Hello everyone I would like to start off by encouraging others to reply and join in the convo because i'm looking for an answer or anything that can help me out.
I'm a 21 year old college student, and former colligant football player, but had to stop due to head aches i was enduring from contact during drills.
December 2009 I went through a tough stage of depression/Anxiety and i started to notice a change in my thinking and headache frequency. I was put on a antidepressant that helped me out feeling better, but i was having problems with my memory while taking it. I would sit in class and feel like i was not able to remember things we went over in class, and then i started noticing i was having this feeling like i was not all the way there like. During the summer of 2010 I started noticing a change in my level of fitness. I was unable to finish workouts, and i was always tired from morning to night. Starting in December 2011 Just about 4 months ago I started noticing a huge change in my attitude, thinking, and physical feeling. I started experiencing horrible anxiety, pains in my chest (tightening and pressure), and started having troubles thinking, problem solving, remember convos, and my attitude has become short tempered, and agitated easily. I had to take a break from school because i could not stand on my feet longer then 20 minutes without taking a break, i cant workout because of the chest pain and weird sensations in my head. I'm not sure where this all came from, but the past few months I have had a lot of head pain, and pressure, and have been having these strange sensations in my head making me feel like i'm going crazy literally.
So the symptoms going on are: Chest Pains, Head Pains, weird sensations through out my head, trouble remember things, trouble focusing, cold hands and feet, numbness in right foot and leg, fatigue, and tiredness
Test Done: EKG, Echocardiogram, Stress test, CT of head, chest, and stomach, MRI of head, Endoscopy, and Blood work. All came back clear
If anyone can help me on what in the world is going on with my head and these symptoms. Can it be I have some kind of trauma to my brain that i took on during football, or could this be the stress/anxiety that is bugging me and ive taken on some kind of hypochondriac state.
Sorry to hear of your issues. They sound awful. I've suffered from vertigo/visual disturbances/extreme neck pain for almost 3 years. The symptoms started manifesting themselves after I fell onto the pavement in a pick up football game. I hit my butt and then whiplashed back on the back/left side of my head.
My CT scans showed normal and I can pass most balance tests but attribute that to years of sports and simply compensating. I went to all the specialists possible for my symptoms and no one was addressing the precipitating event!!!
Finally, 3 weeks ago I found an awesome forum on Meneire's disease and one member suggested Atlas Orthogonal treatments. I've since found a doctor in Austin (there are very few Atlas certified docs per state). The initial xray showed that my Atlas, C1 top vertebrae, was 7 millimeters up on the left side, my whole neck was moved 1/2 an inch, my left leg was about 1/4 inch shorter and my C2 vertebrae was twisted to the right. All of this was causing my spinal cord to be pinched in the most important part of the nervous system - the brain stem!! The treatment is painless and non-invasive. They use a specialized bed that has all these measurements on it and then swing an attached arm over your head and use a tool that puts 6 pounds of pressure on your atlas (no cracking or twisting). After the first session my neck pain immediately went away and within 2 sessions I could look above me, which was something I couldn't do for 1.5 years! My visual disturbances with busy stimuli has almost vanished.
I will continue seeing her for a while since our bodies always try to move back to the 'bad position' but over time I should see my body getting stronger (my left side was virtually on a mini vacation after the accident :-) and holding the Atlas in the right position which will allow me to have less symptoms and fewer treatments.
Wishing you the best! You are too young to feel like this.