59 yr old male, weakness in arms and legs, disorienting light-headedness when standing up from sitting, extremely drowsy, sleeping 15-16 hrs/day, slight sore throat, started 1 week ago. No fever as far as I can tell. Beginning to fear what is happening, anxious but still sleeping a lot anyway. Bizarre dreams. No idea what to make of all this. This is my first posting here, please accept my apologies for any mistakes in forum protocol.
My MD wanted me to get some blood work done in 2 weeks. I'm going to take the lab slip in tomorrow and get it done early, while this is going on. Whatever it is. It's giving me the creeps big time. I wonder if the bizarre dreams are a product of that fear too.
Whatever, when I bring in the lab slip I'll ask for an appointment.
Rough night coming up.
Your anxiety may be giving you bizarre dreams. When I broke my leg and had to have surgery I was terrified I would lose my leg even though my surgeon and the nurses told me my leg will heal. It helps to talk about it and I wish I had this forum back then. Whatever the diagnosis, learn all you can about it and try to find a website with a forum where you can connect with other people to share and learn from each other.
I still don't know what's causing it, though I am managing to get out more. I see my neurologist next week for a routine migraine maintenance checkup; she's going to check it out then.
The blood work was for my Potassium levels. They turned out OK. If this is an electrolyte problem, it isn't the Na-K balance.
The bizarre dreams may have something to do with an SSRI which is losing its effectiveness. An SSRI that stops being effective is not new to me. I just never experienced bizarre dreams in the process before. I don't see my psychiatrist to try to do something about the SSRI until next month. It's the old shortage of doctors thing.
So I guess the only real change so far is that I'm going out more. I still don't know what's causing it but it's definitely there. I can tell whenever I try to do something that used to be fairly easy.