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Concerned about possible cancer? PLEASE HELP ANYONE.?
I'm a 20 year old male and have been in complete misery and hell for 8 months with loads of symptoms gone unanswered by doctors and hospitals. First off I have very bad palinopsia (after image distortion) that has persisted for months with no signs of getting better, if not worse. My ears constantly are ringing, I have pretty bad headaches off and on throughout the day. I suffer sleep paralysis quite often. Anytime I get up to do anything my heart starts racing and beating so hard I can see it on my chest. I overall always feel disconnected from my body, my vision is very blurry at times and I have double vision constantly. Text on screens and road signs are a big one, they're always doubling. I see ALOT of floaters also. I have lost over 30 pounds since last year, and doctors and multiple ER visits have all came up unanswered. Had an MRI 5 CT scans, EKG, blood work, urine tests, x-Ray of heart etc. All came back "normal".


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replied February 10th, 2016
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Hello and welcome

Your concern is appreciated

The symptoms described by you can be due to many things which require clinical co relation. As you have mentioned that extensive work up has been done which comes out to be normal and some the symptoms may need psychiatric consultation.
Diplopia, panilopia and floaters may be due to retinal pathology which needs opthalmological examination. Visual acuity should be tested. In myopic people latus degenration can give floaters.
Posterior visual pathway critical lesions like tumors, infarction, anuerysm can give palinopsia as a symptom. It may be illusory palinopsia, a dysfunction of Visual perception due to persistent alteration in neuronal excitability.
Palpitations with weight loss with opthalmoplegia may signify hyperthyroidism (graves disease).
Another possibility is of temporal arteritis which can cause diplopia , throbbing headache, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss. Vessels in other part canbe affected. Apart from this head injury , brain tumor, multiple sclerosis should also be excluded.
You can discuss these options with your doctor.
Thanks.


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