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confused and seeking help. Please!

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  • Posted By: Eqanimity
  • March 23, 2008
  • 10:48 PM

I am a 19 year old female, and have been dealing with a wide range of symptoms for a long time and have not been able to get a diagnosis. Please- if anyone can help out with possibilities I would greatly appreciate it.
Symptoms:
- Nose bleeds for years- only stops when blood clot removed.
- Severe headache and easily exhausted from little aerobic excersize.
- Fainting- few times in past and once recently with unconsciousness.
- Constant fatigue.
- Virtigo
- Ringing of the ears.
- Shortness of breath.
- Painful and swollen joints- Index finger in particular.
- Occasional tiny red dots on skin.
- Weight loss- low weight- (5'9''- 100lbs)
- Terrible circualtion- feet/hands turn purple/go numb.
- Very pale complexion.
- Night sweats.
- Constant low fever.
- Abscence of menstrual cycle.
- Severe headache- mostly at night.
- Bodily discomfort- constant "full" feeling.
- Hair loss.
- Anxiety or feeling of "doom"
- sudden dull pains in chest or abdomen.

Listed about are the chronic symptoms I have been experiencing. Few have lasted for many years- others more recent. Once again, Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • I am a 19 year old female, and have been dealing with a wide range of symptoms for a long time and have not been able to get a diagnosis. Please- if anyone can help out with possibilities I would greatly appreciate it. Symptoms:- Nose bleeds for years- only stops when blood clot removed.- Severe headache and easily exhausted from little aerobic excersize.- Fainting- few times in past and once recently with unconsciousness.- Constant fatigue.- Virtigo- Ringing of the ears.- Shortness of breath.- Painful and swollen joints- Index finger in particular.- Occasional tiny red dots on skin.- Weight loss- low weight- (5'9''- 100lbs)- Terrible circualtion- feet/hands turn purple/go numb.- Very pale complexion.- Night sweats.- Constant low fever.- Abscence of menstrual cycle.- Severe headache- mostly at night.- Bodily discomfort- constant "full" feeling.- Hair loss.- Anxiety or feeling of "doom"- sudden dull pains in chest or abdomen. Listed about are the chronic symptoms I have been experiencing. Few have lasted for many years- others more recent. Once again, Any help is greatly appreciated. Sorry hun i myself cant help u.......just wanted to say hello & hope u find ur answers......... one thing i want to point out is..... u may get some answers that are not relevant to ur illness, so be careful what advise u take and dont be alarmed or worried about things some might suggest ! If u take a look about u will see what i mean ! The sensable ones will guide u away from any influences some may try to impose on u .....so dont worry ! Also if u see term "senior member" that does not mean they give good advise. so be aware ! Hope u get ur answers & feel better soon ! :) hugs
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hey there!Im a 20 year old with some of your symptoms...they made endless tests on me. I suggest you ask your doctor to order ANAS and rheumatoid factor tests along with and complete blood count just to see whats going on!! I ended up with a beta thalassemia diagnosis that Im not exactly sure of....as in I dont think thats what I have.However, your feet turning different colors..if what changes color are your nails, it could be reynauds phenomenon. I have that as well!ringing in the ears is called tinitus...vertigo has many reasons and I could endlessly keep going, however, I honestly do suggest you ask your doctor to send you those tests, theyre very important and might help them rule out possible and dangerous conditions!!good luck!
    hollynadine 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am a 19 year old female, and have been dealing with a wide range of symptoms for a long time and have not been able to get a diagnosis. Please- if anyone can help out with possibilities I would greatly appreciate it. Symptoms:- Nose bleeds for years- only stops when blood clot removed.- Severe headache and easily exhausted from little aerobic excersize.- Fainting- few times in past and once recently with unconsciousness.- Constant fatigue.- Virtigo- Ringing of the ears.- Shortness of breath.- Painful and swollen joints- Index finger in particular.- Occasional tiny red dots on skin.- Weight loss- low weight- (5'9''- 100lbs)- Terrible circualtion- feet/hands turn purple/go numb.- Very pale complexion.- Night sweats.- Constant low fever.- Abscence of menstrual cycle.- Severe headache- mostly at night.- Bodily discomfort- constant "full" feeling.- Hair loss.- Anxiety or feeling of "doom"- sudden dull pains in chest or abdomen. Listed about are the chronic symptoms I have been experiencing. Few have lasted for many years- others more recent. Once again, Any help is greatly appreciated. I have almost all of the symptoms that you describe. However, a lot of them can actually be from anxiety and depression. (I once was in and out of the hospital only to be diagnosed with depression. It's kind of frustrating, because at first it feels like "Oh my, you mean I did this to myself?" But after getting help I realized that depression IS an illness, just like anything else that will make you sick. It has symptoms that are real, just like any other illness.) Definitely visit your doctor, but ask if he/she could refer you to a psychiatrist also. Hopefully it's only anxiety and depression, and not cancer. Best of luck!
    dejpau3825 6 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 07:11 AM
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  • hi hun, 1st thing, dont panic yourself!! i too had alot of the same symptoms, have you had any blood tests?? have you been tested for aneamia???? Symptoms common to many types of anemia include the following:Easy fatigue and loss of energy Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise Difficulty concentrating Dizziness Pale skin Leg cramps Insomnia FaintingWeight lossMay be helpful to at least ask, cud definitely be why you get the nose bleeds, i had severe aneamia and it was terrible, everytime i stood up i alost fainted, would have to sit down with my head on my lap, would get the red dot rash too, which is nothing t worry about! blurry sight, major weight loss, lost 2 stone in a month, it can make you lose your hair also!! you can only ask your doc hun, but i would take aneamia into consideration, hope it gets sorted, kel xxx
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2009
    • 04:14 PM
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  • I suggest getting a CBC done and ask about thyroid testing
    AprilRN 27 Replies
    • January 26, 2009
    • 02:48 PM
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  • i would suggest seeing your doctor about 3 things: thyroid, hormones, and anxiety. Your thyroid being off could explain much of your symptoms, which could be done with an easy blood test, and treated with thyroxine. Second, if your hormones are imbalanced, and in heavily concentrated levels, you could actually be undergoing early menopause, even though you are only 19. Again, if detected, could be easily treated with medicine. Last, stress can mess up your body in crazy ways. I would suggest talking to a doctor-GP or psychiatrist- and explain some of your problems/symptoms, as they might decide you may need to be put on an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety pill which could alieviate all the rest of your symptomes. Ultimatly, symptoms are just your body's way of reacting to certain problems, so even something as simple as stress could throw off your entire body.
    wantsanswers 22 Replies
    • February 2, 2009
    • 05:48 AM
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