posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 01:01 AM
What does her diet consist of, and how often or how much on a daily basis does she eat 3 well-portioned meals?
Malnutrition and lack of sunlight (Vitamin D?) come to mind, as well as what others have said, fibromyalgia. My Ex-wife has been dealing with
fibromyalgia and Lupus for the last 11 years or so (just as docs were starting to notice them and name them), and the symptoms sound much like hers.
Still, they are a bit vague, and more info is needed to delve as deep as possible. She has always had a hard time eating with any regularity or
nutritional sustenance, and because of Lupus - has to stay out of sunlight. I've tried time and time again to get her to eat normally - even doing
my best to take her out to eat because she says when she cooks it, the smell makes her nauseous, to no avail.
The trips to the Doctor's you stated she's been through sound exactly the same. No one new anything, or even wanted to risk an educated
guess. They always gave her Prescriptions to cover all her symptoms separately thus causing a huge vicious circle of side-effects (different
thread's worth) leading to even worse symptoms. At one point, she was taking 21 prescriptions at once and some twice a day. Psychotropics were the
worst bar far. Supposedly for 'neuropathy' (bad brain signals), it didn't take long for her to exhibit very serious and physically detrimental
symptoms of schizophrenia as well. Thankfully, that didn't last long.
My point: Definitely look into the Fibromyalgia and Lupus angles before it gets too bad. Try to make sure she gets at least some nutrition
and sunlight into some semblance of daily routine - if it's as low as it sounds, it might just be enough to start turning things around.
Also, if it's as bad as it sounds (bad enough to post something here), she most likely IS very depressed. Don't let her get suck(er)ed into taking
more than her fair share of drugs if you can help it, pharmacom rarely cares, although (on a good note) it IS possible to find a pharmacist with
dignity and integrity every now and then who may actually pay attention. Certainly don't give up on that search without completely exhausting
All the best in your mutual endeavor, and I must say, Bravo to you for helping her in such a manner, for I'm sure you feel her pain almost as much as