When dealing with any health condition or chronic illness, new symptoms are never welcome. I wanted to take a moment to share what I’ve been experiencing recently to see if anyone else deals or has dealt with something similar. I have been getting attacks of severe palpitations, severe dizziness, tremors (in arms and legs), restlessness/anxiety, nausea, shallow breathing, distended neck vessels, and other symptoms. Sometimes they last for minutes, sometimes they last for over 8 hours (had to go to the ER in that instance). They are similar to those adrenaline surges I was getting before but not quite the same. I’m currently slightly hyperthyroid due to over-medication with Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism but I feel the severity of the symptoms doesn’t necessarily fit. All my labs are normal and every EKG I’ve ever had has been normal. I just feel like something is going on neurologically. There are moments I literally feel like my brain isn’t getting enough blood flow, like my heart is trying really hard to push the blood up through my neck arteries. I think the most debilitating symptoms right now are the palpitations and the dizziness. The tremors are so frequent now that I’ve gotten used to them. I asked my Dr. about the possibility I could be dealing with Chronic Lyme Disease, but she said there are specific diagnostic symptoms that I don’t have. I live in an area where Lyme is very prevelant. Just looking for answers beyond anxiety and “stress”. And I’m obviously very frustrated. I’ve learned to cope with the conditions I have and every time something more comes along, I feel like my bucket is closer and closer to the point of overflowing.
Hope everyone is well,