My mystery symptoms

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2006 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
For the last 5+yrs I've been suffering with debilitating dizzy spells,sense of altered consc.,confusion and a host of other symptoms. I sought out a neurologist and was given the diagnosis of petit-mal seizure disorder.  He is not 100%sure &going based on symptoms.  I do take meds and the symptoms went away for awhile only to return.  I've changed the meds, taken more meds etc.. The problem is: nothing is adding up!  I have these problems whether i take the meds or not. I can stop the meds cold turkey & be o.k. other times i have problems i'm not.  I also have a new problem.  These last few months i've been waking between 4-8 times to use the bathroom and i'm exhausted all the time.  I quit smoking 2months ago and thought my body just needed to adjust.  I joined a gym for 2months but had to stop because i started to feel shaky,anxious and sick throughout the day.  A feeling like my sugar levels were dropping or something.  Now i wonder if this is all connected or just co-incidence.  I had eating disorders for years but have been o.k. for the last 10+ and wonder if it's all catching up with me now at 37. I do suffer from hypothyroidism and take meds along with bloodwork regulary so this isn't the problem.  I'm afraid to bring another issue to my Dr. for fear they'll tell me nothing is wrong.  I know something is wrong and all i want is something concrete not a whole lot of guesses and another prescription.
Does anyone have any suggestions? 

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 10/5/2006 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish we could be more helpful but we are all just people like you and only have our own past experience to draw on. Please don't be afraid to bring your concerns to your doctor. That's what they are there for. I would write down your symptoms as you posted them here and take them in or at least call the office and speak with a nurse who can relay the info to the doctor. He can then order the appropriate tests before you go for an appointment. This way he will have the results of your tests in hand when you go in for diagnosis and treatment. Sounds to me like you need a complete physical not just isolated thyroid or neuro tests. Call the office and voice your concerns to them and see what they say. Then please get back to us so we can help you along.
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- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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