I don’t know what to do. I’ve been sick on and off since September. I was in the emergency room in September because I was having difficulty breathing and my chest was tight, and my heart was double beating. They ran tests, and everything was fine. I called my PCP the next day and was told I had strep without being tested for it. I was given antibiotics. I took two of them and very strangely developed a UTI, and I run back to the er. I was given other antibiotics and stopped the first ones. Fast forward January, my back starts killing me, chest tight, hard to breathe. Call my PCP, sends me for lab and X-rays. Everything comes back normal. Except my white blood cells are a little high. I start feeling a little better, then a week ago, I develop a headache, kinda like a brain freeze, my face kinda hurts. I’ve been waking up with pain in my head as if someone hit me. I’m dizzy, nauseous—my neck kind of hurts. I go to the er again, and everything is normal. I’m really at my wit’s end; I don’t know where or what to do. I’ve been tested for Covid lots of times, and thank God it’s negative. Not to mention I’m on Medicaid, and I do not have many options. Any and all advice is welcome Ps; I go to the er because my PCP only wants to see me by the virtual visit and not in person.
Has anyone discussed the possibility that you are having panic attacks?
I had a trapped nerve in my neck that gave me similar symptoms
Theirs a condition for people who think their is something always wrong (medically) with them all the time for like any little thing or discomfort. I just can’t remember the name.
Could it possibly be anxiety/panic attacks? I have a lot of similar symptoms and I have severe anxiety. It does manifest for physically, it’s not just mental. But you also may want to find another pcp as well.
This good be anxiety or panic attacks. These are common physical symptoms for both of those. Maybe look into a psychiatrist.
Definitely sounds like panic attacks.
The first bit sounds like either anxiety or POTS.
However, you were treated for a UTI and if you took cipro or levaquin you other symptoms could be from that. It’s called being floxed.
Sounds like you may have anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety can present themselves as physical, It’s not just mental. I went to the doctor on multiple occasions and everything was normal and then one day I was asked if I have anxiety. Long story short I’m on Lexapro now.
Sounds like panic attacks/anxiety. There’s something called panic disorder which is a type of anxiety disorder, it manifests with strong physical symptoms. Your PCP would not be very good at diagnosing this, you would need to seek out a psychiatrist.
These sound like physical symptoms of anxiety I’ve had the same
Ask your PCP to send you to a vascular neurologist as you may have fibromuscular displaysia. I spent a year with similar symptoms as you plus a few more. FMD is pretty rare and most doctors know nothing about it. At least get an MRI to rule it out.
Sound panic /anxiety related maybe talk to a psychologist good luck
Def sounds like panic attacks which can feel like ur having a heart attack or cant breath and get dizzy and fuzzy and feel friggtend they can make u feel dreadfull so if u get like this try to distract ur self and calm ur breathing down deep breath in then out there are many good methods that can help its finding the riggt one for you panick attacks can also give head pains and body pains ect it may not be this but really does seem like it
I do agree with the panic/anxiety attacks other people relayed but you could also try visiting a chiro for the physical symptoms in your back and neck. An adjustment would help and some will take you without insurance (if not covered by your Medicaid hmo) for their regular fee (mine is actually cheaper to pay cash then My copay)
Have they tested your thyroid if not that would be my next step I was like this after 8 years of being told basically it was in my head they found I had thyroid issues then found I have graves disease wich is an autoimmune disease I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy 2 years later here iam in worse shape than I started because it went undetected for so long good luck never give up you know your body better than anyone
Could be anxiety attacks
Don’t go to the ER, seeing a different provider each time there is no continuity of care. Find a new pcp if the one you have isn’t cutting it. Could be nothing to many things, so I won’t speculate. Keep a symptom journal.
Depression physically hurts too
Have you gotten checked for blood clots?