This post is for my boyfriend Jay. I just wonder if it might sound familiar to anyone. He's had these symptoms for 1-2 years. He has had many blood tests, doctors visits and everything comes up normal.
One night of vertigo
Occasional Shortness of breath
Arm twitching/numbness in one arm one night (paramedics said it may have been related to his panic attack)
He usually has panic attacks when it gets extreme.
Fainted at work suddenly 2 times at 2 different jobs. Had no dizziness or feeling that it was coming. (that was before any other symptoms I listed began)
Lack of concentration
He just got over a cold (we think) that lasted a month.. he had a sore throat, coughing, runny nose etc. But when we thought he was over it, he has a sore throat again with no other symptoms.
He was mostly getting dizzy when he was smoking so he quit that and drinking just to be sure. It's been a year now since then. He also had a period of severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and nausea which the doctors said might be an intolerance since it's the same as his lactose intolerance. So he thought for a moment and realized growing up he'd always get sneezy when he ate bread. So now he quit eating wheat gluten altogether in case it's a wheat intolerance.
He's been tested for diabetes, especially since his Dad has it, and it's negative.
We've just stopped rushing to the hospital since they don't do anything for him but order the same blood tests that come up with nothing. It's also just too hard for him to give blood because he gets extremely dizzy, gets chills and has a panic attack. The most recent doctor he saw said since he's fatigued he might not be getting enough magnesium. So he's been taking that but nothing's changed.
He can't go to work anymore because of this new chronic fatigue that seemed to settle in during his cold. He just can't concentrate on anything or do much activity. He feels exhausted saying a sentence. This month is going to be hard financially.. I just wish he was better.
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