I turned 54 on 7 March.
In about Nov 2008 I began to have dizzy spells. It happened while laying in bed, and sometimes while I was standing. If I turned the wrong way (I don't know which way was wrong), the room would spin. Being in bed made it easy not to fall. It lasted about 2 weeks.
Immediately afterward, my inner thighs developed a tightening that was unbearable. A week later the outer thigh muscles began to hurt. It got to a point where I had to pull up on my left leg to get the car completely, or assist both legs when trying to put on my socks and shoes. I then began to feel a tightening in the muscles/tendons behind my knees. I could not squat down or bend my knees without pain in my legs.
Jan 4, 2009 I started changing some things. Instead of eating 700-900 in calories a day, I increased it to at least 1400 per day. I didn't realize how poor my diet was. I also started taking vitamins, and using the gazelle I bought 4 years ago to glide at least one mile a day, which actually burns about 140 calories. I have lost about 6 pounds since I began eating MORE and exercizing. After about 3-4 weeks, I began to feel pain across my shoulders.
I have the sensation of a knot in the center of my spine, between my shoulder blades, but there is nothing there: no swelling, no bumps, nothing. The pain is very sharp in both shoulders, and since mid Feb 2009, it has begun to work down past my elbow, into my lower ower arm. I now take two 200mg Ibprofen tablets twice a day to make the pain bearable. As long as I exercise the ache in my thighs has subsided a little, but then I don't know if it's exercize or the pills now.
Three days ago, the dizzy spells started again. It has happened at least once a day.
Has anyone exeperienced these symptoms back to back/simultaneous, or heard of it before?