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Chest, back, abdominal pain, head burns, lots of weird symptoms along with it...

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  • Posted By: frustrated75
  • February 12, 2010
  • 06:44 PM

I'll try to make this as short as I can. I am a 34 year old women who has been in pain for at least 15 years now. I have chest, back, abdominal pains as well as pains in my head and sensations of my face going numb, numbness and tingling in my arms/hands and legs/feet. Sometimes I get lightheaded and feel like I'm going to pass out for no reason. I break out in a sweat and feel like my body is being filled with boiling water but sometimes I am absolutely freezing and I live in Florida and it could be 90 outside. I had my gallbladder removed in 2005 and I had a blood clot in my lung in may of 2009 after a bad pregnancy and constant bedrest. I am what you would consider obese but otherwise pretty healthy. I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure or anything of the sort. I have been overweight since I was a child so I have had my thyroid tested repeatedly and they always say its normal. I have had 4 stress tests on my heart and they were normal. Hundreds of visits to emergency rooms feeling like I'm having a heart attack, all the ekgs and chest xray and cardiac enzymes you can imagine and they always come back fine. Worn a holter monitor and had a couple of echocardigrams too. Said I have trivial mitral valve prolapse but otherwise nothing. Told that would never cause my symptoms and not to worry about it at all. I have been off and on medications for everything from muscle aches and pains to anxiety and depression. None of them seem to do anything for my symptoms. I have had a full GI work up as well and nothing was found there. I have been through counseling and keep a journal. I have seen many different doctors and my current doctor thinks its anxiety and I am on Lexapro 20mg, nexium 40mg, and alprazolam .05mg as needed as well as a mulit vitamin plus iron and calcium. I have also had anemia off and on. I am currently going to OMT and getting manipulation done to see if it helps with the pain but as of yet I am still in pain and still unable to function "normally". I was wondering if anyone else out there has gone through anything similar as I still feel as though the doctors have missed something and there is something else going on with me. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

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  • Hi, I am about the same age and it sounds like you have panic attacks. I had several myself and suffer anxiety, depression and all sort of aches and pains including heavy chest, tingling in arms, stiff neck, lump in throat feeling etc. I am quite confused myself, but I would advise you to do research on panic attacks on the internet to understand what is going on in your body. Good luck Leila
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 16, 2010
    • 07:57 PM
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  • I'll try to make this as short as I can. I am a 34 year old women who has been in pain for at least 15 years now. I have chest, back, abdominal pains as well as pains in my head and sensations of my face going numb, numbness and tingling in my arms/hands and legs/feet. Sometimes I get lightheaded and feel like I'm going to pass out for no reason. I break out in a sweat and feel like my body is being filled with boiling water but sometimes I am absolutely freezing and I live in Florida and it could be 90 outside. I had my gallbladder removed in 2005 and I had a blood clot in my lung in may of 2009 after a bad pregnancy and constant bedrest. I am what you would consider obese but otherwise pretty healthy. I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure or anything of the sort. I have been overweight since I was a child so I have had my thyroid tested repeatedly and they always say its normal. I have had 4 stress tests on my heart and they were normal. Hundreds of visits to emergency rooms feeling like I'm having a heart attack, all the ekgs and chest xray and cardiac enzymes you can imagine and they always come back fine. Worn a holter monitor and had a couple of echocardigrams too. Said I have trivial mitral valve prolapse but otherwise nothing. Told that would never cause my symptoms and not to worry about it at all. I have been off and on medications for everything from muscle aches and pains to anxiety and depression. None of them seem to do anything for my symptoms. I have had a full GI work up as well and nothing was found there. I have been through counseling and keep a journal. I have seen many different doctors and my current doctor thinks its anxiety and I am on Lexapro 20mg, nexium 40mg, and alprazolam .05mg as needed as well as a mulit vitamin plus iron and calcium. I have also had anemia off and on. I am currently going to OMT and getting manipulation done to see if it helps with the pain but as of yet I am still in pain and still unable to function "normally". I was wondering if anyone else out there has gone through anything similar as I still feel as though the doctors have missed something and there is something else going on with me. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated. Are you hypermobile? Double jointed? If so add that to the search. My family has Ehler's Danlos Syndrome Mvp is common with that as well.
    kgokie33 3 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 07:33 AM
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  • Sounds to me like a Vit B12 defincy. I was finaly diagnosed last year. I am injecting Vit B12 now once a month. I feel mutch better, but if the nerve damage is going to better? You need several bloodtest : Vit B12 level (could be normal for years) Homocysteine, Folic Acid and methylmalonic acid urin test.This a good book : http://www.amazon.com/Could-Be-B12-Epidemic-Misdiagnoses/dp/1884956467Hope this Helps!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 27, 2010
    • 03:52 PM
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  • I have had many of the same symptoms. But have decided it is food allergy. I have narrowed it down to 3 possible things: wheat, potatoes and chicken believe it or not. I also can't eat hotdogs because the preservatives in them cause chest pains for me as well as one of my nephews. Right now I am not eating wheat, potatoes and chicken and feel great. No pains, no gas, no depression. I will reintroduce these foods one at a time until I get the answer. Good luck on your diagnosis!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 27, 2010
    • 07:08 PM
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  • I'll try to make this as short as I can. I am a 34 year old women who has been in pain for at least 15 years now. I have chest, back, abdominal pains as well as pains in my head and sensations of my face going numb, numbness and tingling in my arms/hands and legs/feet. Sometimes I get lightheaded and feel like I'm going to pass out for no reason. I break out in a sweat and feel like my body is being filled with boiling water but sometimes I am absolutely freezing and I live in Florida and it could be 90 outside. I had my gallbladder removed in 2005 and I had a blood clot in my lung in may of 2009 after a bad pregnancy and constant bedrest. I am what you would consider obese but otherwise pretty healthy. I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure or anything of the sort. I have been overweight since I was a child so I have had my thyroid tested repeatedly and they always say its normal. I have had 4 stress tests on my heart and they were normal. Hundreds of visits to emergency rooms feeling like I'm having a heart attack, all the ekgs and chest xray and cardiac enzymes you can imagine and they always come back fine. Worn a holter monitor and had a couple of echocardigrams too. Said I have trivial mitral valve prolapse but otherwise nothing. Told that would never cause my symptoms and not to worry about it at all. I have been off and on medications for everything from muscle aches and pains to anxiety and depression. None of them seem to do anything for my symptoms. I have had a full GI work up as well and nothing was found there. I have been through counseling and keep a journal. I have seen many different doctors and my current doctor thinks its anxiety and I am on Lexapro 20mg, nexium 40mg, and alprazolam .05mg as needed as well as a mulit vitamin plus iron and calcium. I have also had anemia off and on. I am currently going to OMT and getting manipulation done to see if it helps with the pain but as of yet I am still in pain and still unable to function "normally". I was wondering if anyone else out there has gone through anything similar as I still feel as though the doctors have missed something and there is something else going on with me. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated. My symptoms have been going on since i was little, they started at only a couple symptoms and now i have alot, I started with leg pains, head aches, stomach pains and constipation, burning while i urinated, shortness of breath and always getting colds, then as i got older these symptoms apeared! Unable to hold fluids, extreme fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, paleness, legs and arms turn purple/blue with white spots, hands and feet stay freezing cold and clammy, I get chills, feeling as if im freezing, shortness of breath, severe tachycardia, arrhythmias, arthritis, sensitive to light and sounds, Joints get hot and sensitive, back cracks all day long, Parts of body Burn or feel real cold and feel numb to touch, skin sensitivity, Pricking sensations, Seizure like attacks (Spasms are worse in left arm) convulsions in arms, neck, back, and legs, Usually happens when heart is palpitating or speeding while laying down, muscle aches, knees crack and hurt, restless legs and arms, muscle spasms, bone pain, sharp chest pains, migraines, clotted and hard periods with extreme fatigue , tingling, burning (Radiculitis), Hot flashes and sweating, diarrhea and constipation switches day to day, sick after eating more than a half cup of food, loss of vision and hearing when standing up or moving quickly then falling sometimes with a rush of cold sensations in my neck, arms and back, allergies to latex, IVP Dye, cannot tolerate most medications, weakness in knees and elbows, Confusion, Malaise, Racing thoughts, clumsiness, slurred speech, Feeling high or feeling as if I am floating, sweating a lot, Overly hyper and irritable (acting as if I’m 2 years old) before I have an attack, Cannot concentrate no matter how hard I try, even though looking and listening to someone it’s as if I had had ear plugs in, Many times bumping into things, people and unable to drive or work with machines, Poor memory, Learning is very difficult, Everything I see has an ora like glow around it, Vision is like looking through a fuzzy TV screen, Leg aches (bone pain), chronic ear pressure and pain, dizziness, Odd Cravings for salt and sugar, Bloating, Weight gain and weight loss, unable to speak well sometimes, Extreme thirst, extreme hunger or no appetite at all, unable to stand long, cannot run, cannot walk far, jaw pain, eye pain, Flushing, Extreme weight gain without eating too much, Or extreme weight loss, stiffness in hands, Heart burn, face and neck go numb and tingle, Blood pressure is low when I stand up but heart rate speeds, heart speeds up to 160bpm while I sleep or while lying down, Throwing up or feeling nauseous every morning, Rashes that I have been having since I was little (looked like hundreds of little bubbles under skin with extreme dryness and itching) blotchy dark pigmentation around mouth and on parts of arms and stomach when out in the sun, Face doesn’t tan, Legs turn bright red as well as my hands when I am in warm temperatures. At age 10 I had Capital Femoral Epiphysis and had a pin placed and then removed at age 15, I had a benign Tumor removed above right eye at age 12 as well as my Sinuses, a Polyp, Adenoids, Tonsils and scab build up removed on both eardrums, After sinuses were removed I had two Polyps grow again. Disc Degenerative Disease diagnosed at age 14 as well as Mild brain Damage, Gallbladder removed due to Gallstones at age 14, Was treated for Lyme disease from age 14 to age 16 Had left hip reconstructed at age 16 and Found access bone growth on my right Hip as well and the Doctor suggested it be reconstructed as well, I had My wisdom teeth removed in September of 2008, Endometriosis was removed and had a year of Lupron treatment at age 17 to age 18 but still have the effects. Tests showed I have Hypothyroidism In Dec 2009 age 18 but I have Hyperthyroidism symptoms as well as hypo, Heart specialist diagnosed me with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia In January 2010, Had recordings of tachycardia, and arrhythmias in ER during February 2010. I have been on Zoloft, Orthotricylin low,Yaz, Lupron, Depo-Provera shot, Yaz, Fentanyl patch 25mg to 50 mg, Lyrica, Neorontin, Celebrex, lorazepam, metoprolol, atenolol,propranolol levothyroxine 50 mg, Valium, Ativan, Hydrocodone, Ambien. I am on propranolol and tramidol propranolol helped the heart racing a little but i am still very sick. Doctors think lupus, addisons, or an autoimmune. Look up addisons disease.
    Birdyluv18 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I too have had my mouth feel like it is to go numb as well as hot ears. abdomnal pain. and feeling like i am going to pass out. I to think it could be a food allergy. but i also lived in a home with lots of mice and droppings and dust, going up vents with no metal just dry wall, and mold..i was also getting tremors very server.. untill i moved out of my home...the tremors didn't stop. I was told by the doctor i have more then one thing wrong.. i think one is a food allgery. so i take benidrill and i try to stay away from things that are proccessed and beans wheat. i was told i might have siliac dieses.but need more testing. fast food seems to be making me sick lately too.... could it be the new oil they are using?????
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  • Hi, I am about the same age and it sounds like you have panic attacks. I had several myself and suffer anxiety, depression and all sort of aches and pains including heavy chest, tingling in arms, stiff neck, lump in throat feeling etc. I am quite confused myself, but I would advise you to do research on panic attacks on the internet to understand what is going on in your body. Good luck LeilaHi I used to suffer what I thought was panic attacks but it turns out it never was! Milk and Lactose -or anything related made me sweat, swear, and get tired and confused. However as it effects vision and consciousness, particularly as time goes by and collapse (my eldest daughter has been unrousable). And I have watched my 3 children at various ages suffer with varying symptoms from 0-14 -Mine after having milk last september I got very ill depressed and had visual disturbances which were nothing like panic attack, I have been passing out daily after getting over those innitial symptoms (Sept-Dec) And late Dec through to May have been passing out everywhere, in the bath daily. Managed to get it under control in May by doing virtually nothing, ANY activity was causing a pressure in the back of my head meaning I was about to get this headache and rolling eyes and jumbled words.. Learning to look after myself better and my girls the younger two have had less intake of milk, there are other food products that link but none so severe as milk for us, bread, chickpeas, tomatoes, pepper, berries sometimes. And chemicals such as Sunset Yellow, Sulphites, ALCOHOL IS A NO NO IF YOURE GOING THROUGH SUCH THINGS IT CAN MAKE IT WORSE AND YOUR HEART. i READ ON ANOTHER SITE THAT YOUR HEART SLOWS DOWN AND CAUSES LACK OF BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE BRAIN AND THATS WHY YOU CAN FEEL DIZZY/PASS OUT AND STUFF/EYES ROLL. AND I DIRECTLY LINK THESE TO ALLERGIES. THERE'S NO WAY (YES I DO GET VULNERABLE WHEN UNWELL) BUT THERES NO WAY THESE ARE PANIC ATTACKS AND THEY DO GET WORSE IF YOU DONT LOOK AFTER YOURSELF. ANYPHILAXIS DOES HAVE A SIMILAR SYMPTOM BUT EVEN IF YOURE NOT AND YOU HAVE FOOD SENSITIVITIES YOUR BODY CAN GO AWRY. AND THAT IS WHATS HAPPENING TO YOU. TOO MANY DOCTORS GIVE OUT PILLS THAT OFTEN MAKE THINGS A LOT WORSE!!!!!!!WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF ALL THE GPS TOLD ALL THE PATIENTS THEY WERE ILL FROM FOOD. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO OUR INDUSTRY/ECONOMY? OR GLOBALLY. ANOXIC SEIZURES ARE RELATING TO THE SHORTNESS OF BLOOD TO THE BRAIN. AND I BELIEVE THIS TO BE THE REACTION OF FOOD PROBLEMS, CROHNS DISEASE CELIAC DISEASE AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE. YOU NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT YOURE ALLERGIC TO ASAP FOR YOUR CHILDS SAKE, EXCERCISE AND HEALTHY DIET WITH NO ALCHOHOL WILL IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES, KEEP WEIGHT LOW, SNACK ON FRUITS, NOT HIGH SUGAR, AVOID STIMULANTS, LOSE WEIGHT WITH L-CARNITINE & GET UR CIRCULATION GOING, YOU CANT AFFORT TO LOSE THIS CENTRAL SYSTEM. IF YOU GET ILL AND BED BOUND, THATS IT FOLKS!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, I am about the same age and it sounds like you have panic attacks. I had several myself and suffer anxiety, depression and all sort of aches and pains including heavy chest, tingling in arms, stiff neck, lump in throat feeling etc. I am quite confused myself, but I would advise you to do research on panic attacks on the internet to understand what is going on in your body. Good luck Leilait sounds like you have GERD
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 11, 2011
    • 05:04 PM
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  • All of you should check into CHRONIC LYME disease. Even if you don't remember a tick bite, you very well may have it. Most doctors will tell you no such thing exists, but GOOGLE it.
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  • I'll try to make this as short as I can. ...... Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.Your symptoms point to caffeinism. Do you use caffeine in any form, coffee, energy drinks, black, green or white tea, yearba mate, chocolate, kola drinks etc?The cure is a complete change in lifestyle, which is explained in my blog.http://brainlaunderette.blogspot.com/p/how-to-stop-caffeine-dependence.html
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