Posted 3/21/2015 8:56 PM (GMT -7)
I am a new member seeking help with health problems I've been dealing with for the past 6 years. I was extremely active and a health nut before this happened. Sorry if they are repetitive, random and scattered.
This all started in January, 2009 when I felt water run into my right ear while showering. It felt like a normal water in the ear situation but I wasn't able to get the water out. I tried everything you could think of to relieve the feeling, nothing worked. My ear began to ring soon after.
On a Sunday in mid-March, 2009, I was watching TV when I felt a tear or pinch in my left side mid back, directly behind my heart. It felt like I had been stabbed, the left side of my stomach began rumbling and my heart began beating really fast and irregular. The pain was and still is really intense especially when I twist right. The pain in my stomach felt like and still feels like the ligaments tightened up through the center of my chest.
Everyday my back and abdomen gets really stiff while at work, it worsens throughout the day, especially if I eat anything. It's very painful and I swell at the same time.
Irregular heart rate mainly after eating or in bed, I can really feel it after eating and when I first lie down.
I get fatigued easily.
Spider bite like sores appeared on left side of my neck behind ear and on two spots on my thigh. They took several months too heal.
Chest and rib pain mainly left side, back pain mostly after eating and mostly on left mid back, stomach pain - alternating pains, randomly.
When I'm sitting in my recliner with my back against the backrest and need to burp, I can't until I lean up taking pressure off my back.
Sometimes I feel hot and other times cold for no apparent reason.
I've gained weight, even though I'm not eating near as much as before.
When I lay on my back, stomach or left side my stomach pain starts and the back pain starts. I can only fall asleep when laying my right side.
It was really hard to breath during any activity especially the first year because of the back, rib and chest pain. This is still a problem but not as bad as the first year.
When I tighten my stomach muscles my heart beats irregular.
Bad gas mostly after eating, stomach and intestine pain, can't expel gas, feels like I have to poop most of the time, bowel movements not normal, leaking stool and gas, urine leaking and can't control it sometimes.
Pain on left side between ribs and hip worse when I tighten abs and lean side to side, also hitches and pops.
Left shoulder blade pain from back to upper shoulder, can feel it tighten from center of back and it's really painful, sometimes can press against it by placing my left hand behind my back where the pain is and pushing with my right hand forcefully like a wedge in doorway, makes a noise like bones crunching or ligaments/muscle moving over bones, helps with the pain but quickly returns.
Vision worsens with pain at times. One day I see clearly and the next day it’s blurry.
Popping and cracking when I tighten my back muscles and move.
Tightness in throat after eating, etc
Acid reflux after eating or when I’m in bed, food comes up into my mouth.
Rib pain mostly left side front and back.
Right ear ringing continuously, worse when sitting in recliner, less while standing but is always there.
Panic attacks and increased anxiety.
My skin is very sensitive at times.
A sensation of things getting worse in stomach while stressed (almost burning sensation with stressful thoughts).
Random involuntary jerking movements in arms and legs.
Constipation or loose stool, use to be normal.
Tightness in sternum and popping, stomach pain mostly left side.
Left leg numbness and pain much worse when a put pressure on it, stooping down or walking, etc.
Extreme gas especially after eating, painful trapped gas in stomach and intestines can feel it and hear it move in an unusual manner.
Tendon popping in back, arms, legs, hip, shoulders, knees, and ankles, pretty much everywhere but mainly left side.
Headaches and neck pain.
Severe cramps in calves, inner thighs and shins especially after moderate exercise or in bed.
Four of my finger nails on my right hand turned black and fell off. A few of my toe nails have done the same.
Sometimes I stand up and get dizzy, room goes dark for a few seconds.
Hands, legs and feet tingling and falling asleep really easily mainly left side.
Stomach rumbles, and gurgles in different places than before. Before when I had hunger pains it was on my right side but never painful. Now my stomach rumbles, hisses on my left upper and lower side with pain front and back.
Crazy amount of burping after eating -etc.
Sometimes I can't smell anything or taste drink or food.
Most of the time my hands, feet, legs and face swell up; it feels like my whole body swells up. The swelling does go down overnight but returns over time the next day.
When I go without eating the pain is not as bad but is still there. The pain worsens when I do eat and no matter what I eat.
When I exercise or work hard, I am in pain for a few days afterwards.
I went from being pain free and healthy, to severe pain in a blink on an eye. I have been to several Doctors and I have had many test and procedures which so far have come up blank. I would appreciate your thoughts about what this could be.