May 08, 2017
This patient has had constant headaches all the time for over 20 years. At age 34 she gave birth to her daughter and experienced intense problems with temperature regulation, feeling intense burning on her skin and within her whole body. She had a fall at age 22 and began to experience spine troubles, but the symptoms worsened quickly around age 38 and she had hip surgery at age 40. Around age 42 she began experiencing jerking of her arms and legs, especially when falling asleep, waking up, or relaxing. Around this same time she also began experiencing sleep apnea, which gets better with the use of a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure). She notes occasional trouble retaining short-term memory. Around age 40 she developed arthritis in her fingers. This patient experiences significant fatigue. Stress makes her symptoms much worse.
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