I am a Female in my 20’s, 5’6, 115lbs.
Over the past 3.5 years I have been experiencing debilitating symptoms and have been struggling to find anyone for help. I am wondering if anyone has had similar experience and issues and may be able to direct me on how I can better handle it.
My first symptoms started around 4-5 years ago and it was very mild and infrequent. I would describe it has a deep burning to stabbing pain in my calves and arms. Generally it would only occur in one place at a time and could last 5 minutes to 2 days. Along with the pain whichever limb was affected also would just feel weak.
The next symptom was chest pain around my left breast that feels stab like when it occurs.
My next symptom began in around 3.5 years ago. I would describe it as air hunger, constantly yawning and sighing because it feels like I am not getting enough air. The first few months it was something that would come in the afternoon and be gone the next morning but it quickly turned into lasting from the moment I woke up to the moment I go to sleep. Generally it is constant on occasion it gets worse (no identifiable triggers) but it has never gone away or gotten better.
Around this time I also began to become increasingly sensitive to heat. I have become almost unable to go outside and do activities such as walking or going to the beach because I will get so hot and lightheaded.
I have been experiencing periodic episodes of dizziness and lightheadedness that can last a day or for weeks. Sometimes it can get to the point where I can do nothing but lay down because everything is spinning so bad.
My periods have become irregular and light.
I’ve had a clearing of throat type cough for about two years that had noticeably gotten worse over the past two months.
I once was extremely active but now I am constantly fatigued. Even standing up for five minutes makes me feel exhausted and like I need to lie down.
Recently I have also been suffering from upper to mid back pain constantly and it makes me feel like I can’t stand occasionally and makes my feeling of not being able to breathe properly worse.
The shooting and burning pains in my arms and calves and chest have gotten much worse in the past 3 months to where they are almost an everyday thing now.
In the past month I have noticed my vision keeps going in and out and getting blurry, whether I am focusing on things or not. My near sighted vision has also gotten extreme blurry.
I’ve tried going to doctors a few times over the years and no one has been much of help. I’ve had a few tests done:
CBC, T-SH, metabolic panel, hemoglobin a1c-normal
Ultrasound of my heart (I have minor MVP)
I had a chest X-ray done and they told me it was normal.
I actually just went to a general doctor and she told me she could feel muscle spasms in my back and recommend heat compress. I have been doing it for about a week with no symptoms alleviated.
In regards to stress and anxiety. I have never been diagnosed and I consider myself a very calm person who doesn’t get worked up easy. I don’t particularly stress out about many things either. Other than these past couple months after the symptoms have gotten very bad and I can find no relief.