Dec 09, 2007
I was wondering if someone could help me identify the source of my recent symptoms.
About 8 mths ago I was performing cardio, as regular, and at the time felt that I had gotten in a good cool down. However, later that nite when I was sleeping, I could hear my heartbeat pounding in my ear, and there was a pain in the left side of my neck. Over the months, the pain radiated into my shoulder, the pressure in my neck occurred more often, and was on both sides. It was as if someone were choking me. Also, after I ate the pressure in my neck worsened (it's becoming more difficult to tell when I'm hungry), I couldn't put my head lower than my chest, and I couldn't even perform the most moderate exercises without extreme discomfort on a daily basis. As the months passed I could feel my heart beating in my chest, although my blood pressure was normal (actually low, but I was always commended by Dr.s on that). I've seen 6 physicians; my EKG came back normal, the ultrasound on my neck showed no blood vessel blockage, the neck excercises one doctor perscribed worsened everything- my neck felt swollen the next day and I was spitting up mucus and blood. So, the pressure has become constant, with my chest, neck and head always throbbing.
I haven't had a seizure in 6 years, am on no medication, am at a good weight (5'6" 120lbs), would be active if I could. I do take hypoglycemic attacks, and eat on a very regular basis (my body has a strict schedule and if I don't eat about every 2 hours I get symptoms similar to those preceeding a seizure). So, I've learned to control my body, and my epilepsy by being in great shape, and taking excellent care of myself (my diet is impecable).
Since I obviously have no idea what is happening to me, and neither do any of the doctors, could someone please pass along any information/expertise they may have, or recommend another specialist to see?
Thank you so much for your help