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Only 30, and no one will help me!

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  • Posted By: Chris07
  • September 19, 2007
  • 06:22 PM

Mine started about 2 months ago, with the chest pain, and shortness of breathe. I have been to the ER, had a chest cat scan, ekg, blood work. They have sent me to a Pulmonary (lung) dr a cardiologist (heart) I also had a stress test too. I have also been to a Hemotologist. He was convinced he knew what it was, and now the blood test don't show anything, so he has no clue what to do for me. I have the pain so bad, I can't even walk across my house I feel like my chest will explode. My doctor checked me for Polycythemia Vera. (I have all the symptoms for it) but the blood test didn't show it. It is where your blood is too thick, and everything has to work harder to push it through the body. I am only 30, and no one will help me. I am so tired of being in pain. I want to scream if I hear, you are only 30, one more time. I have never smoked, don't drink, and have never done drugs, and they still can't help. I live by Cleveland Clinic in OH, supposed to be one of the best. I have been to the ER two different times, 2 different hospitals. I have had pulminary tests. It hasn't got any better, now I am having pain in the left side of my chest under my ribs. I have had swollen glands off and on. I can't physically exert myself for fear of the pain. I feel like I am having a heart attack. These doctors just want to take the money, and tell you I don't know what is wrong with you. I haven't been able to work since this started. I need to figure something out. Can anyone help? I also have reddness in the face, extreme hot flashes. I was fairly active before all of this started. It gets worse sometimes after I am lying down. I have also had an echocardiagram. Some of these test have shown a little off on the numbers, but the doctors dont think it is anything!!!
Thank You in advance.

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  • Chris, Your symptoms sound similar to mine.I am a 38 year old male, who was relatively healthy until Jan 2 of 2007.I started having chest pain and went into the ER and they found my blood pressure was 280/161 and my potassium was low.they gave me potassium and told me to follow up with my primary care doctor.Well we are into September and Now I not only have chest pain, I have dizziness and headaches as well as some lymph glands swollen up, one in my armpit and one on my right arm.They still have no clue what is wrong.I have had 25 EKG's , stress test , carotid doppler, renal MRI, multiple x rays and ultrasounds not to mention the multitude blood tests.My potassium keeps getting low, they have brought up gall stones and possibly Conns syndrome (a tumor on the adrenal gland) I feel the same way you do. They take my money and tell me to come back again.I dont think it is ever gonna end.If I figure out whats wrong before I drop dead I'll let you know.Good luckSteve
    stevierayp 9 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
    • 09:42 PM
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  • Two months ago I started to get dizzy. The dizziness came one day and didn't go away, it was there day and nigh. I also got blurred vision some times, at times only in one eye, and, for the first time in my life, I got panic attacks, all completely out of the blue. I went to see many doctors, an ear-nose-throat specialist, a neurologist...I had all kinds of test and they told me I had an anxiety disorder and needed medication. By mere chance a friend of mine read me an article from the Balance and Dizziness Society of Vancouver (balanceanddizziness.org) that talked about blurred vision, anxiety and dizziness all related to having the first and second vertebrae of the neck out of place.Fortunately for me, I went to see a chiropractor that very day, though I had no hope of recovery because I didn't feel any pain in my neck.I had lots of anxiety and was willing to take the medication just to feel better. I thought I was going crazy.But the chiropractor explained to me that my neck was really out, and that the squishing of the vertebrae was causing the blurred vision in one or both eyes (it was even one of the questions in the questionnaire, "do you experience blurred vision in one or both eyes"), and that the anxiety was caused by the nervous system sending a "fight or flight" signal on it own, on and on, with no external reason.He told me I had a chronic back condition, though I had no back or neck pain, and asked me to give him 10 sessions without taking the medication. Well, I have gone there 3 times and I feel so good, 80% better. I am not dizzy, I have no anxiety, and no blurred vision.Without this chiropractor I would be on meds, thinking I am crazy.Please consider trying a chiropractor, it saved my life! I hope this helps.The chest pains could be caused by a middle vertebrae been out as well.Venus
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
    • 09:03 PM
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  • I may have to try that. I do occassionally have neck pain. I had mentioned it to my primary care doctor and she just blew it off said I might have slept in a funny position. But it has come and gone several times.Thank you for your reply, any help I can get at this point would be great.God Bless you.Sincerely Steve
    stevierayp 9 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
    • 10:19 PM
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