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For the past 3 years I have been feeling ill in stages, it began with a dizzy lightheaded spell like I might faint, I remember the exact day it happened and things haven't been right since.
Symptoms come and go but I may have a couple of months when I am OK but then the next 3 months will be full of sporadic symptoms. The only thing they found was a large fibroid and since I've had that I've had different Dr's tell me my symptoms are absolutely not fibroid related and others tell me they could be, what do you think? Fibroid is 17cm by 17cm so it's a fair size
Crawling feeling in skins on feet, nose, feeling things that aren't there
Ringing in ears
Feeling like I have difficulty breathing like I'm suffocating
IBS type symptoms
Veins on my hands and wrists become more prominent and visible and the its seems much easier for me to get a dead arm in certain positions than normal
Feel like I'm not generally "with it", like I never fully wake up and my body is telling me something isn't right, head is foggy and thinking seems harder
Palpitations and fast heart beat
Feeling like as I am about to go to sleep my body jumps like I've stopped breathing
Numbness and burning sensation in my thigh
Pain in arms
Generally quite tired and achy
Some general pains around my body and joints, arms, jaw, hips
Total body numbness upon laying down
As I sit here I can look at the symptoms and relate them to anxiety which is what my Dr said it was but I think its something else. I am fortunate enough now, following some sessions with an anxiety specialist, to be able to recognise when I am anxious. I get anxious when I am feeling ill, and when I am not. So now I feel confident that I can say these symptoms are not caused by anxiety.
I have had the following checks and illnesses confirmed:
Brain/inner ear scan (all fine)
Scan of liver, pancreas, kidneys and spleen (all fine)
Pelvic scan (which revealed a large fibroid)
Numerous blood tests, numerous times (all fine)
ECG (all fine)
Heart monitor for a week (revealed possible atrial fibrillation for which I was on meds which made me breathless so GP agreed to stop them as was not concerned)
Heart Echo (all fine)
I feel like my symptoms are general but together alarm me, I also have the nagging fact that my breathing ins't down to either of these things which makes me feel like my GP has fobbed me off with a diagnosis of something that I cannot be treated for just to get me out of his office.
In this time I have switched GP's because of feeling fobbed off but they see my age (33) and think it cant be anything serious. I am at a loss as to what to do so I have begun my search for logical illnesses that I can then ask my GP about when I go.
Needless to say I am frightened because it seems like something that is not going away alone and that is here to stay if not treated. I feel that this is something which seems to come and go in waves but never totally goes away.
Thank you all and any thoughts you have might just help me in getting to the bottom of this.
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