It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board

Not sure what I have...

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-14-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 2
rplume HB User
Not sure what I have...

I have been suffering from odd symptoms for about 8 months now. When my symptoms first appeared, there was an odd feeling on the right back portion of my head. This eventually turned into headaches; although more annoying ones than painful ones. I've also felt a feeling of foggyness in my head - and a feeling of disconnect or de-personalization. Shortly after, I experienced sporadic but brief symptoms of having my ears feel blocked and sometimes occasional ringing. I also experienced a feeling of heartburn, upset stomach, and a fluttering feeling in my chest. I went to the doctor, and was prescribed prednisone and a methdospak, which got rid of the fluttering and heartburn. The heartburn and fluttering went away and never returned, and the blocked ears and ringing ears went away on their own and haven't returned since either.

I've been to an ENT, neurologist, and GP. The neurologist thought it could have been migraines at first and gave me some sort of drug (Nortrip...something) which used to treat depression but is no longer used for that; mostly for migraines now. That didn't help, and migraines don't make any sense because I suffer none of the common symptoms and nobody in my family has any history of it.

Blood tests all showed healthy. I had an MRI performed with and without contrast and it showed me as healthy, except for full sinuses, and I tried flushing them. I was also prescribed a few antibiotics for this. This was a very interesting discovery because I haven't had any sinus issues that I'm aware of.

My ENT said that although the MRI showed blocked sinuses, since I wasn't experiencing any sinus related issues he doubts that was causing my issues. He blamed it on anxiety and prescribed me Xanax.

I've also just received new glasses thinking my outdated prescription could have been the cause, but since I've received them my symptoms haven't improved.

I'm still experiencing unusual symptoms... Mainly a sense of a foggyness/lightheadedness, and a feeling of disconnect or de-personalization. Everything sort of feels surreal at times. When this occurs, I can still think clearly, but everything seems to lose focus. Many times at night, my mind feels like it's rather unstable, almost a sense of going crazy. I get periodic headaches which don't seem isolated to a single part of the head. They are usually mild to moderate in pain. I'm also frequently experiencing a feeling of an upset stomach. The symptoms come and go. Some days will be great while others are horrible.

Any ideas??

Last edited by rplume; 12-14-2008 at 08:48 AM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
not sure if I can trust my boyfriend anna0601 Relationship Health 8 03-15-2010 07:39 PM
Wasn't sure if I was in love, cheated on gf, then realized I really do love her Branman Relationship Health 65 08-13-2008 12:41 PM
Flirting with Neighbour....not sure what's up dinah Relationship Health 1 02-26-2007 08:03 PM
Diangosed with RA but not sure ShannonH Arthritis 13 09-22-2006 10:20 AM
not sure where to post this, maybe you guys can help.. MLZ Eating Disorder Recovery 1 02-15-2006 09:48 AM
Not sure how to title this. RRRRRRRR!!!! LuvMyLilDoggie Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 32 07-20-2005 08:19 PM
concerned and not sure who to go to or if i should tellywrs Heart Disorders 5 07-04-2005 10:39 AM
Does a nodule with "spiculation" mean cancer for sure? Tiz Cancer: Lung 5 03-10-2005 10:20 AM
Sure could use a friend to lean on for a bit.. Ruth6:11 Relationship Health 37 10-04-2004 05:51 AM
Sorry, not sure where I'd post a blood pressure question babygrant Blood and Blood Vessel 0 09-01-2003 12:31 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:34 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!