About a year ago I started fainting out of no where. After the first couple of times I thought it was just bc of the medicine I was on which is Adderall. I told my doctor and she determined that I was on too low of a dose for too long of a time for adderall to be affecting me that way. Then after a few months, I just seemed to get worse. I felt fatigued all the time, pain was shooting up and down my legs, my back and my face. The ringing in my ears was absolutely unbearable. I would faint suddenly; my body posisition didn't seem to matter. I could be laying down and I still faint. I have been to numerous specialists. I had an MRI done which showed small lesions of white matter which my doctor said could be caused from migraines. (i've never had a migraine before and headaches are not an ongoing symptom for me) I saw an endocrinologist who gave me a cortisol test, it came back normal. I saw a neurologist who said I have social anxiety disorder and fainting is bc I am panicking, I just laughed in his face after that crazy diagnosis. And then there was the ENT doc who said I had TMJ even though I have not one single problem with my jaw. After all these ridiculous diagnosis I am frustrated. I had a tilt table test done which came back positive for Vasovagal syncope. This helped, but still didn't explain the other symptoms and gave me no solution to end my pain.
At this present day, I cannot work or walk for more than 10 minutes. At night I have stabbing pain in my lower back and legs along with terrible ringing in my ears. I have been fainting less but it seems now when I do faint its much more severe. My heart pounds at first and I take deep breaths but then my heart seems to slow down too much and I feel like I'm drowning. (which is a new symptom)
I am always tired, my feet always feel numb and tingly, the pain in my legs grows everyday, I am sick of fainting. I feel useless and I feel that doctors are useless. I just want my old life and my old body back. If you can offer ANY insight at all into my illness, please help.
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