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dizzy, light headed, feel spaced out at times often forgetful,

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dizzy, light headed, feel spaced out at times
often forgetful, bit confused
metal taste for about a week
joint and muscle pain mainly shoulder elbows wrist and hands often with tender skin
shaky hands
fatigue and tired. often lie down in afternoon
tired legs when going up stairs
loss of libido
in remission from leukaemia over 3 years
on citalopram for stress, panic attacks and depression
recently blood test showed autoimmune. attended rhumatology clinic ?lupus
take fish oil and evening primrose tabs for above

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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Singh replied 3 years ago.
Hi,
Likely causes for you symptoms are Vitamin B12 deficiency, anemia, anxiety disorder, medication side effects, pinched nerves etc.

You should get tested for B12 levels, CBC, EKG for the heart, CT/MRI scan for brain and nerve conduction tests. I would suggest consulting a neurologist for complete evaluation.

For now, take a daily multivitamin supplement such as Centrum, and try to get regular light to moderate exercise.

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Expert:  Dr Singh replied 3 years ago.
Just read your response in feedback.
Thyroid dysfunction can also cause dizziness, but it would not explain all your symptoms. Most likely you have nerve related problem. Nevertheless, you should get a thyroid test (TSH) done as well during your next blood draw, and it is a pretty routine test.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
thank you. sorry i sent my relply to your feed back. as you can tell im not very good at this.
Expert:  Dr Singh replied 3 years ago.
Thats ok. Please let me know if you have further questions.
Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
what do you think about it possibly being lupus
Expert:  Dr Singh replied 3 years ago.
Lupus is also a possible cause as it can affect the nerves causing peripheral neuropathy. Since you are already following up with rheumatology clinic, this option would be explored there as well. Other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome should also be tested.
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