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Help...sick for almost 4months,need diagnosis!

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  • Posted By: sehi1987
  • May 28, 2008
  • 02:18 AM

Hi there, I am a 20 year old female. I am currently enrolled in college an am a Psych major, around the beginning of March i got really sick and ever since i am still in the process of recovery. It was a Sunday night and i came home from a beautiful walk in the park, i had chest pain and thought it was coming from my lungs since i did have lung infections in the past (but way past). So i took a Tylenol PM for the flu, after an hour or so i started feeling so weird my body started shacking and i couldn't breath i felt as if i was going to die and pass out. The feeling was so bad, that i had to go to the ER, after spending 10 hours at the ER they had not diagnosis besides GERD, which i had from way before. So the next day when i came home all i did was sleep and lay in my room my body was still unstable and somewhat shaky, every time i would get up i felt a really weird sensation in my body, like i was lightheaded (its really hard to explain the feeling, since there different body parts hurting me and i felt like i was dying). The whole week my parents were around me and taking care of me, i could not go to school and had to quit my job. In my head all i was thinking off was that i must have been allergic to the Tylenol but i didnt understand why the no one in the ER tested me for that. After 2 days passed i went to see my family doc. there i said everything that happend to me, after the doc left the room i felt very lightheaded and fainted when the nurse measured my blood sugar level it was 45, very low. The gave me a Glucose pill and i was fine, the doc tested me for diabetes and hypoglycemia the test results came back negative. I was glad but i could not figure out why i felt that way. One day at home just 1 day after my family doc. visit, i had difficulties swallowing and had almost not air, therefore i went to the ER again. There the doc. said i probably have anxiety. Which doubted because i had nothing to be anxious about, all i did was stay home with parents and my B/F, they gave me some xanx but i didnt take them because i believe an ER doc. cannot diagnose me for a psychological disorder, instead an psychiatrist would have to do that. The same breathing problem accured just days later and i went to the ER for the third time again, my tongue also started having sores on it that would hurt a lot when eating or drinking. The doctor there said i had a lot of acid reflux and thats what made the tongue develop sores and that the breathing problems were all related due to GERD. I was put on Prevacid and it helped but not too much, therefore i went to see an ENT, he put me on antibiotics for my thyroid infection and thank you God, i helped i stopped having the stuck feeling in my throat. But what continued was the lightheadness and the weird feeling as if i had no balance. I found on a great website that vitamin b-12 are really good for you and therefore i started taking one a day, it helps with the weird feeling, but i still occasionally experience it and i am still afraid to take any pain killer because of my bad reaction to Tylenol PM, i wish someone could help me and tell me what is wrong with me i dont want something to be seriously wrong with me and that its too late for any treatments, but what i also have noticed is that i two lumps on my neck right underneath my jaw, they are somewhat big but do not hurt. Could this be related to all of my problems or what? I have been researching so much on my symptoms but i cant come to an conclusion. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111

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  • I think you catched lyme disease...My problems started like this 4 years ago, it cames slowly and after very wrong...The lumps that you have are caused by bartonella, a co-infection that came with lyme disease.You can treat it, but the problem with lyme is that infectious doctor don't treat it properly and even the tests are not good..http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?a=2795&q=414284If you want help to find a doctor, go on lymenet: http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.phpLyme is a multi system sickness, it makes us feel soooo bad!! This weird feeling, i have it!if you don't want to think you have this now, if you start having more symptoms:numbness, pain, anxiety, panic, pain in feet, articulations, muscles, go on lymenet they ll help u find a doctor ok.Good luck Fannie
    Fannou 111 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree, I've had lyme for a year now and it started out very similiar to what your describing. It can create all kinds of weird symptoms. You need to insist on a cd-57 test from a lyme literate doctor. The basic lyme test is very unreliable. The cd-57 is a blood count that drops if you have lyme. Also you should get tested for Bartonella, Babesia, Erlichia... all disease that can be transmited from a tick. Lyme can also be contracted other ways too. You may not even know if you have been bitten by a tick, so find a good lyme doctor thru the web. Don't wait to get on antibiotics, the sonner the better. I went to four dotors who all misdiagnosed me. I suspected lyme the whole time(the basic test was negative) and finally spoke with someone who directed me to a lyme doctor. Sure enough I have lyme, babesia and bartonella. Get on antibiotics and look into taking Samento, its an herbal extract that has potent antibacterial effects and can be taken with antibiotics, its helped my symtoms alot.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • **bumping this post as i was thinking about another problem it could be but i cant think of the name for it..starts with a "p".. hoping someone else says it** certain medications can trigger it.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Is your urine ever a weird color?
    dizzy lizzie 192 Replies Flag this Response
  • **bumping this post as i was thinking about another problem it could be but i cant think of the name for it..starts with a "p".. hoping someone else says it** certain medications can trigger it.Psychosis???!!! ;)
    happyprince123 33 Replies Flag this Response
  • I think you may have celiac disease. B12 deficiency and thyroid problems are associated with this, along with "GERD."
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
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