Worrying Health Problems - Unknown Cause!?

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   Posted 6/29/2011 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
[[Sorry i couldn't find the right place, so please move my post if necessary. thanks!]]


My girlfriend is having some health issues and i'm very worried, i really need your help

She already have gone to a lot of doctors, did a battery of tests and every doctor says she's fine..

The problem is that she continues to suffer from this problems.

Here's the list:

- Frequent Feeling of Faintness (that is going to faint)
- Dizziness
- Excessive Sadness (crying at random times when the stress is high)
- Exagerous Fear in all kinds of situations
- Sudden Fever that comes and goes without explanation
- Feeling of heavy body
- Frequent Headaches
- Malaise

- 18 years old
- Caucasion
- Never had an operation. Didn't got mothers milk (so maybe she has bad immunitary defenses)
- Has polycystic ovaries
- 1,62 meters (5 feet and 3.78 inches)
- 59kg (130 pounds)

Hope you can give me/her advice about what could be and what she should do

Thank you very much for your time and help!

Violet Rose
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 6/29/2011 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
hi :-)
Firstly I'm sorry to hear your girlfriend is having these problems, nice that she has a partner to care for her!
I'm no doctor but looking at her symptoms reminds me a lot of me when I'm having one of my anxiety episodes.  I suffer with anxiety on and off and when its really bad I have all the symptoms you mention.  I get dizzy, lightheaded like I'm going to faint, constant headaches, feeling very emotional, weepy and nervous for no real reason.  I also experience a 'heavy body' sensation often in my arms where I feel I can't coordinate them probably almost like they don't  belong to me! very odd.  I also at those times have panic symptoms in social situations which is very unlike me usually.
My anxiety symptoms however disappeared when I began to take propanolol for migraine prevention.
as I said I'm no doctor or expert just thought I'd let you know as its the first thing that sprung to mind when I read your post :)

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 7/16/2011 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the support! I really care about her :)

Yes she suffers from anxiety episodes, it happens the exact same thing to her!

But are anxiety curable? I mean taking a medication for life isn't the best thing, what did you do to work on this problems?

She get's stressed a lot, for example 1 day before the exam for college admission she cried for no reason.

Any more ideas?

Lanie G
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   Posted 7/16/2011 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
jonasantos, welcome to the Forum.  I'm going to move your first post to the Anxiety and Panic Disorders Forum, so look at that forum for your post.  I will copy your post but it will look like I posted it initially.  Violet Rose  has good advice.  I also think your friend may be suffering from extreme anxiety.  This may also be present with depression and many other feelings of angst or fear as well as physical symptoms.  This is why doctors always run tests to make sure it's not a physical cause.  Along with some medication, her doctor may recommend therapy, too.  You are a great friend for her and she's very lucky.  When people are overtaken by anxiety, it may appear irrational to others and even themselves but it's very real.  I hope you will get more responses on the other forum, and when you do, we can probably delete this thread.  I don't think we can move the whole thread, so I'm just copying your first post.

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   Posted 8/5/2011 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks so much for all advice.

She's trying to relax more and more, but now she started also having vertigo.

I think that's genetic, her mother also had cronic vertigo (it start feeling dizing and with vertigo for no reason)

do you think this could be connected?

I tried to search http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinthitis but i really don't know where to look, the doctor just called it "chronic vertigo"

Any more advice on the first post is welcome, thanks! :)
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