I'm a 23 year old male. I'm really not sure where to start. In January of this year, I started having intermittent chest pain. I brushed it off for a while, then in February, it got really bad. I went to the ER, had an echocardiogram done, and a chest x-ray. Everything fine. Went back to the Doc in March, had another chest x-ray done, everything again fine. I need to mention in April I was on lithium for bipolar, and had an overdose. I went to the hospital and had everything done, dialysis, etc. Got out of the hospital 3 weeks later. No longer on lithium. After I get out of the hospital, I have bowel problems. I had the chest pain on and off. In June, went back to Doc and had a MUGA scan done for my heart. Everything again, fine. I find out I have peripheral neuropathy from the lithium overdose. Doc rules out something wrong with my heart. I start noticing my muscles on my arms and legs wasting away in August, I immediately go to the Doc, have blood tests ridiculously done. Everything again fine. I notice a feeling of something in my throat, Doc tells me its anxiety, but its here all the time. I go on anti-anxiety meds. Heart rate cut in half. He also diagnoses me with GERD, refers me to a GI (gastrointestinal doctor), and I get an endoscopy done, again everything fine. The GI doctor says I don't have GERD. In October I had two "spells", on two different weekends; in which I was nauseated and incredibly tired, sleeping 16 hours a day. Saw the Doc again, had me do tests for MD, MS, ALS, mono, and others, again everything fine. My muscles have pain on and off, they're very tired. I start having pressure, in my head; along with nausea. I mention to my Doc that my lymph nodes in my armpits, neck, and groin are swollen. He brushes it off. So then I demand a CT scan. I get a full body ct scan. He says its all anxiety. They find something in the urinary tract, and see something on the chest part, but say its GERD. (The GI doctor said I don't have GERD.) I've had breathing problems on and off with the chest pain, and the Doc doesn't bother to look, says its 'allergies'. This Doc has been my Doc since I was a kid, but I think I'm seriously being misdiagnosed. Money is starting to become an issue. So here's what I have:
Itchy skin, sometimes feels like burning; whole body
red lumps around
Lower back pain
Middle back pain
Muscle wasting, I'm pretty much bones now
Muscles are tender
Long time for bruises and sores to heal
Swollen Lymph nodes
Bowel problems, bowels are in little round balls or pellets...and sink
I'm 23 years old, male, slightly overweight, do not smoke, and I try to be active.
I have no idea what I have, but I'm just plain scared its cancer of some kind. At some times, I feel like I am dying. Doc told me that I'm over-reacting but I'm afraid he's misdiagnosed me. One thing I like about the internet is this site, but everything is telling me I have something serious, and my parents and Doc are telling me I have nothing wrong with me. Any help would be appreciated. I am thinking of getting a second opinion.
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