I have had a cough for 15 years and have gone to every Dr and allergist around No one can diagnose me .The past 3 months have throbbing pain in my left arm, have been to Dr 3 times for this same problem nothing. Left pain in my face and over eyes ,dizziness. Prescribed Prednisone 2 times . Last month he told me that I had Bronchitis took and antibiotic erythrmiacin ,don't feel any different. I do have high blood pressure ( take metropolol) and have High Cholesterol( take simvastatin), 3 months ago he did a Diabetes AiC test that came back 6.6 and said I have diabetes. Asked for a new 3 month test which we did today and it came back 6.3 which I knew it would come back normal. I am very active ,eat as well as I can, not many sweets, or drinks, very thin, etc. Don't know how this test came back abnormal 3 months ago. I am a healthy and active 70 year old( July 13 turned 70) I need some help before I end up having a stroke or heart attack.
Here are my symptoms ,#1 lightheaded- mostly when getting out of bed , @2 body feels numb most of the time,@3 pain in left arm from elbow down especially in the muscle part, hard to pick up things with this arm. (for 3 months now)@4 pain in left side of face and jaws sometimes really sharp pains near left eye. I wake up at night with such a strange feeling all over my body and am afraid to go back to sleep. This is really getting scary. I have lost quite a bit of weight .I cough all day and night till I throw up. My throat is scratchy which makes me cough. Started to take a pill called benzonite to stop the cough and it is helping a lot. Been to allergists and am not allergic to anything. Feels like I am on the verge of having a stroke or maybe a heart attack. Todays 4th visit this month for same problem he tells me about this carotidynia thing .I told him that I had a carotid artery test already and it came back ok. Can your still have this carotidymia when your carotid test came back normal. I made an appt.to see a cardiologist and get a stress test on July 28th.I'm thinking maybe it's my heart????? I don't know what else to do or what Dr to go to. Please what do you recommend that I do. Just typing this email is making my arms feel so heavy and tingly.
PS Dr evidently ruled out a stroke cause he keeps telling me what else he thinks it could be. Any ideas would be appreciated. Jane Rodgers
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