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oboice7 posted:
I also have been experiencing this problem. Only this last couple months have been getting progressively worse! Its gotten so bad it hurts to move... just in time for the holidays.! (Yah, lucky me!) Anyway, just a thought. My youngest is 7 yrs old, and I remember long ago that the children's clinic after I had my daughter kept telling me my iron levels were borderline high. Has anyone had their blood iron checked during an episode for a condition called hemochromatosis? Most woman don't get it really bad until menopause, but my Aunt was diagnosed with this condition, and the symptoms are very similar. As soon as I can get an appointment after the holidays I am getting it looked into. If you research the condition it often goes undiagnosed. Its claimed to be rare, but now that doctors are becoming more aware of the condition they are catching it earlier. It is a genetic condition. I know when my Aunt was diagnosed they told her that her siblings should be tested as well. My mom was told she was a carrier... so its plausible that you ladies could be experiencing something similar. I know the last few months for me it was mostly a lack of strength and pain mostly in my hands and knees, but now its all over so its gotten worse. The great thing is they can treat this condition. All you need is to donate... or get blood drawn on a regular basis to decrease your iron levels, by releasing the blood from your system. That's why we all feel better after PMS. Hope this information helps. Look up the mild/starting symptoms, you will notice that if undiagnosed it can get serious, but mild now is joint pain, fatigue, and weakness... all something were experiencing! Never hurts to look into it. Good Luck and Happy Holidays! Let me know if anyone finds anything else!
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