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Teen with abdomen pain and memoryloss...etc

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  • Posted By: castitas
  • July 30, 2007
  • 07:19 PM

Hi,

So about two years ago my doctor did thorough (she had to look up the word anemic...so...eh...well...) testing. The result was that she told me I was perfectly healthy and called my dad up and said I needed to take pill to up my iron dosage...

My symptoms have been gradually increasing since I was fourteen. Then I had my first serious (that I can remember) attack of sudden sharp lower abdomen pain (much like period pains) that ended in fainting and diarreah. Afterwards I had trouble getting my energy back for a couple of hours, then I was doing better.
I have also been haunted by a sort of re-occuring fatigue that isn't normal (I can sleep enough and still walk around completely exhausted...and then I can also sleep five hours while studying or working and am not at all tired). Mostly it occurs summer time (especially during heat. but also can come out of the blue).
Over the last two years (I'm eighteen going on nineteen in a few months now) I have experienced the intense lower abdomen pain while out jogging (I have been athletic all my life, and now I don't do sports anymore but run a lot...the pain does not occur everytime and can sometimes take breaks with months between the cases). This is followed, when I get back home, by diarrhea and complete exhaustion and more pain. Sometimes I have to sit down to fight the feeling that I'm going to faint, or screm out to block the pain.

the pain is very much like intense period pain, but there is no pattern related to that. it can occur when I have or do not have my period.

These pain seizures are also often followed by fatigue (for weeks) and there is an increase in another symptom during the weeks these abdomen pains are most re-occuring. I have memory loss. I can forget entire conversations seconds after having them, forget whether or not I turned off the stove, forget completely normal routine things and words and actions. it has not affected any movement though. Further, I get intense pains (not headaches, though I can suffer these too for days at a time) in the left side of my brain and occassionally sharp pain in my left eye followed by nausea. I also mix up words, thinking I'm going to say 'day' I end up saying something completely out of context like 'computer' or 'xenophobic'. Even just mumbo jumbo at times... the last part, mixing up words and saying the wrong ones is scaring me the most. It can happen whilst with family or friends, and it can be waved off or go by un-noticed, but then it can happen at work or during a presentation, which sucks...

And last but not least, I get occasional chest pains and sharp jabs down my left arm.

So anyways... My dad made a joke about teenage dementia which freaked me out, mostly because it's only now with the neurological part that I've become severely worried about the connection between all these symptoms (and the fact that they're escalating)....
Oh, and fatigue leads to my vision going blurry which reads to serious issues focusing and reading at times... otherwise I have a 20/20 vision, just tested and all...

so... freaked out teen girl here... help? Anyone have any ideas? I was quite dis-encouraged from going back after the last one had to look up youth diseases and anemia in a dictionary (seriously!) But I guess I'll have to go back soon enough. I've tried researching on the internet, but the closest I've come is cysts or something like that...
it doesn't explain the rest though (neuro aspect etc.)

And I wish this posting wasn't so long, I wish so badly cause it's really starting to freak me out. and no, i'm not exxagurating. I had to actually almost faint while running to admit it might be more than normal...

love and much thanks for ANY help!
Cas

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  • Hi, So about two years ago my doctor did thorough (she had to look up the word anemic...so...eh...well...) testing. The result was that she told me I was perfectly healthy and called my dad up and said I needed to take pill to up my iron dosage... My symptoms have been gradually increasing since I was fourteen. Then I had my first serious (that I can remember) attack of sudden sharp lower abdomen pain (much like period pains) that ended in fainting and diarreah. Afterwards I had trouble getting my energy back for a couple of hours, then I was doing better.I have also been haunted by a sort of re-occuring fatigue that isn't normal (I can sleep enough and still walk around completely exhausted...and then I can also sleep five hours while studying or working and am not at all tired). Mostly it occurs summer time (especially during heat. but also can come out of the blue). Over the last two years (I'm eighteen going on nineteen in a few months now) I have experienced the intense lower abdomen pain while out jogging (I have been athletic all my life, and now I don't do sports anymore but run a lot...the pain does not occur everytime and can sometimes take breaks with months between the cases). This is followed, when I get back home, by diarrhea and complete exhaustion and more pain. Sometimes I have to sit down to fight the feeling that I'm going to faint, or screm out to block the pain. the pain is very much like intense period pain, but there is no pattern related to that. it can occur when I have or do not have my period. These pain seizures are also often followed by fatigue (for weeks) and there is an increase in another symptom during the weeks these abdomen pains are most re-occuring. I have memory loss. I can forget entire conversations seconds after having them, forget whether or not I turned off the stove, forget completely normal routine things and words and actions. it has not affected any movement though. Further, I get intense pains (not headaches, though I can suffer these too for days at a time) in the left side of my brain and occassionally sharp pain in my left eye followed by nausea. I also mix up words, thinking I'm going to say 'day' I end up saying something completely out of context like 'computer' or 'xenophobic'. Even just mumbo jumbo at times... the last part, mixing up words and saying the wrong ones is scaring me the most. It can happen whilst with family or friends, and it can be waved off or go by un-noticed, but then it can happen at work or during a presentation, which sucks... And last but not least, I get occasional chest pains and sharp jabs down my left arm. So anyways... My dad made a joke about teenage dementia which freaked me out, mostly because it's only now with the neurological part that I've become severely worried about the connection between all these symptoms (and the fact that they're escalating).... Oh, and fatigue leads to my vision going blurry which reads to serious issues focusing and reading at times... otherwise I have a 20/20 vision, just tested and all... so... freaked out teen girl here... help? Anyone have any ideas? I was quite dis-encouraged from going back after the last one had to look up youth diseases and anemia in a dictionary (seriously!) But I guess I'll have to go back soon enough. I've tried researching on the internet, but the closest I've come is cysts or something like that...it doesn't explain the rest though (neuro aspect etc.) And I wish this posting wasn't so long, I wish so badly cause it's really starting to freak me out. and no, i'm not exxagurating. I had to actually almost faint while running to admit it might be more than normal... love and much thanks for ANY help!CasLook up porphyria
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