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I can't exercise!

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  • Posted By: tygerlyli89
  • January 24, 2009
  • 07:54 PM

I'm 19 and really in need of some help. I used to play softball and run cross country and never had any sort of health problems. Since last summer though, I haven't been able to run at all.

I end up about to pass out before I even hit 1/4 of a mile. I can get plenty of air into my lungs, but it feels like none of the oxygen gets to my muscles or my brain. My tongue and my gums feel itchy and I can taste blood even though it's not in my saliva.

If I push myself further, I get this weird taste of ammonia, but not in my mouth, more like in my sinuses. My doctor said it's just a symptom of my sinusitis, but it's recent and I've been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis since I was 9.

After that, my vision will start to get really sharp and focused on weird things like blades of grass, then everything will go purple and I'll black out. Sometimes my hearing fades out too.

I don't know what could be causing this! My doctor was adamant that it was just due to the fact that my level of physical activity went down a lot since I stopped playing sports in high school, and I just have to work my way back up again. She also mentioned that I was probably overheated trying to push myself during the summer. But I don't think it should have been such a dramatic change, and it's winter now and I still have the same problem.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be, or at least what kind of problem it might be? I don't know if it's a respiratory thing or a cardiovascular problem or what.

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  • I'm 19 and really in need of some help. I used to play softball and run cross country and never had any sort of health problems. Since last summer though, I haven't been able to run at all. I end up about to pass out before I even hit 1/4 of a mile. I can get plenty of air into my lungs, but it feels like none of the oxygen gets to my muscles or my brain. My tongue and my gums feel itchy and I can taste blood even though it's not in my saliva. If I push myself further, I get this weird taste of ammonia, but not in my mouth, more like in my sinuses. My doctor said it's just a symptom of my sinusitis, but it's recent and I've been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis since I was 9. After that, my vision will start to get really sharp and focused on weird things like blades of grass, then everything will go purple and I'll black out. Sometimes my hearing fades out too. I don't know what could be causing this! My doctor was adamant that it was just due to the fact that my level of physical activity went down a lot since I stopped playing sports in high school, and I just have to work my way back up again. She also mentioned that I was probably overheated trying to push myself during the summer. But I don't think it should have been such a dramatic change, and it's winter now and I still have the same problem. Does anyone have any idea what this could be, or at least what kind of problem it might be? I don't know if it's a respiratory thing or a cardiovascular problem or what. What meds are you taking and are you on bc? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 25, 2009
    • 03:36 AM
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  • There's no single possible cause. There could be several things. This is serious and you are to be commended fpr taking action. What you need npw is to get at least two more doctors opinions --- immediately! Good luck!
    Mistergood 4 Replies
    • January 25, 2009
    • 08:32 AM
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  • What about macardals. (I think that is how you spell it). It is a glycogen storage disease and exercise intolerance is a symptom.
    apearsonrn29 1 Replies
    • January 25, 2009
    • 08:31 PM
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  • sounds like low blood iron
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2009
    • 08:37 PM
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