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Please Help Me, Have Been Sick Since March

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  • Posted By: twisted_2005
  • August 10, 2007
  • 08:56 PM

I am 21 years old. My symptoms started in April of 2006. I had my first "dizzy" attack then. I was in my room sitting down and all of a sudden the room started spinning, I became very nauseous and I could not walk. It eventually subsidded and I went to sleep. Almost everday since then I have attacks like this. In March of 2007 new symptoms started to appear. Since then, I have had severe stomach pains, nausea almost everday, ringing in my ears, bouts of constipation/diarreha, and just a month ago there is a feeling like something is in my throat. I have lost 35lbs since March and now my weight is 110 and everytime I get up to do anything my heart rate increases and I am extremely weak. IT makes me very nauseous and makes me feel like im going to constantly throw up. It has been horrible, I have been bed-ridden all summer and haven't been able to do anything. I have seen many specialists/doctors and they all just give me medication and have me leave. The last doctor recently just said that he thought that I was imagining everything and put me on a depression medicine. I know for a fact that what is happening to me isnt all in my head and im not depressed at all. If anyone could please tell me if you have any ideas what is going on, i would be greatful. I am sick of being tired and in pain all the time.

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  • I am 21 years old. My symptoms started in April of 2006. I had my first "dizzy" attack then. I was in my room sitting down and all of a sudden the room started spinning, I became very nauseous and I could not walk. It eventually subsidded and I went to sleep. Almost everday since then I have attacks like this. In March of 2007 new symptoms started to appear. Since then, I have had severe stomach pains, nausea almost everday, ringing in my ears, bouts of constipation/diarreha, and just a month ago there is a feeling like something is in my throat. I have lost 35lbs since March and now my weight is 110 and everytime I get up to do anything my heart rate increases and I am extremely weak. IT makes me very nauseous and makes me feel like im going to constantly throw up. It has been horrible, I have been bed-ridden all summer and haven't been able to do anything. I have seen many specialists/doctors and they all just give me medication and have me leave. The last doctor recently just said that he thought that I was imagining everything and put me on a depression medicine. I know for a fact that what is happening to me isnt all in my head and im not depressed at all. If anyone could please tell me if you have any ideas what is going on, i would be greatful. I am sick of being tired and in pain all the time.Have you looked up vertigo? It sort of sounds like you might have it, because my old teacher has had the same symptoms and he couldn't work at my school for nearly two years it was that bad.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2007
    • 00:53 AM
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  • I just said this to another poster on another thread, but please don't think I'm crazy. You need to be tested for Lyme's disease. It is carried by ticks. It can cause many of the symptoms you have and others. It depends on which organs have become involved in the infection process. Eventually the heart, lungs and brain can become involved if it is not treated. It can't hurt just to rule it out, but remember, even testing for lyme's cannot always diagnose it. That is why it is so difficult to diagnose. Tests can come back negative, even when someone is very sick, so stick to your guns and insist the doctors perform every type of test possible to rule it out along with all the other tests they're doing. Good luck and God Bless!
    KatieRose 29 Replies
    • August 11, 2007
    • 11:49 PM
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