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i'm a 34yo reasonably fit male.been checked out thoroughly and all is fine but have noticed a few other symptoms - feeling of slight nervousness, heart palpitations (been checked), tingling, being tired, frequent urination - oh, and the most annoying thing is being vague - kind of staring, can't concentrate almost like the feeling you get after a couple of beers (sometimes). just wondering if anyone has had the same symptoms??? could be anxiety and lack of sleep - not sure
 

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Get your vitamin B levels checked too, by a good diagnostician--not just someone who runs one blood test, someone who examines you and listens. Some of those symptoms are classic for various of the B-complex deficiencies. [btw new indication is SIBO *may* contribute to bad B-complex absorption.] [small intestinal bacterial overgrowth]I get some of those. Some of them can be anxiety [which does come with IBS]--the palpitations, the feeling of nervousness or jitteriness. I get the spaciness too. Some of them *can* be part of IBS.The thyroid *is* a simple test. But again, get a specialist. 'Normal' levels for one person--in textbook range--may not be 'normal' for another [I looked normal but was *low*.]Only other thing I can think of at present--and there could be lots of things, including IBS itself [tingling seems odd for that, though] would be dysautonomia, diagnosable by tilt table test. Not a dead ringer on that one, but worth looking up...Curious question...were you ever, especially recently, given flagyl/metronidazole?
 

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I was having similar symptoms and I though thyroid but when I had blood tests done it turned out to be a lack of Vitamin B12.
 

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Im going to see my doctor tomorrow because of palpitations i have been getting lately, also out of breath im curious about the lack of v-B what are the symptoms?
 

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hi guys thanks for the advice/feedback. my next step is seeing a urologist re frequent urination - i moved cities and have unfortunately not found a good doctor yet - he sends me off for tests or to specialists like its going out of fashion. so after that i will organise for blood tests.i went to the gym last night and convinced myself that i felt good - and have ever since. amazing how a bit of positive thinking can work.angry - i haven't taken either of those - in fact i have found that taking nothing and just drinking lots of water is the best for me.will look into vit B aswell.
 

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oh, and hope - yeah, i have had the out of breath thing - very weird - i asked a doctor once and got tested. no prob. my solution was to get mad and go for a run!! seemed to work.most annoying thing for me out of everything is the spacey feeling. i have to try really hard to concentrate - and remain really organised with lists or i just dwell. really annoying!
 

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I got a call from the dr's office yesterday and they are booking me for a thyroid ultrasound.It seemed to come out of left field, and I can't tell you how puzzled I was on why they would do that. I have lost alot of weight with this last bout, but then throwing up, and not eating much will do that to you so I didn't think that was the reason. But the symptoms you describe I get because of my fibromyalgia, especially the heart, anxiety, and unable to concentrate. and since they are symptoms of FM I have never talked to my new doctor about them.Of course he is out of town and I can't ask him yet. But I find it interesting that you two are being checked. When do you go? If you don't mind me asking.
 

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Mango, I have Grave's disease (overactive thyroid) and your symptoms sound a lot like what I went through. It could be other things, too, but definitely get your thyroid checked out. I had a rough time of it for a few months after diagnosis (allergic to one medication, etc.) but now it is over 10 years later and I barely think about it.
 

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Hi, yes Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). There are several sticky threads on our Mediboard Graves site that Kathleen posted which you might want to go read. The "START HERE - 101" thread is chock full of info that includes an extensive symptoms list.
 

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I thought the same thing about my ibs mango, i had my thyroid checked last yr but it came back normal..I am not saying this will be the case with you.. good luck
 
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