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I am 20 years old, male.. and until 4 months ago, generally healthy.

4 months ago I was diagnosed with high hypertension, and a high heart rate, as well as a high hemoglobin. I have been seeing 4 Doctors: and Internal Meds dr, a cardiologist, a kidney dr, and a blood specialist. My Hemoglobin has gone down to the normal range, while my high blood pressure, and heart rate have not. I have had all normal blood results, normal CT scans of the brain, and abdomen, normal chest X-rays, normal echo cardiogram, normal ultrasound of the kidneys, and numerous normal EKG's.

The past 3 months I have felt dizzy non stop, and like I'm going to pass out at any moment. I feel sick to my stomach, and weak. I fatigue after about 5-10 mins on my feet, and my legs get shaky. I feel hot all over, and my muscles ache and hurt. I also have headaches and chest pain, I often feel short of breath. I rarely get out of bed, and never leave my house anymore. Can this really be severe anxiety, like my Dr's say?

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replied December 25th, 2009
Anxiety and Stress Answer A8708

You could indeed be suffering from depression and anxiety. There is also Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you should think about. Depression makes you feel like being in the bed all the time and you lose interest in activities, feel sad most of the time, feel tired all the time and stressed out. If you feel you have these symptoms as well, you should consult a mental health professional if you can.


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