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I am 5 ft. 2 in. and I weigh 110 lbs. I have lost about 7 lbs in the last year as I was nursing my baby. He is 13 months old and I nursed until 12 months. I have only had 2 periods since having him.
Mostly I am tired ALOT of the time. I haven't slept good since before my baby was born. He still wakes up about 2 times a night. But I was lightheaded even while I was pregnant with him. I do struggle with anxiety....but I kinda think it started over me feeling bad for so long. I don't have any medical problems except for a heart arrhythmia. I have early beats.
I don't drink at all or smoke. No surgeries.
I take vitamins: vitamin D, B complex, vitamin C, and Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc.
Occationally I take Hydroxyz Pam 25 mg for my anxiety.
My mom has asthma and is gluten intolerant. My dad has high blood pressure. My grandma has fibromyalgia. A couple more distant relatives have MS. My sister and grandma have both had their gallbladders removed.
Definately yes to muscle weakness and fatigue, but not in my legs.
I haven't lost any more weight lately and I seem to want to eat all the time!
no darkening of skin. I'm pretty white.
I usually have a low blood pressure. I used to take a beta blocker for my heart but I can't b/c it lowers it too much. so I don't take it anymore. But I've never fainted. Felt like it, but never have.
I don't really crave salt.
I do crave sweets and carbs like pasta.
My blood sugar has been between 85 and 105 the last 2 days.
I occationally have diarrhea.
My joints in my hands ache some.
I do tend to be irritable and I try not to be depressed, but I tend to lean that way.
In the morning before breakfast it's around 85. After breakfast 102. Before lunch 85. after lunch 105. and about the same before and after supper.
I have had weeks of exhaustion off and on for about 4 years. But this year I've been tired with lightheadedness. the arm/hand weakness for a couple weeks. and the shakiness for a couple days. and I feel like my brain isn't very sharp right now.
Its pretty bad sometimes bad when I'm out shopping etc. I have a hard time focusing on the road when I drive and get tired really easily. I feel my best in the morning and as the day goes on I usually get more tired...then I get a second wind later in the evening before I go to bed.
I haven't really found anything that makes me better for any significant lenghth of time. But I have to say, in general it is getting worse.
Sometimes i get the pins and needles sensations..could happen anywhere on me...arms, legs, face, and hands. it doesn't happen all the time though. just every once in a while. I don't think i get numbness or any of the other stuff.
I also have an ear ache alot w/ the sinus pressure :) Just thought of that.
my eyes get tired easily...but no trouble seeing. like at the end of the day my eyes are tired and kinda red.
I don't feel like the room is spinning. It feels like i'm on a ship where everything is never quite steady.
most of the time my symptoms are pretty liveable and i just deal. but sometimes i do feel odd. like i'll have something that feels like a hot flash. I'll get hot from head to toe and sweat and feel even more exhausted and my heart will beat more rapidly, but I wouldn't say it was racing though. But I always recover given a little time. I do tend to "freak out" when anything bad happens to me, so sometimes i wonder if i don't respond to whatever this is in a panic and make my symptoms worse. I do tend to sweat at night too. Do you think it could be my hormones adjusting from weaning?