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I am at my wits end with this. A little back history. I have hypo-thyroidism, mitral valve prolapse, clinical depression, orthostatic hypotension, had a pulmonary embolism in may of 2006. Was diagnosed with endometriosis in december of last year. Just diagnosed with diabetes in may of this year. Controlling with diet and exercise.

In the past year, I have developed severe joint pain (so severe in my elbows it hurts to lift a coffee cup), chronic insomnia ( I take 20 mg of ambien and still dont sleep thru the night) lightheadedness, loss of energy, sweats, shortness of breath, chest pain, burning eyes and having very cold hands. I walk around so lightheaded that I feel like I'm going to pass out half the time. These symptoms are daily symptoms that dont seem to go away no matter what I do.

I have been thru all the blood work (17 vials of blood) every test imaginable and everything came back normal. No lyme disease, no lupus, no AIDS...nothing.

My hemoglobin at that time was 11.4. Nothing to be concerned about they said. Just a little low.

Fast forward to today. I went to my cardiologist for my yearly test results ( have to have a stress test and echo every year for my mitral valve prolapse) and he tells me my heart looks good but I am anemic with a level of 10.3, refers me back to my medical doctor. So my doctor is ordering more blood tests, iron levels..hemoglobin..and other stuff that I cant remember.

Has anyone had anything like this? I am so tired of feeling bad =( I'm only 35, but feel like I'm 80, have a 13 year old and a 6 year old that I cant do anything with because of lack of energy. My husband has no clue how to help me and is frustrated. Please if anyone can shed any light on this, I would be so appreciative.


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