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list of symptoms, doc says unrelated

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 11, 2008
  • 07:51 PM

Good day all
I'm writing on behalf of a friend. I'm male, so obviously don't have the same problems.
She has a list of symptoms that appear each month around the time of her period. Her doctor and gyne say it's nothing, unrleated.

She gets 'pins and needles' in her fingers, and a sort of dead feeling in her fingers. Then shortness of breath, more exhaling then inhaling. Says lightheaded due to struggling for air. Sometimes her tongue feels heavy and thick. Hands become shaky. Followed by extreme coldness of hands and feet. A few times she has had what feels like the onset of a migrane, but says not always, so possibly unrelated.

She is in good shape, relativly fit, eats healthy, and gets enough sleep.

My thoughts were anxiety of some sort, perhaps some hypertension?

If anyone could point us in the right direction, or make any suggestions.

Thanks in advance...

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  • The shortness of breath on exhaling sounds like something broncular to me. Has she had her lungs tested? This could be many things tho, so she should have both her heart and lungs checked out... Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 12, 2008
    • 05:29 AM
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  • Hi, and thanks for the reply. I'll mention all those to her. Just didn't seem right that two docs have told her that it's nothing to worry about.Personally my feelings tend towards an anxiety / stress related disorder, perhaps exaserbated by hormonal fluctuations brought on by her period. But not a medical doc here, relying on my medic and psych training. Any other suggestions gladly welcomed, and I'll make sure she has those checked out.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 12, 2008
    • 07:23 AM
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  • Hi Andy, Hope you get to the bottom of it. Just wanted to let you know why I think broncular. She says its hard to breath out and that is a typical sign of a small broncular tube problem. It is seen in astma and bronchitis. Also the fact that her hands and feet could be pointing to something more then anxiety. The hands and feet are always the first part of the body to lose circulation so it can supply the more important bodyparts with blood. Hope it is anxiety tho and that she gets treatment quickly! Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 12, 2008
    • 09:01 AM
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  • Hi Kiera Thank you again for the reply. I agree with both of your posts here. But I really do hope it's nothing more than anxiety. This is such a good friend, and she doesn't need anything bad in her life. The timing of the symptoms with her period though were puzzling, but like I said, basing this on my psych and medic training, and nothing more. I offered to research a bit for her though. The exhaling did remind me of asthma, and would probably be the cause of the light headedness. Gioing to have a chat to her, and see what personal issues might be present to cause the anxiety, and suggest she get an answer from expert medical advice. If her GP and gynea aren't too worried, then, well, either another visit, or maybe it is indeed not as serious. Thanks again, and regards.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 12, 2008
    • 02:12 PM
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  • sounds like she's quite anemic; she needs to get blood work.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 12, 2008
    • 06:48 PM
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  • hello, i have a broncular infection, i start to feel dizzy when i get up from sitting down position, i cough a lot and started to feel a lot of pain in my body, i went to the dr. and she game me some pills to get rid of it but since ive been taking these pills my chest (heart area) has started to develope a lot of pain and it hurts when i take deep breaths i have to lie down all the time because when i sit up i feel a shooting pain in my back, does anyone know if this is a common thing to have when encountering a broncular infection?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 9, 2009
    • 06:43 PM
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