Hi. I wanted to send this post to see if anyone can relate to my symptoms or has any advice regarding them, unfortunately I posted it in the reply section by accident... I have now copied the message and trying to post it again.
I experience a collection of symptoms which I have consulted my GP about many times. In his opinion it may all be caused by anxiety and his latest action is a referral to psychiatric assessment to see if it is all in my head! I am so sorry to sound so cynical but all this is really draining. I suffer from crippling exhaustion/ fatigue after any small activity, like a having a shower, my heart rate increases whenever I change posture, I get pain in my right eye from lights, sun and artificial, my right pupil zooms in and out like a faulty camera lens, my brain can't retain information, I am unable to remember words or finish of sentences, I get a lots of pain in my neck, across the shoulders and my back while sitting and standing and which completely disappears when I lie down, I can't stand still, instead I have to constantly move around or shake my legs (I have become the fidgety 7 year old again)! otherwise I feel lightheaded, tightness in my chest, short of breath and my heart rate rockets. I have had permanent gut bloating/ distention equivalent to someone who is at least 6 months pregnant for the past 4 years, odd, when you consider that I am 24 year old male and before my problems started I was an athlete. I feel full after few bites of food, nauseous at times, multitude of gastro intestinal symptoms, too many to list, my hands and feet are like icicles, my nail beds in my hands are blue and I seem to get blood pooling in my legs as well. When I was around 10 years old I suffered from daily migraines for about 6 months without apparent reason, they stopped and what followed was episodes of fainting also without known cause. I ended up losing my ability to retain and hold information which has had huge impact on my education. When sitting down I suffer from momentarily blackouts and oh boy...I yawn as much as 30 times in 60 seconds! I have been accused of being a timewaster in college as constant yawning comes across as boredom. I also get friends and strangers constantly asking me if I am feeling ok due to my skin colour as it has greyish/bluish tint to it. The impact of these symptoms on my life is unbelievable and I am hoping to find answers and finally diagnosis. If anyone is willing to share their experience and advice it is well appreciated.Thank you for reading my story.