Aug 17, 2015
Im not sure where to write this but I just need to vent. This is hard for me to sit here and type this because of how sick I have been feeling lately but maybe this will help or maybe someone will see it and can relate. In a nutshell I have been sick for years with no diagnosis. I had my gallbladder removed in 2011 I thought it would solve all my problems but it didnt. It did help to a point but I still have a lot of symptoms not just my stomach. I have been to numerous doctors that tend to do the same tests once that usually comes back ok besides a few vitamin issues they assume im fine when I definitely dont feel fine. After a lot of research Im pretty sure I know what I have Postural Othostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Most doctors are not informed about it and misdiagnose people who have it with stress or anxiety. I have yet to be officially diagnosed but even then im not sure what exactly they would do about it. This past week and a half my symptoms have gotten a lot worse. I get severely dizzy, feel off balance when I walk, light headed, head pressure, weakness, shaky, nausea, burping, some dry heaving in the mornings which i think is mainly from my stomach acid. I went to the doctor she just did some lab work said i had fluid in my ears so to take allergy meds and potassium pills since im slightly low. The allergy meds seem to help to a point but through out the day i still dont feel good. Especially if I go to long without eating I get really sick Im assuming my blood sugar gets low even though Im not a diabetic. Its pretty scary how sick I can suddenly feel and how I mainly just have to stay in bed to get any relief. I miss being normal I'm starting to wonder if Im ever going to get better. If anything I would even be ok with my usual normal so at least then I can have a few hours of feeling better until I have to eat. Feeling sick causes anxiety or to feel irritable. I'm not sure what else to do but this dizziness, off balance, and all my stomach issues with the anxiety all need to go. Hopefully I will find some relief soon and get to feeling better and possibly get a diagnosis.