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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 28, 2006
  • 01:46 AM

Hello all,
I am a 25 year old female. I have been suffering from several symptoms for years now with no difinitive diagnosis. Recently they have been getting worse. Symptoms include slightly low blood pressure, dizziness when I sit or stand too fast or stretch, numbness/ tingling in my hands, feet, and sometimes lips, cold hands and feet, fast heart rate, muscle spasms, and a persistantly high platelet count.

Does anyone else have anything similar to this? Please help!

~Frustrated!

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  • Hello.I have been suffering from cold hands and feet, dizziness, weakness, exhaustion, paleness, palpitations, headaches, loss of consciousness, ringing in the ears, irritability, sleeping problems, concentration problems, memory loss, swollen feet and legs, menstrual irregularities, heavy menstrual flow, breathlessness, depression, bloody stools, diarrhea, low blood pressure, chest pains, pressure in the chest, abdominal cramping, sudden weight loss, sudden weight gain, numbness in the feet, legs, arms, butt, chest, neck and head, tingling sensations in the extremities, visual disturbances, light headedness, delerium, night sweats, deep pain in my right thigh and nausea since 2003. I was diagnosed with anemia at a regular well check up in the U.S. years before I started showing any of these symptoms. I was prescribed iron supplements.August 2003 I gave birth to my daughter. The pregnancy and delivery was very difficult. I lost alot of blood and my doctor wanted to do a blood transfusion but decided against it at the last minute. Since then I have been suffering with these symptoms which keep me from living a normal life.I fell down a flight of stairs carrying my 6 month old baby in my arms because I had a dizzy spell and suddenly blacked out. Luckily, she was unharmed. I broke my shin bone in two different areas and had to get a metal plate fastened to my bone with 9 screws. I can't drive. I've seen many different doctors to get a diagnosis. I've even been to the ER a few times because I was sure I was dying from a heart attack. Dizziness, visual disturbances, pain in the left arm, chest pain, chest pressure, diarrhea, swollen feet and legs... They did a check-up and told me on more than one occasion that my blood pressure is very low and that I have anemia. And that I shouldn't eat salt to prevent water retention in my legs. One doctor said that I get dizzy because I'm too tall. That my brain is further away from my heart than other people. I don't consider myself that tall. What about all of the other people out there who are over 5' 9 1/2"? Well, that's all fine and dandy, but I can't live with these symptoms anymore. I desperatley need help too. And I'm frustrated. I lost alot of weight suddenly without dieting. My pants are all too big now. I'm 5' 9 1/2" and weigh 120 pounds.Last month I had bloody stools.I'm here because last Saturday when I was shopping with my daughter, I had severe dizziness and heart palpitations. I almost fell over in the store. That night I couldn't sleep. I normally suffer from being too cold. My hands and feet are freezing. But I was sweating. I had to strip down because I couldn't take it. The next night I had arm pain and my neck, chest and head was numb. I couldn't focus. And then the chest pressure kicked in. And then I started menstruating. These symptoms normally worsen before I start menstruating. Now I only have extreme fatigue, chest pressure, numbness in the extremities, muscle weakness, nausea, dizziness, light headedness, loss of appetite, and diarrhea on and off. And I'm only 28 years old. You're not alone in frustration. I can only hope that you will have better luck with getting proper care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 11:50 AM
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  • im really no expert, and im probably going to get a reply for asking such a stupid question (but feel the urge to ask anyway) but have you both ever decided to do some research into food? im not saying food allergies as such but more that alot of doctors believe certian foods can help treat certian symptoms, try reading a book (its called "Food: Your Miracle Medicine How Food Can Prevent and Cure over 100 Symptoms and Problems") to be fair alot of the book does say about how dairy products cause alot of symptoms... but there is some very intresting information that covers alot (if probably not all) of the symptoms that your talking about...Im sure if you googled around though you could probably find all of the information on the internet, but i find having the book has more concentrated information.I wish you the best of luck with your problems and really hope you can come to some conclusion/Fallen05
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 00:15 AM
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  • Have either of you had your thyroid checked?? It's amazing what a hormonal imbalance does to your body. The longer the thyroid goes untreated the more damage it can do to your body. I have Graves disease and it causes the heart palp's sweating fatigue dizziness weight loss and a long list of other symptoms. It also can do irreversible damage to heart and other organs. Read up on it and see if its something your Dr has overlooked.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 09:50 PM
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  • I can relate very well. Im a 27 year old female and my hands are always going numb for no reason. Every morning when I wake up my hands and sometimes feet are completely numb. It takes a good hour to regain feeling. Also at times my hands get real red and hot except for both pinky fingers are cold. My face sometimes gets hot and red and one of my ears will turn beat red. Does anyone know what causes this?
    orgnlthugqueenv 1 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 01:55 AM
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  • Lyme disease and thyroid can cause all of the above and more. Please get tested so you can feel better .
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 11:14 AM
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  • Tell them you want a hormone profile done and make sure to get a cortisol check done. You can have low blood pressure with adrenal problems and severe bowel problems. I had alot of your symptoms especially cold and by the time they bothered to do a cortisol check I was almost dead. Better to be safe then sorry. Sounds hormonal to me and it could be serious. Hope today finds you in better health.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 08:09 PM
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