Ok, so I posted a thread here about a month ago and got a few good ideas (such as heavy lead poisoning) that were all blown off by my doctor. Here is my origanal thread:
I'm a 25 year old female. For almost 2 years I've been going to my doctor for fatigue and palpatations and shortness of breath. Everytime I saw the doctor I was told it was becasue I was under too much stress or was having anxiety attacks. Tried anti-depressants.. didn't help. About a year ago I started getting rashes all over my stomach and chest, looks like red vitaligo (?) and it comes and goes in a matter of hours. Doctors said it wasn't hives. Then in late june of this year my lung collapsed. After I had a chest tube I was released but 4 days later it collapsed again. I had suregery to fix it and was told it was a spontaneous phemothorax that was caused by excess amounts of blebs. Everyday since the surgery I've felt worse. I'm still very tired all the time, the rash comes and goes, I can barely breath at all, and sometimes my heart feels like its going to jump out of my chest. Seems like I can nevr catch my breath. I'm on oxygen and inhalers but nothing seems to work. The doctors have run me through all the standard tests but can't figure out anything. I'm too young for all this, I've had to quit my job and I can barely play with my kids. Any advice would be so appreciated!!
Here is an update. I still have the heart palpatations and shortness of breath, odd rash still comes and goes. I have noticed a few new things though. My feet have started turning purple. My doctor said it was normal if I sit or stand too long or if my feet are cold. Well the purple feet happens all the time, no matter if I'm cold or hot, sitting, standing,. walking, laying down.... etc. Also I had another Ct done and it showed nodules on the upper portion of my lungs that the dr said was emphysema. Yes I do smoke but have cut down alot and have only smoked for 8 years, which isn't very long considering. I know I need to quit but.... Aside from the purple feet I'm also starting to have alot of pain. Its pretty much my entire right lung (the one that collapsed) but there is alot of sharp pain right on my side about 4 inches under my arm pit. Its almost unbearable when i laugh or cough or take a deep breath in. Also right under my shoulder blade there is a lump that hurts all the time. My doctor most recently said and I quote, that I am his mystery patient. Please if you think you may know what this is please let me know. This is starting to drive me crazy and I can't do ANYTHING anymore!
Thanks in advance