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Broad range of symptoms. Autoimmune?

Hi, I am a 23 year old male. I have had quite a few symptoms that seem to be all over the place for a while now. Ringing in ears, facial redness, weight gain, depression, insomnia, fatigue, irritability, tingling in hands &/or feet, muscle cramps in legs when I stretch out and also out of the blue, headaches in back of head/base of neck, increased sweating and feeling hot, digestive problems such as gas and bloating, along with constant heart burn/acid reflux. I also get this weird feeling in my head that I am going to almost faint or have a seizure when I am concentrating really hard or reading something. When this happens I usually feel dizzy/lightheaded for a couple of seconds with ringing in the ears and then it seems to stop. This also happens from time to time when I stretch. Could like be some type of autoimmune disease? I am not sure if it is related, but I donated blood about two years ago and was told that my hemoglobin was slightly elevated to 18.
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Anything is possible, but there really is no way to offer a diagnosis on the internet.
When was your last physical?  Do you eat a well balanced diet and get regular excercise? Are you at a healthy weight?
The symptoms you describe are very broad, and general, meaning vague and could be related or not connected at all.
If you haven't had a recent physical, then I would start there, document your symptoms, frequency , duration and activity when they occur. That might help you to find a pattern or the doctor to rule things in or out.
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1530171 tn?1448129593
Hey  mlos, your symptoms in general are consistent with high hemoglobin.

An appointment with your doctor to have this health matter checked is in order.

BTW, your level at 18g/dl was just above range (for men the threshold is at 17.50g/dl)

You will need to rule out the following causative factors for elevated Hemoglobin:

Polycythemia Vera (Genetic Mutation)
High Altitude
Heart related issues
High Carbon Monoxide  exposure
Dehydration
Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Smoking

I hope this helps, however, please note that my comments are not intended as a replacement for medical advice.

Cheers,
Niko

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