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Old 06-19-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Stressed to the MAX

It all started 2 and a half months ago. My family were coming to stay for a few days and i had to lend them my bed. So I had to sleep in the spare room. I generally wasn't feeling myself That whole day, I was feeling off and unhappy. I kinda forced my self to have a vodka with my family because i wasn't laffing with them and having a joke. (just one) But at the end of the night, I went into bed, all cosy and comfy. Then suddenly I felt dizzy and my heart was pounding. Went into my mums bedroom and she told me I was having a panic attack. Now as everyone thinks at the time. "Oh what's happening to me, I'm dying" Its the worst experience ever... So I ended up sleeping with my mum.

A week later I was still feeling horrible. So went to the doctors. Got a thyroid check and the results came back with a slight raise. I explained I was having panic attacks and feeling off. She prescribed me with Propranomol and Citalopram. Ok fine. I took them both, half an hour later, I must of had a reaction to them. I had to go back to the doctors under emergancy that day. The dosage was just too much for me, I was just like a zombie. My head felt like it was blowing up and putting extreme pressure on my brain or my skull not quite sure ( still, today I'm getting bad headaches/migraines or something in my head - feels like electricity is going round in my head, It mostly affects my right side of my head and the back, Doesn't feel very nice but has eased of a bit, but still is ruining my social life. I'm awaiting an appointment for a brain scan, not sure which type yet.

So after that, say a month and a half later. I came down with a sore throat so my doctor prescribed me with penecillin. It hasn't cleared up yet and its been a whole week after I finished my tablets. Ofcourse I went to the same doc again so he took a swob, He told me phone down on friday to get your results. Well I did but was not in yet, so I have to wait till Monday I also told him I've been having pain in my neck on my pulse. And feels like It will burst (still IS slighty painfull) Or a blood clot or something????

Description of throat/tongue: It' normal at the front, But at the back beside the lumps (at the back of your throat) I have a white coating just half way down my tongue, maybe is thrush? I don't quite know yet. Back of throat looks slighty red. I don't know if this is a concern but i have what looks to me a orange colour top of my mouth (bridge)

I've noticed near the end of my penecillin course I felt unwell again, dizzy feeling and I could'nt seem to cough right (Not that i needed to) But my mouth felt dry. It still does.
Also - last friday night, was getting into bed, went to relax. Then suddenly s sore pinching feeling in the middle of my chest, felt really uncomfortable. Couple of minutes later my left arm went funny ( i was not leaning on it) went cold and sore right down to my fingers then my left leg done the same. I never slept that night till half 7, then woke up and phoned my mum, she then phoned NHS and got an emergancy appointment at my local doctors. Got everything checked over such as an ECG, blood pressure, Pulse rate and temperature. Everything was Ok he said. But my arm wasn't. So he just gave me paracetomal. It came better the day after....I'm sure I been having something that night. I only paniced because I was in the house myself and I didn't know if i was having a heart attack or not. I'm I was also scared to phone my mum at 4.30 in the morning, she would get annoyed. And she would say 'your only having a panic attack, and go to sleep '. Oh yes that was reassuring .

Then yesterday afternoon I was fine, no pains. Then I suddenly got a spasm across my chest, It made me jump up. Then my heart started pounding for no reason, It was a disturbing feeling.

So thats all mostly it all these feelings or whatever It is actually happening and I can't explain why.

Bit of background info: When I was born I had a hole in my heart that apperently closed itself. And a heart murmour. I had my left kidney out when I was 6, It wasn't working properly, so I'm left with one. At age nine I got my appendix out then later discoverd I had blood poisening in my intestines.
I have low blood pressure

And I was born with RRS (russell Silver Syndrome) It mostly about skeletol. height. I look a normal person though for sure. just that I'm small and I have learning difficulties.

please please help me out here. I would appricate any feedback/comments/experinces

Does a heart murmour affect you in later life? some heart disease or what?
So sorry this is so long
But thank - you for taking your personal time to read it through.

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Old 07-01-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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Re: Stressed to the MAX

Hi Missy, I take it you're pretty young. Good for you! You can make a decision now to grab hold of yourself and get to a good internist, get a good check up and put aside all thoughts about what effect your childhood problem might have later on if any! Your thoughts are causing you to wonder off in many different directions. I'm not in the medical field but I've been around the block (American expression! and know a whole lot about anxiety. I think you have a ton of it.
Anxiety will cause so very many different symptoms! I'm having one right now - pain and heaviness in my chest. I'm going through a stressful time and am anxious about the future. So, I have to tell myself to stop worrying and to put all my anxieties in the Good Lord's Hands. Making this decision helps with the anxiety. Sometimes, even though I don't like taking anti-anxiety medication, I do take it for a few days just to help me get over the hump. So, just think about it this way, "And this too shall pass." It does!

My suggestion to you is to get a good internal medicine physician and lay your concerns out before him/her. And, the next step is don't try and find something to make you doubt him/her. If this is a good doctor, trust him/her and tell yourself you are HEALTHY. God-bless.

Old 07-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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Re: Stressed to the MAX

I agree with the other poster. Let the doctor figure out what's wrong. If he asks you to explain, explain what's necessary but don't make the medical judgements yourself as to what the cause might be. Only describe the symptoms.

Know that we care about you and please update us on how things are going.

Old 03-01-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
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Re: Stressed to the MAX

Hey, I have many physical symptoms from stress. I have the pressure in the head that you described. It is in different places sometimes. I hate it none the less. I also had a panic attack when I was 18 due to drug use and I like anybody having it their first time.. thought that I was going crazy and basically dying. Since then I learned a lot of things and some of the things I stress over now and I don't know why. Usually something will happen and you don't really want to face it and that causes a lot of stress. So make sure that is not you. But I also have heart palpatations sometimes and just weird pains in my body. I don't have as many symptoms as you though. You shouldn't necessarily be worried about that, I don't think you are in any immediate danger right now. I think that you seem to have some physical problems and I just think the stress is not agreeing with your body. Just remember stress can cause pain all over the body. I do think you should go get it checked out and just make sure you are in no immediate danger and then go to a psychologist and work out your stress.

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