Diagnosis: Suspected Lupus 2004; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 200mg; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain
That is exactly it. From blood sugas, to adrenal gland blood tests and urine tests have all come back to be in the normal range - yet I have all of the symptoms.....and the end result was that I am stress, and prescribed Ativan to settle me down. Well I still get the shakes, the nervousness, the night sweats, etc. etc. whether I am on Ativan or not!
Thanks for the tip on the book,
I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue a couple of years ago. I just found out earlier this year that I have adrenal dysfunction. My adrenal glands produce a significantly larger amount of dheas than is normal for females. Mines were like in the 500's when normal is 20 to 200 or something. They put me on aldactone which brought my numbers down but it was making me very dehydrated so I stopped taking it. They also did a ct scan and found a tiny nodule on my adrenals. I have since found out that this is all linked to cfs as is also candida overgrowth, which I think I also have.
Does anyone notice their cfs gets worse when they are under periods of great stress and anxiety? I was just wondering because that is what is going on with me right now. I have been having really bad joint pains and muscle cramps. ANybody else notice this?
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I hope the parasite diagnosis is right and the treatment goes well. But...if it doesn't... remember ticks just love to hang out in the great wild. All of your symptoms sound like Lyme symptoms---even the hypoglycemia. My sister had some hypoglycemic-like episodes after she was bitten by a tick.
Please let us know how you fare.
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Thanks also for the information regarding the Lyme disease. Again, do you think that a bed bug would fall into the tick category?
Does anyone notice their cfs gets worse when they are under periods of great stress and anxiety?
I did a little research since I didn't know offhand. Bed bugs aren't in the tick family. Bed bugs have 6 legs and ticks have 8.
From what I've read, bed bugs aren't thought to transmit anything, BUT they have been know to be carriers of various things, they do deposit saliva when they bite, and they do suck blood. I've read that fleas and lice have been known to transmit Lyme. Based on those three facts, I wouldn't be surprised if bed bugs really can transmit parasites or bacteria, etc. just because it seems like common sense.
Did you find out exactly what parasite you have? Is the doctor treating it with antibiotics or something else? Are you feeling better yet? (I hope)