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Hello Everybody,

Let me start by saying that I am 30 years old and had my first child 8 weeks ago. I had a normal pregnancy, until the last trimester when I developed high blood pressure and swelling. I was induced with an epidural, and gave birth vaginally.

3 days after birth my problems started. I started getting heart palpitations, chills, really high blood pressure and a sense of doom. I went to the hospital, they gave me antibiotics and said I had an infection. After that my problems only got worse. I started having irregular heartbeats, my heart felt like it was flip flopping, for 2 days straight. Went to the ER, nothing found on the EKG, blood work was fine.

Irregular heartbeats lessened at this point. I then started to get really hot internally, but no fever. My hands would tremble and I just felt jittery. I've developed so many problems, it's just easier if I list them.
-Trembling hands
-Ice pick headaches(rarely)
-Tingling on legs, feet, arms, head
-Back and muscle pain( sore like I've worked out)
-Joints hurt
-Heavy feeling in chest
-Black floater in right eye
-Urge to have a bowel movement as soon as I wake up
-Frequent urination
-Ringing/clogged feeling in ears
-Heaviness feeling in right arm
-Feeling disconnected from my body
-General unwell feeling
-Twitching muscles on different parts of my body
-Fatigue
-Feeling out of it and like I'm getting less sharp.
-Feeling of wanting to jump out of my own skin.

There are probably a few others that I can't think of right now. I've seen many doctors who say it is Anxiety. While yes, a small part can be anxiety because I am so scared of what it happening to my body, I feel like I am slowly dying, or that I will drop dead because that is how bad I feel.

I have had 5 CBC, all normal. A CT scan of the head and abdomen, normal. ANA test, Cortisol, Thyroid, Hormone levels checked, normal.
Clinical assessment by Neurologist ( strength tests, reflexes, etc.) normal. I have an MRI scheduled for tomorrow, and am so scared. I just know something is off and I keep getting worse.

I was perfectly healthy before pregnancy, and generally healthy during. The only thing that happened was I received a Pertussis and Rubella Vaccine before leaving the hospital, the day before all this occurred. I'm not sure if that had anything to do with my problems or what, I'm just scared I'm dying.

Sorry for the long post, any input is welcome.

UPDATE:
So long story short, I received my MRI results and everything was completely normal. Since my MRI was done just on the brain, and without contrast, I know I am not out of the woods so to speak. I basically just had this done as the beginning of trying to figure out what is going on.

I guess I will just see how my symptoms progress or not. Than maybe see how it goes? What is the advice you guys would give me, wait and see, or push for more testing?





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