I need help! This is going to be long, but I'm desperate, and doctors aren't helping me anymore. I need some guidance so I can guide them.
First, some background information:
I'm a 21 year old female college student. I've been dealing with "health problems" for as long as I can remember. I was diagnosed with severe psoriasis when I was around 12, but I had it long before then. I'm currently in remission with the help of light therapy and topical ointments, as well as Humira, which I used to get the flares under control, but I haven't been on in several months.
I also have diagnosed food sensitivities to gluten, dairy, egg, and a couple other things. I saw an immunologist when I first started college and he was able to give me some tests that confirmed them.
When I started college almost 3 years ago, I had a severe psoriasis flare - full body. I was also sick because of the undiagnosed food problems. Once I figured out what was going on, I took action. I moved to a single apartment on campus where I could prepare my own meals without cross contamination and avoid the awful mold and dust in the older dorm I was staying in. Things progressively got better.
A couple months ago, I started feeling bad. The symptoms started a little at a time, and they've gotten progressively worse so that I can hardly get through the day. I wrote them off as stress, or maybe depression, but I have seen a therapist and my life is actually less stressful than it has been in the past. Symptoms are as follows:
Exhausted all the time, to where I could hardly get out of bed. I HAVE to nap during the day. I get so tired that if I haven't gotten rest by 4-5pm, I can't function - my eyes are literally almost crossing and my head is throbbing.
Headaches, which have gotten progressively worse. Very light and sound sensitive. Can't seem to figure out a trigger.
Nausea, which I would typically attribute to food, but I can't seem to find a specific trigger either. It seems random - not caused by a certain food, or time of day, or activity. It is also not the same type of nausea as I normally get with a food reaction. It's more like sea-sickness, or like I'm going to throw up.
Chest pain, usually caused by physical activity. I am very active. I'm a dancer and a fencer, so I get physical activity 4-5 days a week at least. Any physical activity beyond a slow walk to class causes a painful, burning/pressure sensation.
Trembling and shaking. Seems to be unrelated to outside triggers as well, such as stress. Will happen multiple times a day for several minutes, and then stop.
Dizziness. Also seemingly random, although I think it may get worse when I'm tired. At first I thought it was blood sugar, (along with the trembling), but it happens whether or not I've eaten recently. Sometimes it's so bad that I can't stay standing, and I have to lay down until the room stops spinning.
Another thing I noticed (that may be nothing), is that my legs and arms fall asleep a lot more and a lot faster than they used to.
Steps I've Taken:
I have seen a couple of doctors, but so far there hasn't been anything diagnosed. I had an MRI done, and that checked out normal. I also had a Complete Lipid panel, metabolic panel, blood count, and TSH4, all of which came back normal as well.
Is there anything else I should check out? I feel like I keep getting written off by doctors...they always seem to guide everything towards "Oh, yes, school is a lot of stress, isn't it?" But I am very self-aware, and I know my body. I've been teaching myself to deal with stress for years. I really feel that there's something else going on here, especially with my history of autoimmune problems. What other steps should I take? Do any of you have any guidance or suggestions?