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Thankyou for taking your time in reading this and my apologies for the length. Also this could go here, anxiety, other as I really am not sure anymore
Lets start, im 28 years old, overweight, smoker (currently cutting down to stop about 4 a day now), have had IBS for about 10 years. About 8 weeks ago I had some dull pain in my left testicle which came and went, I assumed it was muscular and carried on with things and just took some ibuprofen but it didnt improve neither did it get worse. I decided I should go and see my GP who took a urine sample to be sent off as the dip test supposedly had a bit of blood in and had a feel of the testicles, groin and stomach but couldn't feel nothing. I was also referred for a Ultrasound of my Urinary Tract but was told normally kidney stones cause excruciating pain as does testicle torsion.
About 3 days later I went to bed and drunk about half a pint of water before laying down then all of a sudden I felt sick, came over extremely hot and started struggling for breath. Managed to calm myself down and went bed but was shivery so I decided to go see my GP again although this time it was a different DR who again took a urine sample but said it was fine. He suggested it may be a UTI so prescribed cipholexen.
I was still feeling a bit nauseus but just assumed it may be a UTI causing it so finished the 5 day course but on the 5th day felt nauseus, hot, tight chest, hard to get a deep breath and took myself to A&E who carried out an ECG test, blood test and a chest X-Ray which all come back clear. I was told by the DR at A&E that it may be muscular or anxiety and to see my GP for some medication to help with anxiety.
Next day I went back and saw my DR who refused to give anything for anxiety and said he wants to wait for the ultrasound and got on the case to the hospital who have now booked me in on the 25th of this month but I was told that the urine results were back and they were also clear so to rest and just take it easy for a week or so.
I managed to last a week but still had the dull pain coming and going in my testicle, shortness of breath, nauseus and just feel light headed/spaced out so I went back to the DR last week who said he was thinking it may be depression and/or anxiety causing the other worries and the testicle pain was a seperate matter so prescribed sertraline 50mg.
I have heard and read alot of negative things with these sertralines so looked at other ways and bought some bachs comfort and reassurance drops which do seem to help but I am still experiencing nausea from when I wake up on and off, light headed, chest tightness, testicle dullness comes and goes aswell as groin pain. Have also noticed that I can feel muscle twitches/spasms in my left back and right arm (weird I know) and also alot of belching even after drinking water so have got sone indigestion tablets and pro biotic yoghurt incase my gut/stomach is ruined from taking ibuorofen and ciohalexen but it doesnt have seem to have helped.
To round it up I have got 2 weeks to wait for this ultrasound and this is currently whats going on:
Nausea, belching, light headed/spaced out, dullness in left testicle comes and goes and also groin now, occasionaly tight chest (but breathing feels better, I have being doing breathing exercises) if I lay on my back it feels uncomfortable up the top of my back left side and sometimes stomach feels all squashed (this has gone on several years on and off though) occasionaly get a squashing feeling on mainly my right lower abdomen/side/hip.
I have added more veg/fruit into my life (I had a real bad diet if im honest), probiotic yoghurt daily, stopped ibuprofen/paracetamol, bought a memory foam mattress topper, just decided to try a hot castor oil pack on my hip/lower abdomen. Also worth noting last week I also got a pretty bad cold/flu and coughwhich is still leaving and I am bringing up yellowy phlegm and occasionaly have noticed a streak or 2 of blood in but been a smoker I cough bad and believe this to be because I am causing little tears in my throat etc.
I have tried googling and have being thrown with everything such as kidney stones, kidney disease, GERD, gallbladder stones, hernia, cancer, eperdimitis (i think it was called) and of course anxiety/depression but not one has all the symptons I have had so am hitting a brick wall
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