Been having problems past few months should I be concerned

Posted by austin202001 @austin202001, May 19 11:00pm

Hi my name is Austin I am 20 years old
I took medication for my whole childhood like mood stuff and sleep meds all kind I I stoped when I turned 18 I have anxiety But I don’t think this is the case this time I smoked for 2 years to when I was 17 I overdosed and had very high hypertension like 180/120 for awhile could I have messed something up then

I have pain in my right side chest that comes and goes my blood pressure in my right arm ranges between 148/92to 141/84 but my left is normal I get dizzy when I stand up and I have diaphragm flutters acid reflux shortness off breath sometimes and fluttering heart beat I have been through a lot physically over the years and wanted to know if this is something to be concerned about

austin202001 Welcome Austin to connect . We are a group of people with different problems so if we can help we will try. The first thing you should do is get established with a Dr. Do you have a Dr? The the Dr can run the right kinds of test to see if there is a problem . At your age you shouldn't have all these problems so see your Dr as soon as you can . I hope you will come back to Mayo connect and let us know what the Dr said to see if maybe we can help in other ways .

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@lioness

austin202001 Welcome Austin to connect . We are a group of people with different problems so if we can help we will try. The first thing you should do is get established with a Dr. Do you have a Dr? The the Dr can run the right kinds of test to see if there is a problem . At your age you shouldn't have all these problems so see your Dr as soon as you can . I hope you will come back to Mayo connect and let us know what the Dr said to see if maybe we can help in other ways .

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Thank you I know I should have these problems my mom says I’m paying for the crap I put my body through when I was still in school

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@lioness

austin202001 Welcome Austin to connect . We are a group of people with different problems so if we can help we will try. The first thing you should do is get established with a Dr. Do you have a Dr? The the Dr can run the right kinds of test to see if there is a problem . At your age you shouldn't have all these problems so see your Dr as soon as you can . I hope you will come back to Mayo connect and let us know what the Dr said to see if maybe we can help in other ways .

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Also only went to urgent care cus that’s all I can afford right now till July and he said I might have a few things but I can’t get anything more looked at till July thx for the advice

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@austin202001

Thank you I know I should have these problems my mom says I’m paying for the crap I put my body through when I was still in school

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Hi Austin. Great you are taking care of yourself. Many people used drugs etc in their early years. That doesn’t mean you have “messed up” your heart etc. You do need to go get some tests done, and having worked in the addiction field for 35 years, I suggest you call an addiction rehab center near you and ask if they can recommend an addictionologist. These doctors understand what’s going on and know where to send you if you need care. Don’t give up! You have come this far and will make it the rest of the way.

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@dfrydman

Hi Austin. Great you are taking care of yourself. Many people used drugs etc in their early years. That doesn’t mean you have “messed up” your heart etc. You do need to go get some tests done, and having worked in the addiction field for 35 years, I suggest you call an addiction rehab center near you and ask if they can recommend an addictionologist. These doctors understand what’s going on and know where to send you if you need care. Don’t give up! You have come this far and will make it the rest of the way.

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I never did drugs except onetime and I overdose and I drink sometimes but that’s it thank you for the advice

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Thank you. Alcohol IS a drug so be careful with that. Take very good care of yourself…you have a lot to contribute to our world.

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