Hi, my name is Jamie, and I'm a 23 year old female. I don't smoke, do not use street drugs, nor do I drink often. Since Friday the 4th, I have been lightheaded from the time I wake up, until the time I go to sleep. I feel tired all the time, I have no energy. If I move or walk I get even more lightheaded than I already am. I feel like I'm going to pass out at times. My breathing is more strenuous, I feel like I have to take more deep breaths. I was at the hospital 3 times in the past 7 days. The first time I went they did a CT Scan of my abdomen, ruled out any appendicitis, gallbladder needs removed but it's not infected, and I was diagnosed with diverticulitis. I went back to the hospital yesterday, and they did a CT scan of my head, and they x rayed my lungs, and did an ECG (ekg) on my heart. The doctor said everything was normal, and they've sent me home on that note.
I'm having a hard time breathing, and the dizziness is the thing I worry most about. I can't get up off the couch longer than 10 minutes w/o feeling that I'm going to faint. I have to walk to the bathroom and back, and that's it. Being on the computer bothers me only if I'm reading, I can't focus to read anything thats long, I can't watch the tv if it's moving fast, I cant read a book because my eyes have to focus too hard and it causes my eyes to hurt. I have nausea sometimes so bad that I have to breath into a bag, because the pain takes my breath away. I will get really hot and flushed suddenly, and then it will stay like that for about 10min - 2 hours and then it goes away. I don't think I'm allergic to anything. When I eat sometimes I feel like I have to force the food down, because it gags me a bit. My neck and back were hurting a few days ago, on the left side, my heart felt like it was hurting, but since the doctor has ruled out heart problems, I'm saying a muslce? or bruised a bone? I'm not sure. When I was in the ER i had to go to CT scan after they gave me Benadryl (too much, may I add) and I had to lift myself up out of the CT scan bed by myself and I was sedated so I may have pulled a muscle in my left side somewhere, either my chest or my back. Not sure if that's what it is, but that's the only thing that I think would explain the chest pain? since everything else has been ruled out....
There is so much more. I just want to feel better. I can't stand feeling like this, and it scares me more than anything. I just don't want there to be something wrong that needs treated and because my heart and lungs and head are ok, I feel like they're not paying attention to the other important things. I know having anxiety isn't going to help my situation, but most people I know who are lightheaded 24/7, and weak, would be a bit anxious.
If anyone has any advice or tips or if they need more information to help me rule some things out, I'd GREATLY appreciate it.