Sorry this is so long but I really, really appreciate anyone who reads and gives input!
I just turned 22 and I have been plagued with the craziest symptoms for going on a year. I have had anxiety to some extent all of my life and depression/anxiety sort of run in my family. I've seen about 10 doctors and all of them diagnosed me with anxiety, and most of them said anxiety was responsible for all of my symptoms. But with how debilitating this has been, and how I've never had any of these problems before, I just don't know.
My problems started right after I turned 21, in March of 2012. I started feeling kind of sick to my stomach in the mornings and I was very tired a lot of the time. Thought I could be pregnant, got tested and it was negative.
Then around the beginning of April those symptoms got a little worse, and I kept getting headaches, which was unusual for me. A couple days later I started coming down with a virus, or what I think was a virus. It basically started with dizzy/lightheaded spells and fatigue, progressed to nausea and vomiting, and sharp pains in my ribs and back. I stayed in bed for a week, started feeling better and thought I was going to go back to my life.
Two weeks later the dizzy/lightheaded feelings started coming back, then turned into stomach problems like nausea, vomiting, and no appetite. I started vomiting every morning like clockwork. Nausea would wake me up. I was CONSTANTLY dizzy and lightheaded, thought it was because I wasn't eating, then when I started eating again the feeling stuck.
Some more symptoms appeared... I started getting a very slight weak feeling on the whole left side of my body that was on and off. Then I started getting symptoms like hypoglycemia; even though I was usually nauseous and didn't have much of an appetite I had to eat every couple hours to keep the lightheaded feeling at bay. Sometimes I would be just sitting there and I would get a wave of lightheadedness or just a weird feeling in my head that made me feel like I was going to pass out, but I never actually fainted. Some days I felt much better, other days I felt like I was going to die.
Some of the symptoms faded... the morning vomiting gradually tapered off, and hasn't happened since late September *knock on wood*. The lightheaded feeling isn't AS constant. I thought I was getting gradually better in October - January, then starting in February I started getting worse. Here are my symptoms right now:
-I have to eat CONSTANTLY or I will feel like I'm going to pass out. It's exactly like hypoglycemia, but when I check my blood sugar it's always normal.
-I have a lot of nausea and some IBS-like symptoms, and also gas and bloating. The gas was absolutely awful in late summer/fall, but has gotten slightly better. I was getting gas pains so bad I couldn't move.
-In the past two weeks I have been getting weak feelings in my arms and legs. I had an infection in my finger and thought the weakness/malaise was part of that, then I took antibiotics and it healed and I still feel bad. The weakness has been scaring the crap out of me and making me think I have MS... but it usually only happens when I need to eat, or sometimes right after I eat. Today it happened in a store right after I ate a meal, and I felt lightheaded and just like I was in a daze.
-Sometimes I get slight pains in my ribs and back like when I had that virus, but not nearly as severe.
That's about the extent of it right now. I felt like I was learning to live with it for a while but now it's getting so much worse again. Part of me wants to accept anxiety/panic disorder as a diagnosis because I HAVE had panic attacks during this, my heart rate is always really fast, I went through a lot of emotional stress before this happened, etc. But I don't want to keep thinking that and ignore a more serious problem.