Hi, 17 year old male here, non-smoker, don't drink, don't do drugs everything had been fine in my life up until November 19,2007. Prior to any of this I was on antibiotics for about 6 months due to nodual cysts.
I had absolutely no stress, depression, anxiety, etc. I was as happy as I could basically be with life.
On November 19,2007 I was sitting at the computer with my brother and friend, when all of a sudden I was hit by chest pain, light-headedness, numbness and tingling,weakness, nausea. We waited about an hour with these symptoms coming and going before we woke my mother up, we headed to the E.R (12:00 am). They did a EKG on me, urine test, blood test, had me swallow some sort of numbing agent for my throat to see if it helped with the periodic chest pain, and did a chest X-Ray. Everything came back fine. The only thing that the doctor saw was a TINY bit of fluid in my ear.
Left the E.R still feeling very light-headed, after about 4 hours. Was up all the rest of that night, in pure misery from being so light headed, and getting the periodic chest pain which scared me to be honest.
We went to our family doctor that morning at 8:00 am right when they opened. Gave some decongestants saying it was probably my sinuses causing me to be so light-headed. Was also given a nausea pill, that also helped with sleep.
Was up until 6:00 pm that day, until I finally fell asleep.
Days went on, still felt the same, kept on with the decongestant pills, and no relief.
Went to the E.R 2 more times in between the and they did a CT scan of my neck area to check for a sinus build up, and a spinal tap, Nothing.
On November 29, I was laying there talking to my brother in absolute misery when all of a sudden my neck and check felt like every bone had been broken inside them.
My mom woke up and saw me in such pain and we went to a different E.R. Chest X-ray was taken, and they saw air around my heart. EKG followed shortly after came back abnormal. Echo cardiogram was done, it came back normal.
Was admitted for 4 days to the hospital, and remained lightheaded, nauseated and of course, terrible chest pains at this time. Heat surgeons and pulmonary doctor were baffled as to how I got the air around my heart. It resolved itself, and on the 3rd day a Neurologist came to try and figure out what was causing my light-headedness. Had a ct scan done on my head, an MRI with contrast. And nothing was found.
Followed up with pulmonary doctor, who told me to go out and get some sunshine, and said I was depressed.
Continued going to neurologist over the course of about 2 weeks, with same symptoms minus the terrible chest pains, (periodic like when it first started). He ran a blood test, on what he said, quite literally everything. Everything came back fine. Had a EGG done to check for seizures, and nothing.
We went to a ear nose and throat specialists, and did a hearing test, and the works. He ordered blood tests like every other doctor before him, and even checked for lime disease. He told us to head to a cardiologist.
Mind you, between all this, everything is getting worse and worse, with numerous E.R. visits in between these visits. During this time it's getting to the point where I'm getting so light headed and getting such strong rushes to my head, plus weakness causing me to barely be able to take a shower. And I'm basically getting no sleep from being SO miserable.
We goto the cardiologist, and am given a heart monitor for 24 hours nothing was found. Later a GXT (Stress test), is done and I have a small abnormality (very minor) during recovery time. After the stress test I was feeling extremely nauseated, and light headed, with burning in my chest.
About 1 week, later, we take a stress thalume (nuclear thing). Everything came back normal. another echo is also done before the GXT is done.
Numerous E.R. visits follow, same stuff as usual is done. (sorry about not being in detail, I'm skipping some things, but I feel absolutely terrible even while writing this.)
During one of the E.R. visits they do an echo on my neck, (I'm guessing to check the arteries) and everything came back normal.
Anyways, about a week goes by and we goto a gastrologist, he throws me on depression and anxiety meds immediately and orders a go down the throat test to check for stomach ulcers and reflux.
About a week after that, (and anxiety pills later, which have done nothing.) They go down my throat, they find a 2 centimeter hiatal hernia, and very minor inflammation of my intestines due to anti inflammatorys an ER doctor gave me.
We follow up with the cardiologist, and he refers us to sacred heart for a week later. (everything is still getting worse, and I'm getting weaker).
During that week, my mother calls the gastorlogy office to ask if any of these things I was diagnosed with would cause what I am feeling to such a degree, or period. They said no, and the gastrologist decided to FINALLY look at my record and told my mom on the phone to take me off the meds he put on on immediately.
We head to sacred heart, and talk to a cardiologist there, echo is done, and some pulmonary tests are done, was told by the pulmonary doctor that my lungs were impossibly good from the test, and I was WAY above average. The cardiologist tells me based off a sit and stand test I'm dehydrated, and need to eat more salt. I tell them I've had the same test done at the E.R. numerous, and had my electrolytes checked for so many times, that didn't seem to matter to them, nor did me telling them how much water I drink (atleast a gallon a day). And on the trip there, I hadn't drank anything, which I told them.
We're sent back, and I'm now waiting and following what they told me(Drink more, and eat more salt). And we have to email them in 2 weeks to tell them if I'm getting any better.
Again, I'm sorry about how jumbled and rushed this is, I'm feeling absolutely terrible and forcing myself to write this, it's honestly taking me alot.
I'm at the point now where I'm starting to get depressed from feeling so terrible, and weak.
Thanks for ANY info someone can give me.