I'm an 18 year old girl in michigan... and ive got problems.
This is going to be long, so bear with me! Im not exactly sure where to start.. So i guess ill put what we've tried first.. then symptoms..
I've been having a boatload of symptoms (which i will list later on) I read them off to my friend.. he said that I was just crazy... that im a hypochondriac...
I eventually went to a doctor after a few years... We did a bazillion tests.. blood... cat scan.. urine... etc.. everything came back negative.. I dont have high blood pressure.. it's low if anything.. I have amazing Cholestorol...
The only thing not normal was I had a little bit low hormone of "progestrone" or something like that..
My health insurance runs out on my bday (nov 9) so im really afraid I will be stuck like this forever...
I dont have a job... because of these symptoms combined with crappy economy of michigan..
Ok so here's what ive been experiencing... (in no particular order)
~Excessively wet mouth.. ( When I went to the dentist to get my teeth cappped, we couldnt finish... as my mouth produces too much water. Even when my mouth feels DRY theres still a lot of water.. unless its UBER dry when I wake up at night.. then it really is dry)
~I get sores on my tongue occasionally.. uummm.. It looks kind of like an inflammed taste bud.. it hurts a lot..
~I have like.. Restless leg syndrome.. only on my WHOLE body.. it's crazy... It doesnt happen all the time.. or even every day.. but some times i just HAVE to move...
~Everyday, however, My entire body is ITCHY. I cant really sit still without itching my head, arms, legs, sides, neck, etc. It itches EVERYwhere.. randomly.. and if I don't itch it becomes unbearable.. more recently, the area underneith my nose and my nose itself has become ungodly itchy.. It itches constantly.. even when im itching it.. even after ive itched it... sometimes it gets to the point where it's raw and hurts..
My doctor had no ideas other than "it may be allergies" allergies my butt!
~I pick at my skin around my nails.. its not Nail-BITING.. but i pick at my nails and the skin around it.. I have to keep them incredibly short.. I dont think my nails have ever been past my fingertips... or even close for that matter.. Basically.. if I see any white part, it's gone... I can't help it... I do it excessively even MORE when im nervous... etc.
~Sometimes my fingers just ACHE terribly.. It's usually only one... SOMETIMES 2.. and it's just a random finger.. TO get it to stop hurting I have to bite it... or whatever.. I guess because of the pain "Gate theory" is why it relieves it. Also I have the aching thing go on with random parts of my body.. I remember one time it was my right thigh.. Another time it was the side of my foot......
~I've only had 4 periods since November 2004.. The ones I did have were ungodly heavy... To the point I had to change pads every hour.. i thought I was going to die of blood loss, the most recent one. (March 14-17 '07) I was up all night and wanted to go to the hospital.. (but of course, my dad wouldnt go) My doctor said that having no periods wasnt hurting anything.. And if i WANTED them i could go on birth control. Nooo thanks! In a recent CAT scan, they discovered I have ovarian cysts (normal ones) so that may be why.... I never had regular periods... I had them every month for a while in 7th-8th grade.. .but I didnt have then for a year in 9th grade.. then started again.. it was crazy.
~I have insane Chest pain sometimes... It hasnt happened REALLY recently.. but when it does, it SUCKS.. I have to hold my chest.. and hold my breathe... as it hurts REALLY bad to breath.. it usually only lasts less than a minute.. but it really bad.
~Sometimes (more recently.. it happend yesterday also, in fact..) I have insane rib pain.. It feels REALLY similar to the insane chest pain.. but it just starts randomly hurting.. and it gets progressively worse... I feel like crying.. It almost feels like someone took a hammer to my rib... But it too, goes away within a minute or so..
~Sometimes my wrists ache.. like my finger, thigh, and foot.. but i suspect that it may be a mild form of carpal tunnel... As I am on the computer practicly all day.
~My pinkie fingers dont bend right.. Actually I think they are SUPPOSED to not bed right.. I discovered this when trying to play Guitar Hero.. It's kinda like an really STIFF off light switch.. its either up or down.. there is no middle.. that's how my pinkie bends.. (and consequently, I cant play guitar hero, lol)
~My pinkie toenails fall off... They just.. grow... and the bottom seperates from the skin.. theres new nail starting to grow underneith.. It's still attatched to the skin near the top... but it bothers me.. so i just rip it the rest of the way off... (theres no blood ever)
~My thumb.. occasionally aches.. like my fingers, but it's more.. it feels almost like its disconnected from my hand (but of course it isnt) again, only relief is to bite.
~I have blurry vision sometimes.. I have glasses.. (to see things far away) but sometimes randomly a portion of the side of my eye becomes blurry and i have to rub and rub it to get it to not be blurry.. (I dont have cateracts) Sometimes my left eye at the top left twitches insanely... to the point where it's hard to see out of.. its annoying and hurts.. hasnt happened lately though... I DID tell my eye doctor about this.. he didnt have anything to say.
~When I was a kid, I had strange skin problems.. My skin had.. red bumps.. it wasn't acne or chicken pox... but it was very odd.. I went to dermatologists.. and they had no answer also... As i got older, it went away.. and was completely gone by the time i was 6.
~At night sometimes.. i feel twitchey.. or even during the day rarely... but mostly at night.. I'll just.. twitch.... I remember one time I twitched so violently (it was only one twitch, so like 1 second) but it shook my whole bed.. and because I'm an avid watcher of the paranormal stuff, I thought that it may be something paranormal that shook my bed!!
~I occasionally 'forget to breathe' in certain situations.. Like if someone is sleeping nearby.. or If I'm near someone important.. and I struggle to deep breathe after i notice it.. because im trying ot be quiet...
~I clench my teeth a lot... its NOT grinding just.. clench... and its mostly just in the back.. It may be associated with nervousness.... as last year in my InDesign class, I felt very agoraphobic and I had the need to get out of there - fast.. my relief was to clench my teeth and suck on a halls breezer... while also clenching my fists... and flexing my toes..
~I sweat... a lot.. exeptionally.. I may have hypohydrosis.. but it's worse in the summertime (obviously because it's hot) but i still sweat in the dead of winter.. when its sub zero temperatures out.. It's also worse when i go places outside of my home... the main places i have insane sweating is under my arms and in the groin area.. It used to be that i fix this, i would wear a pad when I went somewhere.. so it didnt look like i peed myself.. but now, its to the point where i need to wear one at home too.. even when im just sitting.. and when I GO places.. especailly if its an all-day event, I need to wear 2 pads (at the same time) and i'd better change them at least once through the day too. It never used to have any odor or color.. but more recently (as it has gotten worse) it does have a yellowish sometimes brownish tint and smells of urine occasionally.. I had a CAT scan done of my pelvis to see if anything was pressing on my bladder -- and there wasn't. I know i've had this problem since at least 3rd grade... But it was VERY rarely then.. It started acting up in 8th grade... and I really objected to sitting in those black plastic chairs as you could see a wet butt line when i stood up...Then in 9th and 10th grade it held off again.. in 11th grade it got a bit worse... and 12th grade... horrid.. (I graduated in may 06) then in first year of college... is when it went downhill even more... and i had to start wearing 2 pads just to go to school for 5 hours..
~My hands get sweaty and clammy when im around other people.. even my few close friends.
~My armpits also get really sweaty... even more so in the summer/when friends are over/go places.. My... erm.. bras have permanent yellowing/darkening on the underarm part. I use deoderant everyday.. and have even tried switching seveal kinds.. I HAVE tried CertrainDri... and even got presription strength sweating stuff.. but nothing works...
~I have sensitivity to light.. I hate lights on in general.. I walk around the house and turn lights off all the time.. It's compulsive i guess.. (but of course, I dont turn off lights that im certian people are using.. wouldnt want to make em mad)
~Also because of this i THink i have something sort of like night blindness... I hate driving at night.. when there are cars coming twords me, I cant see the road hardly at all... and i freak out.. So If i HAVE to drive at night, i take back roads....
~I have sensitive hearing too.. During physics we had this thing that tested our frequencies of hearing... we put our hands up when we could start to hear the sound... and put our hands down when we couldnt hear it anymore (he progressively put it out of human hearing range)... I had my hand up much longer than anyone else.. erm.. I can also "hear" electronics.. My dad and brother cant hear it.. but i can tell if a TV is on.... without being in the room... I can tell when something charging isnt plugged in all the way because of the high pitched buzzing it makes.. When a TV has no signal and the screen is blank, i can tell it's on.. It's especially annoying with my TV in particular because it makes high pitches noises that hurt unless i either pound on the TV (its a new TV) or put my head in such a spot where i guess the sound waves dont "radiate"
~A few months ago I got.. Cyst like things on my stomache... and groin-area.. I thought they were big pimples at first.. but then they got REALLY big like 3cm wide 2cm tall and 1cm deep... but they went away and i didnt have anymore... So i didnt worry.. Someone on the 'net suggested it may be an STI... however I am a virgin... I have never been naked around anyone before.[. and ive never been in a relationship of any kind.. so i think thats a bit impossible.
~My hair falls out.. like a lot.. I have really long hair.. like 32" last time i measured.. and my bathtub gets filled with hair every day even after cleaning... My brush has enough hair in it to make someone a beard! (I even did once XD) yet I dont seem to have any thin parts on my head.. maybe it's normal??????? In 7th grade when I got really stressed out, I used to pull my hair OUT and I DID have a bald spot on my head.. fortunately it was where my bands were so noone could really tell..
~I get really bad headaches/migranes sometimes.. They happend more frequently when i was a kid... Id get them so bad that i would puke... even at school.. They stopped getting so bad that i would puke in middle school... but i would be in a lot of pain.. Then in high school i didnt get them HORRIBLY bad very often at all.
~I tend to zone out a lot.. I'll just... stare off into space.. usually When im doing something not important.. When im doing important things I stay on task 100%.. in school I always finished every assignment.. I never even had a missing one. (I only had late ones rarely if i forgot the paper at home) Sometimes when I zone out (but only recently.. in the past 3 years or so) If i zone out looking at like for instance.. a power cable.. the power cable appears to be MOVING... not a LOT but just a bit.. That really scared me... could it be.. hallucinations???
~I am incredibly emotional.. I have even jokes about feeling "emo", lol.. I will cry about random things.. like when i got my period the 2nd time (7th grade) (the first time i hid it from everyone) I NEEDED.. you know feminine hygiene.. and i bawled then... er... and i bawled most times after that when i needed them.. up until my mom developed a code word for them.. so now when i need them i put "rabbit chow" on the grocery list, lol. I also cried alot when planning college.. I was scared...
~I think i have pretty bad anxiety/paranoia problems.. Im scared of everything.. im axious of everything.. I suspect... EVERYTHING... Im not to the extreme.. like those people who check house locks 5 times a night to make sure they are locked.. but.. I will check that I have my wallet with me obsessively when I go places... and whenever there is an event going on, I make sure that absolutely nothing can go wrong.. and if something does go wrong, that i dont get hurt.. I am terrified of situations and things that hurt me.. for ex: driving.... I hate driving.. and im super afraid of getting into an accident.. yet i drive anyway because I HAVE to... I have knives.. and swords.. .my friend has a sword collection.. he likes to point them at me (they arent sharp) but i flip out and scramble away... I never went on the monkey bars at playground or anyhting.. as i KNEW i would fall.. or hit my head.. or something.. I cannot talk to people... unless I have a purpose... As a consiquence I only have 2 friends in real life... Whom just use me for things.. But i think they care about me just a little bit at least..
...er... but like i never talk to anyone without a purpose.. or if they talk to me first (and noone generally does) and its not that i dont LIKE talking.. on the 'net I will never shut up...
I LIKE public speaking.. I LIKED giving oral artist reports... and when i told my teachers this, they were in shock.. the reports give me a reason to talk to people...
...yet i am afraid of them @_@
~Sometimes i walk or sit or whatever in strange positions.. Like i will walk with my arm in an L shape at my side.. with my wrist limp.. and i wont notice it.. Once I even caught myself in my bed with my arm in the air.. for no reason.. sort of... catatonic-stupor like.. im not schizo though, lol (Schizoid maybe.. but not schizo)
~I had a strange coughing thing going on.. I would cough constantly for months on ends.. summer or winter.. it was random.. itd start for a few monthsl.. go away for a few months.. come back for a few months.. I have some medicine to try next time it happens.. Zyrtech i think... So i dont know whats going oin there.. but i did NOT cough at night.. but constantly during the day.. it was not a juicy cough.. i had no cold symptoms.. it was a dry cough... and i felt the need i HAD to cough.. and i did or else id.. choke or whatever..
~I have horrible luck.. (I know this cant be fixed XD) like so horrible that its incredibly ironic.. for ex: 2 weeks ago i was driving.. and my car stalled and died.. less than a week later.. i was driving the GOOD car.. and it stalled and died.. the same exact part.. stuff like this happens all the time.. it sucks.
~I have no libido.. at all.. I have classified myself as being asexual.. I dont get horny ever. I never had been. I find porn gross.. and boring.. It's stupid.. Sex is... erm.. disterbing also.. and should be (in my opinion) only for making baby purposes..
my life, IRL is basically nonexistant.. my 2 friends come over sometimes.. I have one art class... IM like.. really overweight so noone really LIKES me relationship wise.. noone ever approaches me.. I never go anywhere.. I sit here at my computer.... eat.. sleep.. and occasionally get groceries or pick my brother up from quiz bowl... There are no groups around here.. or clubs... (as i said the economy here is bad.. unemployment is like 15% i think)
I try to be very optimistic.. but with all the crap that happens in life, I cant..
I know this was long and probably boring but ive run out of options..
my doctor has sent me away because she doesnt know anything else to do..
if you need more details of anything, just say so.. ill keep checking this topic..
Ive listed symptoms that even arent so bothersome.. in case theres some big.. linkage between all this stuff :P
so thanks, big time.. if anyone knows.
Note: there are also some more symptoms after Lutheran's post