What is wrong with me? Is this neurological?
I have had problems for over a year now with extreme exhaustion. It is not physical exhaustion (though I have experienced a sharp decrease in physical strength and stamina). It is mental exhaustion. I sleep more than nine hours a night. I nap during the day. I look forward to my sleep, and must get it. If there is a lot going on around me -- a lot of noise and light stimulation, like being in a room where there's a television on a people talking, or shopping in a gorcery store with so much to look at -- I feel incomprehensibly tired and, if I am able to, fall asleep. I am terrified of driving on the highway because it makes me feel like falling asleep. When I am in a car on the highway when someone else is driving, I do fall asleep. This has significantly affected my life. I do not socialize with people because I am tired. I don't do much of anything anymore.
I also notice constant blurred vision despite wearing glasses.
I am disinterested in things going on around me, and have a very hard time recalling information such as directions. I oftentimes do not know how I arrived at a location. I have a very hard time recalling words, and my speech has become embarrassingly halting and disorganized. I freqeuntly stutter and people oftentimes stop listening to me because what I am saying doesn't make sense or it takes me so long to say it, or I keep editing what I am saying because I keep using the wrong words. I find myself marveling people who can talk smoothly without stuttering or completely forgetting words.
I notice too an instability in my moods. I have been unsuccessful in finding a correct balance of anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medications, even though I have been trying for years to do so. I have experienced during this year some psychotic episodes, and was diagnosed with Brief Psychotic Episode Disorder. When I try to explain to my doctor what is happening to me, he dismisses me as being a hypochondriac.
Can anybody, ANYBODY, offer me some information? I am at the end of my rope. I know that only a doctor can diagnose what is wrong with me, but I need to know where to even start. The only thing I can think of is that my mother has MS -- perhaps this is MS? I don't know, and I need help....