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post #11 of 21 Old 11-08-2010, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Last night we had the final set of blood tests come back with all good levels. So I believe I will be having another set of blood tests to check these results. This afternoon I am heading to see the doctor once again to discuss future searching into what this may be, ect.

Kayty: Recently I did become a vegetarian but we do not believe that a lack of iron was causing this due to how the blood tests came back, although as I said above depending on what the doctor says we may or may not be getting them redone.

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post #12 of 21 Old 11-08-2010, 04:22 PM
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Wow, scary that they can't figure out what's going on. I hope they can get everything worked out so that you can get back to normal.
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post #13 of 21 Old 11-08-2010, 04:42 PM
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I agree that it sounds like iron deficiency. I am anemic, and just taking one iron pill a day has made a world of difference. You say all your levels came back normal, and mine did too for a while, but a couple of years ago I displayed a lot of the same symptoms, as well as some others, like an inability to keep anything but the Boost supplement drink down, and after taking a bunch of tests we found out I had a bad kidney infection that was killing me. All my levels came back normal several times, before they hit on the right test, and bad results so I urge you to really bug your doctor, and do whatever is necessary to get to the bottom of what is causing all your symptoms. The urgent care doctor who finally figured it out, basically told me that I had about a week left before I died if they hadn't figured out what was wrong. I don't want the same thing to happen to you.
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-09-2010, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

Just a few updates and maybe something you all can contribute to.

1. Today while at school walking from class to class I managed to faint. Luckily I was with some of my senior friends who noticed I wasn't exactly going to well before I fainted & caught me laying me down onto the grass (otherwise I would have most likely smashed my head on the concrete). So a little adventure like that managed to get my doctors appointment pushed a few hours earlier.

2. The doctors appointment went okay, they honestly can't tell me whats wrong and continue to do tests to find out what it may be. They sent for blood test results on several virus's. So hopefully we may find something with this and he has also has put me into some medication that should help sort the dizziness as a part short term cure until we understand what is fully going on. His also asked me to go see a TE&N specialist, which may also give us some answers.

- Horsie wise.

I've been thinking and the doctor seems to think that I may need the rest of the year off riding. So I've been thinking about sending him down to my property and letting him sit around and nom on some grass till the end of the year - spelling. Then when I go down in January spend a month or so working him down there before bringing him back home with me. Thoughts on this?

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post #15 of 21 Old 11-09-2010, 03:32 AM
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Have they taken your blood pressure? LBP is a big cause of fainting, fatigue and light headedness
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post #16 of 21 Old 11-09-2010, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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My blood pressures been taken twice today; once by the school when I fainted and then by my doctor. My doctor did it both sitting down and standing up, all where in a nice range and when I was standing up it was only slightly higher.

I'd also like to add, thanks to everyone for all your suggestions to help solve this.

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post #17 of 21 Old 11-10-2010, 02:43 AM
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Oh no Maddie! I do hope you feel better soon.

There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky
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post #18 of 21 Old 11-10-2010, 05:27 AM
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Far out, I hope the doctors can figure this out quickly!
Giving Chinga the rest of the year to nom sounds like a pretty good plan - plus it's gonna be too hot to ride much soon anyway.
Chinga will always be there, it's more important to get yourself better quickly.
Take care of yourself and I hope you're feeling better soon.
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post #19 of 21 Old 11-10-2010, 06:09 AM
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Maddie :( Uhh, I'm sick as well. No where near as bad as you, but enough to have the doctors ban me from riding.

Hmm, have you thought about glandular fever? Pushing yourself when you have it can cause you to faint etc
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post #20 of 21 Old 11-10-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Sarah, they're actually running some tests for virus's and I believe that may be one of them - although I'm not entirely sure.

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