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Thank you for taking the time to read this in advance.
I had been hoarse for 3 months and it started to worry me, no pain, but just raspy.
I went to an ENT and he diagnosed me with GERD. (i don't have chest pain or heart burn)
i started taking omeprazole and went on a non acid diet.
7 days later i had my first major episode
i was at work helping customers (i am a barista) and i felt my body go a bit numb and i got warm so i crouched down to drink water. I went to my boss and asked if i could sit down after i helped the customers and he told me i had no color in my skin and my lips were yellow, so to go now.
I talked to him explaining the drinks i had and i went completely blind. (not sure if it was gradual or all at once, but i was unable to see anything) the episode lasted about 7 minutes total
i thought it was a reaction to the medication, but it has been two months and i have an extreme pressure in my head ever since that day.
I have had other episodes since that day which seemed to be minor compared to the first one.
I have been misdiagnosed with GERD, pituitary etiology, POTS, Migraines, Headaches, Panic attacks, anxiety (my second episode happened after i had gotten out of a bath so these didn't make sense), fainting, sinus tachycardia, munchausens, sinusitis (i have had sinus pains), and many others
I have had
Dental X-rays : clear
EEG (which is today)
CT scan : clear
Holter monitor (my heart rate went up to 165 during my most recent episode while driving) : not sure yet of results
EKG : normal
I have never smoked, i have never drank alcohol in my life either. I am an unusually healthy eater, i don't really work out though.
i am 5'8, 126 pounds, 19years. vitals are good.
my main symptoms are :
-head pressure (mostly around my sinuses)
-confusion and slurred speech comes and goes ( if i pause in a conversation my memory goes blank and i cannot restart again, even if someone reminds me of what we were talking about i can't get back
-i have a bad habit of staring at things, i am fully concious, but i can't take my eyes away
-fatigue and extreme exhaustion
-ear pain (i've been to urgent care and she told me i had fluid behind my ears)
-muscle spasms or tremors
-numbness in parts of body randomly
-depression (because of not finding answers)
-i can hear my heartbeat always (might be because of fluid in ears but it keeps me up at night)
-constantly feeling dehydrated but drinking over half my weight in oz a day
-hoarseness, lump in throat (checked last night and one of my tonsils is slightly bigger than the other; nothing too different, this has just appeared within the last couple days)
a doctor suggested i should look into lyme, hormones and allergies.
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