Help!! I feel like I'm falling apart

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JB1605
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Date Joined Oct 2015
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   Posted 10/24/2015 2:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm writing on here because I feel kind of lost at this point. I have so many symptoms, but nobody can seem to diagnose me. My doctor told me I need to get a second opinion with a rheumatologist. She also wants me to see a neurologist and cardiologist. I'm hoping that some one on here can guide me in the right direction, or at least give me some kind of hope

My symptoms:

-Positive ANA
-Chronic widespread pain
- jaw neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, fingers, back, legs
-migraines
-gained 50 lbs quickly over a year, and I can't lose it.
-nausea almost every day, sometimes vomiting
-tremors in my hands, fingers
- spasms in my lips, eyes, thighs
-chest pain
-dry skin
-dry/redness under my nose and my bottom lip
- frequent black or bloody sputum
-dry mouth, even when I'm constantly drinking water to stay hydrated
-very itchy ears
-sporadic palpitations
-dizziness
-sometimes blurry vision
-trouble breathing (like that feeling that im unable to get enough air)
-get overheated easily
-fatigue
-trouble sleeping
-difficulty getting the right words out
- random, but more frequent slow thinking or movement (like I have to stop and remember how to do something I've done a million times)
-frequently dropping things
-stiffness
-body is constantly tense
-I have a "mad face" as a resting face, which is apparently a symptom of PD
-restlessness
-anxious
- depression
-low vitamin D, which I've been taking supplements for
- recently bruising more,easily than before
-abdominal pain on my right side near my belly button for a few years now. Two CT scans showed swollen lymph nodes and my elium (not sure if spelled that right) is swallon. They thought it could be chrohns disease, but my colonscopy and biopsy was normal, the doctor never followed up with me on anything else, even though the pain is still there.

Also, I recently had an MRI of my brain, and they said the results were normal.
Chest x-ray was normal.
Thyroid tests were normal.

Not sure where to go from here. I'm sick of doctors looking at my age (28) and saying "you're too young for anything serious. It's just anxiety." I can feel that there is something wrong, and it's getting worse. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!

Post Edited (JB1605) : 10/24/2015 2:07:31 AM (GMT-6)


DanielJ
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Date Joined Oct 2015
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   Posted 10/29/2015 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Listen... if you're leading a healthy lifestyle and you have been checked up by various professionals, then anxiety is extremely likely -- and yes it DOES have the power to trigger all of the things you mentioned.

(1) Frequent black or bloody sputum

(1A) Yup... let me tell you a story. My friend once woke up throwing up blood over the entire bed sheet and we were totally horrified... turned out it was blood from his nose that went down his throat, I'm sure it's the same with you.

(2) Chronic widespread pain

(2A) I don't know what you mean by that, but hyperventilation which is associated with anxiety can cause pain in the chest and back, as well as muscle tension.

(3) Migraines

(3A) Common with anxiety, due to muscle tension in the neck.

(4) Gained 50 lbs quickly over a year, and I can't lose it.

(4A) Sign of stress, probably due to your anxiety.

(5) Nausea almost every day, sometimes vomiting

(5A) Anxiety can cause vomiting and nausea.

(6) Tremors in my hands, fingers

(6A) Again, this is very common with anxiety.

(7) chest pain

(7A) Like I said earlier, hyperventilation and muscle tension cause that.

(8) very itchy ears

(8A) Definitely a sign of anxiety, I always get it when I'm anxious. I also feel that they are red and hot.

(9) Body is constantly tense

(9A) That's like one of the MAIN symptoms of anxiety.

(10) abdominal pain on my right side near my belly button for a few years now. Two CT scans showed swollen lymph nodes and my elium (not sure if spelled that right) is swallon. They thought it could be chrohns disease, but my colonscopy and biopsy was normal, the doctor never followed up with me on anything else, even though the pain is still there.

(10A) This could be the only problem you have that is not anxiety related. Perhaps it's the appendix? Check it out mate.

Post Edited (DanielJ) : 10/29/2015 10:06:22 AM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20282
   Posted 10/29/2015 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
see health anxiety. the anxiety forum and it's resources are excellent as well. RA can be dx quickly. gut, irritable bowel disorder / gerd? many healing thoughts 2 u both. good info danielj.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
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Melissuh
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Date Joined May 2015
Total Posts : 763
   Posted 11/5/2015 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety possibly, have you had your thyroid checked?
Health Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Costochondritis, Panic Attacks, PCOS, pre-diabetic, Hypothyroid, & GERD.

50mcg Levothyroxine
20mg Cymbalta
25mg Hydroxyzine
500mg Metformin twice daily

tblount
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Date Joined Oct 2015
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 11/6/2015 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
First, a 10 panel STD screen. The bruising is not a good sign.

Have you checked for heavy metals? Led, mercury etc will cause most of the symptoms.

Do you drink diet sodas? Aspartame causes a lot of the symptoms.
M 64, detected after taking a 10 panel STD blood test
Started 12 week treatment with Solvaldi and Ribavirin 9-28-15
Genotype 2b -- Load Count 17,000,000
Probably got infected 45 years ago

Soosee
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Date Joined Nov 2015
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 11/6/2015 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Listen. If you have all these symptoms, inc. positive ANA, start with rheumatologist. They are used to young women who "shouldn't have anything really wrong" with them having serious illnesses. A rheumatologist will be able to tell you if you need to see a cardiologist or neurologist. But a rheumatologist is the specialty to begin with when your symptoms are all over the place. If you have any of a number of immune/ autoimmune illnesses which can lead to & mimic other diseases, the rheumy is trained to sort it all out & not be predisposed to think because you're young & female it's "all in your head" or "just nerves/anxiety". I have autoimmune disease & see several specialists, but the rheumatologist is the specialty to see first.
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