I'm a 20 year old girl. I've been in and out of hospitals the last 6-7 years. Nothing seems to fix my symptoms so I'm hoping you could help me maybe.
It all started when I was about...oh, 12-13 years. I got these intense headaches and when I went to see a doctor she said it's probably migraine. I got some pills but it didn't work. I should add that I almost always vomited when I got these attacks. I just tried to get through my pain any way.
When I was 15 I suddenly got a weak sensation of pain in my knees. I figured it was because I recently excercised. When the pain was still there after a week I though it was becuase of growth. After this the pain got really, really bad. When I wanted to stand up I had to use the hands and push me out of the chair. The legs didn't support me. One day I was at home, lifting a heavy bag and suddenly, out of the blue I fell. Not forward or anything, just straight down. "That's strange" I thought but got up and started to walk again and it happened again. After this the legs would NOT move at all. I went to the ER and I had severe kalium loss. This affects the muscles they said. I got pills and such and I got better. But after two years this happened again. Pills again of course. The doctors has run a number of test. Nothing is wrong with me. (Of course there is)
They've sent me to a number of neurologists. Checked my hormonal levels. Everything is as it should be.
I still have a great deal of pain in my legs when ever I need to use the knees to push myself up. Like, from a chair or sofa. I can walk and such but not run or something for more than a minute or two. Could someone here maybe give me an idea?
Also I still have these horrible, horrible headaches. Twice or maybe three times a month. It's not on a specific date, week or weekday. When I wake up I can't move my head without getting the feeling of a knife stuck inside my brain. It's throbbing really bad on both sides of the head. And my eyes almost always hurts when this occur. Migraine the doctors still say. I've tried 4 different pills. Nothing works. I still get bad nausea but I don't vomit now a days. Because of the nausea I can't eat when I have these attacks. I do drink water all the time though, so I won't get dehydrated.
Oh and 6 days a week I have headaches but not as bad as the attacks. But still, that's not something that a normal person should have.
My father and brother doesn't have these attacks but they too often have "regular" headaches.
Also I have pretty high blood preasure. I get pills for this too and I do feel better regarding the preasure. But when ever I stop eating them it gets high again. Also I'm having chest pains when I workout. Sharp pain. I've got a date to see a cardiologist but it's a couple of months ahead.
I'm not sure if all these symptoms are related or if there are different things. The most painful thing now is the awful headache. This is the first thing I want to go away.
Is there someone who might give me some hints or tips?
I'll be forever grateful if I could solve only one of these things.
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