I wrote a list for the new physician that I'm going to since my current one dismisses me. Tell me whatr you guys think. Also, tell me what it sounds like to you. I am awfully curious! here it comes; Fatigue. I recently worked some for a friend where I scraped paint off of windows. I did this for3- 4 hours total that day. After that I experienced a fatigue that was like I was going to go into a coma, I spent the next 4 days on the floor caring for my kids. I could barely stand up, I had to focus on breathing like if my body ‘forgot to” Sounds weird, yes! It was horrible and scary. I often became that way after having my daughter, severe extreme fatigue where I couldn’t function physically. I first thought I was depressed and ran for anti depressants. It didn’t work; I had them for a year. My sleep improved slightly, I started dreaming again after 15 dreamless years. Fatigue upon waking like I didn’t really sleep more than an hour. Tachycardia, faintness, numbness in head, dizziness. Weakness to the point that I need to sit. It feels like there’s not enough blood in my system, or the blood is not going to my head. Symptoms worsen with heat. Hard to lift arms over head, arm weakness. Bladder. Out of nowhere can start leaking. Tried to control it, but it was useless. Have to go at night, usually once, sometimes twice. IBS? Polyps since age 19 or earlier. Lifelong probl. W. Bloating, pain (severe), diarrhea. Had IBS since a toddler. Spent first 3 years in hospital with unexplained bloody diarrhea. I usually go 3-6 times within the first 2 hours after waking (sorry guys! I'm blushing!!!) Cognitive Information processing, executive functions Attention and concentration somewhat poor, worsen as time passes (like a long lecture. I end up with a migraine trying to focus). Word finding difficulty, or words won’t come out right even when repeating. Driving and forget where I am, and where I’m going, seem to increase w/ stress/fatigue. Brain overload? Find myself staring out in the nowhere, like if my brain is taking a break. I have to force myself back. Processing VERY slow, if there is a discussion, it can take a day or two before I realize what was said/going on, I then have a delayed answer/response- Dizziness/ vertigo, also scrolling down at the computer causes dizziness, I have to close my eyes, very uncomfortable. Sometimes woken up w dizziness that causes vomiting. Cold feet, cause numb, painful toes that turn white- no blood flow. Occasional swelling of left long toe, turn red and hot, painful. Neck pain, severe for many years. Limited mobility, cause of dizziness? Thickening of cervical spine? Triggered many migraines. Migraines since age 3. Sensory overload: sounds, sights etc. causes actual physical pain, like the sounds hit my nerves in the head. I have to turn off sound or lights to calm down the reaction. Eye pain. A deep behind/ inside the eyes eye pain. SEVERE! When I look in the mirror at this time the eyelids are drooping. No pain medication works for this, except Imitrex. Often in both eyes, but can be in only one (usually left). Gritty feeling, like when you have been awake for very long, or like hair shampoo in the eyes, almost daily. Numbness in right arm when positioned above head. Severe pain in right elbow. Diagnosed with RA in late August 2005. X ray showed fluid and nodules on lungs. No physical have been done. No evaluation of my joints, hands, feet. Feet constantly stiff thru the day, doesn’t ease up. Cervical neck pain severe, lower back, hips. Bending over for a few minutes will cause sciatic pain for days. Hands go numb, I was holding a Popsicle stick one day, and my hand went tingly numb and it fell out of my hand. That's it so far. I might be finished. My fog is bad today!