Thanks for the replies. I'm taking in everything posted. Jimmylegs, that was a typo on the hct. Supposed to be 39.2, not 3902. The magnesium was 2.0 mg/dL.
On 09/19, my husband had to call an ambulance and I spent a few hours in the ER. I got dizzy when I was walking into my home office, the floor tilted and I found myself on the floor with facial twitching and inability to speak for a while. They did standard CBC and comprehensive metabolic panel and did not find anything out of the ordinary. Also, my left side was weak. I thought possibly stroke or seizure. They did a CT of head but that was just to look for intracranial bleed because I didn't know if I hit my head on the way down. They weren't concerned with what the CT showed. Also an EKG was done that only showed the PVCs, PACs that I already knew I had. I was released with a rx for
Antivert for the dizziness. No answers.
When I was in the hospital, my abdomen (along the sides) went into spasm (rock-hard ropes) but they did not care or even attempt to feel what I was talking about (because that had nothing to do with my fainting, and that's why I was there).
My supportive family (husband and son) have to be getting sick of the fact that my illness is all i can talk about anymore. I feel like I'm driving them away. This has become so all consuming and only someone who has experienced bizarre chronic illness could understand. Maybe I'm crazy and these are all psychosomatic symptoms related to stress??????????? I wonder, though, who would not be stressed if they were the ones whose lives were falling apart. I have never needed validation the way I do at this low point.
I have an appointment scheduled with a new doctor on Tuesday. I don't even know at this point how to approach him about the other symptoms besides the H. pylori (the only thing I can "prove" is wrong with me)--I don't want him to think I'm a crazy person, as I feel everyone else is beginning to think. Maybe I'll only ask about the H. pylori and the muscle spasming and just touch on the fact that there are other symptoms I'm worried about. Such a puzzle, so much time slipping by without a diagnosis, so much more possibly irreversible damage being done to my body, relationships weakened, my confidence in myself shaken and feeling that this world is a cold and lonely place with no one to whom I can turn for help. I pray constantly. Very difficult time.