HELP!!! I need answers PLEASE.

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   Posted 5/14/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to sound like a whiner but I need answers....I have Costochondritis. I also think i have FMS. Besides the chest pains, I get headaches behind my eyes and get very light headed. Is this Fibro? It also feels like my vision is going, Like my head is in the clouds. My speach sometimes feels like it's not all there. I feel like I'm losing my mind. How can anyone work like this? Any answers will help...Thank you.
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   Posted 5/14/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   

The symptoms you describe are some of the ones that drove me to insist on finding what is going on. The headaches and cloudy thinking could be Fibro... but you still need to have a Doctor look into it. My advice would be to write down what you are experiencing so you can hand the paper to the Doc... For me anyway, the "cloudy thinking" makes it hard to verbally let the Doc know what all is going on. If he can read and ask questions though, it seems I can zero in on a satisfactory answer for what he needs to know.

As far as "Working Like This", I go back to work on Monday morning, unless the Doc wants me to stay away longer after i see him in the morning. I have been off work officially for 4 1/2 weeks now. I wish I had an answer to this. I have been walking around the neighborhood for the last few weeks trying to discern the "limits". All I can say here is keep smiling, and take as many "Mini-Breaks" as you can.


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   Posted 5/14/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Will!

Have you told your doctor about this??? These symptoms can also be signs of other more serious conditions. I'm not trying to frighten you but please do get this checked out immediately. Any type of headache, vision, speech problem combined can also be signs of stroke, aneurysms or other brain issues. Before you can also be fibro. But please let the doctor find the answer for you.

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   Posted 5/14/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Bootknife said...
 My advice would be to write down what you are experiencing so you can hand the paper to the Doc... For me anyway, the "cloudy thinking" makes it hard to verbally let the Doc know what all is going on.
That is so true for me, too. Definitely get checked right away, since like Chutz said, it could be something serious. But keep writing things down so that your doctor can get the big picture.
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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Fibro is basically a diagnosis of exclusion. Doctors run tests to rule out other illnesses/conditions, if they can't find anything else, and your symptoms fit, they diagnose you with fibro.

You need to check with a doctor. You need to rule out anything dangerous or anything that can be treated or fixed.
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