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Various symptoms, told to ignore them... want answers!!

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  • Posted By: jesuisfaer
  • August 22, 2009
  • 05:08 AM

Hi,
I'm a 21 year-old female, who has suffered from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa: Binge-Purge Subtype and ED-NOS for over 10-years.

Purging by means of self-induced vomiting has been prevalent since around the age of 15 and quite severe since the age of 16. Almost constant, except for during hospitalizations.

Recently, I have been suffering stabbing chest pains, cramping in my arms and hands, shaking, confusion, pain down my left arm and in my left shoulder, difficulty breathing- the breathing problem happens both in association with the chest pain and occasionally on its own.

I am also suffering frequent headaches, tiredness, severe anxiety, nausea, terrible reflux and occasional vomiting.

I have had gastritis before and I don't believe that this is the problem.

My doctor has done blood tests and an ECG, which both turned-out to be inconclusive, and I have essentially been told that there is nothing wrong with me and to ignore these issues.

Normally, I would attribute a lot of these symptoms to low K levels, but that has been ruled-out, so I'm stumped.

I am not on any medication, except for Levlen ED (the pill) and 30mg of Temazepam each night.

I dont expect anyone to specifically diagnose me, but if anyone has had the same issues and found some sort of an answer... I would love to know. I am tired of ending up curled-up in my bed by 2pm, feeling weak and nauseated and also the constant headaches.

I have had an MRI in the past, which revealed a petuitary adenoma which was affecting my prolactin levels, but its apparently quite common. I cant get any more MRI's because I have a foreign metal object currently in one of my organs... long story.

I dont want to ignore this and live a substandard quality life forever.

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