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Chronic Fatigue board


I've been exhausted for over 6 years now. They diagnosed me with Graves' Disease 3 years ago and I had a partial thyroidectomy. I'm on synthroid, my TSH levels have been perfect for the last 1 1/2 years. I'm still exhausted. My body hurts. I'm having dizzy spells, tingling, body aches, headaches, etc. I have had every blood test known to man. I've even had an MRI, MRA, CT scan and they see nothing wrong. The imaging was done because about 2 months ago I was driving home from work and my vision blurred and my left side of body turned numb. Thought I had a mini stroke or something. I keep having them on a daily basis and never know when they are going to hit. My doctor took me out of work 2 weeks ago because I'm a hazard on the road. I complained to him about a year ago that my driving was getting worse. Six months ago we discussed it again and I told him that I scare myself. I will only drive within a 3 mile radius of my home at this point, just because I never know when it's going to hit me. Anyhow, doc gave me Ritalin and it helps with the energy a bit. Without it, I'm in bed constantly. I am not sure how or why it helps seeing as though it is usually for treating ADD and seen as a "downer" but it does. An interesting thing happened to me yesterday. I went swimming for the first time this summer... while in the pool my fingertips went numb on both hands. After getting out of the pool, within 5 minutes both hands felt very prickly, like I had been sitting on them and they were "waking up". It was a very strong and overbearing sensation and it lasted for almost 45 minutes. If I had been at home I would have went to the ER. I am so fed up with feeling this way. My doctor is frustrated. I am not a typical 31 year old. Depression is there though mild. I know it could easily increase if I let it. I try to keep myself amused, though I need to stay awake long enough, lol. To top it off, I'm cranky and edgy and my memory is horrible. I failed the president questions and felt like a fool. I'm a single mother and feel like the whole situation is just not fair to my daughter. :( I guess that is all I have to say for today.