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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/12/2007 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have recently started to get episodes where I get very shaky and they have not been able to figure anything out. Even though my stomach is OK at the time it still happens on the days that I have the worst stomach problems. Has anyone ever felt this? Gastro has ordered CT scan because of the way my stomach problems have kicked up again.

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   Posted 11/12/2007 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Canyon, do you mean "shaky" as in you're actually trembling, or do you mean dizzy or light-headed?  Is it when you stand up after you've been sitting or lying down?  Does anything make it seem better or worse?  I'm not sure if a CT scan would show anything related to the shaky feeling...have they done some basic bloodwork on you lately?

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   Posted 11/14/2007 12:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have experienced feelings of shakiness (see post "Wobbly first thing") but not all the time. I am having bloods taken today to see if that reveals anything as I suspect mine may be related to hormonal havoc. Thyroid problems can also cause wobbliness so, if you haven't already done so, try to get them to take some blood.

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   Posted 11/14/2007 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My complete blood work was perfect. Actually had it done two days in a row because they admitted me to hospital the next day and of course they had to do it again. Yes, to trembling and yes to lightheaded. No, I dont get it lying down or getting up. It just sort of comes when I am sitting and my stomach usually is upset at the same time or just a little off. Today I was perfect and I skipped my thyroid med. I am thinking that I am on too high a dose even though my numbers just got to normal. I am going to start back on it tomorrow and take it every other day. I have gone from very low thyroid almost the other way now. They are doing the CT scan to just rule out any intestinal problems because I had a lot of pain (which is now gone)

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   Posted 11/17/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I too get the shakiness, had bad dizzy spells today, almost fell when i turned abruptly. I get the fluttering feelings and racing heart. Went to my Doc again on Wednesday for the umpteenth time and he assures me all of my symptoms are from my clinical depression and my IBS! Does anyone ever feel as if they are dying a slow painful death, cause I feel that way often, and all these meds don't really seem to help me. I just wish I could get some answers. Hope wellness finds you all!

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   Posted 11/22/2007 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
How's your blood sugar levels? Do you notice if you feel better after drinking some orange juice or something?
Take care, Softy
 


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/22/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Everything has checked out fine. I still think my thyroid dose is too high even though that seems to be what I need to hit the normal TSH range. CT showed no intestinal problems but as usual they always come up with something else that needs addressing. This time it was compression fracture of L4 and L5. Now they can't figure out why I am not in any pain but am glad of that so back for osteo scan and try to figure out what I can take for Osteo that will not mess up the rest of my body. Gee, this is fun!

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   Posted 11/22/2007 11:47 PM (GMT -7)   

My motto is, if you're not feeling pain from back injuries, try to keep it that way!  I can explain some stretching and strengthening exercises for the lower back that could help you keep that part in shape.  I was demonstrating tonight for all of my ailing family members about what they can do to strengthen their backs...it was pretty amusing.

As far as the shakiness, I am so not advanced enough to offer any insight into what may be causing that if it's not thyroid-related.  I'm glad your thyroid checked out okay.  Do you have copies of your labs?


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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/23/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have copies of every test and lab report for the last 10 years. I find it so much easier to get copies at the time as the Doctors seem to file them by dates so they are always flipping thru my file to find something. This way I have everything if I want to refer back. Blood work with blood work, CT with previous CT's, etc. I probably don't need them that far back but once in a while it helps. Thyroid is very tricky. I have what would be called subclinical hypothyroidism and there is debate whether it should even be treated. I have cut back to .88 and feel much better. Don't know if that is it but I do feel better. That is a 12% drop in med and with thyroid that is considered quite a bit as it comes in very small increments. Since I had no symptoms of hypo other than the TSH test I think this is the best. Whether my dr. will is another thing but with my osteo I don't want to overdo the thyroid.

Do you think that the exercises now that i have this compression fracture would be safe since I have no symptoms. Where would I find these exercises? I wish I could find an osteopath around here but they all go under the MD label in CA and none really do the osteopathic part anymore. They are all specialists  around here, even some surgeons are DO's but go by the MD.

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birdiem
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   Posted 11/23/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I am usually on the UC forum, but I have IBS too and this is an issue I can particularly relate to. I a very shaky in the morning, especially after (or during) I have a BM. I don't know what this means, but I do want to let you know that you are not alone. Sorry I can't be of more help, but I do want you to know that there are other IBSers with similar symptoms.
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   Posted 11/24/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
You get be hypoglycemia.  Its difficult to discover with blood work.  You could look normal.  I get hypo sometimes and as soon as I eat I feel better.  My doc told me its normal to get hypoglycemia sometimes when you have IBS because you may not be assimulating all your nutrients.  When I get hypo I get shaky, dizzy and sometimes feel sick. 

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/24/2007 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
So far this week the shakiness has gone away as have all the other symptoms but I think I am going to ask for the glucose tolerance test if this comes back. I eat pretty regularly. I don't have IBS -D though.

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   Posted 11/25/2007 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad to hear its gone.  Keep in mind, you don't have to have IBS D to get it.  I have IBS C and my doc said its not surprising I would get it here and there. The only way to determine if you have hypoglycemia is to have a glucose tolerance test done when you are having the problem and even then it could turn out normal.  The other thing I was wondering, when you had the shakiness did you have a headache?

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/25/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope, never have headaches or any other pain. Last night I had one arm that started shaking while I was lying in bed watching TV. I had my arms sort of on my stomach with hands folded. I finally had to grab the arm and hold it to stop it. It was like it had a mind of its own and it was really moving. Sometimes I think this is all coming from my neck muscles and nerves. I have had problems in the past when I did a lot of physical work but haven't done anything lately. The actual shaky which is different than this is much better but my hands still shake. Scheduled for EEG in Dec. I don't think it is food related.

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   Posted 11/25/2007 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Some stuff to try for your back:

Lie down on a hard surface, face-down, with your elbows right by your side.  Now lift up on your elbows so that you are stretching your torso, push your arms up a bit, and look straight ahead.  Hold it for several seconds, then rest and repeat. 

Also try the cat-back, when you are on your hands and knees and stretch your back up towards the ceiling.  Then try sitting up with a chair to your right, grasp the chair and turn while upright towards the side of the chair.  Do a couple repeats of these exercises.

It will take a couple of days of these exercises to feel a noticeable difference but they are good ones...we use them in OMM all the time.


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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/25/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't get down on the floor cause I can't get up. I am 71 and I can get down fine but can't get up. Also, have instructions to never be on knees as it breaks the cartiledge or something down. I was told that years ago. Appreciate the info but am somewhat limited in what I can do. Think I will see the "bone" Doctor.

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   Posted 11/28/2007 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   

How's it going, Canyon?  Are you feeling any better with the shakes?

With bad joints some of these techniques can get a little "iffy." You might try some work in the pool.  Swimming is the best exercise you can get if you have musculoskeletal issues because you take all those weight-bearing issues away.

I was wondering in what area of California you live in?  I ask because there are two osteopathic medical schools there, one outside of SF and one outside of LA, and they definitely have neuromuscular medicine specialists working there (to teach the med students).  If you really wanted to try the osteopathic approach I could help you find a doc.
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/28/2007 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   

I am about 30 miles from SF. I was not aware of a osteopathic school around here. I was looking up some osteoporosis exercises and was surprised how different they are. It said bending and stretching were not recommended and I would have thought they would be. I think I will see what this "bone doctor " is like. Not an orthopedist but she deals in bone problems and osteoporosis. Just not sure what she is called. It isn't a rhematologist. I know I need another DEXA but then I also know I have the osteporosis so it would be just to keep track for future when I go on meds or whatever. Unfortunately for the osteo you need the weight bearing. Have you seen that vest they have where they just keep adding weights. Ugh.

All this calcium is really binding me up which I don't need.

I am feeling better. Almost normal, whatever that is. No shakes. Have appt with PCP tomorrow and have tons to go over. Asked for a long appt. Bet he can't wait. LOL

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