dizzy, tired and sharp pain

United States
June 30, 2009 10:02pm CST
hi I am 18 years old and I have a problem. I am constantly tired the first thing you will say is do you get enough sleep? yeah sometimes too much I think I can go to bed as early as 8 0r 9 pm and not wake up till ten on eleven the next morning. I feel dizzy sometimes, when I wake up I lay there with m eyes closed till the room stops spinning. Sometimes out of the blue I will get dizzy and have to stop. The sharp pain is normally in my legs but has been otherplaces as well. it will happen when I am laying compleatly or sometimes just out of the blue still these pains will just shoot up my legs so much so that it often brings me to tears. I also tend to get headachs really bad to the point where I want to just curl up in a ball. I would appreciate any help that can be offered. I will start college in the fall and if there is anything that can be done to manage these symptoms i want to find it. thanks so much.
2 responses
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
You have to consult a nearest physician in your place. It may be an underlying symptoms of bone problem. I too get tired when i have been in a stationary position for a long time such as when my feet is stuck in a crowded seat. Like in a riding a van that is full of passengers. I could not move my feet especially in long hours driving. I got cramps and it usually get well after I massage my feet. I relieve pain in my legs or in my abdomen by putting liniment something that have menthol on it. Either you put a moderate warm water in a bottle and put in the affected parts or use a towels soak in warm water. It will greatly helps your nerves along the vein your legs that have swollen and if you think the pain is deep in your skin. It could be a problem in your bones. You should not take medicines without doctor prescription. So far what can I advice to you is a natural remedy which you could find just around your home.
@maezee (26652)
• United States
1 Jul 09
The best bet is probably for you to go to your doctor. None of us here are doctors or specialists (at least none that I know of!) so we can't diagnose you or give you any serious advice. But if you go to a doctors, they can do blood tests, and prescribe you something that will, at the very minimum, help you control those symptoms (or entirely get rid of them!) The only things I can think of are that you possibly have hypothyroidism. I have hypothyroidism, and it's pretty much a thyroid disease that causes your body (your thyroid gland, specifically) to produce too much of a certain chemical - which causes chronic fatigue and weight gain. A blood test at the doctors' office will diagnose you, and they'll put you on some prescription meds which will definitely help with the fatigue/weight gain. The only other thing I can think of is about the dizzyness. You should make sure you take multi-vitamins every day, and try to eat a variety of green leafy vegetables! (Spinach, lettuce, etc). You might be lacking iron; and you might have developed anemia. The symptoms of that are usually fatigue, weakness, dizzyness, etc - and it's because a lack of iron in your blood. So, make sure you're taking a daily, multi-vitamin (that has 100% of your daily needs of iron) and hopefully over time that issue will go away. The headaches and constant pains sound like a serious matter. Have you talked to your parents about this? You should defintely see a doctor for all of these issues; but the leg pain and migraines especially.