I've dealt with this for long enough. I'm almost 30, and this problem has affected my daily life for almost 3 years, and it is getting progressivly worse. With my mother-in-law just this past year diagnosed with cancer, my symptoms are scaring me even more. I'll start at the beginning...
First, I get terrible pressure headaches whenever I bend over, cough, sneeze, laugh, smile too long, or over exert myself. This leads to me no longer being able to run around with my young kids, and that really bothers me. Ive gone to the doctor for this and they told me they were just migraines. I asked them how they could just be migraines when I can CAUSE them to happen, and they just shook their heads. They put me on a strong dose of migraine medication and told me to take it the next time I had one of these "migraines". I did, and it nearly killed me. I ended up with blood coming out of my ears and a bloody nose, to which I rushed back to the hospital and all they told me was not to take that med anymore!
Second, I have an odd itch on the sole of one of my feet. This is no ordinary itch, this is the itch from he**. Nothing I can do will make it go away, and I can itch it until I bleed and it will still itch. And its CONSTANT, always there, never goes away. During the day, while I'm busy working I mainly ignore it, but once I get home and begin to relax, I can no longer push it away. I often am seen rubbing my foot on the edge of our coffee table while I watch television with my husband, trying to dull it, knowing I can never satisfy the itch, and always eventually giving in to an all out scratch to the point of nearly causing pain just to make it stop.
Third, I'm now having some 'minor' vision problems, but these are worsening as well. I often get tunnel vision, and floaty spots. Sometimes in one eye, sometimes in both. Sometimes, it will happen in one eye and last up to an hour, go away and then it will happen in the other eye. Sometimes, the vision trouble follows a headache, and occasionally, its the reverse.
Fourth, recently I've started having 'episodes' of facial itching, but not a skin itch, more like its an itch beneath the layers of skin, and it can not be satisfied. Sometimes its just my chin or forehead, sometimes my whole face, but it always last at least 20 minutes.
Fifth, I have always bruised easily on my legs, and only on my legs. I am constantly finding bruises of all shape, size, and color. I cant remember seeing my bare legs without bruises. Even a light tap will cause me to bruise. More recently, my shins are very sensitive and a light bump sends intence pain shooting through me. Often, I am left thinking "that should not have hurt THAT bad..."
Sixth and final, I fall easily asleep and I dont think I dream. My husband once stayed up to watch me sleep when I voiced this concern and when I awoke HE was concerned. He said I never stirred, or moved, and he never saw my eyes flutter, like I never hit REM. I can sleep anywhere and just about anytime, and Im always tired.
Lastly, a little bio on me. I am married (happily!) with two children, and a house full of pets that keep me busy. I was adopted at 5 years old, and the health record of my biological parents is unknown. I've never had any major illness (other than chicken pox) or been hospitalized for anything other than childbirth. No surgeries, or prescription or over the counter medication used. Pregnant twice, both pregnancies ended in live, full term births with no complications, and no medication used. Neither of my children share my odd symptoms, and both are of above average intelligence. I am a non smoker/non drinker, I'm 29 years old, 5' 5" and 121 pounds. I am otherwise healthy and active. Please offer any advice you can and feel free to ask me if you need anymore info. I may have left something out....I am sometimes forgetful
PS...I forgot to add that recently Ive had several people tell me that they have noticed I hold my head sort of tilted to one side sometimes. It happens usually when Im relaxed like watching TV, driving, talking on the phone, or something.
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