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Everything posted by Derek1987

  1. I'm 31. Not sure when it officially started. But I'm suspecting the major symptoms started hitting me early 20s or maybe even 19. At least fatigue and heart palpitations. Then 2017 was the first time I fainted. 2018 is when I've become basically useless and still basically can't do much and suffer daily. We are suspecting mine is genetic and passed down. My dad has mild symptoms of what I go through. He can still function normally.
  2. No expert on this period talk but can't you take birth control pills to help reduce the symptoms? Anyways don't feel bad. I'm 31 and get scared that I'm getting dementia. I forget stuff everyday. I say ok after I wash my hands I'm gonna go get some more toilet paper to stock up in the bathroom. Then I forget. I do that type of stuff all the time or basically everyday. My memory is awful. I forget things that are told to me. I forget stuff that happened. I even downloaded a phone recorder app to help me remember important stuff. I re ask questions over and over to people. I'm telling you my wife has been mad at me our whole marriage because she thought I wasn't listening to her. Now we know why I can't remember a lot of stuff. She's backed off about 95 percent lol. The other 5 percent is she's still a woman and sometimes still uses emotion over logic. No offense ladies lol.
  3. It's the same burn u feel when u do any exercise long enough and u start to "feel the burn". At times it's made me feel like woah I gotta sit down asap before I collapse (non fainting). It's been 48 hours and my legs are still burning as if I'm working out.
  4. I mentioned this to my specialist back in February. She didn't even really comment on it. But it's happening any time I do much of anything. I still feel it in my legs. Not as extreme but it's there. And I don't mean my legs are sore I mean they are burning as if your stomach would while doing 50 situps. My job required me to walk all day. No sitting. 8-12 hours. So I was definitely in walking shape but ever since the collapse at work back in September, I've been experiencing all these weird extra symptoms and my body just broke down since then. Just trying to find answers to put me on the path to a better quality of life. Thanks for the information.
  5. If I'm not mistaken, lactic acid is the burn you feel when exercising. I've been feeling this burn for over 24 hours in my arms and legs since I fixed one of our bed frames yesterday. It feels like I'm constantly exercising. My pupils are dilated so I know my adrenaline is flowing and I feel so bad I'm about to take pills to make me sleep because I'm suffering. I was wondering if there is a connection between adrenaline and lactic acid.
  6. I've had this symptom for quite awhile but I wasn't sure if it's related to this disease. It happens more when im lying down on my Back. My head feels like it's floating in water and there's a gentle wave or something. Is this a common symptom? If so what is going on?
  7. I've been getting on @Pistol's nerves. Thanks for putting up with me. More from me to come lol.
  8. I was on mestinon for about 3 months. No positive effects. My specialist took me off and put me on carvedilol. Only slows my heart rate if I do nothing. It's helped my palpitations I feel like. I mean i still get them but thus far that's the only positive thing so far in my treatment of this disease. Pretty depressing so far. I can take a hint of caffeine here and there. Otherwise I'm shaking and feeling Ill. Funny because 10 years ago I'd throw down energy shots and feel amazing. I think I actually drank a bit of coffee and a 12 oz Coke when I made this thread. My wife had a shingles outbreak plus she has other health issues so I've been going overboard this week. And the way I felt scared me. I've rested today so I feel better.
  9. Whenever i do a small tasks such as go to the doctor im overwhelmingly fatigued. Today I dropped my kid off to school. Dropped my 24 hour urine test off. I went and got gas. Picked up my kid from school and then went to the store. That's way more than I usually do. My wife is sick so I'm picking up some slack. I battled through the fight or flight feelings all day. As usual. The adrenaline surges and shaking etc. When I got home and sat down, this overwhelming fatigue hit me after about 5 minutes of sitting down. It's actually scaring me. It's not like I'm sleepy. It's like my body wants to give out. Is this something to be concerned about or just another part of this disease?
  10. I'm 31 now. I believe I've had symptoms at least since my early 20s. I started having heart palpitations then. I looked it up and it said there was nothing to be afraid of. This was back then. So I was like whatever. But I was so exhausted all the time. My heart rate was probably super high then as well. My heart rate skyrockets upon standing. Fast fwd to 30. I faint in olive garden. Fast fwd to 31 I have 2 fainting spells but I didn't black out this time within a week. After that I haven't been the same since. I get extremely Ill.my adrenaline is through the roof. So many symptoms. I'm pretty much tortured most of the day. I can't do much or I get so sick and fainting episodes want to happen. I think I was surviving on my youth. Now my body hit the 30s and is like nope not gonna hold up anymore. Hopefully you just have a mild case and it won't effect you much. I'm connecting the dots and my dad seems to have this condition but way milder. He functions normal and takes meds to slow his heart down. I know he has adrenaline issues because he has tremors. His hands have shaken all his life and so have mine. Just keep an eye out on things!
  11. Thanks guys for easing my mind in that regard.
  12. Well hopefully this bed ridden life doesn't cause blood clots. I take aspirin one to 3 times a week for headaches. I read aspirin keeps your blood less sticky for 7 days after consumption. I know taking that much aspirin isn't good for you either. What a mess. I was curious because my right calf muscle mysteriously gets really sore every few weeks. Always my right calf muscle. No swelling though.
  13. What symptoms did you have that helped you find out you have blood clots?
  14. I'm still waiting for my long term disability to be approved through my now ex employer. They called me today and asked for an extension. They are going to have a meeting with a nurse and vocational expert I think he said to determine if i can work. They already have the evidence they need to show I'm screwed up. Now I gotta wait up to 30 more days for a decision. I love how they work. When I was on short term disability they told me someone with my condition should be healed by now and that since my specialist is a nurse practitioner, she is not credible enough. I was referred to her by a cardiologist. After threatening legal action, they approved me. But now a nurse can determine if I'm eligible for long term disability. These past few months have been h***. If they don't approve me, I'm screwed.
  15. No doubt. My wife was approved for SSDI after 3 long years. She's had 2 hip replacements, ankalosking spondylitis, fibromyalgia, I think rhemutoid arthritis and many other issues. We are both in our 30s lol. She has a walker and everything. She had her first hip replacement when we were dating i believe. We also went skating with her kids aka my step kids while we were dating. Before her problems started obviously. Crazy how things can change in an instant.
  16. Thank you for looking into this for me. So far I do have POTS and NCS listed. I haven't had any seizures though. I need to do some more research on what can meet a listing if it's possible. I don't want it to drag out that long. Not only for financial reasons, but health reasons. Every time I go to a Dr appointment or something I'm battling the fainting. Unless I get called back quickly. I guess passing out in front of a judge would probably help my case but I don't feel like going through that torture. Instead of calling, I'll probably just do more research and ask questions like I'm doing on here now. Maybe I'll find an underlying cause. But my psychiatrist was so passionate about me filing for SSDI now. He was like it's going to take a year. So I guess he expects a first denial too. But I want to have the strongest case possible before I submit everything. This sucks you have to play chess with the government to get what your own money.
  17. My primary care doctor is clueless on all the stuff that's going on with me. She doesn't even want to sign disability paperwork for me. She claims the specialist should do that. Makes no sense to me. So I don't have an official diagnosis on why I have these issues. I have an appointment with a neurologist on may 3rd. I see my cardiologist April 22nd. Maybe they can look at my latest tests results from my autonomic dysfunction specialist and figure something out. My tilt table test shows 40/50 beats per minute increase in a standing position. They have detected Rocky mountain in me. My adrenaline is through the roof. My EKG looks messed up. At least I think. I've had multiple syncope issues. Blood pressure is everywhere. Im learning more as I go along. My dad seems to have the same condition but mild. My psychiatrist talked to some neurologists he knows and says usually when a condition is passed down, it gets worse. My dad's hands have shaken all his life like me. He's on bystolic. He takes medicine for tremors. His hands shake worse now. Mine are getting worse as well. Today for me was REALLY bad in how I felt. One of my worst days. But maybe I should hold off on filing for disability until I have something that will be acceptable to social security. I really want to be accepted my first go around.
  18. Can you give me an example of a condition that you put that social security deemed as a disability? I'm really lost now lol. I don't have an underlying condition found of why my body does those things listed. At least yet. I thought autonomic neuropathy dysfunction would be a condition.
  19. I'm so uninformed. I don't know how she would be paid. I asked her what if I win the first time, she said usually cases go to a law judge. She's expecting me to be denied at first it sounds like. I'm doing my application through the computer. And yes it's taking me extra time to fill it out because it requires energy and focus lol. I live in TN.
  20. My attorney told me to call her when I'm done applying. If I'm not mistaken they would probably rather you be denied. The more backpay, the more money for them. Idk.
  21. So I'm filling out the application(advised by doctors to do so) and I am at the part where it asks for medical conditions. I am going to post what I have so far. Screenshot in the link below. I know disability requires you to meet a listing in order to be considered disabled. I'm trying to do this right on the first go around so maybe I can be approved the first time instead of waiting 3 years like my wife. Honestly I can't financially wait that long. I need to get this right on the first shot if possible. I know it's unlikely to be approved for the first go around but maybe I will be. If you have any advice on the screenshot or keywords they are looking for, or any advice please help me out. I have a lawyer that I consulted with but I believe they don't do anything until I'm denied the first time. Thanks for your input and wisdom. https://imgur.com/lObkHxO
  22. I'll pray for you brother. I seem to be getting worse with the adrenaline storms. I take xanax. It helps to a degree. The only time I'm not tortured is when I'm asleep and don't realize I'm alive. I'm still a newbie to this sickness on how to get well so I'm sure others will have better advice. Stay strong. You aren't alone.
  23. So far it seems like only alcohol and spicy food has given me problems as far as causing fainting issues(other than being up too long). I feel like crap everyday so I'm not sure if food is a cause. I basically feel the same every day. Adrenaline surges throughout the day/night. Blood pressure all over the place. Feel like throwing up a lot but haven't actually thrown up. Hands tingle when I'm up for any period of time. Upon many other issues. A miserable existence lol.
  24. Could the diltiazem possibly increase chances for fainting? When I drank a glass of wine at Olive garden, I blacked out right as I was finished eating. Another time I took a cayenne pepper pill and maybe an hour or so later I was in the ambulance. I didn't black out though. My body was trying to faint. Then I ate some peppers a couple months later and felt it coming on. Which I think these things dilate blood vessels. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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