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Please Help, Strange Symptoms!!!

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  • Posted By: fastrike
  • February 21, 2008
  • 01:46 PM

Hi again. I wrote a previous post but I thought I'd make a more detailed one to hopefully get some more feedback as to what might be wrong with me. Since I can remember I have had a generally fatigued feeling however I blamed it on studies. I'll write every symptom here that I can accumulate:

* Palpitations & general fast heart rate.
* Easily tiring after some minutes of sport or exercise, feeling extremely out of breath and nauseous.
* Dizzy spells now and then. (Occurred often in class when I would stand up).
* Usually cold hands and feet.
* Spells of depression.
* Difficulty sleeping at night, but not during afternoons...
* Random chest pains, I notice it tends to occur randomly when I exhale.
* Random head aches, like jabs that last briefly.
* Recently, vomiting after riding a bike uphill. Then some minutes later I lost most of my vision (darkness) which gradually returned back to normal. Also when tired I get double vision.


I hope I don't sound to overly paranoid or anything but I'm trying to be as meticulous as I can. I'd really appreciate any wise opinions. Hopefully I'll find out what the ***l it is, I will go for a stress test over the weekend and some other tests including a CT scan. It may sound odd, but it feels like I've had this heavy hearted feeling since I can remember.

- Andrew

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  • There are probably a lot of things this could be. One thing that may be worthwhile looking into is an underlying thyroid disease. You might consider asking to have thyroid antibodies checked, or an ultrasound of your gland, if they already told you your hormones were okay.Best Wishes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2008
    • 05:56 AM
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  • sure, thyroid and adrenal, too...you need to be evaluated by an opthalmologist, too..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 24, 2008
    • 07:10 PM
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  • I'm not a doctor but I've been studying blindness, the eyes, the brain and how eyesight is transmitted to and what part of the brain handles the optic nerve (I'm recovering from a blood clot on 1/22/08 that caused some permanent left inferior quadrant blindness). Some of the symptoms you described are very serious and you should see a doctor immediately. The symptoms of headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting are the same for stroke, prestroke, brain tumor, and aneurysm. A CAT scan checks for tumors and aneurysms. The optic nerve is redistributed thru LGN to the V1, V2, V3, etc... parts of the visual cortex (the occiputal or back lobe of the brain), which if damaged by a nearby tumor or infarction (blood clot) can cause total permanent blindness. That is why this condition is almost urgent enough to dial 911. You're lucky your eyesight came back for you. I would take it as a stern warning to have it diagnosed and treated ASAP if I were you.
    hotfeet 1 Replies
    • February 25, 2008
    • 00:50 PM
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