I have been struggling last few months - had a period of optic neuritus, that cleared up thankfully to be replaced with head, face and neck pain which left me feeling foggy and hazy and a really annoying high pitch buzzing in my head that doesn’t seem to want to leave.
I recently went to see my GP on the advice of my ms nurse as along with these problems I have over the last few weeks been having regular heart palpatations mainly at night. It’s fair to say I am getting more depressed and I am certain that the palpitations are due to anxiety.
My GP has referred me to have a cardiac event recorder just to check the problem out, although my blood pressure and heart were fine when she checked them. She also prescribed me an SSRI anti depressent.
I took the tablet for 3 days and ended up having such an extreme reaction to them - they made me feel so ill, all I wanted to do was literally rip my head of my neck to stop the intense horrible feelings and noise.
Tonight, literally an hour ago I seriously thought I was having a heart attack… Along with the palitations I have been having regular left side chest pain - a severe burning sensation that feels centered right in the middle of my left breast and the same burning sensation going to my neck, side of face and left upper arm. I initially read an article which suggested if this pain feels worse when you press it it probably isn’t anything to do with your heart and as I say I have an appointment at the end of this month to wear a cardiac event recorder just to check it out.
I did tear my left breast muscle 13 years ago and when I rub this area I notice it is quite hard at the moment and does seem to make the burning worse. I have also read up about the ms hug…
I guess I am just writing this because I feel so totally exasperated. It seems that these are 3 separate problems in just over as many months and I really don’t know how much more I can cope with.
I haven’t seen a consultant for nearly 2 years as my own left the local hospital and it has taken them ages to replace him. Until last week I hadn’t been able to get an appointment with my ms nurse either as she is trying her hardest to keep the ms services going on her own. I phoned and left messages each time something happened but took me to losing my temper in frustration as being asked by the receptionist ‘what do you want us to do?’
I have been booked to have a new MRI and eventually see the new consultant although it has been suggested this will take approx 8 weeks due to the back log etc.
I guess I will phone them again Monday to report this current symtpom not that I expect much reaction.
Is it really this normal to have a range of symptoms coming in such a short space of time and so suddenly?