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Please help, would love to know what is going on - heavy feeling, pain in side, blur.

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  • Posted By: rmbr2`
  • February 2, 2009
  • 07:36 PM

Hello,

Last year I went through a series of tests (heart, MRI, CT, blood work,etc)and nobody could pinpoint my symptoms to anything except the possiblity that they are anxiety induced. I am very skeptical of this possible diagnosis and I am worried about my health.

Here is what I have going on. Nearly everyday, I go through periods of time where my limbs feel heavy with some tingling sensation, the skin on my chest is very sensitive, my back hurts, and from time to time I get blurred vision and headaches. The only thing that came up in tests was a slightly elevated "liver count". I am a 32 year old male with a very positive medicial history. I am 5'11, 170lbs and while my conditioning is not great right now (mostly out of health fears keeping me from wanting to exercise), I am not in bad shape. The heavy feeling occurs mostly in my hand, armpit, and calf. The skin sensitivity is probably linked to that as my chest is the most sensitive. The back pain is located around my ribs on my left side. Finally the blurred vision is normally in my right eye and is normally accompanied with a headache.

My PCP sent me to a cardiologist, neurologist, gastro, and to the lab for several series of tests. That was between 12-15 months ago and the symptoms haven't changed. I am terrified of going back to the doctor as I am very tired of the grief that goes with going through these tests and nobody finding anything. After all the test came back normal, my PCP put me on anxiety meds that made me feel like crap and did not work in any way. (tried them for 60 days). I don't think I am an anxious person whatsover.

If anyone can relate or has any information for me regarding my symptoms, I would truly appreciate it.

Thanks,

Rich

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