Hi everyone, A couple of weeks ago (probably around a month) I had put a thread on here about a bunch of weird symptoms I have been having. I am a 21 year old female and I feel like all these symptoms I have been having are still here and progressively getting worse. All these things have changed my life completely around from what it used to be. I hardly was ever sick, and never had any sort of medical issues in my past. These are my symptoms as follows.
Flashes of light (like someone took a picture and the flash is still in my eye)
Flashes that are yellow and purple that come and go around my field of vision.
Everything that is black looks purple and white looks either yellow or pink.
Decreased night vision.
It seems like my eyes are sensitive to light.
Brown rings that just started forming around both my eyes.
Tingling in hands and feet sometimes.
Decreased feeling in my hands. They don't exactly feel numb but they don't feel like they used to.
Fatigue. I feel weak most of the time.
Always feeling like I'm in dream. (derealization)
Sometimes my muscles feel sore, like I haven't stretched them in a while.
My muscles feel extremly sore (episodes of 2-3 days) after any kind of extreme physical aspects. Mainly in my thighs.
Dizziness. (Not as severe as I have been having, but still get dizzy sometimes)
Sometimes parts of my body twitch/jump but not severe.
Sometimes I get a burning sensation in different parts of my body.
And then sometimes I feel as if I am going to pass out.
Severe panic attacks.
Feeling as if I have to rush everything.
My allergies are horrible so I have alot of sneezing, stuffy noses, itchy throat and coughing. I think that is because of my new move to Jersey from Nevada.
No fevers even though sometimes my temp is a little elevated at 98.8.- 99.0
My neuro also said that I have hyper-active reflexes.
Everything gets worse at night when I lie down. Sometimes it's so uncomfortable that I can't sleep. My whole body feels crazy at night sometimes, the tingling is so severe, I feel it everywhere. I feel as if my body is dieing.
No changes in weight but I do feel like I have gained weight from not doing as much as before.
I have been to the ER about 5 times because of how sick I've felt and they did an EKG, chest X-ray, and whatever blood work they do and didn't find anything. Also a urine culture. One time they tested my thyroid and the doctor said it was a LITTLE elevated but it could of been due to an error.
It all started when I was having anxiety attacks. One day at work I felt like I couldn't breathe and my chest hurt and then I had one. I went to the doctor and she told me that I had an anxiety issue and told me to take xanax. I was taking that and still getting anxiety attacks. All the xanax would do was make me think things were funny and also made me eat. Which was good because I wasn't eating much at the time. She then suggested paxil, which I haven't taken because I feel like I do not have an anxiety issue, but more anxiety due to what is going on with my body and what COULD be wrong with me. I probably should take it to help me cope with this but I'd rather just wait and see if they could figure it out and then if I still need it I will take it.
See sent me for a thyroid test which came back fine. Also a CT scan of my head which came back fine as well. I also been to an ophthalmologist 2 times who has told me he can not see anything wrong from his perspective. I am currently seeing a neurologist as well who just had me get a fasting glucose done to see if it could be diabetes. He also said it could be due to migraines, but I don't really get headaches too much. Plus all these symptoms are an all day event. I get NO relief. And then he though it could be due to LEAD poisoning, or Lyme's disease. He also thought I could be showing signs of Polyneuropathy.
I haven't really had very many tests done but I am freaking myself out on what this could be. I have not felt the same since all this started. I have also became agrophobic. The only time I really leave the house is when I have to go to work. I AM NOT LIKE THIS. I was never like this. I was always into doing things and being a social butterfly. Now I get scared to go out cause I might feel sick or I might have an anxiety attack and embarrass myself. I am also seeing a counselor as well but I don't see her very much. I haven't had insurance through all this either so it is hard for them to do tests because of the price.
I recently got insurance (thank god) and now I can get whichever testing I need to get done which is giving me SOME peace of mind but I am still freaking out over this and what could be wrong with me and wanting SO badly to just feel better. I have been feeling like this for about 2-3 months now and nothing seems to be getting better. I fear I have something horrible. (which could very so be) Naturally I am a worrier so thats what I have been doing for the past 2-3 months CONSTANTLY worrying. I am driving myself crazy.
IF anyone could possible think of what could this all mean please let me know. I feel so young but yet so old because of this. I know I don't know exactly whats wrong with me yet until they figure it out but I really do feel like this is all due to something that is terrible. Thanks.
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