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OK...I've posted before, but since i haven't found a plausible explanation, Im here again. This is a somewhat long, convoluted tale -

about 2 years ago, immediately after graduating from college and starting a promising new job, I awoke one morning with a strange, pressure like sensation in my head. Accompanying the pressure was a feeling of mental stupor. I couldn't think clearly and felt vapid. As time went by, the pressure increased - i felt that my head was in a vacuum and could not articulate thoughts or words. Please understand that prior to this occurrence, I was a drug user (ecstasy and cocaine) and this happened about a week after a binge period. So..to make a long story short, I went to see different specialists. No one could provide me with any insight. I had an mri, eeg, cat scan...nothing abnormal was found. I tried neurontin, nortriptyline, depakote, midrin, tylenol -- nothing worked. Finally, i was referred to psychiatry -- doctors speculated that i was suffering from a severe anxiety disorder. I started taking paxil...then zyprexa...then ritalin. Now, 2 years later, I still suffer from the same pressure and inability to think clearly...i am in a haze 24/7. I feel a lot better than I once did, but the problem remains.
Basically, I think I had a stroke --
does anyone out there have any insight or explanations?
I am afraid that I never will feel normal again.

thanks