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Help please! Shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, Bad doctor

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  • Posted By: darkparadox
  • December 17, 2009
  • 11:18 PM

I am a 21 year old male and for the past year and a half I have experienced general fatigue. I have been run down and incapable of excreting myself without suffering from dizziness, headaches, physical weakness, shortness of breath, and neck pain. I have put off my own physical well being for personal reasons… stupid I know.

I’ve been experiencing irregular cardiovascular ability. I will often get short of breath performing simple tasks, like walking up a short flight of stairs, or bending over to pick up a box, or occasionally simply by speaking.

I have a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck slightly larger than a pea. The lymph node feels rubbery; it is not solid to the skin. I also have a swollen lymph node on my right side at the base of my neck / start of my shoulder. This is about the size of a quarter. Occasionally this area will hurt. The two lymph nodes in on my pelvis also feel large, about the size of a pea. I’ve just recently noticed this. I avoid checking these areas as I’m afraid to irritate them.

Upon physical excursion my head will begin to hurt, it feels like a pulsating pain that causes blurred vision and lasts for only a few seconds after I rest.

I went to my doctor last week. A month and a half ago he put me on anti-depressants, which actually did help me in regards to caring if I drop dead. I have an extreme phobia of getting my blood drawn of which my doctor is aware. I asked him if their was anything he could give me, or anything he could suggest to help me with this. He didn’t seem to feel that a blood test was necessary. My doctor then proceeded to tell me that my feelings of fatigue and other symptoms where in my head. And that their was no medical association for these symptoms because I wasn’t experiencing night sweats, and after examining my hands he told me that I wasn’t anemic either. (Can I make a complaint towards my doctor ? ) I have only visited with this doctor a total of four times.

The only preexisting issue that I am aware of is impacted wisdom teeth.

I am currently looking for a new doctor. Unfortunately it is going to be at least three weeks.

Could someone please give me a general idea of what my issue could be ?

And ultimately any suggestions for having your blood taken. As I know this is the most definitive way to rule out particular issues.


Thank you!

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