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My 42 year old wife has been suffering from several symptoms for over a year now and no one seems able to get to the bottom of it. Symptoms are as follows.

Originally numbness and tingling in left hand, this has abated a great deal.

Pain in left arm and left side, mostly a dull ache.

Stiffness and discomfort in her neck.

Dizzyness and feeling she has to get sat down quickly (no episode of collapse or fainting).

Bloods, blood pressure checks and cardiograms have been taken. Her heart appears healthy however she was diagnosed with hypertension and is currently on medication for this, 2 weeks so far. Her pressure was constantly high but spiked at random periods, sometimes as high as 200.

Over the past 18 months she has been under stress due to a family relocation, new jobs, schools, house etc, and originally the doctors were pointing to this despite her assuring them she doesn't react to stress this way. Usually anxiety and a little weight loss, none apparent in this period.

Her diet is healthy and certainly not changed recently, and diabetes has been ruled out. We have tried taking a few things out such as caffiene but no affect.

Any help would be hugely appreciated, this is frustrating but also wipes her out for long periods at a time.



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    Has she had her thyroid checked, not just the TSH level but also antibodies blood test?

    If they come back normal, don't accept that, it's only a reference range. Get the actually results and look them up online, there are lots of individuals who can interpret the results for you.

    I've finally been diagnosed after many TSH tests being normal but the first antibodies test coming back well over the range.

    Hope it helps

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    Sounds to me it might be a neck problem, possibly cervical spondylosis, where a nerve might be pinched as it exits the neck's spinal column. An MRI of neck is best way to confirm this. All the symptoms definitely fit possible C/S. A GP or Physio can refer for an MRI. Good luck.
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    Hi I agree with the possible diagnosis of a trapped nerve in the neck. Try a visit to a chiropractor who can also X-ray and book some sessions for treatment.
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    To the administrator : Dear sirs I have replied to stinchy last time but some clever administrator canceled my comment.

    I have the solution for him,I a not a doctor but a patient, who tried many solutions worthless for 10 years, the patientsare on the wbsite not fun, or to make money they are tring y to solve their problem, they suffer so please respect the pain and the people if somebody can give the solution please do not cancel his her comment, if you do that please explain me the reason.

    thank you

    kind regards

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    Hi tiziana,

    Your comment was removed because it contained a link to a clinic in Italy if I recall. We do not allow posts to specific sites such as this. If you have information that may help by all means give the general information (not names, addresses etc) and if other users want the link or more information they can ask for it via the private messaging facility.

    One of the developments I have requested for the site is emailing users with a reason when a post is removed.

    I hope this helps.


    Emis Moderator

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