• 10 months ago

    Scary symptoms

    Hello, my name is Eric. I am a 29 year old male, very skinny, and have smoked for about 11 years now. Well for about 5 months now I've been experiencing very debilitating fatigue. It has progressively been getting worse. Sometimes I get chest pains if I exert myself too much, and in the past week I get pain if I breathe in real deep sometimes or if I straighten my back as I usually slouch. My legs feel light as my muscles aren't as strong and get tired easily if I try to lift any weight or anything like that. Almost a year ago I got really sick for a few days, and the strange thing about it was I only felt sick on the left side of my body for the most part, which makes me worry about my lymph nodes. I noticed a little over a month ago my lymph nodes are swollen on the left side of my neck and they still haven't gone down, although I don't think they have gotten any bigger. Also just within the past week I start to feel a little pain every now and then if I bend my head / neck a certain direction, but it's rather inconsistent, but it makes me wonder if it's my lymph nodes getting bigger or maybe a tumor growing slowly. I most certainly have some heart disease going on, but I'm very worried that it might also be caused from something like cancer. I constantly feel that tired feeling in my eyes that I used to only get from staying up at least a night back when I was healthy, and this just developed 2 days ago. Can anyone lend any insight or help to what is going on? I saw a doctor about 2 months ago and they did blood tests but they saw nothing wrong and said I'm physically healthy, which is obviously not the case as I at least have heart disease. I have almost had 5 heart attacks now in the past 5 months, although my doctor said he thinks it was a panic attack, I am 99.9% certain it was near cardiac-arrest. I have no insurance and the GP was from a free clinic.

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  • 7 months ago

    RE: Scary symptoms

    Hi Eric my name is Mel and reading your story it just sounds so similar to mine that I feel we have to exchange ideas. I'm a 24 female, never smoked never drank. One day I had gotten home from work and out of nowhere I started having palpitations. Went to doc (GP) he listened to my heart and did an ECG there was nothing wrong so I was sent home with a prescription for Xanax for 5 days. After 10 days palplitations stopped. 2-3 weeks later they came back this time I went to the Cardio. He found a murmur Type I the plan was having all of these tests to figure out why i had it. Took a 24h ECG found I was having sinusal breathing arritmia and sinusal tachycardia doc said that was nothing much to worry, checked for stress on throat found a bacteria which was not on the strep family got antibiotics for it, did a heart eco found that heart is normal and functioning as it should be, thyroid eco found several cysts in thyroid but thyroid hormone levels came back normal, blood work come back normal (no hiv, no nothing). I also have lymph nodes on my neck and supraclavicular on both left and right side but left side I feel stiff like it's strained or something, the doctor told me that this might be from my throat bacteria but it has 3 weeks since treatment and they don't subside nor do they get bigger( thank God!). Visited an endocrinologist on my cardios orders and was told to have my anti-thyroid anti-corps tested cause it may be they already attacking thyroid even if thyroid is not producing excessive hormones.
    I've been having muscle spasms for about 3 weeks now and vision problems just yours. Feel that my eyes are fatigued even tho I slept well. For the past 4 days I've been having blurred vision and black spots. I'm thinking about going to see the oftalmologist but the left lymph node thing really scares me. Don't know if I should push for more exams or where do I go from here.
      • 2 months ago
        Melanie, have you looked into Lyme disease (and co-infections) or mold illness. I have some of these strange symptoms like fatigue, heart palpitations, and blurred vision caused by Lyme/Co-infections and mold illness.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: Scary symptoms

    Also forgot to tell you that I don't feel fatigue but I do feel some muscle weakness. Had weight loss total 5kg in a month (about 11lbs) but don't know if it was due to the throat bacteria. Had loss of apetite but I make myself eat fully because I don't want to lose any weight.