I have a list of symptoms that I've been experiencing for a few months now. I am scared of the unknown. I haven't seen a doctor yet.. but I am making an appointment with my physician for this week hopefully. Here is what I experience on a daily basis.
-Constant headache, my head throbs when it is the worst. It always worse in the morning. My head rarely is free of pain. The headaches often cause nausea.
-When my headaches are the worst, I feel alot of pressure in my eyeballs.
-feeling of electricity or shocks in my head, at least over 5 times a day.
-trouble sleeping despite being prescribed clonazepam for my anxiety. I can take several and still have trouble falling asleep.
-I wake up in the morning sweating even though it is cold outside.
-I get cold ALL the time, when watching tv, i have to have a space heater a few feet away from me.
-Short term memory problems. I forget what the last commercial i saw was. I'll forget the last thought in my head, and am baffled when trying to think about what I was just thinking about.
-Sometimes when I'm sitting down, i will feel a twitch that feels like its coming from my lower back that makes my whole torso twitch. My biceps, and quadricep muscles often twitch.
-When laying down, or sitting, sometimes when standing I'll get very light headed and dizzy, to the point where it makes me very nauseas.
-I urinate more than normal. Sometimes I will go several times in a period of an hour.
-Fatigue, I remember a time when I had lots of energy, I was a very energetic person, but that is not the case anymore. I am always tired, but still have trouble sleeping.
-I've been diagnosed with depression and take lexapro for it. I still feel depressed frequently, sometimes to the point where I experience complete and utter sadness out of nowhere.
-Lack of pleasure, I used to be very active, have lots of friends, but i've withdrawn myself completely. Nothing really excites me anymore.
-Anxiety, my medication helps some, but I am on 1mg of clonazepam four times a day and still experience anxiety frequently.
-I get nauseas, and really hot for short periods of time, several times a day.
-I notice that I clench my jaw on occasion.
-I have no motivation. I'll be sitting in my computer chair watching television, and I have the desire to play a game on the computer, but for some reason, sometimes I can't get myself to even do that. It baffles me.
If anyone reads this and can give me some advice, or might know what is going on with me, please repost.
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You don't say your age but I would get checked out by a neurologist and have an MRI done to see if there's anything going on in your head that could be causing pressure on your eyes. They can do an EEG to see how your brain is functioning and find out if you're epileptic. Problems in the head could be causing the dizziness and forgetfulness, too.
The urination and nausea problems sound like it might be diabetes related. Get a blood sugar test done to see what your levels are at. The dizziness could also be related to diabetes.
You could have vitamin deficiencies as well. B vitamins help with neurological problems. Magnesium can help with the twitching you've got. Do you drink caffeine? That could cause twitching and lower your magnesium levels, too.
You should also have your thyroid checked to make sure that's not causing problems.
It sounds like you need an overall work-up done by your doctors to see if they can detect what is going on. Make sure you're not sensitive to these meds you're on. Sometimes the side effects of the meds make you feel worse. Maybe they need to adjust your dosage as well. Good luck. I feel bad for you. Be careful if you're driving.
i was reading your list of problems, look rest up a bit, i cant remeber a lot of stuff these days,lol and tired too, but thats my age, sleepless and the bathroom thing ,yea me too ,and a lot of others too, smile, good thing to see a doctor ,since you are worried a lot, the headache idk, but they are a part of depression i'm told, id have that problem of depression, hardtimes yea ,but haven't got me down yet, take a deep breath , i have the hot and cold thing too, heater off, and on ,smile, it sounds likes your maybe depressed, let the throught of happy stuff come in some and try to relaz , i know that may sound crazy, but it may help . talk to someboby,like and old friend, just ot have that time with them , to get your mind free of the problems maybe your get a laugh are two. anyway i hope you feel better ,and get some relief i had the pain in my eyes before, i had a high pressure in my eyes, and the batroom trip , get a gluecost test done, the bathroom you'll go a lot when you age .
hey thanks for the replies. i really appreciate it. it made me think that there is something wrong that isnt as serious as what i thought it could be... a brain tumor. by the way im only 23 years old. if my age changes any of your opinions please let me know. but thanks for taking time to read my post and reply. i am making an appointment for my pyhsician so he can refer me to a neurologist. im just really scared i have a brain tumor. my head ALWAYS hurts, im in constant pain, sometimes debilitating pain. im just really scared.
i would say check your thyroid. they will only test your tsh but you need to ask for t4, t3, vit d levels, ferrotin, vitamin b...hormones..my opinion is low thyroid and then the bc perhaps it has gone untreated you most likely have adrenal fatigue. youcan take a 24 hour saliva test and have your cortisol checked during different times of the day. if you are new on here i can't private message you yet. but there is a GREAT book that after you read it will say... o MY! it is on adrenal fatigue. i have thyroid and adrenal issues and i hate to tell you this but knowledge on this disorder is limited and you will learn so much by getting on the sites online and you will find so many people just like you. hang in there and don't give up..you just need to find out where you are and you will feel better. it is not an easy road for some..but some find easy relief right away. unfortunatly i was not one of those people who could take synthetic and doctors turn their nose up to the natural stuff which is what i should have bbeen on all along. the shocks you feel that is your adrenals...adrenaline..i used to have that all the time...and normal doctors had no clue. it is your adrenals..
thank you for reading and taking time to reply. i looked up adrenal fatigue, and the symptoms, and it really seems to explain what is wrong with me. the only thing that still baffles me, is why i ALWAYS have a headache. i didn't find any connections between my constand and sometimes debiliating headaches and adrenal fatigue. I am going to take a copy of my post when i see my physician. my question is, what kind of doctor or specialist should i see? I also read about addison's disease, and the symptoms are almost the same as adrenal fatigue, how likely do you think it is that i could have addison's disease? or is that just me thinking the worst like i normally do? anyways thank you everyone so far who has posted, i didn't expect to get the kind of replies that i got, it feels good to know that people i don't even know are willing to take the time to give me advice. for that i am very thankful.
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Drew, any possibility that you could have an Environmental Illness/Allergy-related problem. There are plastics (Phthalates), petroleum products and many other recognized health hazards that might be, at least, partially responsible for your misery.
i thought i had addisons disease too..but i did not...and most likely you do not, i have been sick for 4 years with thyroid and this and i have recovered once..i know following the protocol to healing adrenals works.... i wish i could suggest a book to you, but can't private message you yet. i get headaches...if i go to long between meals...i have to eat every 2-3 hours...do not go past that...or the excessive hunger turns into nasusea...and then it get bad...dizziness, anxiety...the key is destress your life where you can. stay away form stressful people...if they drain you stay away. find a way to deep breathe morning and night...do yoga or tai chi, or just excercise but do something you enjoy. excercise is key to recovering. i believe you can do everything else but you leave this out then it won't work..i think it is the hardest thing to do for the first 2 weeks..but give try it...and don't push your body past it's ability or you will end doing more harm...just do a bit every day...by week 2 it won't be so hard and your metabolism will pick up...vit c helps the adrenals..i take enough buffered c to flush every 2 weeks then i stay on 75 % of that in btweeen. i also take lots of supplements...but blood work showed ii was low in certain things. vit b is key for your nervous system...stay away form caffeine adn fried foods. eat healthy ..protein , lots of veggies, some fruits..your sugar intake needs ot be minimal..go to bed by 10 no later...if you hve problems sleeping you should take that adrenal stress test. mine was only 100 bucks and then you can know if you have high cortisol or low cortisol...and what to do..you can heal your adrenals. oh, one more thing and i slpeak to myself..try not to be a pessimist...think happy thoughts...tell yourself , you are going to get beter..and this is for a season.
one more thing TOXINS..any chemicals, preservatives(food)...this may have been what took mine down...and it is frustreatining bc i had no idea at the time..the damage that was being done. hang in there. these are a few things off the top of my head. hope it is encouraging to you.oh, one more thing..when you eat...chew your food like 20-30 before you swallow, it is important to helping adrenals...
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i read that reducing different stresses in my life would help if i have adrenal fatigue. my biggest stresser is my job, i work at UPS, it is a very physically demanding job, with managers always yelling at people. the place is just full of stress. I walk in the place and get stressed, and when my supervisors constintly yell at me because i can't keep up with my work because of my physical exhaustion and headaches, i want to flip out, and sometimes i do. my job consists of handling boxes and lifting them (up to 70lbs) from one belt to another belt, it is very physically demanding. i feel like i wont be able to get better if i continue to work there. would a doctor suggest that i go on disability so i can relax and allow myself to work on the things i need to do to get better?
again thanks for everyone's advice. i went to my physician today, and took my list of symptoms with me. i also took a list of symptoms of adrenal fatigue. my doctor had NO idea what adrenal fatigue was. no clue what so ever. he ordered bloodwork done, an array of test. i cant remember exactly what different tests were ordered but i remember t3 and t4 and ep bar, and glucose and there were a few others that i forget. he said the tests were supposed to check the functioning of my thyroid and kidneys. i havent heard back from him yet, but because he has been a family friend ever since i was a little kid, i assume i will be treated as somewhat of a priority. i will get back on here and post what he says about the tests, and the results. thanks again.
i would see my medical doctor first, and then let him/her send you to which evera they feel will be ok to send you too. good luck , prayin things will work out, and stop thinkin you have something bad, sounds like you may have somehting simple. good luck!!!
i just wanted to add something here that just could possibly be something to really check into? the neurologist is really a good place to start, but before you get referred there, your doc should send you for an MRI on the brain AND your c spine too using a contrasting agent(this shows things that can be somewhat hidden at times on MRI, espescially the vascular structures within the brain?). there can be many different things you can just have form within the brain at the vascular levels or things you were just born with that also can impact the blood flow or other little odd things. brain tumors are just truely much more rare to really have as opposed to the other things i mentioned. the c spine is just another place to look for potential issues that depending upon the level and just where the issues actually are(the spinal cord alone can create some really big symptoms if something is wrong or just impacting it too or absolutely none), could be causeing at least some of your ongoing symptoms.
the thing here is, since you really do not know yet just what is actually behind any of the symptoms, its always possible that you could have more than one type of condition or reasons for the symptoms to just exist but not all being totally related to only one thing being wrong, ya know what i mean? its just covering the most common or likely bases. but looking into that brain just considering the head pain really needs to be done with that contrasted MRI. they can just do that brain and the c spine at the very same visit. any Dx is a matter of tracking back symptoms to possible sources then testing those places and ruling things in or out as a possible. hopefully you can get the MRIs done by just your primarys referral. it would just give you some good solid info to bring to the first appt(there just is in most cases, a pretty long wait with most speacialists to get into that very first appt?). hopefully there is a reasonable explanation for all this that isn't a major issue. just get that brain and c spine cleared. good luck to you and please do keep us posted, FB
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