Throughout my life, I've always had some sort of health problems. I've been diagnosed with Iron Deficiancy Anemia in the past, about a year ago. I got a blood test about 4 months ago and my Hemoglobin was 7 and Hematocrit was 29% . My levels went up though after a recent blood test. I also recenctly went to the hospital because I keep having fainting spells. The CBC was okay, I was slightly Anemic and my EKG was normal.
On to my symptoms..
I get headaches, ALL the time. They are usually by my forehead.
Being Lightheaded is a daily thing for me, its usually only when I change position ( Laying, Sitting, Standing ) . I've passed out many times before, and I get headrushes. My chest burns and I usually see a tunnel, and everything goes black.
The fatigue is ridiculous. I am always so tired and weak. Its summer break and I cant do anything, I missed my friends birthday party and every time I get invited to do something, I dont feel like I have enough strength to do it. I just feel tired all the time, And want to lay down no matter what Im doing.
Im also getting chest pains, even when Im not lightheaded. Usually on the left side, or sometimes like right under my ribs.
I get abdominal pain too, it's random and it leaves me doubled over.
Onto my blood pressure..
Ive noticed that my blood pressure is kind of strange..
I have been keeping track of it, my orthostatics.
This morning I woke up, and took my blood pressure laying down. It was about 100/60 and my pulse was 48bpm. Then I stood up, and got VERY lightheaded. It went to about 140/80 and my pulse was 110bpm.
This is how it usually is, its normal when I am sitting or laying, but when I stand up It shoots up. I dont understand it.. I thought when you stand up its supposed to drop?
I've read about orthostatics and there is orthostatic HYPOtension, which I obviously dont have. But I cant seem to find anything about orthostatic HYPERtension. Also, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome?
The doctor said that although I have Anemia, the symptoms Im having are extreme and the Anemia itself has improved greatly..
Im going to see my Pediatrician this Thursday, so what questions should I ask her? Should I be reffered to a cardiologist, or a Neurologist? I just dont know.
Anyone experiencing this? Please someone help. These symptoms are debilitating and Im finding that its taking over my life. Im only 14, and I want to enjoy my Summer Break which at this point, I can not do.