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No doc can figure this out.

Posted by
Brian on September 28, 2002 at 01:34:00:

Hi,
I am desperate for help. I have had panic attacks for years. I am only 17 years old. My panic was so bad we started having to rule out other possiblites. Here is what I have had. EEG, EKG, MRI, CT SCAN, HIV/STD TESTS, LYPMHOMA BIOPSY, LIVER PROVILES, IVP ON KIDNEYS, WHITE/RED CBC COUNT, and nothing. All normal. I feel very weak all the time, tired, vision impairment (things moving), headache, body aches, sweating, fast or slow heart rate, dizzyness, tingling over my entire body, disorintation and shaking. I just need so sort of advice as to what is going on. I have had a huge amount of stress and anxity latly but i am not convinced that this is just anxity. It lasts all day long. I cannot sleep because I will feel very cold in my hands and feet and it worries me. I have been feeling this way for months and it is very depressing knowign i will feel the same tomorrow. I want my life back and i cannot seem to get it. A little background, I am bi-polar II, my current meds are Lithobid, Inderal LA 60M AM, and Librium 10M A&P, I was on all the benzos for a while before they put me on a new one, Librium, I started to feel very bad when I stopped taking Klonopin. I am just stuck here :( . No one has been able to help. I hospitalized myself because I thought that may lead to some sort of help. Needless to say it didn't. I do not use any other drugs and I do not drink at all. I smoke too many cigarettes and I have terrible eating and sleeping habits. I am a good case eh? If you have any advice at all please let me know. I would greatly apperciate it:) Thank you for your time.



Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by Vince F on September 28, 2002 at 04:50:55:

In Reply to: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 28, 2002 at 01:34:00:

I don't know much about the drugs and would
like to know what you felt like before taking
them and if you feel that some or many of
your symptoms could be side effects from
them ? Your vision problems caught my
interest since I had a Lot from a chemical
exposure injury that damaged everything and
I went from perfect vision to loosing the
central to my eyes fatiguing after rwading
for 5 min to them not moving with my head to
me thinking that stationary things moved as
the angles changed as I drove by them to me
thinking I saw other things move that didn't
like caused by shadows and all kinds of
strange things and blurring. Dr's just told
me I was at the age when vision starts to go
but not after 5 min of an irritating smell
that burned my lungs and made me feel drunk
for a Long time.

Many times we have to figure things out
ourselves and even Dr's have to or have to
hope to find one who has answers. A friends
uncle who was a surgeon was having seisures
where he could be driving and not remember
what had just happened or where he had just
been and his wife said he would go off the
road. he finally went to the Mayo clinic and
they determined that a med that a fellow Dr
had put him on was causing the seisures. I
don't know if that was a side effect of the
drug or just how it affected him. Drugs have
Normal side effcts and rare ones that can be
the complete opposite.

You mentioned your body tingling and mine
did and the herb Gotu Kola got rid of most of
it for me. Might be worth a try but then
yours might have a different cause.

VF



Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by
Brian on September 28, 2002 at 05:16:28:

In Reply to: Re: No doc can figure this out. posted by Vince F on September 28, 2002 at 04:50:55:

Thanks for the comments. I belive that some of this is from the meds but I have the same type of vision problems you do. I own a ISP and web hosting comapany so therefore I spend ours in front of a computer. I mean at least 9 hours a day. You are right about DR's and meds. I have several very bad experiences with medications. Almost leading to death. Even after telling him I was allergic to it he said it was all in my mind, gave me the same drug under the chemical 'generic' name instead of the branded med. Again, thank you.



Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by Vince F on September 28, 2002 at 06:27:39:

In Reply to: Re: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 28, 2002 at 05:16:28:

I spend a lot of time on line since my
physical function is limited and it stimulates
my mind and sometimes I find another piece
to my puzzle. Looking at a monitor doesn't
bother me but it Did and may still with
colors and graphics. I started on line with
prodigy with an amber mono monitor since that
was said to be easier on the eyes than even
the green mono ones. When the net got big
and P* started to charge by the hr I went
with an ISP started by the small outfit I
bought my PC from. They had a local BBS with
net access from it. I had been runing P*
from DOS and even just on a floppy to start
since I didn't want to pay any more than I
had to for a PC to start.

On the ISP they had Lynx the text based
browser and though I was limited in things I
could do I Loved the speed in text and not
having to run Windows but just recently the
ISP shut down, supposedly because they were
moving but don't seem to be back up yet. They
were buging me to run W* so they could get
rid of the DOS line since I was the only one
using it. I asked if I could pay for it to
keep having Lynx and they let me.

With them shuting down I tried to find and
figure how to get on line with DOS and still
run Lynx or some other text browser but
couldn't get them working or not crashing so
I loaded W*95 and went on AOL till I found
the ISP I am on now that had Lynx and I can
use a graphical browser when I want to see
graphical stuff.

The different fonts and colors can still
bother me on sites I look at graphically and
I have selected to view them with my color
selections.

Back to health stuff... Dr's had No answers
for me or the Wrong ones that most likely
delayed treatment till my damage became
perminant but I can't accept that and have
improved greatly in some areas but not in all
and some have gotten worse but age may
contribute since this has been a 15 yr
adventure.

I try any suppliment that sounds like it
might help and a few have helped a lot and
I am not in severe pain for days after
physical activity. Your note made me think
of trying everything over a short time and
see if something I didn't think worked at one
time may help now or I might hit a combo or
order that works since many improvements have
been accidental. I few min ago I took
just about everything that has helped my
muscle function that I never took all
together since I didn't really connect
tingling with pains and was happy the tingling
was gone but after taking them I started
doing some isometric exercises. I added
another item though I thought about taking
another round of what I just took but don't
know what it could cause and I try to err
on the cautious side so I don't do any (more)
damage and try to sneak up on things.

there was somthing else about vision that
you reminded me of but I can't remember.

VF



Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by VF on September 28, 2002 at 06:32:00:

In Reply to: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 28, 2002 at 01:34:00:


Oh Yea, Don't buy that, all in your mind crap
if you know what is happening. That's what
they said about what I found out was a B-12/
folic acid problem and probably more but !I!
had to diagnose and force a Dr to test for
them and Then try to get injections. Too
little, too late.

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Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by Sue on September 28, 2002 at 07:03:17:

In Reply to: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 28, 2002 at 01:34:00:

A few suggestions of lines of enquiry:
Read the archives about brain chemistry. If your system is too acid or too alkaline it could be producing these problems.
Practice regular relaxation/meditation - archives under 'skilled relaxation'
Have a look at how you are breathing. Chronic hyperventilation, which may not be obvious to you or anyone else, will make you feel very strange.
Withdrawal from tranquillisers - you will need to get through this before you will see much change, but better diet, breathing and relaxation will help.
Good luck, I know how hellish it is to be caught in this trap, but you will find your way out if you do your research in places like this. Doctors don't seem to have a clue about this stuff, so I shouldn't waste your time and money!

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Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by cris on September 28, 2002 at 08:52:20:

In Reply to: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 28, 2002 at 01:34:00:

With all of those tests did you have a metabolic panel? Some of your symptoms could be caused by such things as low blood Calcium and other simple imbalances, perhaps caused by all the drugs you are taking and your poor diet. Just as an example: Low blood Calcium can cause tingling sensations, muscle cramping and feelings of doom. Other deficiencies can cause similar effects. Check it out, and good luck.



Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by cris on September 28, 2002 at 09:09:41:

In Reply to: Re: No doc can figure this out. posted by cris on September 28, 2002 at 08:52:20:

Oh, and if you eat or drink things with aspartame in it, you can have a lot of bad symptoms come up. At your young age, if you started on a wellness program such as Walt advocates (see Archives) you would be well ahead of the pack in living a healthy life without MDs and prescription drugs.

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Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by ktj on September 28, 2002 at 13:15:04:

In Reply to: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 28, 2002 at 01:34:00:

Hi Brian,
I can sympathize with what you're going through. Have you had your thyroid checked?
ktj



Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by
Brian on September 29, 2002 at 07:25:22:

In Reply to: Re: No doc can figure this out. posted by Vince F on September 28, 2002 at 06:27:39:

I really thank you for your posts. One it's nice to have someone technically inclined to speak with:) If you think of anything just let me know :)



Re: No doc can figure this out. (Archive in wellness.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 29, 2002 at 08:58:01:

In Reply to: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 28, 2002 at 01:34:00:

Hi, Brian.

Listen to everyone who has responded. Apparently they know more than all your docs who have done nothing for you. Are you planning to financially support the medical profession all by yourself forever :o)?

This is a combination of brain chemistry imbalance complicated by an overburden of storage of stress-effect in the hypothalamus. Either you are going to have to learn about this (see the glossary for any unfamiliar terms) by going to the archives OR you are going to have to take on faith how to dig yourself out of this hole. The only pay I ask is that, as you get well, you share your experiences with the BB so as to help others avoid going through what you have to get to this point.

First of all, you are going to have to start serious wellness. That will mean, among other things, stopping your self abuse of smoking and eating crap. The SR will take care of your sleeping habits.

There is no question that this will cure you but only if you will DO it.

Let us know what you learn and ask any questions you may have on the BB so as to share with others.

Namaste`

Walt



Re: No doc can figure this out. (Archive in wellness.)

Posted by
Brian on September 30, 2002 at 13:42:51:

In Reply to: Re: No doc can figure this out. (Archive in wellness.) posted by Walt Stoll on September 29, 2002 at 08:58:01:

I completly agree with you. I am going to try this. I belive that you are correct. Feeling like this everyday is more than a burden, it's unbearable. Obviously stress can do more than what I thought. Thank you and I will keep you up dated .

Brian

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Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by LT on October 01, 2002 at 02:31:54:

In Reply to: Re: No doc can figure this out. posted by ktj on September 28, 2002 at 13:15:04:

that's what I was going to ask....particularly if the hypothalamus isn't working right, the thryoid probably isn't either, and the symptoms sound related to the thyroid (at least many of them do).

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Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by Vince F on October 01, 2002 at 03:54:01:

In Reply to: Re: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 29, 2002 at 07:25:22:

What technology did you mean. I am into just
about all but limited from my injurt but that
doesn't stop me.

I used to build custom audio stuff and
furniture and now with audio, video, and PC's
merging I am interested again in my home
entertainment/online egg shaped chair. I
always wanted what I wanted the way I wanted
it so usually built it. I want what I want
and don't rest till I get it. I sometimes
go back to older systems and combine them
with the new to not be locked into just new
is better and old is passe. I used to build
loudspeakers with a horn loaded subwoofer and
I told you about my DOS and Lynx interest. I
have Afghan hounds which is an ancient breed
and near impossible to maintain and impossible
to train but they do everything else like I
want so I deal with the rest.

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Re: No doc can figure this out.

Posted by Jen on October 04, 2002 at 23:25:58:

In Reply to: No doc can figure this out. posted by Brian on September 28, 2002 at 01:34:00:

Welcome to the hell that is Lyme Disease. Research it thoroughly online. Most docs are clueless about how to diagnose it. Testing is not reliable. Most people don't see the tick bite or rash associated with it. I hope you will get help and aggressive treatment soon.

Good luck!

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