Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hello everybody. It is the first time I'm using this forum. I am 23 years old male, who is turning to you because of many health problems lately; My main problem is my heart disease, doctors diagnosed mitral valve prolapse when I was 15 years old. I also did ECG and echocardiogram in Septembre 2011, they told me my heart should be fine, and that I have mitral valve prolapse with minimal mitral regurgitation. Three weeks ago, I started to feel sort of discomfort in my left chest, I could describe it with muscle fatigue, as it is affecting movement of my left hand, it feels kind of weak. At the same time, I am also feeling tingling in my left hand, but only in little and ring finger. Also if I touch my breastbone-sternum, I feel some kind of pain, and today, left side of my neck became swollen in the position of neck lymph nodes, but this couldn't be it, because I had my nodes removed in primary school already. Beside that problems, I have had diarrhea for the last 7 days, which stopped today, light headness and dizziness at times, and ringing in ears. As said, whole of this symptoms started about 2-3 weeks ago. Probably they are not connected, but I want to make sure of it, and cure them as fast as possible. To add, I had a tick at the end of April, I was on vacations in Turkey and I removed it wrong, so I got rash from it, I did blood test two days after it, and got some pills, which helped me remove the rash, and infection (probably). Also, I was doing light weight lifting about twice per month, but this feeling in the chest began about one week after the last session. I think I also need to mention that I was taking Accutane from Novembre last year until tick infection in April, without doing blood tests meanwhile. I did two ECG's in the last week, one ECG showed completely normal results, and other one showed that I have hypertrophy of left ventricle. They also checked my blood pressure, and the highest one was 174/112, but I was really completely nervous at that time. Still, usually my blood pressure is around 125-140/60-90. I also made blood tests, and they returned back totally normal. Currently, I am waiting for echocardiogram to be made next week. I also have to add that I feel occasional stitches in the heart, quite painful, synchronised with heart beat. I also recognized presence of blood in my spit for the past some days, probably from my throat. Another add, I was drinking quite alot for the last four months, and I haven't been eating healthy, which resulted in my weight loss from 72 kgs to 64kgs. I know I have stated many symptoms, which are surely not connected, but I would be really happy and thankful to hear your thoughts about my health concerns. I have to admit I'm really stressed out, and maybe some of the symptoms could be causing anxiety, I don't know, but I cannot do nothing about it until I am not sure what is wrong with my body. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon, and I am thankful already in advance!