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Old 11-26-2007, 09:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation What is wrong with me?

There are a few things happening to me lately and i dont know if it has to do with just one thing being wrong with me,or not,but if any one of you can tell me what i might have? please do...

For the past 6 months or so, i've been getting hives/red bump looking things when i am exposed to heat or anything that is hot,i was in the jaczuzi the other day and i wass covered in hives/red dots.they itch really bad.im also getting these zappy things at random times that feel like lightening in my right hand sometimes and its aggarvating,sometime i get them in my chest,but there more like pinching types of lightining on both sides.my heartrate has been going really fast at times,then it will go down,my blood pressure has been sorta high at times,but it goes down as well.My heart at times feels like its gonna jump out of my body,i can feel the whoel thing over my whole body.its scary..Ive had difficulty breathing at times,i had an ekg or something and xray on my chest and they said everything was fine,it gets heavy/tightness sometimes and they said it was anxiety,i only get the anxiety from it thoguh,so i want to know what is causing the tightness/heavyness..

and For the past few days,i have bloody poop,im having alot of lower pain like to where i feel like im going to start my period but its not even time for that,and im really gassy,somtimes my stomach hurts like above the bellybutton,im barely eating because i get full off of anything small,im so bloated too.i am getting alot of heartburn/acid comming up type of thing i was taking prilosec for the past two months that u buy over the counter,but since i've had bloody stools,i quit taking which isnt pleasent since im dealing with the acid 10x more.I had some acid while taking that ttooo,i dont think it was working well..ive been so lazy just not wanting to do anything either,just feel so bad,i'm gaining ALOT of weight for really no reason.i get nasuesas,alot of the time,but like i said i dont know if any of these things could be symptoms of one diagonise or a few..help!!


oh and i forgot to put,that i get dizzy,lightheaded and confuesed and my head starts to spin i can barely concentrate on anything! loosing loosing focus,i get horrible headaches or atleast i think there headaches..all over my head,my eyes get dizzy too.there really watery.at times i see things that arent really there,but are there at times,like..the phone blinks when it is ringing,i see that somtimes even though its not ringing,and same with aol instant messanger,i see it blink even though its not blinking.i see black dots sometimes,i had my eyes checked about a yr ago and they said i was fine.

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Old 11-26-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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Re: epilepsy??

Have these recent symptoms caused your new ailments to worsen (or appear)?

From your post it doesn't sound like you mentioned much neurological symptoms; but you could have your GP refer you to a Neurologist if you wish. One thing to look at would be when was the last time you (or a lot of us) had a physical examination? That could help direct you to the proper avenue if you need to see specialist in a field of medicine.

As for the common digestive issue you mentioned; I had that briefly. Maintaining diet is one way; otherwise one of the common over the counter fiber's we all see on TV is a good solution to help soften the stool and keep us regular.

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Old 11-26-2007, 01:25 PM   #3
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Re: do i have barretts,acid reflux of gerd?? worried!!

Sorry to hear you are going through so much. I am not a doctor but it does sound like you may have some sort of gerd, coupled with anxiety. I too, get zap like feelings on both sides of my chest, mainly the left side right over my heart. It is a sharp shooting pain that comes then goes. This of course could make anyone anxious if they do not know exactly what it is, which could be the cause of your dizziness etc.....

I have not bee to a GI yet, but am going on Thursday hopefully to get answers. I too have had VERY high anxiety at times due to this because I am not 100% its "just" GERD.

Has your doctor recommended anything for your reflux? Have you had blood tests to rule out anything else? Have you been changing what you eat to see if it helps. If your doctor is not helping, go see another one who can point you in the right direction.

 
Old 11-26-2007, 02:02 PM   #4
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Re: What is wrong with me?

I can't address all of that. As a layman (not a doctor) I don't think most of those are related.

Bad stomach pain and bloody stools could be a sign of a serious stomach problem. If I were you, I would get that checked out right away--and don't distract the doctor by talking about non-stomach problems, unless he asks or you really think it's related. And do NOT take any aspirin or anti-inflammatories until you find out what's wrong with your stomach.

Good luck.

 
Old 11-26-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
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Re: somthing wrong with thyroid?

The bloody stools really got my attention. You need to get that checked out by a Gastroenterologist immediately! While the dr may have his/her own ideas, I suggest asking about Celiac/Gluten Intolerance as well as H.Pylori.

I'm also thinking that you probably have nutritional deficiencies. Just reading by your symptoms, iron and B12 come to mind. You should probably get a full nutritional panel done just to be sure. Make sure they test your ferritin, not just serum iron.

Good luck and please keep us posted.

 
Old 11-26-2007, 02:10 PM   #6
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Re: do i have barretts,acid reflux of gerd?? worried!!

Hello. I have the symptoms you described in your post like anxiety, high blood pressure and acid reflux. Come to think about it this all came about the same time nine years ago.

The blood pressure and anxiety could come from worrying about your gastrointestinal problems though I'm not sure, since you mentioned your blood pressure fluctuates.

I have also been on prilosec 20 mg. that I take only when I have the reflux which is on the average every three days. In the beginning I took it every day because I had the same synptoms you described and believe it was from an ulcer. But so far the prilosec has helped me.

I definately would see a endicronologist as soon as possible because you may have a bleeding ulcer which causes the tarry stools that you mentiones as well as feeling bloated. Gastritis can also cause this.

The endo may want to put a scope down your throat or give you a barium swallow to see what's going on in your stomach and esophagus.

Sometimes the Heli Pylori bacteria can also cause this. Take care and keep me updated.

 
Old 11-26-2007, 04:45 PM   #7
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Re: do i have barretts,acid reflux of gerd?? worried!!

Can a GI see how bad your esphogeus is with a barrium?

 
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Re: sighs

Have you had your thyroid tested? How old are you? Have you had a virus of late? What you are discribing is autoimmune or idiopathic in nature. Hashimoto's and Graves can cause sleep apnea.. there are many more things out there. Have you had allergy testing done. Dermatological contact allergen testing done? Have you been to a GI about the bloody stool and such... is it a result of constipation or is the blood common in loose stools as well. I suspect Gerd or LPR and possibly IBS given your description of symptoms.

Some bad oral allergens literal cause you to bleed on the inside and theyh are nasty. Long term steriodal treatment may reset your immune system.. but oftimes this does not work and you just need to find and avoid said allergen. The hives, sleep, heart.. all can stem from imbalanced hormones due to a wacky thyroid and such.

The thyroid tests you need are:
TSH, FT3, FT4... these are the lab call names for them.. anything else is insufficient in my opinion.
TPOAb and TSI these are the autoimmune antibody tests to determine if you have a thyroid autoimmune disorder (Hashimoto's or Graves... or both which is known as Hashitoxicosis)
DO NOT ACCEPT "Your results are normal." Get a copy and post them on the thyroid board.. the experienced sufferers there can look them over and tell you yes you are good or heck no find a new MD.

You should also have your B12, VIT D, and Ferritin levels checked while getting a full chemical profile pulled.

If you haven't been to a sleep specialist. I recommend you finding and arranging a consultation with a cardiologist sleep specialist. They will be able to address your heart issue as well as your sleep issue.

Have you recently been under stress or had a medication change. What medicines are you on? Some cross interact and can have some nasty side effects at any time during your regime. I wish I had an answer. I do not, but I may be able to help you find a valid path to the source of your issues.

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Old 11-26-2007, 10:29 PM   #9
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Exclamation grr

ive beeen feeling so lazy and blah lately,and i just came across this,and im having lots of heartburn and acid type stuff and bloody stools,does anyone think i might have this?

let me know ,thanks.

im just trying to figure out what i can throw at a doctor to check me for.

 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:34 PM   #10
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sighs any ideas?

i posted on here earlier,but im noticing today that my eyes are really starting to hurt to look at stuff,im having this headache that ive had for two days straight,i think that is causing my eyes to hurt so bad.but im not sure,im even starting to get like confuesed and lost with what im doing.


help!

 
Old 11-27-2007, 05:41 AM   #11
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Re: could something be wrong with my brain?

Hi there, I am not a doctor, but I would highly recommend you to go see a doctor and let him schedule you for a gastroscopy and colonoscopy to see whether you might have ulcers in you intestine. Stress can cause ulcers. I think your main problem might be anxiety. Good luck.

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Old 11-27-2007, 09:58 AM   #12
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Re: sighs

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Have you had your thyroid tested? How old are you? Have you had a virus of late? What you are discribing is autoimmune or idiopathic in nature. Hashimoto's and Graves can cause sleep apnea.. there are many more things out there. Have you had allergy testing done. Dermatological contact allergen testing done? Have you been to a GI about the bloody stool and such... is it a result of constipation or is the blood common in loose stools as well. I suspect Gerd or LPR and possibly IBS given your description of symptoms.

Some bad oral allergens literal cause you to bleed on the inside and theyh are nasty. Long term steriodal treatment may reset your immune system.. but oftimes this does not work and you just need to find and avoid said allergen. The hives, sleep, heart.. all can stem from imbalanced hormones due to a wacky thyroid and such.

The thyroid tests you need are:
TSH, FT3, FT4... these are the lab call names for them.. anything else is insufficient in my opinion.
TPOAb and TSI these are the autoimmune antibody tests to determine if you have a thyroid autoimmune disorder (Hashimoto's or Graves... or both which is known as Hashitoxicosis)
DO NOT ACCEPT "Your results are normal." Get a copy and post them on the thyroid board.. the experienced sufferers there can look them over and tell you yes you are good or heck no find a new MD.

You should also have your B12, VIT D, and Ferritin levels checked while getting a full chemical profile pulled.

If you haven't been to a sleep specialist. I recommend you finding and arranging a consultation with a cardiologist sleep specialist. They will be able to address your heart issue as well as your sleep issue.

Have you recently been under stress or had a medication change. What medicines are you on? Some cross interact and can have some nasty side effects at any time during your regime. I wish I had an answer. I do not, but I may be able to help you find a valid path to the source of your issues.

Sincerely,
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I havent had my throid tested,but everyone in the family
seems to have issues with theres.i just started getting
the bloody stools,for the past 3 days.A few weeks ago,i
had a virus i believe? for two days,i was puking and couldnt
eat or drink anything,but i never went to a doctor,any idea
what that might be? then a week or so before that i was
having some of the sharpest pains in my stomach ever they
went away after a day or so.it was after i ate laasanga
i dont know if it was the lasanga or not.

im only 19 years old,which i know is very young to be
having all these issues,and its scares me.

i havent had ANY testing at all,yet.
im trying to see on here to narrow it down
before i go out and find a doctor,
im hoping to get in this week sometime.

what is LPR and IBS?

im going to bring everything you said to get tested
to my doctor

i got blood done before and they said everything was normal
so maybe ill post my blood work and thyroid test on the boards.

i was on medication for my anxiety,i was taking xanax.
the hospital gave me them,they worked alittle,but no doctor will
perscribe me them.so im not taking anything at the moment
i am under stress alot of the time.

thank you for writing back to me.

 
Old 11-27-2007, 10:41 AM   #13
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what is thought disorder?

im worried i might have it becuse i am always thinking about stuff until it bugs me to death,like im worried that im always dying and stuff,and when seomthing is wrong with me i cannot let it go.

i dont believe i am schizoprhrenic i dont relaly know much into it.

helpp.

 
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im worried i might have it becuse i am always thinking about stuff until it bugs me to death,like im worried that im always dying and stuff,and when seomthing is wrong with me i cannot let it go.

i dont believe i am schizoprhrenic i dont relaly know much into it.

helpp.

that sounds a little like OCD, check out the OCD board

 
Old 11-27-2007, 10:45 AM   #15
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what are signs of epilepsy.

my brother has it,and..yet IVE never seen him..have one..


he just zones out alot,locus focus,runs into things.

and SO DO I.

so im worried i might have it.

im always running into things.


ive noticed when i drive next to those big trucks,my brain goes crazy and i almost have got mylsef killed MANY MANY MANY times before almost going into the truck or off the road.

what is goin onn?

should i see a nureoglist?

and what test do i get done

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