I have several symptoms that are not attributed to any of my diagnoses at this time, including: randomly occurring episodes of flushing/burning skin (of unknown origin), a non-psychological olfactory hallucination (I smell an unidentifiable odor, but during it I have the thought that I’m “smelling” tingling, which doesn't make sense, but that’s how I feel!) with a visual trigger (seeing the “wheel” on “The Price is Right” triggers the smell--I know, weird), strange tastes (citrus-like, metallic) that come and go randomly, and the weirdest of all—a “fizzing” sound and sensation in the back of my neck, lasting between 15 seconds and 2 minutes, and which happens both at random times, and oddly enough, when I’m hungry . I have no idea what causes these strange things, and the doctors that I have been brave enough to tell, have dismissed them. I really want to know if there is an explanation for any of this. I am listing all of my diagnosed medical conditions below. It might seem like I am a hypochondriac, but please don't assume that. I am telling the truth, and I just want people to take me seriously regarding my undiagnosed symptoms. I am okay living with all of them, except the skin flushing, which hurts a lot sometimes, like a moderately severe sunburn (similar to the feeling of a sunburn almost bad enough to blister, but not quite). It hurts the most when the flushing happens on my eyelids, nose, and palms. Does anyone have an explanation for these undiagnosed symptoms?
All of the following conditions have been officially diagnosed. I live with Fibromyalgia, Constant Headache (literally every day since 1997), Migraine, Hypothyroidism, Idiopathic Tachycardia, Iron-Deficiency Anemia, Asthma, ADHD, Eustachian Tube Disorder (right ear), Fainting (syncope and near-syncope), GERD, IBS, Hair Loss, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Right Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, Right Levator Scapula Tendonitis, Left Foot Extensor Tendonitis; Right Knee Conditions: Chondromalacia Patella, Patellofemoral Subluxation, Meniscal Degeneration, Keratosis Pilaris, Eczema, Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome, Poor Night Vision, Visual Trailing, Visual Ghosting (worsens with exertion), Left Eye Pain (of unknown origin), Bruxism (clenching my teeth in my sleep), and Poor Balance and Coordination Problems.
I am the woman who posted the above question, and I realized that I left out one of my undiagnosed symptoms, which I am rather concerned about, due to the pain that it is causing me. The issue is that I involuntarily tense up my muscles, in various parts of my body (jaws, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, back, buttocks, thighs, calves, ankles, feet, toes), sometimes in pairs (like both shoulders, both thighs, and so on), but can also be random groups (one leg, foot, and toes; or my back and buttocks, and so on). I do not realize that I am tensing until the muscles hurt--making me aware of it, then I relax them (which I can do without any difficulty). But, oftentimes, I just tense up either the same, or different muscles within seconds of having relaxed the previous ones. I started doing this a few years ago, but it has recently (January 2013) increased in frequency and intensity. I have tried relaxation and meditation methods, and I am already on skeletal muscle relaxers for Fibromyalgia and Bruxism, but I am not getting any relief. I hope someone can shed some light on this symptom, and perhaps know of a treatment for it. Thanks. --V.
Hi, just an observation....with that many problems you have to be on a lot of meds. I wonder if some of those symptoms aren't really side.effects of the.meds? Especially meds for the depression, migraines and anything neurological. Good luck!
Yes, I do take a lot of medications. I am looking into the side effects of each to determine if indeed they are causing any of my undiagnosed symptoms. Here is a list of meds and supplements I am currently on:
Medication Name, Strength
Metoprolol Succinate ER 100 mg tablet
Montelukast 10 mg tablet
Hyoscyamine 0.125 mg tablet
Levothyroxine 0.075 mg tablet
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg tablet
Cymbalta 30 mg capsule
Bupropion SR 150 mg tablet
D-Amphetamine Salt Combo 20 mg tablet
Omeprazole 20 mg capsule
Etodolac 500 mg tablet AS NEEDED
ProAir HFA Inhaler AS NEEDED
Oxycodone/Acetaminophen 7.5 mg/325 mg tablet AS NEEDED (I rarely take this due to side effects)
Promethazine 12.5 mg tablet AS NEEDED
Vitamin B-Complex with Vitamin C tablet
Biotin 5000 mcg with Calcium 66 mg tablet
Fiber Choice Chewable 2 g tablet
Cran-Max Cranberry 500 mg capsule
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