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Many symptoms, many problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 11, 2010
  • 01:08 AM

Well, where to start. First, I almost always feel like I'm not breathing enough or getting enough oxygen, stuff like that. But it seems I'm only feeling like that if I notice I am, if that makes sense. Basically when I'm really distracted with something it's fine. Is it just me being an overly paranoid person?

Next.. Almost 100% of the time I can't breathe through one side of my nose. It's never the same. Sometimes I can breathe through both, sometimes only left, sometimes right, sometimes they switch randomly it seems.

Next.. Well, a lot of this I've experienced for years as I remember. But not like this. One day I was laying down to sleep and I got sharp pains in my right side, about half way up, when I was breathing. Really freaked me out so I had it checked out but they said it was just muscle spasms and to go home. It did go away a few hours later, kinda, but since then I'm getting one or another pain, twitch, spasm, etc somewhere. I'll sometimes get twitches about anywhere, legs arms and face most commonly for twitches. But I'll almost always have pains, usually associated with when I breathe in or out, somewhere on my upper body. Anywhere from stomach, sides, back, etc.

Also, the day after the first pain started in side, I had severe back pain, and could barely walk for 4 days or so. It moved. The first day it was my lower back, the next middle, next upper, next middle again..etc

The next thing is something I've had for a long time and never understood. Whenever I get worked up, kinda, I get this.. Overwhelming uncomfortable itching feeling, primarily on upper body but also on face. It can be from going from a cooler room to a hotter room, just standing up and moving a couple dvds over, running, walking, moving things around, etc. It's incredibly annoying and happens every day. It causes a lot of itching and hot feelings and depending on how bad it is a lot of single bumps will shortly show up anywhere it's itching. I remember many years ago, in school, this happening after gym and such when I'd been worked up but it only happened on my head. Now I guess it set in all over my chest/back/etc

Also sometimes I'll get an almost out of breath feeling and kind of a really noticeable heartbeat is the only way I can describe it. It's only once but it's really scary to me.

I know ***n well I'm a hypochondriac, but I'm still really worried about these things. And more. Any advice? I've been to the doctor about the side thing but didn't go back. It's a couple months later and it's still going on. I've never been to doctor about the other stuff. Also, how would I go about talking to a doctor about depression and mental issues like that? I honestly am terrified of it.

Well, thanks. I don't know if it's important but in past I've had lead poisoning, mono, lyme disease, and such. I'm also, admittedly, a really inactive and overweight person who's been inactive quite a lot for at least 10 years. I realize this and I'm trying to turn my life around but I don't know where to start. Please, any help would be appreciated, this is all driving me insane, y'know?

Also, is there anything they can do about severe phobias of various things, and being a hypochondriac? They're both really interfering with how I live and it's driving me insane as well. But I figured the physical problems are first. Oh and one more thing, I'm supposed to be talking to a doctor about possibly high blood pressure but have yet to go, I really should soon as heart disease and such runs in my family. Well anyways. Thanks and all.

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  • Have you ever been checked for allegeries?
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  • I'm not saying you have this or that you even completely fit the "profile" but a few things you mentioned made me think of sarcoidosis. Please remember it is a rare disease
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