I'm 25, white female. 5 foot 4, 115 lbs. I'm a smoker (at least a pack a month, I'm in the process of quitting for life this week!! YAY me!!!) and started when I was 22.
The last gyno exam was in August of 2008 and everything returned normal.
As for medication, I have been anti depressant free for almost 2 and half years. I was on 35 mg of Effexor. I made the decision to wean off the medications because I would feel excessively tired and just emotionally numb. I couldn't laugh or cry when I should.
I also have stopped taking birth control pills that I had been taking for almost 10 years in September 2008 because I felt it was time to come off and also that my doctor has told me that it was dangerous for me to be on the pill AND to take some migraine medication- Imitrex, because it increases your chances of having a stroke. Shortly after I quit ALL of the medications, my migraines have dissappeared!!! I was SOOOO relieved about this!
Yet, I've been experiencing some strange occurances in the past few months. I've had at least one panic attack a month since I finished college back in May 2008. I did experience 2 panic attacks during college.
I've been feeling lightheaded and dizzy a lot more lately, especially this week. I have a healthy diet since I graduated from college that was 1,500 miles away from home. I would be stressed out and had migraines almost every day during college and the campus food was boring and not appetizing. I never had the time to cook my own food and was always ordering out or just eating the crappy campus food. So now I have been eating as healthy as I can, I've gone mostly organic, fresh foods and rarely get already prepared foods from Taco Bell and Wendy's and chinese restaurants. I've actually gained a good 5 pounds since college and I feel very happy.
When I feel lightheaded an dizzy, I actually feel like I'm about to faint because I would feel like I'm about to black out so I just stay calm and stay there until I regain senses back.
Sometimes when I'm just sitting down, I would feel some kind of electric zapping or zings in in my brain, mostly on the left side of my head.
Another thing is I've noticed that my gums have been bleeding, like I can taste it in my mouth. I do brush my teeth twice a day and I am always careful not to be harsh on my gums.
Lately, I've been feeling like I have to pee, but when I go, almost nothing comes out and I feel so consipated afterwards. My vagina has been feeling like it's burning like as if I've got a vaginal infection after I have sex with my fiance. We have sex every other day.
Lastly, I remember that last month, I had a pulling feeling in my left arm like as if someone is grabbing my arm near my elbow. It happened twice and my left hand went numb and became very cold. This got me so concerned that I ended up having a panic attack. After I calmed down, the feeling returned and I decided to try to go to sleep.
Today was horrible because I felt like I was about to pass out twice today. My fiance caught me both those times today when I was running some errands with him in town. I dont understand what is going on.
I'm about to move from Florida back to New York in 2 weeks. I would like to have some answers before I hit the road and follow my fiance's car.
I will be setting up an appointment with the doctor as soon as I get to New York.