Posted 4/20/2008 12:33 AM (GMT -6)
ugh, where to begin... Last year I was diagnosed with panic attack disorder which was causing me to have panic attacks that mimic'd heart attacks, where I was seen several times in the emergency room, my heart rate would be high and so on, but everything else looked fine, EKG blood work etc, ocassionally my D-dymer blood test was elevated which the dr's said thats a non specific test which means they do a routine chest ct scan to rule out pulmonary embolism.. ok whatever, Decemeber I had a hysteroscopy D&C to remove a polyp in my uterus which they give you general anesthesia, now since January I have been having daily ongoing vertigo with ocassional blood pressure spikes, no appetite, a all over feeling of not feeling well, like my health deteriorating, I've had CT scans, Head MRI, X-ray's, Blood tests, abdominal sonogram, 48/24 hr urine test, echo-cardiogram (heart), EMG, I had a EGD (yesterday) and I have a EEG (Monday). So Im still basically in a diagnostic period.
about 2 weeks ago along with all my other symptoms, I started having a lump feeling in my esophogus and in my throat, like I swallowed something big and it wont go down. this is a all day feeling that wont go away. Which is what prompted my GP to do a abominal sonogram and EGD. He took several biopsys because I guess he suspects something like GERD or w/e, I also have gallstones, but he said he thinks theres something more going on then just gallstones, but I have to wait 2 weeks for the results (lame).
Today I went to the ER because my dizziness (vertigo) is worse and I feel like my body is weighted down with a ton of bricks, like gravity is pulling me to the ground harder then normal, my whole body is weak. And I still have that feeling in my throat like someone karate chopped my throat in that one spot. The ER did blood work and everything was fine, except I was very dehydrated, so they gave me IV fluids then sent me on my way. Im still feeling really bad.
Could this all be related to GERD? Vertigo/BP fluctuations/No appetite/General feeling of being ill (deteiorating health).
I have been searching for realated issues which could hopfully give me some answers. Please help.. BTW Im female 32 yrs old