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19 yr old female, lightheadedness, throat feels swollen, nervousness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 11, 2008
  • 05:42 AM

In the past year I've seen several doctors, mainly a naturopath about some odd symptoms I've been having off and on.
It all started a year ago when I had a couple of flus within a few months and then came down with chicken pox for the first time. At one point, before the pox came, I passed out. Since I got over that, I've noticed that my throat often feels swollen (one person thought it was my thyroid, but the tests turned up negative on that). It feels like something is stuck in the low throat area but I notice that I also get swelling under my chin. I constantly feel like I have post-nasal drip.
My hands also tremble slightly, esp the left hand.
Last night I felt super dizzy and am sure that if I had walked around a bit, I would have passed out. Now I am constantly feeling lightheaded, like my vision is sort of blurry or something. All of these symptoms seem to worsen with stress, when I start to worry about it.
For the last few months though, I really was getting better!
Now everything that I've been describing is back and it's really annoying because so far NO ONE seems to know what it is!
I have a lot of food allergies and seasonal hay fever. I also have sort-of irregular menstrual cycles, I literally have to exercise a few times a week for them to come.
The beginning of this year, I went to school full-time for three months and was very nervous for the first month or more, where I'd literally be shaking off and on all day (anxiety attacks I think). Now I recently got a job (a week ago) and hadn't been working for over a year (this has caused some stress).
I'm wondering if this might be caused by other allergies? Possible stress/anxiety? Hormonal issues (every test for these have come up fine)?

Any ideas? Or tips on how to get over this?

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  • If you're seeing actual swelling in your throat, you need to get to an allergist right away! You may be having mild anaphylaxis. This can become very serious and can cause your throat to close. Try here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000844.htm Don't chalk it up to "anxiety." Maybe you are just anxious, but better to rule out a problem that can kill you than take a chance that it's "all in your head."
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 05:56 PM
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  • Wow, all the information about electrical sensitivity sounds a lot like the syptoms I'm experiencing. Except for the throat/neck stuff... could that be thyroid?I hopefully don't have Anaphylaxis, I have been to a few doctors like I said, and they haven't mentioned that at all. I don't have hardly any of the other syptoms for that, except for palpitations sometimes and the lightheadedness.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 09:04 PM
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