I guess this is like a 'rant post'. I just need some 'listening ears' I guess. My husband thinks it's ALL in my head and doesn't take me seriously when it comes to symptoms and pains. My mom, on the other hand, starts to talk about
her own health issues the moment I mention something. Needless to say, talking to them about
THIS stresses me out even more.
I have been in pain & high anxiety for about one week (not gonna repeat the whole story and bore you because I've posted in another thread). Finally managed to get an endoscopy appointment (5 weeks from now ). Doctor thinks it's GERD. Even though I have to wait very long for the appointment, I was quite relieved as the doctor was able to confirm what was causing all my symptoms.
After I went home from seeing the doctor, I suddenly had 'new' symptoms. My left chest, arm, neck, chin, jaw, cheekbones(face) and leg(not the whole leg but different spots) feel numb and 'tight'. Immediately I thought of 2 possibilities - heart & stroke.
I am now horrified at the sudden onset of new symptoms. I've been seeing doctors, wondering, being worried, tolerating pains, and now THIS. It's very frustrating and I just feel like screaming but I know that won't make it go away.
One minute I was happy, planning what I'm gonna do tomorrow in terms of work and pleasure. And the next minute, the numbness & chest tightness just smashed my happiness to pieces. That's how it feels like.
I did what I know I'm not supposed to do - googling symptoms. And I came across Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. I hope it's either nothing or this. Not a heart problem or stroke.
This whole week I have been really moody, depressed and having nightmares everytime I sleep. When I'm awake, I haven't been able to concentrate on anything because my mind keeps going back to the pains and symptoms.
Why do I have these new weird symptoms now?
Thank you for reading my rant.