PLEASE READ, lot to explain!!18, Desperate to feel good or normal again.

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Hello. I am an 18 year old male, nursing student, who has been very energetic and played travel hockey and baseball my whole life.To explain my whole situation I need to go back about 2 years to When I was 16. For most of my life even though I was very very physically active , I’ve always been not fat but chubby and could never really lose weight. At 16 I started to notice and become really fatigue. I felt very tired and sluggish while also dealing with minor muscle aches. I started to loose motivation, I started to get mood swings and feel depressed. I also started to notice a “Pressure” type of feeling on my upper left abdomen, right under my diaphragm going from the center out to my left ribs. At sometimes I can feel or move around what feels to be a lump. It’s not really pain, but ever since I’ve had a very weird pushing feeling that either feels muscular or deeper than that. It’s hard to feel for others but everyone knows their own body. Most can’t feel a “lump” but they do agree that’s its very tender feeling. Anyways, I went to 3 different doctors, my Primary Md, my mother’s Oncologist and a 3rd to get an ultrasound. Had blood tests, urine dipstick, everything seemed Normal with 1/3 doctors saying “ I do possibly feel a small benign mass” but it was never seemed serious by him and was never followed up. Another doctor told me I had GURD or acid reflux and prescribed me acid meds. MONTHS GO By, the feeling is still there In my upper left abdomen reaching around my left side to back pain and tightness directly behind or dorsal where the “Pushing” feeling is on the front and I’m now feeling even more fatigue, weak, unmotivated and depressed. now, One night I come back from the gym. (I have always eaten relatively healthy, not abused drugs or alcohol, and drink TON of water) and this night was no exception. I go in the bathroom to brush my teeth, all of a sudden I get EXTREMELY DIZZY, I faint and hit my head on the Bathtub, luckily my girlfriend was there. I was only out for about 10 seconds but it was the first and only time I have ever fainted. Once my girlfriend got me up, I was feeling almost fine, addrenaline pumping, I asked her to grab my pop and rice because I thought I could be diabetic based on the constant fatigue and lack of energy. Following that night, my anexiety skyrocketed and it stills is a year and half after. I went to 3 different cardiologists, Had several stress tests, ultra sounds, EKG and even The portable 28 day EKG packs. Besides very normal and benign PVCs or irregular heartbeat. I was okay. It’s been almost exactly a year since I fainted. I’m now 18 1/2 STILL feeling extremely fatigued, depressed, just completely not myself and it feels so discouraging. The pressure feeling is still there, but now , I’m starting in the past few months, to experience worsening and different symptoms. I now on top of the others, am starting to get a mild pain in both areas on my ribs around the kidneys, mostly and mainly the left side still. I’m 18 ONLY years OLD and I’ve been experiencing severe erectile dysfunction and lack of libido. I eat extremely healthy, and my weight will fluctuate very fast, not too dramatically, BUT I’ll never loose fat. I could loose 20 pounds but not really gain muscle or loose fat and look the same. I have also been have frequent urination, (Mind you I’m a college student who drinks a ton of coffee but also a ton of water) so it’s expected but it’s more so the fact that my urethra always feels like there’s urine in it still. No pain or burning but a lot of leakage after urinating , and sometimes , mostly at night, it’s very hard to start peeing or “push” . With all of this weird influx and combination of physical and emotional stress and feelings, I’m lucky if I sleep 3-4 hours a week. I’m a college student guys, I don’t feel like the motivated out going person I used to be anymore, and it just kinda changed out of no where. Im tired of all of these people kinda telling me what’s normal or what’s going on with me when I know I feel different or it’s not what they think. I’m going to my Primary Again in a couple days to get a new blood panel, hormonal tests, urine analysis, prostate exam, and then gonna get refered to a urologist. I guess I’m just seeing if anyone has heard of this before or felt like this. I’m tired, I feel like I’m a 60 year old man sometimes with how sore and tired I am  ,and with the lack of Libido, urination problems (which both have been more recent). Please share your opinion and thankyou for reading this far lol, it’s a lot but I needed to include a lot also so you can get a good perspective. 

-Cam

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    I think it is good you are going to see an urologist. Somebody should also take an interest why you are sleeping so little... can you discuss your sleeping problems with your doctor? You cannot go on like that. Have you had an abdominal CT scan or an MRI? Keep trying. Have you seen a dietician?

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      Thankyou for you opinion I seriously appreciate it! But I have not talked to anyone about sleep or had my stomach looked at more than an Ultra sound. The discomfort is always there but the level of discomfort or how tight and sometimes minor pain will come and go but it fluctuates. Back pain is constant, fatigue, dizziness, mood and emotional changes,  insomnia, with the now more recent E.D. and urinary issues I’m wondering if they are separate issues or related. Myself being a nursing student deciding on being a Nurse Practioner or Phsycians Assistant after, I’ve been trying to change or fix and type of behavior or diet, I’ve noticed as an issue or obstruction, nothing has changed. I don’t want to just throw stuff out but I’ve been reading up on Addison’s Disease and it’s the only thing that is most relative but is very rare. Hormonal imbalances or circulation issues would be my next range of possible causes but it doesn’t give much justice to the stomach side and back symptoms so I’ve been stuck. 

      Again, thankyou! I’ll update and reply when I can.

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    I think you may have more than just Adrenal problems Cam and I’d see your GP or hospital specialist to find out exactly what’s going on. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. 
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    Maybe you should visit an internal doctor and get a CT scan and 24 hour urine test to measure hormone levels etc.  What is your blood pressure like?
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    my BP usually runs a little high on average but isn't much of an issue. Lots of stress, coffee, etc im a type A person lol

     

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      There are adrenal syndromes other than Addison’s and of course kidney problems so CT scans of both would be helpful. Have you had your electrolytes/minerals tested?
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    You are too young to have high blood pressure which is not good to anybody at any age anyway

    monsie

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