I lost my job June 1st. I'm working now but through June and August I probably went through the most amount of stress I've ever been through with trying to keep a roof over my head and knowing I'd have no place to go if I lost my apartment, on top of having a family member pass away. Stress and anxiety were monumental. I've had anxiety problems (not social, but from stress) and panic attacks in the past. I know how that feels. I was told years ago that I have Hypoglycemia. I know how that feels and what it is. They may contribute to my present issue, but it's more than just anxiety and getting shaky when I don't eat. Starting on August 1st I suddenly started having problems. I was consistently stressed out and my blood pressure felt like it was through the roof. I began getting redness and rashes on my ankles, especially when my heart rate was up and out of control. The ankles get red and tingle and then I know my blood pressure is up. I felt a few times over the course of weeks of feeling like this that I was going to have a heart attack or pass out or something. Constantly confused, couldn't think clearly, heart rate up and couldn't settle down. I thought I gave myself type2 diabetes or something. It got so bad that I eventually went to the emergency room. They kept me there for 4 hours but only spent 15 minutes with me. Pricked my arm, came back and told me I have Reactive Hypoglycemia, and that my ankles and shins were varicose veins. Other symptoms included twitching at night while trying to fall asleep. If I got to sleep I could usually sleep ok. But getting to sleep was tough because of single twitches in various places every few seconds. That still happens sometimes. The last 2 months have been a nightmare. My ankles still have rashes around them and get red when my blood pressure goes up, and slightly tingle/burn, I still twitch sometimes while in bed before sleep (no other times though other than in bed before sleep), my urine smells disgustingly weird and not normal, I can't seem to relax and concentrate, and I can feel my pulse often times through the day through the bottom of my feet which is very uncomfortable and annoying. I also feel tingling/numb in my fingers, but mostly when I lay on my sides while in bed. I'll wake up, and it goes away within a few seconds. I am at a computer all day and have my elbows on the edge of the desk a lot, but I don't know if that would cause it. Sometimes it feels like there is a pinched nerve under my left arm pit. My neck gets easily stiff and has locked up a couple of times in the past from stress. All this crap just kind of suddenly came upon me though during the few weeks long episode in August, and which I'm still feeling the effects of unfortunately. I can feel sleepy sitting at my desk at work yet still feel my pulse in the bottom of my feet presumably because my heart rate won't settle? I feel tickling tingles on the back of my legs and butt, especially if I have to use the bathroom (number 2). That never used to happen before.
The emergency room was of no help what so ever but probably charged me a few thousand dollars for the visit.. I went 100% raw food for a week out of panic thinking of diabetes, but it was extremely rough. Lost 10 lbs in that week and was just weak. I was told it isn't Type2 but I don't think they did a real blood test. My thoughts have been.. are they wrong about that? Or is my blood thin? My gums bleed when I brush. Too much sodium? Is my liver failing? Heart failing? Digestive problem? Cardiovascular system failing? Too much calcium? Blood infection? Hormone imbalance? Suddenly developed allergy? Is it from sitting all day at my job for 2 years? Is my mind manifesting these physical problems?View Thread
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