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Butterflyfoxes

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I’ve been experiencing the same symptoms for years now but they got really bad when I was 12-13. I can’t walk very far or go up stairs without becoming out of breath, all my body hurts when I do this too. I crave salt but really salty things and if I go too long without some I get really shaky. My heat races if I’ve been walking even slowly and then stop and I get bad chest pains. I’m always tired no matter how much I sleep and my heart is racing after any amount of activity. I can’t stand up for long at all without going faint. I’ve tried to go to my doctor but they won’t test me for anything unless I can narrow it down for them. Any help or advice would be very much appreciated. TIA

    • KhronicKoder

      467d

      The doctors should be the ones narrowing it down, not you. Please keep trying and maybe try different doctors if this is possible. It took 4 doctors for my symptoms to be taken seriously enough to investigate. The first step would most likely be a full blood test. Deficiencies in things like iron, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D can have symptoms of fatigue, breathlessness, tiredness, palpatations etc. If these came back fine they could look into other conditions such as POTS or CFS/ME, which also share symptoms with what you've described. I'm not saying that there's a 100% you have any of these, that's for the medical professionals to figure out, but since they're asking you for possibilities then this may help. I'd research into them and then go to your next appointment prepared with conditions that share your symptoms. Please note that this knowledge is from my personal experience and I'm not a medical professional.

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