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DeAnnTx
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   Posted 10/26/2012 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I was diagnosed with hashimotos autoimmune disease in April of 2012. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I couldn't even pull myself out of bed. I had major pain in my feet back arms legs. I would forget my purse and id forget where i was driving to. And the exhaustion was unbelievable Long story short I went to the dr. Diagnosed w/ Hashimotos and started taking Armour thyroid medication on April 19 th. I demanded an MRI because I suspected MS. NO LESIONS! It is now October 26, 2012. I'm still in pain. I can hardly stand up once I set for example on the toilet. I can't remember where the heck I'm driving to or what I was about to do. My vision has gotten worse in this last year. I guess the worst is the exhaustion I actually have to lay down and sleep because I'm so exhausted. Second worst symptom is the pain. Now with that being said, I'm putting 2 and 2 together I've had pain for 20yrs and have gone to the ER to find out nothing is wrong. Back in 1999 I began to have extreme leg pain and my mom would wrap my legs in blankets. She felt like that was the thing to do. Then in 2008 is when I really realized and said to myself omg something is wrong with me. The pain, foggy thinking and exhaustion was hitting me pretty bad. I was then a full time student and the mere thought of failing was not an option so I went to my dr. And told him I have I couldn't concentrate and he put me on adderal. I took adderal from 2008 til 2011 about September. When I stopped taking that I was able to feel the full affect of what I had whatever it is. i would wake up smelling a weird odor on many different occasions and i also had this weird tingling and burning sensation in my head as if my head fell asleep that woke me up nightley and often. I started with getting strep throat and 4 weeks later strep throat again. And then the ton of bricks I could not get out of bed in the morning and I could hardly stand. Along this same time frame I experienced forgetfulness and difficulty speaking. So here I am trying to get the Dr to listen to me. In the mean time I've stopped eating gluten and dairy and trying to eat smart and taking vitamens. Just wanted to know if any of my symptoms are familiar with yours and what is the best thing to do for myself until I can find a good doctor the truly wants to help people.

~SimplyUs~
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   Posted 10/27/2012 1:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you see your endocrinologist (thyroid doc) regularly? If that is all good, then discuss your symptoms with your primary doc and ask to be referred to a specialist in that field (like neurologist or rhuematoidologist.....
I was diagnosed with fibro. I understand the exhaustion. I will lay anywhere and go to sleep. I have HAD to nap on the kitchen floor. This doesnt mean you have fibro, it just means I understand your exhaustion. Legs feel like they are encased in cement. I have stopped driving because of my loss of focus. It is frustrating. And I will be darn if I am gong through it alone. My darn dr. is called, poked, prodded, asked, and demanded of. I just finished with appointments and have many between now and Jan. I am scared of January. That is when they are going to poke and prod my pancreas : (

I will stop blathering and just say, take care of yourself. Go to doc. (not er) and be your own healthcare advocate. Make them do their job in taking care of you.
Hanging in there like a monkey on a vine, knowing that through this journey; there is something positive to find.

DeAnnTx
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   Posted 10/27/2012 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for you're feedback.

syve
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   Posted 11/9/2012 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
wrong topic. sorry. tongue
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