I have had many symptoms but my most recent that are really concerning me are I can not remember daily events even things I did yesterday, back pain, pain in left jaw, numbness/pain in left arm, coughing up phlegm for a month, difficulty with coordination, dizzy, cannot get in deep sleep when I wake up don't feel tired or anything feels like I never fell asleep
I have had an MRI of the brain 4 months ago and an EKG, Bloodwork, and chest X-ray one month ago (before phlegm coughing)
Symptoms for past 6 months:
Pain in back left and right side
Pain in head but not headache it's little spurts of pain in different areas
Thoughts won't make sense
Sometimes have a very difficult time communicating my thoughts, I use to be really good at socializing and speaking to people, now I find it hard to verbalize my opinions or thoughts... Feels like a stutter but not in speech in my thoughts
Really hard remembering daily events
I suspect an underlying infectious condition, low grade, hiding in your tissues,
not showing of couse in any standard tests.
It has progressed to a systemic condition over time and it has most likely affected your nervous system presently.
I'm not surprised with your breathing difficulty.
I will elaborate more on this nin my next post, but for now i'm including some info, pertaining to breathing rates and chronic disease.(I'm still at work)
Minute ventilation rates (chronic diseases)
Condition Minute Number of Source
Normal breathing 6 L/min - Medical textbooks
Healthy Subjects 6-7 L/min >400 Results of 14 studies
Heart disease 15 (±4) L/min 22 ------ Dimopoulou et al, 2001
Heart disease 16 (±2) L/min 1 Johnson et al, 2000
Heart disease 12 (±3) L/min 132 Fanfulla et al, 1998
Heart disease 15 (±4) L/min 55 Clark et al, 1997
Heart disease 13 (±4) L/min 15 Banning et al, 1995
Heart disease 15 (±4) L/min 88 Clark et al, 1995
Heart disease 14 (±2) L/min 30 Buller et al, 1990
Heart disease 16 (±6) L/min 20 Elborn et al, 1990
Pulm hypertension 12 (±2) L/min 11 D'Alonzo et al, 1987
Cancer 12 (±2) L/min 40 Travers et al, 2008
Diabetes 12-17 L/min 26 Bottini et al, 2003
Diabetes 15 (±2) L/min 45 Tantucci et al, 2001
Diabetes 12 (±2) L/min 8 Mancini et al, 1999
Diabetes 10-20 L/min 28 Tantucci et al, 1997
Diabetes 13 (±2) L/min 20 Tantucci et al, 1996
Asthma 13 (±2) L/min 16 Chalupa et al, 2004
Asthma 15 L/min 8 Johnson et al, 1995
Asthma 14 (±6) L/min 39 Bowler et al, 1998
Asthma 13 (±4) L/min 17 Kassabian et al, 1982
Asthma 12 L/min 101 McFadden & Lyons, 1968
COPD 14 (±2) L/min 12 Palange et al, 2001
COPD 12 (±2) L/min 10 Sinderby et al, 2001
COPD 14 L/min 3 Stulbarg et al, 2001
Sleep apnea 15 (±3) L/min 20 Radwan et al, 2001
Liver cirrhosis 11-18 L/min 24 Epstein et al, 1998
Hyperthyroidism 15 (±1) L/min 42 Kahaly, 1998
Cystic fibrosis 15 L/min 15 Fauroux et al, 2006
Cystic fibrosis 10 L/min 11 Browning et al, 1990
Cystic fibrosis* 10 L/min 10 Ward et al, 1999
CF and diabetes* 10 L/min 7 Ward et al, 1999
Cystic fibrosis 16 L/min 7 Dodd et al, 2006
Cystic fibrosis 18 L/min 9 McKone et al, 2005
Cystic fibrosis* 13 (±2) L/min 10 Bell et al, 1996
Cystic fibrosis 11-14 L/min 6 Tepper et al, 1983
Epilepsy 13 L/min 12 Esquivel et al, 1991
CHV 13 (±2) L/min 134 Han et al, 1997
Panic disorder 12 (±5) L/min 12 Pain et al, 1991
Bipolar disorder 11 (±2) L/min 16 MacKinnon et al, 2007
Dystrophia myotonica 16 (±4) L/min 12 Clague et al, 1994
I have all of the symptoms you described. I spent a year having tons of tests done. I owe a fortune to the Mayo Clinic. Now, I'm thinking this is all caused from menopause. I recently started taking bioidentical hormone replacement. Some of my symptoms are better, but I still have really bad days. I feel as though I'm on a roller coaster.
All of the doctors kept telling me that my symptoms are not "typical" of menopause, but I'm here to tell you that there is nothing typical about menopause. I had hot flashes, sleepless nights, mood swings. That stuff was not a big deal to me. My nightmare started when I found it difficult to breath while exercising. This did not make sense because I've always been very active. Then, the dizziness, forgetfulness, aches and pains, sinus pressure, chest pains, palpitations, etc. started.
Another reason the doctors did not think it was caused by menopause is because I'm 47. They all just assume it's going to happen in the early 50's. None of this may apply to you, but the symptoms you described sound just like what I have been going through. I read that it gets better. My worst has been going on about a year and a half, so I'm hoping things improve quickly soon. Best wishes to you. I hope you get your problems figured out.
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