dizzy and nauseated tingling in my legs and arms

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   Posted 6/3/2012 3:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Help I'm 33 yrs old mother of 4 I got pregnant last year carried baby to 23 wks they did a classical emergency c section my son was born 1.5 pounds he didn't make it this was oct. i had two blood transfussions dr had to leave placenta in me because he said if he pulled it I could bleed to death after I healed did a follow up us and they said the placenta wasn't there. Amazing cause I never passed it on my own I requested another and still not there. Dec my husband and I started to hit the gym again I was working out till early feb got really busy and stopped. Went to see my internest and he said I had high cholesterol started me on Lipitor 2 wks into feb 23 I took my bc pill and Lipitor at 11:45 at night drank milk and cookies at 12:15 I started spinning like I was drunk my heart was racing and i felt like i couldnt brethe my husband took me to the er they said they couldn't find anything when I got home I vomited and diarrhea one time each and ever since I'm nauseated dizzy burning sensation when I drank anything except water I've been to the er 7 times MRI of the brain 3 chest x rays numerous blood work endoscopy colonoscopy cat scan of the chest checked for vertigo they said I have acute gastritist been juicing taking echinaciah probiotics cascara to make me go I go get massages, chiropractor, for lymphatic draining after I have a bowel movement I feel dizzy and sick. Drs said all my organs are perfect I even had a stress echo and an echo cardio gram I went tot a hemotologist checked for HIV hepatitis did the ca 119 all negative I even tried acupuncture stopped caffine and juice I tried aloe juice honey the omeprazole and aciphex did jack I'm so frustrated already any suggestions right now I take nothing except herbs and I'm still dizzy and nauseated tingling in my legs and arms occasionally my sons and my husband need their mommy and wife back to normal please help I don't know what to do anymore

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 6/3/2012 9:16:25 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/3/2012 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
First of all I am sorry to hear of the death of your baby.  Reading your post makes me think of a couple of things - first, did any of your Drs. talk to you about anxiety or depression as you have been through a lot and sometimes our symptoms can be caused by mental health issues.  Many things that happen in your life can disrupt your emotional health and lead to strong feelings of sadness, stress or anxiety. These feelings can manifest themsevles in physical symptoms.  Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind/body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right. For example, high blood pressure or a stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly stressful event, such as the death of a loved one.
The second thing I noted was you started Lipitor in February which seems to have set things off.  I am sure you were not happy to learn that you needed to start this medication as I just recently had this same problem and the idea of needing  to be on something for high cholesterol messed with my depression and anxiety.  I finally take my first doses this past week. 

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using Lipitor: diarrhea; joint pain; mild sore throat; nausea; runny or stuffy nose; stomach upset.  Did your Dr. mention these side effects as a cause for your symptoms ?

Please know I understand where your coming from and what you are going through.  I also gave your thread a title.  :)



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   Posted 6/3/2012 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I also wonder about the anxiety from the loss of your child, very sorry to read this. You may also want to try a cortisol test to see how the adrenals are working. During my severe gastro issues I went into adrenal fatigue which stems from stress. You can order a test from ZRT online without a script. The 4 times a day saliva test is a good place to start. Have they ran a full thyroid panel on you as well? Would also be questioning those new meds as stkitt noted. Stress can really put your body in terrible shape. Get yourself a good work over in that department. Along with the acupuncture perhaps toss in some meditation and other healing therapies.
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