im 18 years old, male, i eat really well, get a decent amount of exercise...
i've basically been symptomless for most of my life. i was born with bowed legs, i has some odd intestinal/digestion problems as a toddler, as well as some relatively obvious mental abnormalities. i was especially difficult as a child, problems in school, constant horrible nightmares. i never "cared". emotional detachment, maybe you could call it. they do exist, they don't register. some kind of mild autism? maybe. im missing some functions, others seem stronger than in anyone else i know. perhaps a neurochemical issue or structural problem,. the end result was a diagnosis of ADD. im not even sure if this is nessecary, and sorry if it isn't.. but i think it could be a revelant piece of the puzzle. something is off, distorted, whatever, with my brain. uh, im rambling...and no one is going to read this.. soo let me just give off a list of symptoms over the years. this will turn into a 2500 word existential essay in any other format.. :
*i've broken each of my arms twice. two of the times, it seemed like it shouldn't have snapped so easily.
* "harmless" heart murmor
* "moderate", asymmetrical sunken chest appeared after my growth spurt,,at least partially caused by terrible posture
*delayed puberty, didn't happen until late 15s early 16s
*im 6'3 and 150 pounds. im really lanky, i have long fingers. i eat a lot but don't gain weight.
*within the last year, my big and middle toes have been going numb. it almost seems random, MAYBE caused by tempature? it showed up really suddenly last summer when i was away at risd pre-college. the only possible connection i can see is that i started smoking a lot more there. 1/2 pack a day or so. oh and coffee! i probably had a lot of coffee there with sleepless nights preceeding. i still drink a cup or so a day.
*my hands and feet are always freezing.
*lately, my fingernails turn blue if i get cold at all
*the veins in my left testicle seem to be swollen. they have been forever, it hasn;t really been a problem.
*within the last few weeks, the under side of my theigh has become numb constantly. kind of in between the crease under my knee cap, half way up my leg. mostly mid leg on the under side.
*a week ago (this is what freaked me out and why im posting this for the most part) my whole shoulder/neck area started to go numb. almost to the very core of the muscle, it wasn't just on the surface. it was more of a tingling sensation more than numbness, and it didn't go away after standing up and doing jumping jacks. lasted a 1/2 hour, maybe? i was also super super stoned, im not sure if that could have anything to do with it. i was sitting in my computer chair when it happened.
*my legs get numb really easily. after say, 5 minutes of sitting foot-on-knee. which is how i usually sit
*low blood pressure, apparently
this is alll i can think of off the top of my head. theres probably more. none of it is too serious, just very worrisome to me.
i have sort of been tested for marfans syndrome. i had an EKG, and my heart was "fine". no other testing..
thanks a lot, if anyone replys to this. i worry about it daily and it would be nice to get a doctors opinion to clear things up