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19 years old. havent been right for over a year.

i will keep this short and sweet. i am about normal size, maybe 20 pounds overweight, im 19 and male. when i was about 16, the nurse told me i had high blood pressure. about one year ago i started having bad symptoms including a pounding heart, dizziness, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes (not painful), tingling in hands and feet, cold hands and feet. in the past half a year i have improved quite a bit, but still have symptoms...my blood pressure is still at about 135/70, hand and leg weakness, eye symptoms, occasional chest pains, and my lymph nodes have not changed. i have had tons and tons of tests and blood tests, the doc has tried everything, and i am now just hoping it will go away with time. anybody have ideas what i could have? thanks for reading!
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Have your physician(s) ruled out autoimmune diseases, thryoid or other hormonal imbalances (including a cortisol level) and an MRI ?
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If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: extreme tiredness, weakness, or discomfort; upset stomach; vomiting; stomach pain; decreased appetite; deep and rapid breathing or shortness of breath; dizziness; light-headedness; fast or slow heartbeat; flushing of the skin; muscle pain; or feeling cold. .... I dont know about lymph nodes, but these are symptoms for lactic acidosis .... which could be serious, but I'm just shooting in the dark.  OR... check for LOW BLOOD SUGAR... or diabetes..... i really don't know, but it's possible.
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musicftm,

I posted this to you on another board, but wanted to make sure you got it...

The symptoms you desccribe here and in your other posts are very common of multiple sclerosis. Optic neuritis - blurriness and eye pain - fatigue, anxiety (the pounding heart), vertigo (the dizziness you describe), "brain fog," limbs falling asleep, numbness. I'm guessing you've had an MRI, but it may be time to get another. A neurologist is best for dealing with these kinds of symptoms.


Multiple sclerosis is a progressive degenerative disease of the central nervous system and is very common in the United States, (about 1 in 700) and even more common in northern states than southern, as it's geographically linked. It's twice as common in Caucasians and women. They think now that there is a link to Epstein Barr Virus, the virus that causes mono. Have you noticed any other symptoms like difficulty with balance, a tendency to drop things, or one foot that drags? There are a variety of symptoms associated with MS and no two patients have the same set of symptoms, making it difficult to diagnose, which is why an MRI is so useful to see if there are lesions in the brain.

EVEN IF you're not having symptoms now, there's STILL a possibility you have MS and an MRI is the best thing to reveal that. Occasionally the MRI is inconclusive and a spinal tap is used to comfirm a suspected MS case. MS and many other diseases can be cyclical, so even if you don't have symptoms (or are taken meds to mask the symptoms) doesn't mean you're fine!

Even if you've had an MRI, with your symptoms it's a good idea to get one annually. You should see a neurologist as soon as possible. While MS is a strong possibility, there are numerous other neurological conditions it could be as well (Lyme disease and other neurological pathologies can sometimes mimic MS.)


Hope you figure things out. Best of luck and keep us updated. We'd like to know what it is you find out. I'm here too, if you ever feel the need to rant about symptoms.

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musicftm,

I posted this to you on another board, but wanted to make sure you got it...

The symptoms you desccribe here and in your other posts are very common of multiple sclerosis. Optic neuritis - blurriness and eye pain - fatigue, anxiety (the pounding heart), vertigo (the dizziness you describe), "brain fog," limbs falling asleep, numbness. I'm guessing you've had an MRI, but it may be time to get another. A neurologist is best for dealing with these kinds of symptoms.


Multiple sclerosis is a progressive degenerative disease of the central nervous system and is very common in the United States, (about 1 in 700) and even more common in northern states than southern, as it's geographically linked. It's twice as common in Caucasians and women. They think now that there is a link to Epstein Barr Virus, the virus that causes mono. Have you noticed any other symptoms like difficulty with balance, a tendency to drop things, or one foot that drags? There are a variety of symptoms associated with MS and no two patients have the same set of symptoms, making it difficult to diagnose, which is why an MRI is so useful to see if there are lesions in the brain.

EVEN IF you're not having symptoms now, there's STILL a possibility you have MS and an MRI is the best thing to reveal that. Occasionally the MRI is inconclusive and a spinal tap is used to comfirm a suspected MS case. MS and many other diseases can be cyclical, so even if you don't have symptoms (or are taken meds to mask the symptoms) doesn't mean you're fine!

Even if you've had an MRI, with your symptoms it's a good idea to get one annually. You should see a neurologist as soon as possible. While MS is a strong possibility, there are numerous other neurological conditions it could be as well (Lyme disease and other neurological pathologies can sometimes mimic MS.)


Hope you figure things out. Best of luck and keep us updated.

evergreen
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