I am thisclose to losing it. I've been having a medical issue for years now, but since I got pregnant with my last baby it became really really bad, he is now 6 months old and it just keeps getting worse. I have been seeing Dr. after Dr. trying to figure out what the heck is going on and how to fix it but so far no one has been able to figure it out. I've seen more specialists than I can count or remember. The most recent being numerous cardiologist and everything with my heart is perfect. They've tried me on nearly every anti-anxiety drug out there over the course of the past years just in case that was the issue, my primary care Dr. is almost 100% certain that it is NOT anxiety. I am now moving on to a neurologist because he thinks it's either a complex migraine issue (minus any actual headaches) or some sort of epilepsy. It's gotten so bad over the past few months that as of today I am no longer allowed to drive until they figure out what the problem is and get it under control. I can't handle this anymore. I feel like i'm going to lose my mind if it isn't fixed soon and i've cried out of fristration and fear everyday for the past week. Anyone else been through this? I am just so scared that they aren't going to figure it out and treat it before it kills me or I am going to have to live the rest of my life like this. I have no idea what to do or where to turn. This is taking literally years and still no answer. I swear if they get the answer I am calling mystery diagnosis. Okay, thanks for listening to my v ent ladies. Oh and to top it all off, I really am starting to think I may be pregnant again. Which just complicates the situation more....I think i'll go get a blood test tomorrow or Fri.
Here are the symptoms....
metallic or sometimes sickening sweet taste in my mouth
dizziness or occasional fainting/blackouts
numbness and tingling usually on my lips and nose, but occasionally a different random body part
Sudden onset of pressure throughout my whole head and face, not painful though.
A strange feeling in my stomach. It usually starts off just odd feeling, not sick or painful then like i'm going down a huge drop on a rollercoaster, like it just feels like a sinking type sensation.
And I see flashing lights alot.
And according to the people around me I go ghost white in my face and apparently I just kind of zone out a lot of times, like they say I just stare off at nothing.
And i'm losing gaps of time and my memory in general is just going. I don't know how many times in the recent months that I have cooked a meal and gone back hours later and realized that I left a burner on and for who knows how long. I'll say and do things that I have no memory of doing, even minutes later I have no clue.
This all happens in "episodes" I have 1- 10 a day and every episode this is what happens.
And the strange feelings and the heart palpitations are really scary at the time and then after the fact I get really scared about the whole memory issue. At first I could have sworn it was anxiety I would have bet my life on it. But at this point i'm with the Dr. and neither of us think thats what it is anymore.
Mama of twin girls
Samantha Nicole October 28, 2006
Kalia Jade October 29, 2006
Daniel James September 21, 2009