upper body muscle twitching, mostly in shoulder muscles
do weird things, completely opposite of intended goal. i.e opening dish washer instead of cupboard for food.
running red lights
can't understand what people are saying, can't follow conversations or instructions, difficult to follow along in school.
I feel like i am in a fog or not even present sometimes.
very poor short term memory
2-5 minute memory the worst
sometimes things that normally seem familiar are completely foreign
things that were once easy are now difficult and require more time.
vision problems that seem to be related to the dizziness.
frequent prescription changes
seeing latent images longer than normal in bright light.
extreme fatigue, not helped by sleep
Ive seen a doctor a few times about this, but its always the same story. "We don't know. This is all from anxiety" They put me on klonopin and was on that for about 6 months. Decided it was making things worse so i quit that.
Early on, when the problems started, i had an MRI and an EEG. both came back normal. Then symptoms seemed to go away and now came back with a vengeance this year. Ive had pretty extensive (i think) blood work and it only found that i had once had mono and epstein barr virus, but am not currently infected. Also found to have herpes simplex type 2, which was a surprise, because ive never had any kind of outbreak and I have always been safe and with the same person for 6 years.
Its ruining my life. My relationships, educational, personal, and professional are crumbling before my eyes. It takes a huge toll every day to feel like this and I worry that im really starting to lose it. I have an apt with a psych in april. but that seems really far away. I have all but given up on general practitioners. They dont seem to know what could be wrong or even really try to understand what I am explaining to them. They never even offer a conjecture about what could be wrong. Maybe I expect too much.
Does any of this sound like anything? Any suggestions on what to do? I would really appreciate any help you can offer. I am really not interested in living like this forever, but its starting to look like that may be the reality of the situation.
Man, another one! First thing I want you to do is when you wake up, don't eat or drink anything. Fill up a glass of water, get a good wad of spit and spit in it. Don't move the glass. If you see web-like strands coming down from it, floating particles in the middle or the spit sinks to the bottom and looks crummy, you have a problem that's easily fixed. If not, these symptoms are very consistent with hypoglycemia, another problem easily fixed, but with work.
Well, the test for candida I gave there and the hypoglycemia self-testing is very easy. I usually recommend these because I've found people that come here often have symptoms that directly relate to one of these two problems. This is simply because human beings, especially in America, think really high carbohydrate diets are good, but unfortunately though this may be true in some cases, they like to do it with white breads, lots of sugar, Dorriotos and stuff that otherwise your body was not meant to assimilate. These two problems surface because of such things, and you can throw diabetes in there as well, but usually hypoglycemia hits you first, around the ages of 18-23 which, what a surprise, is usually the age when 'mental illness' sets in.
It sounds to me like you may have a medical problem, not a mental problem. Those symptoms can be associated with several auto-immune diseases, but you need to see a doctor to see what is up. Please don't think you have a mental problem. Take care and good luck.
An inner ear problem can cause every single symptom you have! I would see and ENT doctor and see if myabe that is the problem. That is an easy fix in relation to the mental side of it which I agree is a stretch. It sounds like you are depressed, but just because life is crappy righ now for you. perfectly understandable, but don't cash in. Keep looking. There is probably a phsyical problem. Hypoglycemia is easily fixed, so by simply eating small meals all day long that are lower in Carbs and higher in proteins you should see some relief almost immediately. If not, then head to the ENT and check out the inner ear issue.