Hi everyone, could you please give me a hint whats wrong with me. Im 22 yrs old female
I have had these symptoms:
*fatigue (very bad like many people describe it here on the forum) - since 15 or so. i sleep a lot and recently even an alarm cannot wake me up
*migraines - since teenage, i can feel the capillary on the left side of my head near the eye (when i touch it, i can feel it by fingers but i can't feel the one on the other side) and it hurts there when i get headache (the other side is just fine, i know,typical for migraines)
*cold hands & feet - since ever, sometimes its ok, my toes turn white and purple
*chest pain on the left side, as if it was the sternum causing the pain (was quite bad when i was about 16-20, cant remember well, then improved and now since i started fainting i experience it again)
*fainting - several times recently, before i used to feel dizzy and get vertigoes
*nausea - frequent
*dizziness - frequent
*struggle to concentrate
*i think sometimes i get arrhythmias, but i might be wrong. i had some /i was told by a doctor/ when i was 14. ECG was ok now.
i get palpitations though.
Now please tell me someone, am I making these up? Can someone experience it due to mental state? I am psychologically OK, I am happy, not very anxious, even though my uni gives me hard time (which is normal, i see students more stressed out then me, i dont like to stress out :D). I am a joyful person and always have hopes even in very difficult situations. basically im not depressed or anything, except that for example i feel very guilty for not being able to catch up with my course work. It is not like I am anxious about getting worse or whatever (I have heard about this, anxiety attack, hyperventilation, hypochondria), but feeling unwell makes me unable to study well and then of course I am concerned and I want to ask how to rid off the problem.
because I have had routine blood tests done and they were alright and seen a gp because of the chest pain (with no outcome), i dismissed this problem and thought (as the doctor and a friend suggested) it was due to my psychology (even though I thought and still think nothing is wrong with me :D) but then i think i have no reason to be ill so perhaps they are right. I learnt to put up with how i feel, without complaining, not to see the doctors, which in my mind equals to not to annoy them since i also thought of my problem to be psychosomatic.
But since I had these fainting spells i ask myself is this psychological too????? am i going mad or what? I am not a hypochondriac, actually it makes me feel embarrassed when i faint, first time i fainted no one saw it, plus i dont want my family to know because they might worry. so clearly not the case, but sometimes i think what if? once i fainted at uni,when i fainted i was told by students i had banged my head which i cant remember, so i was told to go to A&E. they did not really do anything at A&E.
I wish i was in my homeland because currently Im in the UK and the doctors dont seem to be bothered as long as the system works. i came to an appointment with a cardiologist but was told its been cancelled. so i have to get referred again.
With regards to dizziness - my hands sometimes go shaky, i always thought it was due low BP i used to have (as i found out, USED to, according to last measurment at my GP..which was high for me, instead of 100-110/60-70, it was something like 130/70)
and i also thought it was due to hypoglycaemia because my mom gets it. i mean a bad hypoglycaemia. my diet is healthy i dont eat too much not too little, no junk food, i buy raw food and cook it myself. sometimes though i go hungry for a a few hours because there is no such a thing worthy to be called food sold in most British stores nowadays. BUT I know the dizziness is not due to hypoglycaemia because once i fainted at my GP (i came to see her because of the very same reason, i had a bad day and fainted several times) and she measured my sugar immediately it was alright.
On days when I faint (or near faint) i feel more dizzy and/or nauseated and i know i might faint, even though it is sudden then, i cannot predict exactly - i just pass out in a second. sometimes i have slight difficulty breathing. i read that when someone faints and has some warning symptoms it is usually not cardiac, but vasovagal. however, i also read that in certain heart conditions people have nausea, fatigue etc.
please, someone help me and give me any advice i will be very grateful. i need to graduate, and for that i need to be able to concentrate without being light-headed, feeling sick, fainting, getting headaches etc. I have described my feelings not because im pouring my heart out :D but because you can also see what is going on on my mind and tell me yes it can be psychological :D this confusion is not good for me as i need to deal with the problem in appropriate way (for example not to take tablets instead of learning some psychological techniques to tackle the problem). as i said, i was not thinking about the symptoms before, i just learnt to put up with them, and i thought they were nothing special as i found many people complainig about them online. but now i started fainting, im quite tired and i need to study hard because of uni, im doing a difficult course but feeling unwell, sleeping long and being tired doesnt help me -this is the main problem.PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me. im fed up.