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Im just trying to do some reading to figure out what is going on with me. I'm also trying to avoid self diagnosis from the things I read on the internet but I am pretty tired of trying to find out why I feel the way I do.
I'm a 42 year old male in relatively good health. I don't smoke, don't drink much. I had a terrible flu over Christmas with a 103 fever, dehydration and horrible lung issues. Coudln't breathe without coughing. Each breath had to be a conscious effort and eventually my lungs were sore. I went to the ER on xmas eve to get rehydrated and they said I had the flu.
I recovered from that flu in about 10 days. I never had the flu in my life and this was the most sick I've ever been. Even worse than strep I had as a kid. I have terrible sinuses, removed tonsils and adenoids when i was younger.
About a month after the flu, I then had an eye infection that went from one eye to the other. The left eye swelled up almost 1/2 shut, then the other eye did the same a week later. It lasted about 3 weeks til they returned to normal.
After the eye infection I then was hit with a severe brain fog and extreme weakness. The braid fog was so bad that I could almost describe it as a feeling of being on the edge of passing out. I couldn't concentrate, simple things like swapping 2 people named Andrew's last names in conversation, ofrforgetting things I just talked about. I couldn't sleep very well at all, sitting in bed I honestly felt I was going to die. The last week or so I have had issues with my heart it feels like. It beats harder while lying down, and sometimes it feels like it flutters. For about a week I also felt like I wasn't getting a satisfying breath.
Today my main issue is I'm clumsy along with the heart pumping sensation, I tend to bang glasses when putting them in a cabinet, when I put a glass down I over compensate for the distance and it bangs harder. I am just off on these little things. My hands are weak and tired, my whole body is tired. I struggle to lift things, move my body, think and sleep. Sleeping is very hard this past week. Today while at my desk I felt hot all of a sudden for about an hour. Then it went away. Very odd. I generally just feel out of it, I have a constant brain pressure which seems to be helped by tylenol.
Blood tests all check out well. Cholesterol is good, BP is 125/78 roughly. All kidney functions check out. Alt is a little high however.
I'm working with my doctor to try and work through these things. It's exhausting but she's supportive. I am looking to read about others experience and sharing experience to even see if this is what I am suffering from. I have no idea, just looking for information. Thank you for reading my story.
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