Hi, I am a 29 year old female. I have had some crazy medical problems for the past 7 years with no luck in finding an answer. I will list my symptoms and try my best to include everything without the post going on forever. I just would like any ideas anyone has on what could be wrong and things I can ask my doctors about because I have gotten test after test after test and no answers still. I am starting to think maybe I am just crazy since all the doctors can't find something wrong with me and I have had a few tell me there is nothing wrong and its all in my head....I know I really have these problems, but very frustrating that no one can find an answer at all.
-Headaches, almost constant, gets worse some days and better others.
-Have had 3 episodes that they say are mini strokes because of symptoms, but no definitive proof in labs
-have had viral meningitis 6 times in the past 5 years
- currently have severe weakness in both legs, so bad that I can't pick my feet up when I walk. legs feel really heavy. I have fallen at least 20 times in the past week.
-I have severe pitting edema in my legs (where I push in my legs and it leaves huge indents)
-occasional chest pain
-burning pain in upper abdomen (they say I have ulcers)
-My liver levels are usually higher than normal
-I have a mitral valve prolapse in my heart
-overall itching everywhere on my body
-I have a few spots on my skin that my doctor said are pitechia (not sure on spelling)
-my hair falls out very easily, i can just run my fingers through my hair and will have a clump of hair in my hands, without any effort of pulling on my hair.
-back pain, all the way from my neck to lower back. I do have several bulging discs.
-I have been depressed, but I think thats from not knowing whats going on
-I am always tired. I have fallen asleep a couple times while driving, and at work. They put me on a medicine to keep me awake and I still have problems with fatigue
-lymp node in my neck on the right side swells alot and hurts
-have a lump in my right breast (they said it is nothing to worry about)
-had discharge from my nipple in my left breast
-I get red blotchy spots on my neck and chest
-I get red blotchy spots anytime I go in the sun even with my skin covered and only being in sun for a few minutes while riding in a car.
-Heat makes me feel worse
-no memory, I always forget things and cant seem to focus
I am not sure I got everything there, but that is the most of it. If anyone has anything similar or any ideas what I should asked to be checked for I would appreciate it. Right now I live hundreds of miles from any family members and it is just me and my kids. I can barely walk, even when using my cane. I fall alot and will not be driving any more because I cannot effectively move my leg back and forth from the gas and brake. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.