Not sure what is going on here...allergies?

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Sethp
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   Posted 5/23/2012 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.

I guess I'll just start by providing my symptoms, a little history about myself and what tests I've recently had done if that's ok.

For the last 3-4 months...

1) Dizzy spells or "jolts" of dizziness, lightheaded.
2) Off balance in the mornings.
3) Occassional low-grade fevers of 99.2 (especially after eating dinner).
4) Pressure behind eyes.
5) Head/brain feels very spaced out and foggy all the time.
6) Left eye waters a lot.
7) Occassional bouts of fatigue, tiredness.
9) Hot flashes in the evening.
10) Nose runs, stuffiness, clear mucous, etc.

History...

GAD, GERD, IBS, Tourettes w/ head jerks, Chronic Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, Deviated Septum (left side), Gastritis, Panic Disorder, Cervial Arthritis (w/bone spur), OCD, Hypochondria, Lactose Intolerance, bouts of insomnia (early awakening), etc. Former alcoholic/smoker (stopped drinking/smoking a long time ago). Took several Levaquin/Cipro many times for prostate issues. Had a few bouts of depression in my life. I tend to have a lot of weird things that happen to me during sleep or just before falling asleep (ie; "sleep starts" (loud bang/flash of light), Crazy dreams, head jolts, panic attacks, vertigo-like attack and other very strange things I can't even begin to describe.

Tests I've had done...

You name it, I've probably had it. Seriously, I'm sure I haven't had every test but I've had shoeboxes full of texsts done over the years. Recently I had a head MRI, cervical MRI, a HUGE assortment of blood tests done over several months (including some rare/unusual tests), Been to an Opthamolist, Neurologist, etc.

The low-grade fevers I have off and on for decades. I have seen many doctors and nobody seems to have a clue as to what causes them. They always seem to be worse after eating the evening meal. Here's a real-life record I kept one day of my temperature...

TEMPS - April 4, 2012
2:09PM - 99.5 degrees
2:24PM - 98.8 degrees
2:51PM - 98.8 degrees
3:14PM - 98.5 degrees
3:56PM - 98.7 degrees
4:17PM - 98.8 degrees
5:01PM - 98.4 degrees
5:35PM - 99.0 degrees
5:53PM - 98.4 degrees
6:34PM - 97.9 degrees
ATE DINNER/WAITED 15 MINUTES
7:29PM - 98.9 degrees
8:42PM - 98.1 degrees

I'm not doing vigorous workouts or anything. Mostly just sitting at the desk or doing routine things. This has been going on for as far back as I can remember.

Not sure what else to say. I guess I'd just be interested in knowing if anyone here has ever experienced any (or all) of this, if you can relate to it and just any other feedback you can provide.

Much appreciated!, Seth

Red_34
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   Posted 5/23/2012 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
What kind of medications are you on? Do you suppose that these medicines (if you take any) can be causing these issues?
SHERRY
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anon1977
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   Posted 5/24/2012 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Other than the 99.5, I don't think I would classify any of those as low grade temps. Your body temperature varies so much throughout the day and that is normal.

Do you suffer from sleep apnea? That could explain A LOT of your symptoms!

couchtater
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   Posted 5/24/2012 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you had an ANA test?

You might have upper infection of your sinus? Does your ears pop when you swallow?
Joy

Razzle
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   Posted 5/26/2012 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you been tested for Lyme Disease?
-Razzle

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toughenough
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   Posted 6/3/2012 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
How are your thyroid readings? Several of your symptoms seems like those from an underactive thyroid. Women get this more than men but my day has low thyroid too. If you google it you will see what I mean.

I don't think you have a fever problem either. Mine usually runs low. Some of us have a different internal temp than the 98.6 - I think it is more of a guide.

I hope you find out some answers soon. I know what it's like to take a long time to figure out what is wrong.
Hysterectomy 1996, UC diagnosed 1997 - 1st surgery 11/2/10 colonectomy, 2nd J-Pouch take down 12/29/10, incisional hernia surgery 7/5/11, Restless Legs syndrome, Fibromyalgia diagnosed 1998, GERD diagnosed 2005, Neuroma like pain in both feet started around 2002, Depression, anxiety and PTSD.

toughenough
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   Posted 6/4/2012 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I meant my "dad" not my "day" has an under active thyroid.

sorry
Hysterectomy 1996, UC diagnosed 1997 - 1st surgery 11/2/10 colonectomy, 2nd J-Pouch take down 12/29/10, incisional hernia surgery 7/5/11, Restless Legs syndrome, Fibromyalgia diagnosed 1998, GERD diagnosed 2005, Neuroma like pain in both feet started around 2002, Depression, anxiety and PTSD.
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