fatigue in the legs
Knee problems (mainly right side behind the knee. Not the knee cap but swelling and stiffness)
Severe heartburn (Barrett's esophagus dx recently from the heartburn)
Colon polyps
Bouts of dizzy spells, accompanied by vertigo, pressure in the head, and blurred vision - no headache (started happening a month ago, ~ 2x per week and comes on suddenly. Very scary)
Insomnia
Thyroid TSH - 2.85 (normal)

There are many more symptoms that I am probably forgetting, but these are the main ones and seem to be getting worse. Since I have never had any sort of diagnosis, only "normal" results for various tests, I am at a loss as to what in the world could be going on. I feel like a total hypochondriac, but something in my gut is telling me something is wrong here. The weight gain of course has me very concerned and embarrassed. I can't afford to keep up with the wardrobe! BTW, I'm 38 if this helps.

Any advice would be so appreciated.

Thanks!

 
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: Dizzy/Blurred Vision/Various unexplained symptoms - help!

Since no other cause can be found, I would consider MAV. Migraine could cause all of your symptoms, even though it sounds like you dont have explicit migraine headaches.

 
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