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Hi.. I'm new here. I found this surfing, looking for some kind of answer as to what is going on with me. However, I can't find any suitable answers, my doctors are running me in circles and I feel hopeless at this point.

I had been having irregular bowel movements for about 2-3 months when I finally got so freaked out I made an appointment with a Gastro-Intestinal doctor. He put me on medication for IBS called "Hyoscyamine" and sent me for blood work. About a week into taking the medication I started feeling AWFUL. I'm talking stuffiness, intense migraines and pressure in head and face, and just overall crappy. He then put me on iron pills to help control my Anemia. This was not changing any symptoms, so I went to my primary who told me I had a sinus infection and as being allergic to Penicillin, put me on "Omnicef". At this point, I had also been having horrible, stabbing and at times unbearable pains radiating from the top of my jaw bone down to the top of my abdomen and all throughout my back only on the right side of my body. Doctor did not address this and I chalked it up to anxiety.

However, I am now having the pain more frequently and for longer periods during the day. I also wake up feeling extremely fatigued and with an intense migraine or sinus/tension headache that is not relieved with Excedrin or advil or what have you. And I'm talking about nauseous, don't-want-to-get-out-of-bed irritability and sensitivity as well(no vomiting, but loss of appetite is often concurrent with symptoms) I have a bad habit of looking up symptoms on the internet and I probably am a Web-o-chondriac. However, I DO know that chest pains are bad. As for possible "diseases" it came back stating it could be anything from Gall Bladder problems to DVT to Arrhythmia and some kind of artery problem. I have recently lost my job and am without insurance, so I can't even have the colonoscopy the Gastro is recommending.

My question is this: Should I just get a form of insurance and have the colonoscopy, or should I see my primary tomorrow and demand an EKG or stress test and find out what is going on in my right-breast area? I'm only 22 years old and I don't understand what is going on here. I don't do drugs, and I don't drink, and only smoke 2-4 cigarettes a day. I have been smoking since I was 17 and have never encountered this kind of problem before. I'm actually really scared but thinking that I'm too young for heart disease?

About 2 months ago I was diagnosed with Endomitriosis, and my gynecologist put me on Femcom birthcontrol to help control the endo, as well as partially correct my periods. I have taken BC before (ortho-tricyclen, injections) and this seems to be working well, but am not sure if it could be causing some of the symptoms I am feeling? I DO NOT think it is just "anxiety" or nerves or any of that. I was taking xanax to control the anxiety but my primary told me he would not prescribe me any more because he said "I don't practice medicine that way - if you want more xanax, go see a psychiatrist".. So I just stopped taking it due to lack of insurance to see a mental health doctor, and have been alright not taking it; so I really don't think it's anxiety or complications from endo... I'm just really worried and confused.

Please help.