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OneDayIWillBeOrganised Mon 29-Jan-18 21:29:09

Disclaimer-I know you can't diagnose me over the internet but just curious.
(Have consulted GP who is looking into this).
1. FATIGUE- constant and has been for years. If I exert myself am wiped out the following day.
2. Cold hands-even when I'm in a warm place and cold enough so that I can't type or use my hands properly.
3. Pain- in my right shoulder, arm, and hand. This started about a year ago, seemed to improve but is now back with a vengeance. I'm taking Gabapentin for this. Left side is pain free.
4. Feeling of a tight band around my chest. Had this for several weeks and was prescribed Lanzoprazole. Stopped taking them after a while because it went.
5. POOR MEMORY- struggling to remember what I was going to do, easily distracted and sometimes struggle for the word I want to say.
7. Feeling of weakness on right side.
8. Pain in right hip and knee.
These are the main things that are bothering me. I've had endless blood tests for thyroid, iron etc which have all been clear. Family history of fibromyalgia.
Thanks for reading if you've got this far. 😊

Rainbowsandflowers78 Mon 29-Jan-18 21:34:36

Oh I was going to say thyroid sad

Rainbowsandflowers78 Mon 29-Jan-18 21:34:54

Vitamin d?

Rainbowsandflowers78 Mon 29-Jan-18 21:36:05

Or sorry but brain tumour? Wild guess not medically trained don’t get scared as I don’t know what I’m talking about!

Cocolepew Mon 29-Jan-18 21:36:44

Id say some type of auto immune disease.
Some symptons fit Lupus

OneDayIWillBeOrganised Mon 29-Jan-18 21:37:31

Thanks for replies.
According to blood tests Thyroid ok.
I've had low Vit D before and taken prescribed supplements. GP says it's now at an acceptable level but I still take a daily supplement that's not such a high dose.

moreismore Mon 29-Jan-18 21:38:45


OneDayIWillBeOrganised Mon 29-Jan-18 21:42:32

brain tumour! gosh...I hope not!!!shock

Viviene Mon 29-Jan-18 21:44:25

Could it be more than one thing and the symptoms just coincide?

Margomyhero Mon 29-Jan-18 21:46:11

Constant fatigue and aching joints- my first thought would be ME.

megletthesecond Mon 29-Jan-18 21:52:21

How old?

Wineloffa Mon 29-Jan-18 21:54:13

Vitamin D deficiency

Greensleeves Mon 29-Jan-18 21:54:50

ME and fibro

BestIsWest Mon 29-Jan-18 21:55:32

Long shot but Primary Hyperparathyroidism?

Indigestion (tight band round chest)
Poor memory,
Low vit D
Muscle and joint pains

Have you had your calcium levels tested?

hungryradish Mon 29-Jan-18 21:56:36

Has B12 been checked?

LittleCandle Mon 29-Jan-18 22:02:32

My thyroid levels are apparently fine according to the GP, but I have several of your symptoms and I know its not fine. That's from years of experience, though. Other than that - possibly MS?

AnnaMagnani Mon 29-Jan-18 22:03:33

Cold hands - Raynauds.

Which with your other symptoms of fatigue and joint pains would make it worth testing for other associated rheumatological conditions such as rheumatoid, SLE or mixed connective tissue disorder.

Bobbyshafter Mon 29-Jan-18 22:03:38

Autoimmune liver?

OneDayIWillBeOrganised Mon 29-Jan-18 22:04:18

how old? 43- feel about 90!
I'm not sure if I've had calcium or B12 checked- would I have to ask for these specifically?
GP has based blood tests mainly on me being tired all the time but I'm sure she's tested for RA too.

NoMoreMarbles Mon 29-Jan-18 22:06:16

I have lupus and seem to have my major joint issues down one side... the fatigue indigestion memory issues etc might be actually caused by the sister takes it and is foggy and knackered all the time with it.

I hope you figure it all out soon thanksnothing worse than feeling horrid and having no explanation

OneDayIWillBeOrganised Mon 29-Jan-18 22:07:09

Littlecandle sorry to hear that ☹ It's awful to have symptoms and not be able to find out the reason why.

AnnaMagnani Mon 29-Jan-18 22:10:16

Just to be confusing, you can still have RA with a negative rheumatoid factor. Or you may have one or the more hard to test rheumatology diagnoses like mixed connective tissue or SLE.

Aurea Mon 29-Jan-18 22:17:17

Lyme disease

This is a co prehensile list of symptoms which can vary person to person and wax and wane. You do not need to recall being bitten by a tick as they can be the size of a poppy seed and nearly 50% don't result in the Lyme bullseye rash.

Might be worth asking the doctor for a test (although these are also unreliable)

Good luck!

Lyme disease symptoms can appear quickly or gradually over time, and they are incredibly varied and can wax and wane. The first physical signs of Lyme infection are often flu-like symptoms – sore throat, headaches, congestion, stiffness, etc. – so many people, including doctors, dismiss the symptoms as the flu or the common cold.
During its nymph stage, a tick is only about the size of a period on a sentence. Many people are infected by nymph ticks, but don’t suspect Lyme disease because they don’t recall being bitten. In fact, 50% of people infected don’t remember being bitten and less than 50% of people will get any over-emphasized rash.

Symptoms of Lyme disease

Head, Face, Neck
Unexplained hair loss
Headache, mild or severe, seizures
Pressure in head, white matter lesions in brain (MRI)
Twitching of facial or other muscles
Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy, Horner’s syndrome)
Tingling of nose, (tip of) tongue, cheek or facial flushing
Stiff or painful neck
Jaw pain or stiffness
Dental problems
10. Sore throat, clearing throat a lot, phlegm (flem), hoarseness, runny nose
Eyes/Vision (click here too)
Double or blurry vision
Increased floating spots
Pain in eyes, or swelling around eyes
Oversensitivity to light
Flashing lights, peripheral waves or phantom images in corner of eyes
Decreased hearing in one or both ears, plugged ears
Buzzing in ears
Pain in ears, oversensitivity to sounds
Ringing in one or both ears
Digestive and Excretory Systems
Irritable bladder (trouble starting, stopping) or interstitial cystitis
Upset stomach (nausea or pain) or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Musculoskeletal System
Bone pain, joint pain or swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome
Stiffness of joints, back, neck, tennis elbow
Muscle pain or cramps, (Fibromyalgia)
Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
Shortness of breath, can’t get full/satisfying breath, cough
Chest pain or rib soreness
Night sweats or unexplained chills
Heart palpitations or extra beats
Endocarditis, heart blockage
Neurologic System
Tremors or unexplained shaking
Burning or stabbing sensations in the body
Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, weakness, peripheral neuropathy or partial paralysis
Pressure in the head
Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks
Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking
Increased motion sickness
Light-headedness, wooziness
Psychological Well-being
Mood swings, irritability, bi-polar disorder
Unusual depression
Disorientation (getting or feeling lost)
Feeling as if you are losing your mind
Over-emotional reactions, crying easily
Too much sleep, or insomnia
Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Narcolepsy, sleep apnea
Panic attacks, anxiety
Mental Capability
Memory loss (short or long term)
Confusion, difficulty thinking
Difficulty with concentration or reading
Going to the wrong place
Speech difficulty (slurred or slow)
Difficulty finding commonly used words
Stammering speech
Forgetting how to perform simple tasks
Reproduction and Sexuality
Loss of sex drive
Sexual dysfunction
Unexplained menstrual pain, irregularity
Unexplained breast pain, discharge
Testicular or pelvic pain
General Well-being
Phantom smells
Unexplained weight gain or loss
Extreme fatigue
Swollen glands or lymph nodes
Unexplained fevers (high or low grade)
Continual infections (sinus, kidney, eye, etc.)
Symptoms seem to change, come and go
Pain migrates (moves) to different body parts
Early on, experienced a “flu-like” illness, after which you have not since felt well
Low body temperature
Allergies or chemical sensitivities
Increased effect from alcohol and possible worse hangover
Rash images for Lyme and tick borne disease

CompletelyUnknown Mon 29-Jan-18 22:19:59

Not a fan of these sort of things but another autoimmune disease MS

OneDayIWillBeOrganised Mon 29-Jan-18 22:23:40

AnnaMagnani I didn't know that about RA. Had a quick look at the symptoms of mixed connective tissue disorder and some of them ring true. Are puffy fingers related?

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