About 9 Months ago I went to see mg GP complaining that I felt really unwell and that I thought my head was exploding, she took my Blood Pressure (I will refer to this a "BP")and I had a reading of 228 over 128 (This I was told this was very high) I was admited to hospital immediately and then released the same day as the blood tests revealed nothing.
I was told that I would need to be treated for high BP.
I accepted this and carried on my life having good days and bad.
2 Months later (September) the high BP returned high some days normal others but I had a pain in my back just under my right shoulder blade (I could put a finger tip right on top of it) The only way to describe it was as if someone had a certain back muscle between a set of pliers. Always the same back muscle.
This came and went over a period of weeks, some days their somedays not, but all the time not feeling myself and generaly unwell and quite weak.
As the weeks passed I knew that something was progressively deteriorating inside me as I felt permanently unwell, with sweaty flushes palpitations and anxioty attacks, My BP readings were "yoyo'ing" from very high to normal.
New Doctor (As I had moved address) said STRESS! Off Duty consultant(Yes Surgeon in Bar talking over a beer) said No Way Stress and that my BP readings would not be caused by stress alone, He said you need to get this checked out.
It is now 9 Months on and yes I am undergoing more tests, my Current Doctor (I diched the one that insisted I had stress) is considering that I have a phaeocryocytoma, a Tumor that sits on the adrenal gland.
I am still undergoing tests for this, over the next few days.
I am not convinced that she is right as 90% of people who suffer these suffer headaches and I can't remember the last time I had one, must be years ago.
Recently other symptoms have crept in a tingling sensation between my shoulder blades each side of my spine that can cause me to litteraly have a body spasm, Looks a bit like I have Hick Ups or as if I have just shivered with a chill, when they come on they can become uncontrolable and is extremely emabarasing to others who are being too polite to ask why I am Jerking every 10 seconds. At best my right hand continualy shakes.
The right hand side of my oesophagus has gone numb or feels like that certainly not normal, almost where it connects to my stomach. I have to take Lansoprazole and have done for years as if I don't I would literaly be vomiting acid.
What I am wandering has anyone had anything similar who could share there experience or point me in the right direction of a more likely diagnosis. Personaly I think it is connected to my stomach problem as it feels inflamed. My Doctor says that it would be unlickley as the symtoms don't point to it. I constantly feel the need to swallow air and belch it back up as if I might connect to the swollen area. Bizzare I know.
What I do know is that whatever it is, is not going to go away it is going to get worse so I am looking for some guidance, I have told my GP that I will pay privately to do whatever it takes to get an accurate diagnosis, I don't think I will be here in another six months if we don't get to the bottom of it as my condition is worsening by the day.
Thanks in advance for any light anyone can shed.