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Something wrong with nerves?

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  • Posted By: croccokm
  • October 12, 2010
  • 10:00 PM

Ever since I was a child I would get very sharp stabbing pains in various areas of my chest but with each visit to the doctor they always sent me home saying it was just growing pains and that they would go away with age. Now I am 21 years old but the pains have not only gotten worse, but they have also started happening in other areas of my body including my neck, arms, legs and torso. The pains are usually brief and often so painful that I often double over and always stop whatever I am doing until it passes.

Lately I have started noticing other things and wonder if they relate to these pains. I have become forgetful and often cannot recall what I was just talking about, where I set something down, what I ate for breakfast...the whole nine yards. I have found my legs or head randomly twitch or tic and don't know if it's something I told my body to do or if it was unintentional. I cannot look directly at an object without constantly trying to focus on it since it feels like my eyes are moving ever so slightly, there is a delay from the time I look at something to when I actually recognise what I am looking at, my eyes often ache and my vision has worsened so much that I need contacts when before I could read things from yards and yards away. I cannot look at an object and immediately know if it is moving or stationary. On rare occasions I feel as if I am going to pass out or vomit, especially if under stress (ie a one on one meeting with my boss, rushing to get a lot done at once, even watching a pregnate goat having contractions at the fair). What bothers me most though is the fact that I am constantly light-headed and tired. All day long I feel as if I just woke up. It affects my balance and how I focus on things with my eyes or my thoughts and I always feel that I am swaying when I am just standing or sitting still.

My only known health problems are slight asthma and bad allergies. I have had blood tests in the past after fasting for 12 hours, and even though I was vomitting at that point, my the tests showed nothing out of the ordinary.

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