Hi, I'm a 17 year old girl and I need some help! :confused:
I've been having severe chest pains, that become more intense when I take a deep breath. My hands and feet become icy cold. I have loss consciousness many times. I also have headaches, extreme nausea, dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath, sweating, difficulty breathing when doing activity ( going up the stairs, slicing a bread, etc.), sharp pains in my hands, arms, legs, jaw, neck, loss of memory, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, huge cravings for salt and water, and have been having digestive problems. In the shower, my feet becaume bloody red and they hurt if I stay for about 5-7 minutes. I have fainted many times in the shower.
My echocardiogram came back normal and my thyroid is normal. After doing the test for hypotension, it came back Positive. My cadiologist prescribed Florinef that I took for three months but I had a reaction to the medecine: my hands and feet became swolen, my nausea became so bad I had to take Gravol everyday, I did a lot of water retention... After that my doctor took me off the Florinef and juste said that I should go see a psychologist, wich is very frustrating because I know this is not due to stress, or depression,etc. I find it dissapointing that because of my age, doctors have a tendency to think it's due to emotional problems.
3 years ago I went to the Emergency because of severe stabbing pain in my chest. they said I had liquid in my lungs and the envelope of my heart was swolen. They gave my anti-inflamatories and sent me home.
I know my grandmother ( from my father's side) had the same symptoms when she was my age and they never found why, and my father has severe sleep apnea and an irregular heart beat. On my mom's side there are Thyroid problems and on both side there are a lot of lung and throat problems.
Please help ! I'm becoming desperate to find an answer. My symtpoms are affecting my life, physically and emotionally.:(