I'm Mike (35) from the UK.
I've been ill since before Christmas with a lot of symptoms which to date the doctors have been unable (in some cases unwilling) to diagnose.
So my symptoms are:
Chest pains - feels like a stabbing pain lasts for a second or so then aches for a while after. Doctors say it's just muscular
Stiff neck - hurts when I move my neck around. Doctors say maybe you slept funny
Shoulder joints ache - constant dull aching. Again slept funny apparently.
Shortness of breath - walking up the stairs I am out of breath. Doctor questioned my fitness.
Frequent bowel issues. Doctor questioned diet
Always throaty but no change in amount of times I need to "go" and mouth always feels dry.
Eyes sore all the time. And feel like I have sand paper in them. I wear contacts and I take them out it's even worse. And sensitive to light more than I've known before
Always tired even if I sleep for 8-10 hours
Dizzy and lack of balance leading to blackouts on a daily basis.
Feeling of about to be sick a lot but haven't physically been sick as yet
My hearing seems superhuman everything seems to be so loud now
I get annoyed really fast about the smallest things that have never bothered me before
And as a result of all this I feel really low and feel like no one believes me at all
My brother suffered bacterial meningitis at the same age and was not diagnosed for ages and he has permanently been altered because of it.
So far I have had the following tests:
A&E visit 1 - bloods taken all negative, chest x ray normal, ecg normal.
Doctor visit 1 - blood taken was told no real cause for concern.
Doctor visit 2 - told probably muscular myalgia and to test
Doctor visit 3 - told maybe a viral infection but it will pass no need for any drugs or further treatment just rest
A&E visit 2 - more blood taken no cause for concern, x ray normal, ecg fine. Whilst there I was told nothing wrong just need to rest. After being told that I was sent to a room to be monitored and my temperature spiked, I started sweating loads, blood pressure dropped and I blacked out. Even then they just said it was nothing to worry about.
A&E visit 3 - had an ultrasound of the heart no issues and a stress test ekg (treadmill hooked up to heart monitor) which lasted 7 minutes I was out of breath after 30 seconds but got to the end. Result was normal.
Doctor visit 4 - told that I must just be over thinking things and that I have just had a minor viral issue and will be fine in a few days
Doctor visit 5 - new doctor. Who also said probably just a virus and it will pass and ordered a spirometry test (lung capacity test) and this was normal.
So to sum up nothing wrong but I'm still suffering from all the above issues and having spoke to my brother he had exactly the same problems.
My question after this long winded post (sorry) is do you think it could potentially be meningitis and should I be pushing for furthrr testing?