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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 1/1/2011 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone

I am new to here and it was recommended to me by a very dear friend of mine. I suffer from a undiagnosed illness (they are actually sending me to Emory University and then Mayo clinic for answers) that causes chronic generalized pain, non epileptic seizures, gait difficulty and a myriad of symptoms. All tests have come back negative for the usual though I have learned that doesn't mean I don't have a particular illness. I'm 23 and have been dealing with this for over 2 years. Currently I use medication, exercise when able, meditation to manage my pain. I'm really looking for a community of people who "get it" because I sure could use the support.



Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 1/1/2011 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
   Welcome OK , I'm sorry your having such a tough time at such a young age , I too was undiagnosed fot a year or more and not knowing is very hard to deal with . You've come to the right place however for support and possible help getting answers . Please hang in there and stay strong , you can accomplish anything . Again welcome to the family . Mikel

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 856
   Posted 1/1/2011 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome. This is a great place. There are so many kind, supportive people here. I'm sorry that you are going through so much. Do they have any idea of what it could possibly be?



New Member

Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 1/1/2011 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both for your kind welcome :)

Flower: they have absolutely no idea. I was a martial artist for 9 years and trained several hours a day. One night i had a seizure-like episode where I couldn't walk, slurred speech etc. The next day i slept for 12 hours and i got pronounced weakness on my left side. They said I had a TIA and they admitted me also to telemmetry floor because something was up with my heart (they enver told me and they didn't find anything). I was admitted for 2 weeks and had pain etc. its just gotten worse from there. I didn't have insurance until about a year ago so right now its all up in the air.

Retired Mom
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 1/1/2011 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW. Although I have never heard of anything like you describe, I can certainly understand chronic pain and undiagnosed illness.

I look forward to getting to know you on the board.

All my best!
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 1/1/2011 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Fibromyalgia, is something you might want to ask your doctors about...
Welcome, sure wish it was under better circumstances than chronic pain.

Fibromyalgia is very real and some doctor don't like that chronic pain
can come on and not turn up on tests...I would say stick to your guns and
push for further tests...
I hope doctors can help you and that your feeling better soon
Healing hugz and well wishes...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 663
   Posted 1/2/2011 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there and welcome to our family! I know all about being undiagnosed and frustrated to no end. Going through that right now myself. You have came to a wonderful place with great members, I hope you keep coming back and keep us updated on your situation. Take care and Happy New Year!
Gentle Hugs,

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 594
   Posted 1/2/2011 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very sorry that, at such a young age, you had to go looking for us, but very happy that you found us! This is a very close-knit group...we are like family here! And like you said....We all "get it"! Suffering and not knowing why is terrible! It does not always solve the problem when you know what is wrong....but it does help! At least then...they can treat a disease and not just symptoms! I know that many of us have walked in your shoes at some point, and I certainly understand the frustration! I do not have a lot of advice other then hang in there and take care of you! Keep us posted here and I look forward to getting to know you!

Welcome to the family,
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus

Medications - MS-Contin, Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone
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