I am a 21 year old female a worried about my health. It seems that recently things have gotten worse and cannot tell if I am suffering from stress/depression or something serious.
I get uncomfortable pulsing on the left side of my neck and uncomfortable feelings in my chest. Not pain, but it feels like my heart is flipping over. I recently had nose surgery and still have some blood in my snot, it has almost been a year since my procedure. I have a pain that lingers in my right leg when I sit too long. This is not constant but I feel a sharp pang from my buttock to my shin. I have a very tender spot right beside/under my left hipbone. It feels like a bruise when I touch it, but there is no marking on the surface of my skin.
I also have bloating, thinning on the scalp, and really dry hands/feet and legs. I have blurred vision, trouble concentrating ( my mind feels blurry) and my memory is has been getting progressively worse. When I do not eat for 3 hours I literally feel like I am going to fall over.
I get tingling in my legs and arms, and they fall asleep fast when i sit cross legged or lay on my arms.
I also get up in the middle of the night to pee; it feels like a have huge pressure my bladder ( and when it is full it sticks out, I look pregnant) and basically have to run to the washroom. I am also constipated sometimes ( i eat tons of fiber, really healthy. almost no trans/sat fats and zero fried foods/processed goods.) I walk everywhere and always take the stairs. I used to jog regularly last year but my chest pains are worrying me.
I suffered from anorexia for 4 years and have not had a period since. Currently, I weight 130 at 5'9.5 which is low, considering I got my last period at 140. I am trying to gain back weight in a healthy way, but I have a fast metabolism, and even if eat lots of carbs I only seem maintain my weight. I am also vegetarian, but rarely eat nuts or eggs, just peanut butter. I take b12. omega 3 and a multi vitamin.
I made an appointment with my doctor to go on birth control to try and gain it back.
I am in university and get very anxious at times, and cry for no reason. I feel consumed with these symptoms and very alone. I cannot focus on my work and lack motivation. I just want to sleep and not think about them.
The last time I got checked out was last July. My blood work was fine, and the doctor did a physical exam before my nose surgery, in which she felt no lumps in my stomach.
I keep thinking that if I gain more weight a lot of these symptoms will disappear. The only thing I am worried about is my periods and the tender pain in my pelvic area, which feels like it appeared over night. (PCOS?) I desperately need to feel normal again and live my life. my doctor seems unconcerned, but i fear the worst. :(
Any advice before I visit her next week? I need more opinions.
Thank you for any feedback
you should read info from Mark Sisson, he has the book The Primal Blueprint and a free website you can probably find if you search. Many people post in the forum there with goals of losing weight, but some want to gain weight too. We need saturated fats to be healthy, try adding coconut and coconut oil to your diet. good luck
Sounds to me that you might have a few issues going on at the same time. First I would go see a Chiropractor about your tingle and numbness. That could be your sciatic nerve-pinched nerve..that is easily corrected. You may find that some of your other symptoms fade away. The worst thing you can do for yourself is to self diagnose..Start with the Chiropractor and go from there..trust me you will be thrilled with the result