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Crippling Exhaustion

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squashedbanana Sat 22-Dec-12 06:08:14

Can anyone shed any light on this?

After a major life change ie new home, new baby, new job, I am incredibly functional and energised, but after a couple of months I slip back into such exhaustion that it's disabling. I can barely function, even minor things become mammoth tasks. Going to a superkarket wipes me out for the day, can't do more than 20 minutes of activity a day, I stagger home from from work feeling vulnerable because I feel so out of it. Come dinner time I am so tired the thought of cooking makes me want to cry. I am so overwhelmed with tiredness I have no patience with my children, just keeping going and staying out of bed takes every ounce of 'me' that I have, I have nothing left for anyone or anything else. My voice often changes, I don't have the energy to talk so my voice becomes monotone or I mumble as if drunk and struggle to string a sentence together

It's awful and I feel like I am just half living my life

Why is this happening?

Grockle Sat 29-Dec-12 11:55:52

Yes, I've heard of that before. I do have some of the symptoms but by no Frequenty sprain ankles & my shoulders slip out of their sockets. I do have muscle fatigue, lots of muscle & joint pain, easy bruising.

I have various other problems - Meniere's disease, lupus/ fibromyalgia... I never know if issues & problems are related to my Menieres or lupus or if it is something else.

roughtyping Sat 29-Dec-12 12:03:21

That sounds rotten Grockle sad lots to contend with. Have started another thread as trying to lose weight but I'm not supposed to run, do Zumba or yoga etc because it either puts too much pressure on joints or encourages them to overextend and slip out. Do you exercise?

SantaFlashesHisBoobsALot Sat 29-Dec-12 12:08:24

I have CFS / ME, and possible Fibro as well, waiting to see specialist for diagnosis. (Main difference between the two is fibro involves higher pain levels)

Go back and see another GP. It's worth having all the blood tests done again, and then request a referral to a fatigue management center if they're all negative. Know how horrible it is, my sympathies.

Grockle Sat 29-Dec-12 12:20:20

Rough, when I am well enough, I walk (the dog helps with this!), take DS to the park etc and I have a physical job.

I don't do other exercise, mainly because I can't... after a day at work and sorting DS, I am exhausted & crawl up the stairs to bed often at 6pm. I cannot do anything more - not even paperwork that is required for work. So no, I don't exercise.

I did try pilates for a while and that was good - it is meant to strengthen your core without putting stresses on your muscles & joints. Maybe you could try that? I also love swimming but rarely go these days.

dudewiththebrood Thu 14-Jan-16 00:03:36

Hi everyone .... really interesting reading your experiences with hyperparathyroidism .... i was diagnosed a year ago , took 4 months to see specialist , he said i wasn't ill enough do warranty surgery even tho they found tumour told me to go on holiday and come back in six months(helpful) , which has now turned into 12 months (fantastic) ... at the mo seeking 2nd opinion ... trying to work out which is best hosp that specialises in this field if anyone has any ideas .... don't want to waste anymore of my time or theirs ...been feeling crap for couple of years now at least and just getting worse ... lethargy, pain, nausea, no energy/enthusiasm, constant peeing,memory loss etc etc ....sorry do't want to bore you with anymore or bring you down ...if anyone has a clue of descent hosp/specialist would be much appreciated .... hope you guys are having better treatment than me.

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GourmetGold Mon 25-Jan-16 18:04:53

Hi Dude, I have suffered with Thyroid problems for several years now (well probably most of my life, now I know the symptoms).
My doctor was great at diagnosing my 'Hyperthyroid' a few years ago and gave me medication, but when I found a natural alternative medicine, which worked better, it was not believed by the Endocrinologist, who said I had no thyroid problem and wouldn't see me I was left to look after myself.
Since then, about a year ago a went 'Hypothyroid'..again have received no help (apart from laxatives!!), despite depression, lethargy, constipation, feeling cold all the time (with an occasional episode of Hyperthyroid again).

I found, after constantly looking for answers, a book called 'The Iodine Crisis' by Lynne Farrow. It seems Iodine deficiency (which most people, including doctors, seem to think doesn't exist, but actually is a massive problem...there's a tiny, tiny bit in table salt and that's about it, unless you eat a Japanese diet!) causes Thyroid problems (amongst many other diseases) including tumors.

I've been following the Iodine protocol (which includes supporting nutritional supplements and unrefined 'Celtic' salt) for 3 weeks now and am feeling SO much better. My eyebrows are growing back at the sides. Lethargy and depression reduced considerably. My cold hands and feet (had since a child) are now warm. No more constipation. I can think straight and actually interested in doing things... I have motivation again!

The book also has reports of how on following the protocol, Thyroid tumors have shrunk and disappeared. I really recommend reading this book. Wish I could recommend an actual medical professional to visit, but can't. This books advice has helped me and I'm sure it could help you.


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