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  • Posted By: Nicole37
  • September 17, 2008
  • 06:25 PM

I Don't Know If I'm Making A Mountain Out Of A Mole Hill But I've Been Having Weird Problems Since I Was About Eight Years Old. The First Symptoms I Had Was Really Bad Abdominal Pain And Shortness Of Breath. I Had That For About Two Years Then It Went Away For Three Years Then It Came Back With Vengence... Then Some New Symptoms Popped Up. I Developed Persistent Fatigue, Difficulty Concentrating, Depression And Always Feeling The Need To Vomit. One Year Later I Developed Horrible Chest Pain And I Had A Rapid Heartbeat. I Went To The Doctor About It And He Ran ONE Test And Said I Was Fine Even Thought My Chest Was Hurting And Every Time That Happened My Left Arm Would Go Numb With Pain Shooting Down It.... Two Years Later That Symptom Started To Go Away But Then My Depression Really Started To Control My Life. It Wasn't That Bad To Start With But All Of The Sudden It Just Hit Me Like A Ton Of Bricks. Then I Started Having Problems With Standing Up And Doing Simple Things Without Passing Out. I Had Severe Dizziness, Faintness And My Breathing Became Rapid Like I Was Having A Panic Attack. I Battled All Of Those Symptoms All Of Those Years And Now I Have Developed Muscle Pain And Twitching. My Joints Swell And Ache. Legs Fall Asleep Very Easy And I Have The Pins And Needles Sensation Every Day. Cold Clammy Hands And Feet. Fingers Become Numb. Feeling Very Weak, Tired, Exhausted All The Time Without Doing Much. Sore Throats, Diarrhea, Fatigue, Tender Lymph Nodes. I'm Loosing My Short-Term Memory And Am Having Problems Concentrating. We Have A Family History Of Migraines And I've Been Having Headaches That Last Three To Seven Days.... I Don't Know If It's All In My Head Or If This Is Very Real. I Haven't Been To The Doctor Since I Was Fourteen And It Was For My Heart. I Need To Make An Appointment Soon 'Cause I'm Eighteen. Should I Even Bring All Of This Up To Her? Is This Something Serious?
I Really Don't Know.
I Can't Work Right Now 'Cause Some Days I Can Barely Move.
Someone Help Me?

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  • It'sVeryHardToReadYourWritingWhenTheWordsAreCapitalizedForEveryLetterWhichBeginsAWord. BesidesIt'sNotProperEnglish.Your symptoms sound like thyroid imbalance, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 01:38 PM
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  • Maybe celiac disease. Your chest pain may be reflux caused by celiac. Try here: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 01:46 PM
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  • You may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Look it up:http://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/125/main.html Symptoms are:Severe unexplained fatigue for over six (6) months that is: new or with a definite time of onset not due to continuing exertion not resolved by rest functionally impairing And the presence of four or more of the following symptoms: impaired memory or concentration sore throat painful lymph nodes in the neck or armpits unexplained muscle soreness pain that moves from one joint to another, without evidence of redness or swelling generalized headaches unrefreshing sleep prolonged fatigue following previously tolerated exercise Additionally, doctors must rule out other chronic fatigue producing conditions, such as hyper-and hypothyroidism, diabetes, fibromyalgia, food allergies, hormonal problems, environmental toxins, sleep disorders, anemia, depression, AIDs, multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure, systemic inflammatory disease, hepatitis, Lyme disease, lupus and cancer. Similar collections of symptoms, known by different names date back at least to the late 1800s. For a long time the key question was whether these symptoms represent a new disease or are a collection of complaints without clear cause. Many people who claimed to have symptoms of fatigue underwent tests that showed they had been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus. However, further analysis has shown that many people exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus are free of symptoms, and not all those who have symptoms have been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus.
    sodslass 11 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 01:47 PM
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  • Maybe celiac disease. Your chest pain may be reflux caused by celiac. Try here: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/ I Was Thinking It Was That... But I Didn't Want It To Be...Thanks.
    Nicole37 4 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 10:13 PM
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  • Well, if you don't mind me asking why you visited your doctor at 14 because of your heart, I'm suspicious that some of your symptoms are associated with something called Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome. This is a very common heart condition that can develop in young persons and is typified by chest or upper abdominal pain accompanied by shortness of breath and tachycardia or fast heart beat and feelings of panic are not uncommon as well. The symptoms usually start when you get really active such as running or exerting yourself. Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome is not dangerous but it can explain a number of your symptoms. The other symptoms you describe are not necessarily common with the syndrome and more closely approximate clinical depression or depression with anxiety features. Depending upon why you went to see your doctor at 14 because of your heart, I would simply suggest that it's time for you to go for a routine checkup. Your symptoms do not sound serious, but 4 years is a bit long to go without seeing a doctor, especially in the presence of symptoms. It's also important not to try and seek a diagnosis over the internet. A great deal can be misinterpreted by the absence of a direct examination. If you're the sort of person who gets nervous about going to the doctor because you're afraid that something bad might be found, it's not the case here. You'll be just fine. Make an appointment and then treat yourself to a nice reward after the visit. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 11:49 PM
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  • I Don't Talk On The Phone Much.Never Really Did.
    Nicole37 4 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 04:19 PM
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  • I have some similar symptoms and they still do not know what is wrong but from my "experience" sounds like Thyroid or Autoimmune problems. You should go see adoctor but try to find one who will really listen to you & tell them EVERYTHING! I have been on this "journey" for 5 years and have learned you need to PUSH and be assertive with doctors, its your body & you know better than anyone that something is not right. Go see adoctor & don't hold back. I wish you the best!!!!!!!!!!Bridge27
    Bridge27 14 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 06:05 AM
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  • I Don't Know If I'm Making A Mountain Out Of A Mole Hill But I've Been Having Weird Problems Since I Was About Eight Years Old. The First Symptoms I Had Was Really Bad Abdominal Pain And Shortness Of Breath. I Had That For About Two Years Then It Went Away For Three Years Then It Came Back With Vengence... Then Some New Symptoms Popped Up. I Developed Persistent Fatigue, Difficulty Concentrating, Depression And Always Feeling The Need To Vomit. One Year Later I Developed Horrible Chest Pain And I Had A Rapid Heartbeat. I Went To The Doctor About It And He Ran ONE Test And Said I Was Fine Even Thought My Chest Was Hurting And Every Time That Happened My Left Arm Would Go Numb With Pain Shooting Down It.... Two Years Later That Symptom Started To Go Away But Then My Depression Really Started To Control My Life. It Wasn't That Bad To Start With But All Of The Sudden It Just Hit Me Like A Ton Of Bricks. Then I Started Having Problems With Standing Up And Doing Simple Things Without Passing Out. I Had Severe Dizziness, Faintness And My Breathing Became Rapid Like I Was Having A Panic Attack. I Battled All Of Those Symptoms All Of Those Years And Now I Have Developed Muscle Pain And Twitching. My Joints Swell And Ache. Legs Fall Asleep Very Easy And I Have The Pins And Needles Sensation Every Day. Cold Clammy Hands And Feet. Fingers Become Numb. Feeling Very Weak, Tired, Exhausted All The Time Without Doing Much. Sore Throats, Diarrhea, Fatigue, Tender Lymph Nodes. I'm Loosing My Short-Term Memory And Am Having Problems Concentrating. We Have A Family History Of Migraines And I've Been Having Headaches That Last Three To Seven Days.... I Don't Know If It's All In My Head Or If This Is Very Real. I Haven't Been To The Doctor Since I Was Fourteen And It Was For My Heart. I Need To Make An Appointment Soon 'Cause I'm Eighteen. Should I Even Bring All Of This Up To Her? Is This Something Serious?I Really Don't Know.I Can't Work Right Now 'Cause Some Days I Can Barely Move.Someone Help Me?I agree with the Dr. who said it could be WPW (Wolf Parkinson's White) (or another arrythmia.) WPW CAN be serious, although rarely. No need to worry, but I would see my dr. and have this ruled out and treated if a diagnosis is made. Your primary cared dr. should do an ekg to assess for abnormalities. If your ekg is consistent with WPW you will be referred to an Electrophysiologist. He can evaluate you for an ablation which interupts the abnormal pathway that causes the problem. (an ablation is done with a cathetar inserted via the groin and or neck). This is done in a hospital.http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/46550/wolfs_parkinsons_white_syndromeheart.html?cat=5If the ecg shows a normal sinus rhythm your Dr. may recommend a holter monitor or an event monitor to catch intermittant abnormalities.Please don't worry, if it is in fact an arrythmia, know that arrythmias are fairly common and there are specialists who are very skilled at dealing with them. Kathleen, R.N.
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