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Hi - I have multiple inflammatory conditions (hoping to figure out the reason or the larger likely auto-immune one) I don't even know which section to post under, but my most immediate issue today (this happens sometimes) it feels like there is a lump on the left side of my throat, food was going down with difficulty, then I was vomiting everything back up. It still feels like there is a lump when I swallow. Feels like a hair is stuck but I'm 99% sure there isn't a hair. I have a complex health situation that I'm still waiting for all the specialists to figure out - diagnosed with chronic idiopathic angeioedema (last 12-15 years), severe asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis to things like certain pollen and treenuts, some treefruit, chronic pain/elements of arthritis. Recently I've been having some heart weirdness, back and forth to emerg, tachycardic and high (sometimes low) blood pressure (I'm 27 year old female - a LOT of cardiovascular problems in my family, my dad has a lot too and he and I share many health similarities). I've been very dizzy and fuzzy lately, almost passed out a couple times, feel as though I'm high, very tired and EXTREMELY fatigued even though my heart is hammering away like a hummingbird. I'm not overly stressed or anxious, I'm cognizant to seperate those from the symptoms as I've learned over the years anxiety just makes everything worse. They ordered a holter monitor test and I had to do 2 24-hour urine tests to check for adrenal crisis (results not back yet), and they perscribed me betablockers that I'm supposed to start today, but I don't want to take them because what if they don't find out what is wrong then? Will the betablockers mask an issue? Plus I'm already taking 4 reactine a day, omnaprazole, avamys, singulaire, simbibort and sometimes atrovent, toradol and ventolin - and I go on prednisone 3-5 times a year, sometimes for months at a time) so I'm not excited to add another one to the list (my tongue swells a lot for unknown reasons, my left cheek often gets "on fire" and swells and turns beet red, and my limbs swell, especially right thigh, right arm, I have had to take two epipens and countless steroid and benedryl shots/IVs), I'm also a severe asthmatic, and have been going back and forth to rheumatologist to check for autoimmune issues (there is definitely one but they can't agree on which, my ANA is negative but I have almost all the symptoms of lupus, they are thinking psoriatic arthritis because I've had what seemed like "gout" attacks in different joints, uric acid spikes but the Rheum said he believes it to be some level of psoriatoc arthritis, I get joint pain (and some swelling) all the time, for the past 11-12 years), I also have had regular chest pain since I was 12 or so, but it has been getting worse and is lately accompanied by the "fuzzies", near fainting, weak hands, tachycardia, headaches and some nausea. Forgetting things, high-low BP but always high heartrate. They are rushing my cardiology appointment. I'm trying not to worry in the meantime, but now I've been throwing up all day as well. And feel like I can't swallow (not like my throat is like swollen shut, but just like there is an obstruction), sorry for the million symptoms and maybe TMI...there is a LOT more I can tell you, but any ideas on how to speed of diagnosis? Different things I could ask about? Frustrated [sad] Thanks so much for your time and advice! Even with this swallowing thing...it is weird. My allergist (I see her once a month or so) so said she had a similar angioedemic case where the lady had an underlying heart issue and once that was fixed her life was awesome, less angioedema and everything. Rheumatologist wants to put me on Plaquinil for my lupus-like symptoms, but where I have mild psoriasis as well, there is a concern I could get full blown psoriasis and I don't want any more conditions...oh my. I just feel like a bit of a mess lately, especially with such crazy fatigue...any suggestions or tips or ANYthing would be so so so appreciated Sorry if I'm all over the place.
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