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Hi this is my first post here so please bare with me, some of what is written may not seem completely relevant but I really don't want to miss anything out.
Well I suppose I'll start by saying Im a 25 year old Male from the UK. Two years ago just before this all started I really found a passion for sports, exercise, nutrition etc, I felt great, without question the healthiest I'd felt my whole life.One weekend I was out at friends having a BBQ, I'd had a few drinks and I started to get a terrible stomach ache, thought at the time it may be the food but everybody else was fine and it very rapidly became agonising, the ache had spread all over my abdomen, into my back.The pain became so bad I urged my friend to call an ambulance before passing out from the pain. Now when I came round in the ambulance, the pain had subsided and they put it down to a thinning of my stomach lining and said it was probably best to not drink for a while.On their recommendation I went to see my GP who prescribed me with Lansoprazole 30g, to this day If I stop taking these or run out I start to feel exremely sick(I guess from the acid build up in my stomach). I've barely drunk since because I either wake up with a similar but more bareable stomach ache or with incredible nausea. Unfortunately its been all downhill from then. A few months later I awoke one morning and my heart felt like it was beating incredibly hard, when I went to the gym the pressure when lifting weights became unbearable and I'd have to stop a few reps into every exercise. I went to the doctor they gave me an ECG but found nothing, they said I was fine and to try not to worry, but the sensation and pressure never went away and everyday the gym became less and less enjoyable. I went back to the doctor this time they decided to give me a 24 hour ECG, I'd also started getting palpations by this point, I went to the gym with the monitor on but still they found nothing. Nothing changed for me though and in the end I decided to stop going until I could figure out for myself why this was happening.
A few months after this I started getting terrible body/muscle aches, it was winter, I felt far more sensitive to the cold, my whole body would seize up and ache tremedously. The only thing that seemed to help was a warm bath and even then the relief was only temporary, I still get these aches, not as severely at the moment but maybe thats just because its summer?
Next a month or so later the aches seemed to move down to my legs, but rather this time it the pain seemed to be more emphasised on my joints and bones rather than muscular, if I'm walking around for more than 1-2 hours the pain becomes pretty severe in the lower legs/feet.
I went back to the doctor, all these different problems was getting quite overwhelming and they seemed convinced that I had health anxiety, I think this is partly down to me not relaying my symptoms very well/finding it hard to put them all into words, I'd been looking around on forums for people seeming to randomly accumalate these issues like I had been but I never really found anything that seemed to similar.
Shortly after I found a lump just off my testicle, Its very tender to touch and when I do sends an aching feeling all the way up into my abdomen thought I better get it checked out, It turned out not to be cancerous but to this day I'm still not sure what it is.
within the 6 months that followed I started to get terrible head pressure which near enough every day develops into a very strange headache. I really cant focus on anything at all, at times I feel like I'm getting awful motion sickness, For me this is the worst symptom, some days i'll have a terrible headache, feel incredibly "out of it", other days will be better but never normal. That started a few months ago now and since then I've also developed bad constipation and what seems like an aching in my coxics/rectum, lowered sex drive, weak flow whilst urinating and a numbing sensation around my penis.
this has all started in the last 2 years, my outlook on life is a positive one but this is something thats really taken over, I can't remember the last time I felt "normal" or really managed to enjoy myself. It's hard to explain to a doctor whats happening to me when its so relentless and I really dont feel like I'm being taken seriously. for these to be isolated problems it seems extremely unlikely or that I am just very very unlucky. Could it be that this stems from a bigger issue affecting my whole body? All the symptoms I described are still very much present today, none have gone and it seems only more develop the longer it goes on. has anyone ever experienced anything similar? Could this be a problem with my immune system? I rarely get colds or flu etc. My diet continues to be pretty good as I feel like now more than ever its important for me to be eating the right things. Any advice or responses would be more than appreciated. Thanks in advance
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