No, this is definitely not the only symptom. Right now, my doctors think I either have Fibromyalgia, Lyme, or Autonomic Dysfunction. I still need more tests run. This is just my most recent symptom.
I’m 24, and have had no major health issues with the exception of kidney stones prior to the onset of these symptoms. On Thanksgiving Day, I started getting pain in my left shoulder and on the left side of my chest. The next day the pain continued and I also had shortness of breath, so I went to the ER where they did an EKG, a Chest X Ray and Blood Tests. All the tests were normal, and I was told it was probably Costochondritis.
The chest pain continued, and I saw a Cardiologist a few days later. He sent me for a CT Pulmonary Angiography (with contrast), and a Doppler Test on my legs to test for a blood clot, since I had been using birth control pills the month before. Both tests were normal. He also did an Echocardiogram, which he said was normal.
Since then, I have seen many doctors, including another Cardiologist, who has done an EKG, another Echocadiogram and a 24 Holter Monitor. He thinks I have Mitral Valve Prolapse (even though my Echos have never shown it). Basically, I don’t want to be diagnosed with something that I may not have.
Since Thanksgiving, I have had pain in the following areas. They are not all the time, and they can last anywhere from hours to weeks
Shortness of Breath
Rib Pain and pain going into my back
Arm Pain (shooting pain down both arms)
Pain between Wrist and Elbows
Pain in Shoulder Blades
Neck and Back Pain
Tingling in Hands and Feet
Burning sensation on left side of face, head, and upper back.
Tenderness under arms on both sides
Pulsing sensation in ribs
Headaches (different pattern than my usual headaches that I’ve had in the past)
Pain in Hips
Vibrating sensation in left foot
I have had the following tests
24 Hour Holter Monitor
MRI of Brain (no contrast)
MRI of Cervical Spine (no contrast)
MRI of Thoracic Spine (no contrast)
CT Scan of Stomach (swallowed contrast)
Tests for Lupus and Lyme Disease
Another thing is recently I have been having these "episodes" where I feel really disassociated from what is going on around me, extreme shortness of breath, my heart beats really fast, and I feel like I’m going to pass out. It’s the scariest thing.
I honestly don’t know what is causing these episodes. Yesterday I was getting ready to go to a dinner and was getting my hair done when all of a sudden one of the episodes hit. Oddly enough, the hair spray that she was using seemed like it wasaggravating my symptoms. I have no idea if certain chemicals or sprays can make you feel like that, but I just noticed that I had to cover my mouth and nose when she was spraying my hair, or else it made my shortness of breath worse.
If you’ve read all this, thank you so much. Thank you in advance for your help and opinions.