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    Old 07-11-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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    What is wrong with me?

    Hello! First of all, I am a 36 y/o female. I haven't felt well in a long time, but since February things have gotten worse. Here's a brief history of the past 5 months. In February I started feeling like my legs were weak or shaky and I felt off balance. I still feel that way today and it's pretty persistent. I went to a neuro. and he checked for vertigo and weakness and couldn't any. I don't have nystagmus (sp?) I've also had a CT scan of my brain and nothing showed up. I am also soo tired all of the time. It feels like I've had the life sucked out of me. I have 3 little kids. I feel so sorry for them because they have no mother anymore. I'm pretty much a couch potato now because I feel so awful. I've had so many tests and nothing ever shows up. Wish I could just figure this out so I can try to get better. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

     
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    Old 07-12-2014, 01:06 AM   #2
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    Hi starbright, Welcome to healthboards, what a cute username you have! Do you know which blood & lab tests that you have had done? In particular were your thyroid & pituitary hormone levels tested? TSH, a thyroid panel? Low thyroid or hypothyroidism can cause fatigue, dry skin, thinning hair & brittle nails & my bff's thyroid was not functioning & blood tests really low & being prescribed thyroid medicine relieved her extreme fatigue. Also, were you tested for chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein- Barr virus? Vitamin D levels, iron levels?Or lyme disease that is caused by an infected deer tick bite can cause a myriad of symptoms of varying severity including weak limbs & fatigue. I have lumbar back problems & a back workup with spine xrays or better an MRI may reveal a herniated disc pressing on the nerve that affects that leg but more than likely can be associated with pain or pins & needles, numbness in leg or foot as well. Do you have a major medical center or teaching hospital associated with a medical school available to you? Because i personally think that they have diagnosticians & specialists that work together & are more aggressive in finding the cause. I hope that the drs find an explanation soon & that you will be back to normal asap!

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    Old 08-01-2014, 03:57 AM   #3
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    Im not a dr by no means but experienced kinda the same thing found out eventually found out it was lime disease you might ask them to test you for it it comes from ticks dont know where you live but they are everywhere and you may not have known you were bitten just a thought hope you get to feeling better

     
    Old 08-14-2014, 07:13 AM   #4
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    Have you ever asked a doctor if you have Chronic Fatigue??? I have had these symptoms before, and I have CFS. Go to the CFIDS Association of America, and there you can find all info on symptoms, etc. Good luck and I hope you feel better.

     
    Old 08-23-2014, 12:04 AM   #5
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    I have a causin who is over weight who had the similar symptoms, his doctor put him on a diet & exercise regiment, he has not felt any symptoms since, hope this helps, best of luck

     
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