Hi, this is about my OH. She has been suffering with this since June I reckon. She is a fit active 49 year old. Or normally active. We eat well, excercise and don't smoke. Drink in moderation.
Today is particularly bad. She lay in bed this morning saying her muscles were burning. Massaging them doesn't help. She complains of the same burning pain in what must be her diaphragm. She feels tired all the time. She is strong willed and fights what I'm sure would have most people bedridden. Her pulse rises far to quickly from simple exercise like climbing the stairs. She now finds it difficult to sleep, which can't help. With the tiredness I mean.
I don't know how many people she has seen but it's an awful lot.
Her thyroid is very slightly enlarged but tests come back fine. Parathyroid is fine. They found a Vitamin D deficiancy (9 insteads of 50) but this has been treated and the level has now been normal for 8 weeks or so. No change. Next was tests for Fibromyalgia, not that either. She stopped drinking alcohol completely for a couple of months, no change. She has been to see allergists, accupuncturists, dietitions and had more blood tests than I could guess. Next on the agenda is an abdominal scan.
It didn't come on gradually, it just happened one day. There are good days and bad days but it is always there.
Give me some ideas please, I don't know what to do to help her.
Since I am not a doctor so I cannot give you a medical advice. But based on what I know about wellness and went through in my life, I would say she is suffering from lack of nutrition. You may believe she is eating well however in our food system, we do not get the same nutrition we used to get 40 years ago since they are picked green and sold in stores. The key raw materials our body needs to function properly are missing, that's why people are sicker and more tired than used to be...
Let me know if you want to talk about this further.
It does sound like she has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Enecephalomyelitis). Drinking any alcohol could be exacerbating her symptoms badly (most people with ME/CFS cannot drink at all).
If her muscles are burning, she has been using them too much. People with ME/CFS can become much sicker from pushing past boundaries, even when those boundaries have become ridiculously low.
Many people find high dose B12 helpful for the ME/CFS muscle pain. Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) is also a common problem in ME/CFS, and her rising BP could reflect a type of OI called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). A cardiologist might be able to diagnose that, either with or without a tilt table test.
For more information, check out the "Canadian Consensus Criteria" or "International Consensus Criteria".