Doc says I'm young and healthy, but I don't feel it.


Q: Should I push further with my doctor?

Symptoms:  I am 26, male, Caucasian, 155lb, 6' 2". I do not exercise regularly. I have allergy triggered asthma that I have not needed to use albuterol to treat more than 3 times in the past 4 years. My symptoms are as follows: heart palpitations, feels as if my heart were tripping over its own feet, accompanied with breath loss when this happens. Like everything inside me is being pulled downward. This only lasts 2-5 seconds and occurs 5-10 times for no longer than 20 minutes. This hear thing occurs maybe once or twice a month at most. I also get these really sharp pains in my lower abdomen/bladder/rectal area. These are very sudden and thankfully brief but excruciatingly painful, to the point that I almost cannot stand. This along with the heart symptoms started no more than 5 years ago. My vision in my left eye has been decreasing over the past 3-4 years, I do wear glasses and my ophthalmologist does note that it does get consistently worse. I have hair like objects floating in that eye that have persisted for about 2 years now, I am now also starting to see some in my right eye. (I do work on the computer a lot and the lcd screens make them pretty visible to me). My ophthalmologist mentioned that he might have seen a slight hold in my left eyes retina but would need to check this again in a year to confirm. I also suffer from migraines and I have trouble sleeping a lot. I find my mental focus is not what it once was either. I attribute this to my trouble sleeping, but figured it worth mentioning. I find that I am drinking far more water than others. I wouldn't say that I'm always thirsty I'm just drinking water a lot, which of course makes me have to urinate quite often. I have discussed most of this with my doctor who did an ECG, which came back normal. He suggested I make sure I stay hydrated, which caused me to do a test of not drinking as much water as I normally do, doing so I did have a higher tendency to experience the palpitations. I would say I drink 8-12 8oz glasses a day. Not sure its related but in case, I have chronic dry skin on my right foot only. The skin between my toes there is always peeling and cracking and itches, it does not burn, though it stings if I scratch too much. I have tried fungal treatments and treating all of my shoes which helps a little, no different than when I use lotion on that foot. It always returns. This only started 4-5 years ago as well. My doctor basically told me that I'm fine. I feel that due to my weight and age being deemed healthy and young I am not taken seriously. I almost forgot to mention, I started getting canker sores when I was about 10, I still get these every other month or so on average. I currently take 1000mg L-Lysine supplements once a day only while I have a sore, this has been helpful in reducing healing time. An interesting thing to add to this, my hay-fever went from summer time debilitation, to almost non-existent about the time this all started (4-5 years ago).

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