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1719918 tn?1309297630

Is it serious? It has me worried.

Hello, my name is Chris.  I am 19 years old, going on 20.  I have been concerned about this very recent strange feeling.


About 3 weeks ago I had a big stomach bug, it lasted for 3-4 days.  Unfortunately the diarrhea hasn't gone away completely.  In between the 3 weeks and now, I have had massive anxiety attacks.  I don't know what started this, but it happened.  Fears of heart attacks, diabetes, and other illnesses had me worried day to day.  Then, about a week and a half ago, I started feeling strange.  Pulsing, dizziness in the back of my head at times, sometimes lasting all day, tunnel vision,  having to pop my ears often, minor headaches at different areas of my head, often around the temples or top of my head, feels like pressure.  Waking up with lots of drainage in my throat, which makes me feel miserable when I do wake up.  A few days ago, I was having Massive Brain Fog, that has settled down a little.  

The anxiety and depression this is giving me is making it hard to focus.  I am extremely worried about what this could be, as I expect the worst.  I most of the bad feelings I can trace back to the anxiety/depression, but I am conserned mainly about the pulsing/dizziness in my head.

I was wondering what this could be?  I've seen a doctor, had blood drawn, and so far he hasn't called me back, and that was a while ago.  I spend the day browsing the internet looking for stuff, but I haven't found anything useful yet.
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
A constant feeling of phlegm or mucus in mouth at times can be due to gastric reflux. Either you have a lax esophageal sphincter or hiatal hernia.
The symptoms could also be exacerbation of the GERD or gastric reflux.  Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications (under medical supervision) like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection too should be looked into by a carbon urea breath test and a combination antibiotic tried. Many a times a persisting H pylori infection can be the cause behind acidity not responding to treatment.
Life style changes that will help include: Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Avoid lying down for least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you.
If these tips do not help, then liver function test, pancreatic enzymes, and HIDA scan for gall bladder should be done. Food intolerance and inflammatory bowel conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s, celiac etc should be considered. Log in what you eat and see if there is a correlation between a certain food type and the symptoms.
You should consult a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) or a physician for this. Take care!
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1719918 tn?1309297630
Huh, I had no idea that my stomach could give me my dizziness/pulsing sensation in my head.  But thanks for the tips, I'll give all this a try.  
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It happens after the bug leave the human system. Be precautious about the stresses that can harm you. For recovery, build a radiation-variation placade similar to solar thermal heating tubes to adjust the body's need for energy. It helps for these minor cases that is related to complications.
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