For 4 months now I have been suffering from an unknown illness. I am only 22 years old and a performer.
I suspect that is it a Hiatal Hernia or a torn diaphragm because 3 days before I started feeling discomfort I performed in a very tight corset. I sang a really long note and when I tried to take a deep breath after, my chest didn't have enough room to expand and I felt a horribly sharp pain in the upper middle left side on my ribs. This knocked me over in a lot of pain but after I had recovered I didn't think anything of it until recently.
In the begining I had a rapid and heavy heart beat, acid reflux, sharp chest pains,dizzyness, and blurry vision
But now my symptoms are: Breathing difficulties (not being able to take a deep breath, difficulty breathing from my diaphragm, contested sounding breathing, sharp pains and aches when I inhale), Acid Reflux (constantly belching, feeling like the burps are trapped, pains when swallowing, choking sensation), tight chest, pains and aches on my upper ribs, chest, and neck.
On top of all of this I have been experiencing severe panic and occasional depression which I am being treated for by a therapist.
Another thing that factors into everything is that I was living in a place that potentially had mold. It was extremely cold and moist. I have moved out and since then have gained more energy and am not dizzy anymore. However, I wonder if it contributes to the breathing problems I suffer from.
There is not a SECOND that I feel comfortable. Please help! Everyday is a struggle....
I can't get an edoscopy for another month unfortunately so they just but me on Omeprazole, pepcids, and reglin. I don't notice anything yet but I pray they help.
Does it sound like a Hiatal Hernia? Torn Diaphragm perhaps?