To brief on myself I am a 19 year old woman. I dont have any existing conditions that I am aware of. I have a lot of stress much like everyone else, I go to college, I used to have a job that I quit do to stress. I am with a man for 2 years now and his family is having a hard time letting him go. My mother has had Rheumatoid Arthritis for about 16-17 years now and for about 10 years chosen to stay in her room usually leaving houshold chores and duties up to me and my 16 year old sister to complete. I try not to bug her or stress her out with my conditions so I am looking for advice.
Okay well every now and then I'll get these episodes where suddenly get this chest pain. It's a sharp pain that is usually on my left side and nearly always increases when i breath too deep or try to move my upper body. These episodes last for a couple minutes then sort of die out.
Another problem I get is sometimes I sort of black out. It starts off usually no matter what I'm doing. All of a sudden i'll feel sort of dizzy and everything starts to blend together and my body sometimes will sway for a little while until it all stops. I've only completely blacked out once. I was on my kneeschanging the channel on the tv and the feeling rushed over me so fast that i fell to the floor and i could feel my body kind of shaking then i guess i blacked out cause I woke almost right after it happened and it took a while to remember what i was doing and why I was on the floor. The whole incident lasted maybe a minute or so.
One last issue is that sometimes when I'm laying down or walking my knee will just lock up and make it very painful to move. This has happened when I was sleeping the pain shot through my leg and it woke me up and it took about 5-10 minutes to get the pain to stop. Another time was when I was trying to walk to my class. My knee started to tingle and then it was just hurting. It is a little easier to get rid of when I'm walking but it still hurts whenever and wherever it occurs.