WHAT IS ME : A PROVISIONAL LIST OF SYMPTOMS



WHAT IS ME : A PROVISIONAL LIST OF SYMPTOMS
I asked  “What is ME” on Facebook. Here is a provisional list of the symptoms that were identified.
Some of the main symptoms such as Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction, Sleep have been broken down into more detail, based on people’s different experience - to give a bigger picture.
It is staggering what so many are experiencing while their awful reality is ignored, dismissed as “Fatigue”.
Paralysis:
Total
Partial
Heavy limbs
Muscle weakness
Pain:
chronic nerve pain
Muscle pain
Joint pain
Jolts of pain
Painful feet
Glandular pain
Sore throat
Hoarseness
Swollen glands
TMJ
Trigeminal neuralgia
Occipital neuralgia
Chest pain
Costrochondritis (inflamed chest wall)
Skin crawling sensations
Burning
Itching
Stabbing pain
Sharp pain
Aching
Skin pain
Vein pain
Inflammation
Menstrual issues
Swelling
Inflammation
Headaches
Migraine
Head pain
Neck pain
Tinnitus
Feeling of toxicity
Breathing difficulty
Air hunger
PENE / PEM
Cramps
Pins and needles
Tingling
Peripheral neuropathy
Tremor
Muscle spasms ( shaking)
Twitching
Violent, uncontrollable ‘tics’ in limbs
Restless legs
Muscle wasting
Lack of strength
Hyperacusis ( noise sensitivity)
Photophobia ( light sensitivity)
Hypersensitivity to smells
Visual disturbance:
Staring
Inability to focus
Poor spatial recognition
Fuzzy/ blurred vision
Double letter vision
Tunnel vision
Eye pain
Dry eyes
Itching eyes
Burning eyes
MCS
Drug sensitivity
Incontinence
Hyperesthesia (Touch sensitivity)
Movement Sensitivity
Motion Sensitivity
Nausea
Vomiting
Allergies
Gastric issues
Swallowing difficulties
Choking
Acid reflux
Hypoglycaemia
Dental issues
Mercury intolerance ( silver fillings)
Temperature control problems/ dysregulation ( too hot or cold)
Sweating
Temperature fluctuations
Heat intolerance
IBS
Gut and bowel issues
Food allergy
Food sensitivity
Malabsorption issues
Weight loss
Oxygen depletion
Loss of sensation
Numbness
Loss of proprioception
Sinus problems
Extreme excess mucous
Severe anxiety
Sleep difficulties:
Lucid dreaming
Insomnia
Sleep disruption
Nightmares
No restful sleep
Inability to stay awake
Hypnogogic jerks
Dizziness
Vertigo
Black outs
Lightheadedness
Low and/or high blood pressure
Heart issues:
Palpitations
Cardiomyopathy
Bradycardia ( low heart rate)
Tachycardia ( high heart rate)
Raynaud’s phenomenon ( poor circulation in fingers and toes)
B12 deficiency
Endocrine dysfunction
Seizures
Unconsciousness
Cognitive dysfunction ( brain fog):
An inability to follow conversation
Lack of ability to process information
Loss of ability to plan
Loss of ability to think
Loss of memory
Loss of speech
Slurring
Forgetting names
Not recognising faces
Word loss
Inability to understand
Switching letters round in words
Difficulty retaining information
Mental Confusion
Difficulty concentrating
Unable to hold two-way conversation
Not fully conscious
Unable to read
Unable to write
Inability to hold things
Inability to lift things
Sensory overload
Severe sensory issues
No energy
No strength
Lack of stamina
Emotional lability
Repeated infections
Orthostatic intolerance
POTS
Dysautonomia
Loss of equilibrium
Loss of balance
Inability to stand
Inability to walk
Poor/loss of co-ordination
Thirsty
Dehydration
Excessive saliva
Kidney infections
Flu-like symptoms
Crippling Exhaustion
Chronic infections
Slow recovery from colds/flu
Cysts
Skin rashes
Fevers
Shortness of breath
Malaise
Loose joints
Easily dislocated joints
Jumping at nothing
Hair Loss
Lichen planus

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